Incipio Feather vs Switcheasy Tones vs Monoprice bumper w/pics

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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MLAM

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Aug 7, 2011
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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:
 

chrizg

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Sep 25, 2012
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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.
 

Infinitewisdom

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Sep 23, 2012
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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.
 

rpearlberg

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May 22, 2010
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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.
 

floss

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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.
 

richxps

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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
 

map1978

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Feb 9, 2006
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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
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
 

didiee

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

def won't work with a backskin...the phone is super snug to the back of the case
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!
 

richxps

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

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