minimalist case with bezel

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rabidkeebler, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Rabidkeebler macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    I'm trying to find a good minimalist case for the iphone 5 but I want to make sure it has a bezel or lip to help protect the front. I'm not always considerate enough to put it face up on the table or surfaces. I've heard that the Photive Natural does have a bezel, but it is so small that manufacturing errors actually remove it. So before I decide to order, I'm curious if anyone else has any suggestions.
  2. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
  3. RTbar macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    just came here to post this...very sleek case with a minimal footprint on the bezel
  4. mortenandersen macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Perhaps this ultrathin wallet case is something for you?

    This case is available in white, black and even pink:

    This is one of the most elegant ones that I have seen so far...
  5. Rabidkeebler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Thanks for the case recommendation. I'll look into it.
  6. JNGold macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    Where is this case sold? It's not on the iFrogz site. Only the Luxe, Lean, and Ultra Lean are shown on the site.
  7. viewfly macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2009
    I just ordered that one yesterday from eBay. It seems that the speaker opening at top is designed to let you use the phone with the cover closed (the case front then blocks the proximity sensor, turning the screen off, the microphone is at the bottom of course). Should keep the screen free of face grease!

    Plus it has a cut out at the back for the Apple logo.

    It looks very fine. Ordered from here:

    Attached Files:

  8. cyclone84 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2006
    I like the Ringke SLIM SF.

    $9.99 shipped, I could not be more happy with this case. It's thin, light, feels good, fits well, and has a tiny but effective bezel.
  9. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
  10. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2006
    I've been searching high and low for the slimmest iPhone 5 case available. 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:

    2. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5:

    3. elago S5 Slim Fit 2 Case for iPhone 5:

    4. BoxWave Minimus for iPhone 5:

    5. [LF Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Light Feeling Premium Hard Case:

    6. [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case:

    7. Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case:

    8. KaysCase Slim Soft Skin Cover Case for iPhone 5:

    9. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5:

    10. Photive Natural Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5:

    11. Anker Glaze Case for iPhone 5:

    12. SPIGEN SGP iPhone 5 Case MATTE Hard Case Protection Cover [Ultra Thin Air]:


    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. Just 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.

  11. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    I couldn't find it either. That is definitely not the name of that case.
  12. geek36 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2012
  13. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    The one I have and posted the photo of was purchased at Target. I also found it in grey sides/red back at a Sprint store. It's odd that it's not on the iFrogz site.
  14. jclfoto macrumors newbie


    Jan 15, 2007
    I'm confused by your description for #5 and #6.

    #6 says it's similar to #6 - that sounds wrong

    #5 says it's matte but you said the SF in #6 is matte

    Please clarify.

    I'm trying to choose the correct one for me. I want the rubbery, grippy feeling case.


  15. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2006
    #6 is what they call soft finish. That's the one that has a slightly rubbery feel to it.

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