Incipio Feather vs Switcheasy Tones vs Monoprice bumper w/pics

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by map1978, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. map1978 macrumors 68020

    map1978

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    I just wanted to pass some info to those still looking for a quality case for there iP5. Out of all the cases I've tried so far, these 3 are def my favs.

    Each has it's pros and cons of course...here's my breakdown

    Total Protection-Tones
    Tactile Feedback-Feather (no coverage), but Tones over Monoprice bumper
    Ports-Tones (lightning port doesn't work too well with the bumper)
    Feels best in hand-Feather (love the slim feel of this case)
    Lay on table design-Monoprice (Tones is very slight and so is the Feather)

    All 3 work just fine with front and back screen protectors

    I like using cases with minimal logo branding

    Right now, I'm using the Feather because it feels great in the hand and it keeps the slim line of the phone.

    Here are some comparison pics for you guys and gals :D
     

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  2. MLAM macrumors regular

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    Great summery there,

    I have a Tones case on way to me.

    I did think about the Feather but I had one on my dad's 3GS and he is hardly a heavy user and it split in like 8 months :confused:
     
  3. chrizg macrumors newbie

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    All 3 work just fine with front and back screen protectors

    I disagree on the Monoprice. It lifted my extreme guards on the corners.
     
  4. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502

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    Love the feather. Always worked well for me ever since I got one for my 4. Tones are OK in terms of coverage but they look tacky to me.
     
  5. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    Just picked up a Feather at Walmart....might use it to hold me over until my SGP Bumper arrives....or just go naked until then and return the feather.
     
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Case-Mate Naked should also factor in here. I just received my clear version here and really like it.

    Sorry I don't have any pictures. Because, you know, my phone is my camera...:eek:
     
  7. floss macrumors regular

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    The Tones seems to be the best out of the bunch here. I like cases to be as skinny as possible but 95% of the "ultra slim" cases out there (including the Incipio) leave the top and bottom completely open, so the phone is susceptible to scratches, scuffs, and dents if dropped. Not practical imo. My view is that if you're gonna do a case, it should cover the entire body or might as well go naked.
     
  8. richxps macrumors 65816

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    Hi does the feather snap on well with a back hard skin or back soft
    skin ? How well has the case held up? Thanks
     
  9. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

    map1978

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    the case has held up very well...no signs of being worn out

    def won't work with a backskin...the phone is super snug to the back of the case
     
  10. didiee macrumors 6502

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    Hey map
    Did you get ps air jacket yet? When you do can you do a comparison with everything that you have? Always enjoyed your reviews.

    Thanks!
     
  11. richxps macrumors 65816

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    Yea map and please let us know how the feather stands up to the PS case
     

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