Need help with picking an iphone case for my husband's iphone4

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by lindsayanng, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    East Haven, CT
    #1
    So we both have iphone 4s and have actually owned iphones since the very first model. Typically we've always just purchased the cheap cases at wal mart.

    For Xmas I want to get him a new case, but it seems I am REALLY out of touch with the newer cases!

    Right now he has a bumper one as his case (the free one they gave out) which he said he likes because its low profile. He doesn't like bulk.

    He is a photographer with a large vintage camera collection, so I want to get him one with a vintage camera print on it. It seems a lot of the ones on Etsy with the nice camera prints are "gel skins". I have never seen a gel skin before so I have no idea what it really means.

    Is it like a soft rubbery coating that sticks to the back of the phone?? Does it protect the sides of the iphone 4? Does it eventually peel up?

    I am not stuck on those, I am really honstly open to anything that I can get with that kind of design.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions/help
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #2
  3. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    East Haven, CT
    #3
    I could definitely make my own for him (since I am a graphic designer)... But i'm mostly concerned about the quality of the case. Protection versus feel / profile
     
  4. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Location:
    Orange County, California USA
    #4
    How about a Mophie Juice Pack. It'll extend battery life by an additional 80% for him to take more photos.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. LoloBond macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    #5
    Unless he's a heavy user Mophie is not a good idea. This thing is huge, I got an air plus for $54 and even at that price I end up returning it.
     
  6. stcizzle macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Location:
    NH, USA
  7. cdcrowell macrumors 6502

    cdcrowell

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    nashville,tn
    #7
  8. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    East Haven, CT
    #8
    STcizzle - that is essentially EXACTLY what I wanted to do, and there are companies out there that are essentially doing that with gel skins as well as pre-printed cases, but that is the exact kind of design I was looking for, but aside from the design, I want one that feels good as well.
     
  9. Couture Wraps macrumors newbie

    Couture Wraps

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    #9
    was never a case kind of person for the iPhone 4. They designed it to nicely to cover it up. BUT there are different cases and some have serve a function depending on his everyday lifestyle.
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Phila, PA
    #10
    How about a graft leverage bumper and then a back sticker that looks like a camera?
     
  11. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Location:
    East Haven, CT
    #11
    Rockroad55 - I actually JUST had that thought. He has his really nice bumper that he loves, and adding a sticker to the back would actually be perfect!!!

    Does anyone have suggestions for good quality decals?
     

Share This Page