iPhone 5S Case

cynics

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How rough are you on phones is the question? Just need something light to prevent minor scratches or do you have a really active lifestyle and need better protection?

I do a lot of backpacking and other outdoors stuff so I'm partial to a lifeproof or otterbox case.
 

JetBlack7

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How rough are you on phones is the question? Just need something light to prevent minor scratches or do you have a really active lifestyle and need better protection?

I do a lot of backpacking and other outdoors stuff so I'm partial to a lifeproof or otterbox case.
I use the Otterbox Preserver Series and I kinda like it, awesome stuff.
 

Max(IT)

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I use the Otterbox Preserver Series and I kinda like it, awesome stuff.
I'm not going to dispute your tastes, but a case like that on a sleek phone ... I don't like it at all.
I can understand using it while trekking outdoor, but for everyday use ....
 

August West

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I have the Spigen Touch Armor case coming Monday (should have been here yesterday). It looks like it provides the protection I'm looking for in a pretty slim package. The frames are a hard plastic and can be replaced if/when they get scratched up or you want to change style. They come in a variety of colors. I think it is a nice looking case.

http://www.amazon.com/Spigen-SGP104...qid=1388250046&sr=8-6&keywords=iphone+5s+case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okp2TmMhhxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSeqixcu6y0
 
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Amplelink

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Well, if you missed it, check out the 10 page thread on the Caudabe Veil on here. I just received another two in the mail and am very pleased. As long as you're the type who is careful with phones, this is the case to beat.
 

JetBlack7

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I'm not going to dispute your tastes, but a case like that on a sleek phone ... I don't like it at all.
I can understand using it while trekking outdoor, but for everyday use ....
Yes, taste is something that's not debatable. I like having a case that gives me peace of mind for harsh weather conditions and falls, but on day to day use I don't mind having a bit of bulk.

Regarding the phone being sleek and having this case, I will be using the buttons and looking at the screen of the phone, not its design. That's just my way of looking at it ;)
 

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Yes, taste is something that's not debatable. I like having a case that gives me peace of mind for harsh weather conditions and falls, but on day to day use I don't mind having a bit of bulk.

Regarding the phone being sleek and having this case, I will be using the buttons and looking at the screen of the phone, not its design. That's just my way of looking at it ;)
Nothing to say about that
 

Crushar

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I use the original Ronin G10 Stealth from Elementcase. I've used a ton of other cases (a lot of fake cases as well), but I started to dislike them after a while. That's why I decided to spend a little more cash on a case that I found very likeable... And I must say; it is the best I've ever had.



Link to their product: here.
 

Apple3

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Evutec Karbon SP (Sleek Protective) Series Snap Case for iPhone 5s/5.

Two-piece design, made from Kevlar® although not bulletproof. Not overkill like a Lifeproof but still provides great protection; much for than a snap-on while still being slim. Highly recommended

Price: $49.95

Pic:
 

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moldy lunchbox

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I second the Incipio Frquency, that case has proven itself to me saving my phones from several drops inside and outside. Right now I have on this Spigen Neo Hybrid EX bumper and screen protector on the back and front which I might take off soon.
 

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Max(IT)

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I second the Incipio Frquency, that case has proven itself to me saving my phones from several drops inside and outside. Right now I have on this Spigen Neo Hybrid EX bumper and screen protector on the back and front which I might take off soon.
Very nice !
It matches very well with your Gold iPhone 5S.
I'd keep the back protection on, nevertheless. The phone may get scratched and it's a pity.
 

moldy lunchbox

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Very nice !
It matches very well with your Gold iPhone 5S.
I'd keep the back protection on, nevertheless. The phone may get scratched and it's a pity.
thanks! and yeah i like the back protector and applied it perfect, but the front has major air bubbles so I took it off just to get rid of the eyesore.
 

Dino F

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I have the Spigen Touch Armor case coming Monday (should have been here yesterday). It looks like it provides the protection I'm looking for in a pretty slim package. The frames are aluminum and can be replaced if/when they get scratched up or you want to change style. They come in a variety of anodized colors. I think it is a nice looking case.

http://www.amazon.com/Spigen-SGP104...qid=1388250046&sr=8-6&keywords=iphone+5s+case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okp2TmMhhxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSeqixcu6y0
As you've probably already realised (if you have indeed received your case), the Spigen Tough Armor cases are NOT aluminium or ANY kind of metal!!! It's a silicon inner part with a plastic outer part! I have this very case so I know 100% they are not metal!!!
 

August West

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As you've probably already realised (if you have indeed received your case), the Spigen Tough Armor cases are NOT aluminium or ANY kind of metal!!! It's a silicon inner part with a plastic outer part! I have this very case so I know 100% they are not metal!!!
Yeah, sorry about that. I went back and updated the post with the correct info about the frames.
 

thelookingglass

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I second the Incipio Frquency, that case has proven itself to me saving my phones from several drops inside and outside. Right now I have on this Spigen Neo Hybrid EX bumper and screen protector on the back and front which I might take off soon.
We have that but the loose inner part went bad after a few weeks. My better half now uses the frost Caudabe Veil for her gold iphone. There's a photo of the case on a gold iphone here: http://www.caudabe.com/collections/iphone-5-accessories/products/the-veil-frost

Looks very sharp, but that's just my opinion.
 
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