Looking for Clear Transparent Case for iPhone 4s - Need Help

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  1. atr45, Dec 24, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011

    atr45 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    I been researching for the past week to decide which case to get. I compiled a list but don't know which one to get.

    Here is the list for anyone who is interested. thanks


    Agent18 Clearshield

    Incipio Feather

    Incase Snap

    Moshi iGlaze XT

    iSkin Claro

    Speck Gemshell

    Tunewear Eggshell

    iLuv Gossamer
    http://i-luv.com/product_detail.asp...leek Hardshell Case&category_cd=t26&cat_lev=1

    Cygnett Crystal

    Switcheasy NUDE

    Caze Thinedge

    Power Support Clear Air Jacket

    (After checking out the PS Japan site, I'm very interested in this case)

    NeoGear Crystal Shell

    Casemate Barely There

    ps, some cases might be better if is "colored version" instead of the clear. But I am only interested in the clear ones.
  2. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    If you want Ultra clear and thin, go with the Switcheasy Nude. Also it is the only of the clear cases that offer full port coverage. If you want more shock protection I recomend the Speck Gemshell (they used to call is Sethru).
  3. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    I like that one, just saw it on switcheasy's site. Will it fit with front and back shields?
  4. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    It will fit with front shields at is does not has a lip. But it will be too tight for back films. It is a very nice case, the only problem is that like all glossy plastic it scratches easily.
  5. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    I see. I'd like to get a minimal thin case like the incase snap case. But that one was too tight as well for the back (the sides "bowed out" and caused the back shield to lift as well behind the case).

    I've seen the PS air jacket but I didn't like the lack of the lay on table design. Too bad though since they package it with the back screen shield as well and when I tried it the fit was spot on.

    I wonder if I'll have to sacrifice my back shield to use a snap case. Do you have any other recommendations that will allow me to use a back shield as well?

    What does the fourth color swatch look like (http://www.switcheasy.com/product.php?product=NUDE_iPhone4)? Is it like a clear frost or black frost (like incase's)? Hard to tell on the website.

    Thanks for your responses!
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I just got a Desmay in blue and I love it. It's super thin yet still feels like it protects the phone and the phone still fits into the dock. On sale now for 14.99. I'm thinking of picking up a second color.

  7. RA19 macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2009
    Warwickshire, UK
    Sinjimoru - flexible clear bumper - reasonable price $9.99. Made & shipped from Korea. Very nice!
  8. charlesdayton, Dec 24, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011

    charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    I have used the Vulcan, it is TPU and quite thin, has a faint logo on the back but is almost clear. I used it without problem with front/back shields and Spectrawraps. Here is a review:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn3BxfgfFqw

    The clear Nude cases are completely transparent, there is no frost. I have no experience with the fourth color (Mirror) but from the picture it seems to be the same as the clear one but with their Mirror protector instead of the crystal one. Here is a review of the Nude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWWulDdVe9o

    Hope this helps
  9. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    Thanks this totally helps. Makes sense it was mirrored since the pictures had a mirrored front.

    I had the Vulcan on my black 4 but I didn't like the design of that "x" on the back.
  10. xyfish macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
  11. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    The iSkin Claro is very similar to the Vulcan but with a completely clear back. It is a bit thicker and pricey. They also have the Solo, but it is not available in clear. Only in translucent colors.

    I was in your same boat, looking for a thin case that would show the phone but still offered some protection. I ended giving up on full cases and now use an Apple Bumper with f/b shields.
  12. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    I'm probably going to go the apple bumper route too. I just don't like how the white will discolor.
  13. atr45, Dec 25, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2011

    atr45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    Excellent replies but still deciding. I do like the ones with little lip for the front.

    I sort of narrow between PS one, Speck ... just because they have extra features like free screen protector and also the camera port thing.

    I am actually using a modded Belkin Micra Clear case for iPhone 4 on my iPhone 4s. :)
  14. chkenwing macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2010
    I'm also in the market for a clear case for my new 4S white.

    More interested to know which ones will fit with protective films (e.g lucky labs edge film and a front/rear film)
  15. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I think i'm leaning towards the Incase Snap myself. I'm just waiting to see if Incase can get 40K likes on their Facebook page so I can get a 40% off coupon for it.
  16. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
  17. Wsnook macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    Bayou city
    I had incipio feather before.. and it cant last for more than 2 wks... i wont recommend
  18. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Same here. Is there a consensus as to which clear case is best to use with lucky labs skins?

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