Naked, skin, bumper, or case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dmk1974, Sep 28, 2013.


Naked, skin, bumper, or case?

  1. Naked

    68 vote(s)
  2. Skin

    11 vote(s)
  3. Bumper

    27 vote(s)
  4. Case

    64 vote(s)
  5. Other

    6 vote(s)
  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    So what are you all going with for your new iPhone 5s? I know there are also various combos of these as well.


    Also, along with those, risk handling the iPhone or add AppleCare/SquareTrade?

    I'm leaning towards a $10 bumper or $12 BSE skin along with SquareTrade ($89 2-year plan). Just wanted to get your opinions/preferences too. Thanks!
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    I've got both a Mophie and a BodyGlove case that I had for my 5, though I am sure I'll pick up new ones, whenever something catches my eye.

    I skipped AppleCare+ this time, in favor of the insurance through Sprint that gives full coverage, including loss and theft.
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Somehow, just reading the title of the thread...I knew you would post!:D

    I use a leather slip when I use the phone it's naked.

    I, while using the naked phone...well...never mind. It's not a pretty picture!:eek:
  4. blahbrah macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
  5. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Slim glider case for me.

    Gives me good full-body protection plus a small lip for lay on the table design & front screen protection if it drops.
  6. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
  7. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    We still have this kind of thread in 2013? :eek:

    OP: nude.
  8. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    I have the leather case now but might get rid of it. It's hiding the beauty of this new phone. I got the space gray
  9. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Thou doth know me well! ;-)

    Now…about this naked thing…. I really feel that we need to discuss this further…

    Your phone is far too sexy for that!
  10. jigzaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    I want to rock the phone naked but it just feels so delicate that I don't like setting it down on certain surfaces unprotected. I got the red leather case, which is cool, but I'm finding myself frequently taking it off to enjoy the gold finish.
  11. c613m macrumors 6502


    Aug 9, 2011
    Black leather Apple case on Space Grey model.
  12. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Same here.

    Aluminum is a soft metal and I value my iPhone too much to risk getting a bunch of scuffs along the chamfered edges.

    I say get the slim $10 case and enjoy the phone in pristine condition (as well as higher resale value).
  13. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  14. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Right now I'm using a bumper from Monoprice with BestSkinsEver backing. I do have the Apple Black Leather Case, but I like seeing dat iPhone a**. :D So I stick with the bumper.

    Attached Files:

  15. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Probably a case. I used to use skins a lot with the 4 and 4S (and would switch the skins up frequently and reuse them), but they cling so damned well to the aluminum part of the 5's back (and the 5s's, i'm assuming) that removing them stretches them beyond repair. So that's out, which kinda sucks.
  16. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    I'm surprised how many go with the "naked with Applecare+" approach.
  17. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Red leather apple case on space grey.

    I tried black leather apple but said I wanted to go naked.

    Went naked and it felt great but I know this thing will scratch an I need all my gadgets flawless. Also the red case looks cool and it's product red so hopefully this purchase actually helps somebody I'm some way.
  18. munakib, Sep 28, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2013

    munakib macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    I am keeping a simple back cover/attachment on my white iPhone 5 by Grovemade (Skateback - Vibrant) - attached is a photo I took of it last week!

    When I go out on long trips with friends/family, keep it tucked inside a MediaDevil Leather Pouch Black/Red.

    Attached Files:

  19. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    Power support crystal front and back

    Lucky lab spectra wraps on the band.
  20. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    My space grey is as naked as the day it is born.

    No insurance. If I shatter the screen I'll buy a replacement and fix it myself.
  21. Killcount macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Case, I use the black leather case from Apple with the space grey and it looks so sleek and sexy. Paid $790 for this I'm not taking chances.
  22. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I had this exact same combo on my wife's iPhone 5. In her car, she has bluetooth built in so the lightning power cord connected fine to the charger even with the Monoprice bumper (which looks nice with the space gray or slate).

    However, for my car which is a little older, I don't have built-in bluetooth and connect with the power and aux-in. I have a Griffin adapter that has a single 30-pin connector to go to the iPhone and provides power and the audio. When I had the iPhone 5, I had to use it without the bumper (just a BSE skin) along with the rip-off $29 Apple 30-pin to lightning adapter.

    For my new iPhone 5s, I'd like to use a bumper, but to do so I need to get the $39 Apple 30-pin to lightning CABLE or get a $40-$45 Bluetooth/AUX adapter for the car. Either way, if I want to use a bumper, I have to add about 40 bucks.

    Factoring that in, maybe I should just go with a skin again and put the money towards the Squaretrade plan. Hmmm....
  23. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    I hear you. I'm thinking of going naked also. I do have AppleCare+. If I keep buying cases, it's like paying the deductible in the event I do need it. BTW didn't the deductible use to be $49? I don't remember it going to $79.
  24. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    For the iPhone 5, the deductible was $50 (I actually used it once). But for the 5s they raised it to $79. That is why if I get a warranty it will definitely be with Squaretrade. $50 deductible for them, and up to 4 incidents, not just 2. And they allow you to get it fixed/replaced at the Apple Store Genius Bar too.

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