Is it so hard to find a simple case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by adamfishercox, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe it's so difficult to find this, but does anyone know of a good, simple polycarbone case for iPhone 5? I just want something that's basically the same thing as the back of the new 5c that I can use to protect my iPhone 5.

    The CandyShell is almost exactly it, except it has awful colors and square edges for some reason. http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-case/iphone-5-cases/candyshell-for-iphone-5.html

    The CandyShell Grip feels great in the hands but I hate those dumb grip lines. Does anyone make this case without the grips? http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-case/iphone-5-cases/candyshell-grip-for-iphone-5.html
     
  2. Warcake macrumors regular

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    what do you mean by square edges? i have one, so i dont quite understand how they're "square". also, the white and black ones dont look too bad imo.

    anyway, this is the closest thing(if not pretty much the same concept) to the candyshell that ive found: http://www.capdase.com/minisite/iphone/en/inner5.php?cc=80&c1=95&c2=338&c3=338&id=2064 looks sleeker too. i had one of these for my galaxy s2 and the quality and feel is great.

    this one too:
    http://www.amazon.com/INCIPIO-IPH-8...&sr=8-20&keywords=iphone+5+polycarbonate+case
     
  3. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow those really are some terrible color choices lol. Go with the Spigen Tough Armor from Amazon. Ive used over 20 cases in my day and this is the best Ive used, its not big really either.
     
  5. Warcake macrumors regular

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    you criticized, yet didnt even read the initial post lol. :rolleyes: the guy is looking for a case which has a similar (glossy polycarbonate) back as the 5C, and he already said he wants something like the candyshell. the tough armor is not even close. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Why not get a cheap Replicase?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=iphone+5+replicase

    These were my favorite cases to use with a 4/4S.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    +1 on that. I have the metal slate color but it comes in 4 other colors too.
    SPIGEN SGP SGP10490 Tough Armor Case for iPhone 5/5S - Carrying Case - Retail Packaging - Metal Slate
    http://amzn.com/B00DMKGPP4
     
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    If you have the space gray iPhone, the black Caudabd Perimetric is awesome. It's a TPU case with a polycarbonate ring so it's thinner than the Candyshell. Looks are lower profile but sleeker in my opinion. Here's the link on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BU7MYGU
     
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  11. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    He means where the sides of the phone meet the back of the phone. That sharp edge where those two faces join each other.

    If that's what you're looking for, I suggest you buy a 5C or deal with the CandyShell Grip. You won't find a good quality case that fits your criteria for an iPhone 5/5S.
     
  12. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Dont care. :rolleyes: And lol at the other 2 guys saying Tough Armor. Best case ever.
     
  13. adamfishercox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you're the only one who interpreted me correctly! Apparently it just doesn't exist. I don't understand why theres a seeming aversion to simple, good looking and well-made cases but oh well. Guess I'll stick it out with the candy shell.
     
  14. Ronin317 macrumors newbie

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    What about the Spigen Neo Hybrid or the Moshi iGlaze?
     
  15. adamfishercox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Neo does look nice, but still comes together with an edge rather than a rounded back. I'll keep it in mind.
     
  16. Ronin317 macrumors newbie

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    You know...I thought I understood what you meant, but not until you replied did I totally get it.

    The only ones I've seen that are closer to what you're describing now are battery cases like the Mophie...with the rounded edges. Nothing else though...everything follows the design language of the phone too closely. Not even any of the aluminum ones really do it either (or the knockoffs at least from Caseswill.com). Hmm.
     
  17. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the Switcheasy Shades? It's an ugly case, but it might be closest to what you're looking for

    http://www.switcheasy.com/product/Shades-for-iPhone-5-and-5S
     

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