iPhone 5[S]/SE clear TPU case that doesn't cover buttons??

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by motrek, May 8, 2016.

  1. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Hey guys. Trying to buy a case for a friend's new iPhone SE.

    Goals: thin, clear, TPU, doesn't cover buttons

    The idea is to make it less slippery (any TPU case will do that I think) and also protect the metal from scratches. Not too concerned with drop protection.

    I can find a bajillion iPhone 6 cases on Amazon that meet these goals but it seems like all the iPhone 5/SE cases I can find cover the volume and lock buttons. :(

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  2. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    powersupport air jacket or switcheasy nude lite

    both are quality polycarbonate instead of that cheap yellowing tpu
  3. Cooljam macrumors newbie


    Apr 28, 2016
    Did you check casebly cases? I had mine from it last week. Good price quality relationship
  4. motrek thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Thanks for the polycarbonate idea, although I know somebody who switched from an expensive polycarbonate case to a TPU case after a few months because the polycarbonate one became scratched very easily and frankly looked pretty crap after just a month or two. It also started cracking around the thinnest piece between the hole for the camera and the top bit after a few weeks (it wasn't dropped) and after a few months, chips of it were coming off around that crack. It was literally falling apart. The much cheaper TPU case has worked well for the last ~2 years although at this point it is showing some minor discoloration.

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