Really need help on iPhone 5 case...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by TwoHandedSledge, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. TwoHandedSledge macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    Hey everyone, first time posting here, and I really needed some advice, figured you guys would be the best people to ask.

    I've looked and looked on the internet for a particular case for my iPhone 5, and I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Basically I want a pretty darn thin, CLEAR case that adds some degree of drop protection, (but doesn't take away from the aesthetics of the phone) with a clear back cover so you can make out the cool apple logo, (preferably with clear sides as well, but I can live with white) that isn't easily damaged or scratched, with a "lay on the table" design, with the edges raised a tad to help protect the screen from minor drops. I know a TON of cases are out there, but they don't seem to meet my needs. Either the back scratches too easy, or they don't protect any kind of fall, etc. That phone's my baby man, (first apple product i've ever owned, and I instantly fell in love with it) and I wanna keep it protected, while still keeping it sleek and awesome looking. I don't plan on running over it with a bulldozer, or dropping it off a roof, so I don't need anything major as far as drop protection, just something to protect if I accidentally drop it a couple of feet. So if anyone has any suggestions, or has a case like this they could recommend I would be eternally grateful.
  2. macandmercedes macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2013
    New York
    Clear might be a problem.

    I haven't found any clear cases that offer decent protection, but then again I'm no authority. Here's a few that I recommend (none of which are clear :( ):

    Lunatik Taktik
    Otterbox Defender (Check out the Armor series that is coming up)
    Incipio Atlas

    Hope this helps. Please share with us what case you end up buying. :)
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Belkin makes a number of good cases. Had one on my 4S for a year. When I got my 5, I got an Otterbox Commuter, but decided it was way too bulky. Ended up buying a Belkin (view I think, with a soft fogged back). It's sleek, slim, and gives just enough protection. I highly recommend it.
  4. Sarahah macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2013
    I haven't got iphone 5 yet. But I ever purchased a case for iphone 4s from 7daysget. The quality is great, and they have many different special case for iphone. Hope this helps. :)
  5. RichardC300 macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Clear but isn't easily scratched? That crosses cases with plastic backs out, such as the Belkin View. There are several clear cases made of clear TPU, but those stain over time due to the nature of the material.

    You're going to have to compromise somewhere if you want clear.

    The clear TPU cases are generally low quality and made in China. Here's an example:
  6. ceezy macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2011
    I'm almost at the same place as the op...having trouble finding what I want.

    Want something that doesn't take away from the beauty of the iphone but offers some decent protection. Had 3 iphones but having trouble finding what I want for my white 5.

    Loved the apple bumper on my 4, but I ended up cracking the glass on the back when I dropped the bag that it was in once, thankfully the glass was replaced but it made me nervous about using a bumper since it doesn't protect the exposed back. Perhaps a bumper and some sort of good back protection (or front too) combination would be what I need??? Just like something a bit like the Belkin clear case but better (as you hear a lot saying the back gets scratched and it looks awful)...not sure what I should go with. Perhaps a frosty transparent type case. I had a case similar to that gemshell for my 4, thinking about trying something like that.

    Just think they could design something that let the phone still look like the iPhone but still offered protection :D:apple:
  7. RichardC300, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

    RichardC300 macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Forgot all about this case. I saw it the other day. I still think it'll look dingy over time.

    CONFIRMED: Some of these reviews report yellowing. This is the iPhone 4/4S version, but they're the same material.

    Speck has good quality products, but this case also looks nice.

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