Should I get a case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ghall, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Since I'm saving up for an iPhone now, is it worth saving up some extra cash for a case? If so, what kind is best. Thanks.
     
  2. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

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    Personally, yes I would get one. It's a very valuable gadget and ground impacts are bad, even if the device survives. Many here are going "naked" and I think the iPhone was designed with this in mind, but I think a little "shock absorption" is a good thing.

    As I mentioned in another thread, I dropped my Treo many times. It survived, but it looks like h@#$.
     
  3. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I picked up the rubber incase case not just for the protection but for the grip. That metal can be a bit slippery and I would just cry if I dropped my phone.

    Can't remember a phone I have owned that has touched the ground but this one isn't going to be the first :p
     
  4. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

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    You've never dropped your phone? Wow! I've dropped mine too many times to remember.. I'm definitely using a case with mine for obvious reasons..LOL.. for me, it's not a matter of IF i drop it , but WHEN..
     
  5. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Okay, everyone, I made my decision: I am getting a case.

    What cases are the best?
     
  6. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    I plan on getting a case but I will wait till the products improve. The ones I have seen aren't that great.
     
  7. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I may just go the traditional full body invisible shield/eGrips route. That seems to be the slimmest arrangement, adds no bulk. Doesn't protect against drops, but that's what the eGrips are for.
     
  8. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Hmm...I think I might as well wait.
     
  9. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but has anyone tried the egrips yet? Their website is devoid of pictures of how the egrips look on an iphone and I am reluctant to buy them sight unseen.
     
  10. bushbaby macrumors 6502

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    I'm happy with my black rubber incase and a plastic face cover. I do wonder if it makes it hotter though...

    BTW, for $5 at Target, I got a small photo carrying case with a neck strap that is almost the right size (a little too thick). Handy at times and the price is right.
     
  11. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely! Choice of cases . . . depends on your own personal preference and needs.
    I like Case Mate's flip case with holster. I wanted a case that protected the front as well as the back yet did not hide the beauty of the iPhone. Also wanted a case that allowed docking without removing the case. So, this particular case worked for me. ;)
     

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