My Top Five Cases!! Please Contribute!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dianestory2, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    I'll be quick, and just list the five cases that I plan on ordering.
    1) Otterbox. [​IMG]
    Robust, 3-layer protective case withstands drops, bumps and shock
    Built-in screen protector guards against scratches
    Port covers keep out dust and debris
    Belt-clip holster included that doubles as a kickstand for hand-free media viewing

    Ultra-Slim Protective Bumper with Crystal Clear Back Shell
    "Dual-tred" Air Pocket & Tread Design - Disperses Shocks Away from Phone
    Elevated 360-Degree Corners Protect Screen from Scuffs & Scratches
    Customizable Back panel - Print Your Own Design for Every Day of the Week
    Includes Premium Scratch-Resistant Screen Protector Film

    Premium-Quality Materials - durable and smooth TPU shell with a reinforced polycarbonate backplate for optimum protection
    Extreme Drop Protection Technology - unique corner design creates air-filled chambers to protect against falls
    Precision-Cutting - ensures optimal access to all ports, cameras and other important features on your device
    Simple Touch Buttons - guarantees buttons to be highly responsive and comfortable to use
    Criss-Cross Interior Pattern - allows for optimal heat dissipation
    Double-Shell Defense - interchangeable polycarbonate backplate provides an extra layer of protection and can be switched out to complement your color preference
    Exterior Design - sleek, slim, simple and customizable style
    Designed with Safety in Mind - the front of this case features a raised bumper-edge to protect your device's screen

    4) Spigen[​IMG]
    SF (Soft Feel) Coated(for Smooth Black): Non-Slip Matte surface with a Grip
    • SM (Soft Matte) Coated(for Shimmery White and Mint): Matte surface & fingerprint resistant
    • Crystal Clear Durable Polycarbonate Hard Case(for Crystal Clear)
    • Premium Polycarbonate with Urethane Coating: prevents discoloration
    • Slim, form-fitted and lightweight
    • Open design for speakers, camera and other ports
    • Compatible with Beats by Dre headphones
    • Compatible with Apple iPhone 6 (4.7") Only - 2014

    5) Urban Armor[​IMG]
    Feather-light composite construction
    Armor shell and impact resistant soft core
    HD Screen protector with cleaning kit guards against scratches
    Easy access to buttons and ports
    Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 5166)

    Please post the cases that you plan on getting! Lets make this the megathread! :)
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    5 cases? Why?
    Most importantly, a case can never truly be reviewed unless you use it on a phone. That's my opinion.
  3. dianestory2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    I'm just saying, I bought/preordered all of these! I'm just really excited!
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Totally fair. I got some Spigen from Amazon for $11.99. Should hold me over fine until something else comes up. I really want a magpul. So far that case has been a beast for me.
  5. Faticha305 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I love the Silk one, I hadn't seen it before.. definitely ordering it!
  6. Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
  7. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    Never understood cases that left the top and bottom exposed.
  8. IXDoubleDXI macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Central Florida
    So is the OctoArmor the same as the Spigen Tough Armor? Looks damn near identical, no?
  9. Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
    So you can use accessories and not hide the phone's details.
  10. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    I understand the phone details, but what accessories can you use that would need the top exposed?
  11. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
  12. Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
    My phone dock, car charger, and most other's lightning cables aren't long enough to make it through the case into the port. With the bottom cut out it still fits and you have a case.
  13. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    I was asking about the top, not the bottom.
  14. Raffi, Sep 19, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014

    Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
    Makes the case look uniform and not silly like the apple cases. They look half finished.
  15. MikeeV9 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
  16. smileycon macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2014
  17. MikeeV9 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Here's my review for the iPhone 6 bumper I linked to in my original post. (

    After using it for 5 days I highly recommend this bumper. Compared to the bumper I had for my 5S it is very sturdy. The area around the earjack, speaker, and charger seem fortified so it shouldn't give out after a years worth of use. It's also nice that the camera doesn't touch what ever service I have my phone resting flat on since the phone is resting on the lip of the bumper. I'm glad I purchased this bumper and hopefully this review helps you out as well.

    Please let me know if you have any questions

    Here's the 6 Plus version: (
  18. dianestory2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    I think my favorite out of the five that I got would have to be the OctoArmor Case. Really nice quality, and feels awesome.

  19. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.

    You may want to reconsider the otter box defender. Buttons are very stiff to press and one person reported the film covering the touch ID left a residue that cannot be removed. I took my defender off after one day.

    Consider the Pelican Voyager available at AT&T.
  20. dianestory2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    Yeah, I didn't really care that much for my otterbox case. The OctoArmor is like legit pretty sweet.
  21. cwazytech macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2009
    Agreed. Although I did not have any issues with the residue complaints that I'm seeing on these forums, the buttons are incredibly stiff and the extra effort to press them takes getting used to. My main issue was that the case was to big for the phone. I went to plug in a pair of headphones and it pushed the phone deep into the case. So deep that I could not plug in the headphones. Not to mention, the Defender felt really bulky. Too bulky for my taste.

    The Commuter seems to fit better. I'd like to know what case makers make alternatives to both the Commuter and Defender.
  22. Gincourt macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    Gulf Breeze, Fl.

    So I am scheduled to get my iPhone 6 plus today, problem is there are no cases for it out yet. I have always used the Otterbox defender. Does anyone know of a really good protective case for the iPhone 6 Plus that I can purchase now
  23. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I use a Sony Lightning port Alarm clock to charge my phone at night and wake me up in the morning. It continues playing the podcast/radio show I went to sleep to so I can continue listening. Much preferred by me. Hence why I prefer open bottomed cases, also for a time I used the lightning adapter which is only usable with open bottom cases.
  24. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    I have the Otterbox Commuter on and it's pretty good. Has good access to the ports and doesn't hinder the button usage. I plan on going naked once I get the :apple:care+. Then I'll only use the Otterbox at the gym and when rough housing. :cool:

    Is there a super rigid case out there than doesn't add significant bulk? I can live with Otterbox thickness but not much more. I am mildly afraid of bending.

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