Slim iPhone Cases, first impressions

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  1. ntnwwnet, Sep 19, 2012
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    ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered a few from Amazon to try out. These are the slimmest I could find (at least until the Desmay Slight 5 comes out).

    1. Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E8B6&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    2. Anker Glaze Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008WXM43S&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    3. Photive Natural Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0097BZNPK&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    4. AViiQ Thin Series iPhone 5 Case (sold out :(): http://www.aviiq.com/collections/iphone/products/thin-series-iphone-5-case

    5. Slim Hard Plastic Snap-On Matte Back Case for new iPhone5 5TH GEN (this one is the closest I could find to the Desmay Slight): http://www.ebay.com/itm/230851440663

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    First impressions:

    1. Not bad, not as thin as the Desmay Slight (the iPhone 4S version). This one's a "soft finish" or rubbery feel. There's also a non-rubbery one.

    2. Meh. TPU case paired with a plastic bumper. I wouldn't consider this one slim at all.

    3. I like. Reminds me of the Case-Mate Barely There series.

    4. [sold out]

    5. The closest I could get to an official Desmay Slight. This very well might be what Desmay will release.
     
  2. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think the #5 one will crack or break? I was looking at this one too.
     
  3. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    Went to that eBay link and it seems like they only sell the case in 6 pack lots now?
     
  4. aznguy2772 macrumors member

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    Probably because they know that they are easily breakable and they are selling us spares. ;)
     
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    Did you receive this eBay slim case yet? Is it hard plastic or somewhat soft TPU?

    I ordered a transparent one that is just like this as a however looks exactly like a Desmay to me
     
  7. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It flexes like the Desmay one does, so I don't think so.
     
  8. bobright macrumors 601

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    Do you think it's flexible enough a back body skin would fit with it?
     
  9. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean? It won't fit if you try to put it over anything and I don't think anything will fit properly over it.
     
  10. bobright macrumors 601

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    Sorry about that meant a back body skin on the phone, then this case over the top. Since its so slim I doubt it but hell bought one anyway maybe.
     
  11. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After finally trying all the cases on my iPhone 5, I must say that #3 & #5 are the slimmest.
     
  12. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a pic of #5 on your phone? That's the one I ordered off eBay. tks
     
  13. dakrisht macrumors newbie

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    When is the Desmay Slight 5 supposed to ship?
     
  14. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks OP. Went with #5. Just have to wait a few weeks now.
     
  15. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine actually got here pretty quickly. I think it took about 10 days.
     
  16. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Love the Noot case as well. I've tried around 8 cases and this Noot and the Switcheasy Tones are my favorites.
     
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    I LOVE this case...

    Great CS from Kay Technology as well. I first ordered the clear/frost case but it didn't look good on my black iPhone 5 so I emailed them to ask for an exchange for the black case. They IMMEDIATELY sent me out the black one with a free shipping label to return the clear/frost. Very well made/sturdy build, hard rubber back with a decent bit of grip on the softer bumpers, fits snugly, doesn't collect lint from my pocket, has enough of an opening at the bottom to fit the 30 pin adapter for my car and looks really nice.
    LOVE the black case! (and the 50% off was nice too) :)
     
  19. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  20. xesf92 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your offer of information, I in the cell phone accessories also saw a paragraph of ultra-thin $6.13, Grid PC Ultra - Thin Protective Shell speech on first impressions I like,
    :p
     
  21. cang87 macrumors member

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    If you are looking for a real slim case, I would suggest Ozaki O!Coat Solid (0,30mm - 0.3 gr) for iPhone 5. I'm using it since I bought my device and it is really perfect. It fits perfectly and has perfect precise cuts. 0,30 mm thin. Comes with an Ozaki screenprotector which has better quality than I expected also. I'm keeping that protector on my device as well.
     
  22. aslnschld macrumors newbie

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    The #5 looks exactly like a no-name brand case I got at Radio Shack. They were selling them 2 for $5. I got a clear one and a black one. The clear one looks great on it. I haven't opened the black one yet to try it out.
     
  23. ntnwwnet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Those are the cheapo ones from eBay and in my opinion, they work the best.
     
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