Looking for Ultra thin case for 5.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rayGT, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. rayGT macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2012
    I need an ultra thin .5mm or less case that protects the top and/or bottom but with controls and screen exposed, except for the sim cartridge. Is there any make that offers these cases? Because I'm tired of getting generic ones that have flaws to them.

    I already checked eBay and Amazon, all of them were generic no named thin cases which came with flaws. I loved the case, really tight fit except for a loose lip near the volume rockers and a piece of dirt randomly submerged within the case (probably got in when molding the case). My favorite is the clear-frost, it gave a gorgeous matte-effect on the phone around the back and bumpers.
    Here is the one I already have: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281002165088?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
  2. imacadoo macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Westchester, NY
    There are many threads on this. I have the power support air jacket black and I just love it (has a slightly matte finish as opposed to the more slippery finish on some of the other air jacket colors). Barely adds any size to the phone. Almost like it's naked. Was a case mate barely there case guy for my 4s and even got one for my 5 but they added a pad to the case for the 5 so it's a little thicker.
  3. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I also got a 5 pack of cases similar to what you show and also from a seller on eBay. My cases were all perfect except for one that looks like it got a little squished in shipment. I paid $1.58 per case.
  4. buddybd macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
  5. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2006
    I've been searching high and low for the slimmest iPhone 5 case available. Short of the few Desmay clones on eBay, these are the ones I could find.

    I ordered all of these. Below are my thoughts.

    1. splash ZERO Ultra-Slim PolyCarbonate Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B005SE9JYG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    2. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0096Q7W6Y&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    3. elago S5 Slim Fit 2 Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B009B3TVX4&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    4. BoxWave Minimus for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B001D27I8G&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    5. [LF Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Light Feeling Premium Hard Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E7RG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    6. [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E8B6&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    7. Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0092TQHP2&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    8. KaysCase Slim Soft Skin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008OG8A9K&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    9. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0096Q7WOG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    10. Photive Natural Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0097BZNPK&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    11. Anker Glaze Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008WXM43S&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    12. SPIGEN SGP iPhone 5 Case MATTE Hard Case Protection Cover [Ultra Thin Air]: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B009D4IMH2&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20


    1. Snug fit and the front has extended lip around the screen edge the glass won't touch the table if you put it face down. Top & bottom are exposed. Generic cutout for volume buttons & vibrate switch.

    2. Feels cheap. But it's slim. Top & bottom exposed.

    3. Very well built. Fits perfectly. Top & bottom exposed.

    4. Hasn't shipped yet. I think it'll be like #3.

    5. Not bad. This one's a matte color and not very grippy. Fits perfectly. Only top & bottom are exposed.

    6. Same as #6, but with a rubbery, grippy feel. Fits perfectly. Only top & bottom are exposed.

    7. The left, right and top of the bumper are a shiny black with the front and back edges being a off-black or almost dark grey color. Bumper is flexible but firm.

    8. The case is a tight fit around the phone, it's a perfect fit that goes on without scratching the aluminum sides. The left and right bumpers of the case are hard plastic, while the back/top/bottom are rubber-ish TPU

    9. It has a smooth, comfortable feel to it. It doesn't add any unnecessary weight and it fits nice and snug, as expected.

    10. I like. Reminds me of the Case-Mate Barely There series. The fit is perfect. Fully covers left & right sides of phone. Top & bottom are open.

    11. Meh. TPU case paired with a plastic bumper. All sides are covered.

    12. Super light, no bulk, fits perfect yet not to hard to put on or take off.

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