Need Your Opinion On Case Design

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by IMABEGGER, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. IMABEGGER macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Bringing out a couple of new cases for the 3G and 4G phone -

    What would you like to see in a case? The only parameters is that the cases will be hard plastic. Do you prefer hard or soft feel-what style do you like etc..

    Thinking of a two piece snap case with either a soft rubber coating from plate or black hard coat front plate

    Any input would be greatly appreciated

  2. bighabeeb macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2010
    Something that looks and secures like the vapor, but without the reception/gps issues (since it will be plastic). I dig the hex screws to hold the case in place etc.

  3. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Thanks any other opinions would be appreciated
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    If you can make a hard plastic bumper like the Vapor case then I'll think you should have an instant hit.

    Raised buttons/knobs for the volume/sleep switches.

    Combination hard/soft (rubbery) texture to the case (Kind of like the Apple bumper)

    One or two piece makes no real difference. If you make a two piece, ensure the tabs that lock the two pieces together are sturdy and won't snap like the Speck cases tend to do.

    Screen protector friendly

    Larger openings for third party cables/headphones

    Inexpensive (preferably :D)

    Possibly a matching holster (for those of us that use them)

    And there's probably a lot more that I can't think of at the moment.
  5. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Thanks-if there is anything else that you can think of-let me know
  6. scarboy6693 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Here's what I think.

    1 - Snap together design (Like Speck Fitted)
    2 - Line the inside back with felt like the ones on iFrogz Cases.
    3 - Make sure they work with screen protectors
    4 - Lower The edges near the buttons (Also like on the fitted)
    5 - Preferably Matte or Soft Touch Finish
    6 - BIG cutouts for the headphone jack and dock connector area.
    7 - Ample Lay on the Table Design
    8 - Rounded edges so its easy to hold
    9 - Good Price

    Hope this Helps!
  7. bighabeeb macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2010
    Instead of cranking out yet another case in an already completely saturated market, why not pop out some custom back glass pieces? I myself would LOVE to replace by iphone back glass with a carbon fiber insert (not a stick on, but actually to REPLACE the glass currently on the phone) - or maybe etched or see-through glass. Something to give the phone a unique look: would really dress up the already existing no-back bumper style cases.
  8. Grimes macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
  9. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Thanks for the suggestions-will definitely use some of them-if there is anything else-let us know
  10. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Do you prefer a snap design (two piece case) or a one piece case
  11. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    In my opinion, I'd say 2-piece case. Also I have a huge thing for the aluminum cases that have been selling like crazy (Atomic, Vapor).
  12. Hervboo macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2010
    This sounds like the following, only it's not really a bumper as the back is not exposed:
  13. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
  14. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    If it's going to be in any color other than black, use materials that resist staining and are easily cleaned. Virtually every softer plastic/rubber/silicone/TPU case out there seems to absorb fabric dyes from darker clothing or just general dirt, including Apple's colored bumpers. Even a hard plastic case with a soft touch coating I have did this. Once stained, these things are never cleanable back to their original state.

    Also, materials that aren't dust magnets are a huge plus.
  15. IMABEGGER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Do you prefer a soft case over a hard case? If so why would that be?

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