Slimmest case for iphone 5s

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  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for the slimmest case for the ipohone 5s, I would also like one that is two tone much like how the iphone 5/s is now. Anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. bandrews macrumors 6502a

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    Not two tone but the incipio feather is pretty damn slim and has a nice soft touch finish.
     
  3. uberpooter macrumors member

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    I've been looking for the past hour and can't find anything similar to THIS on Amazon. This case covers both the top and bottom of the phone. But Desmay is extremely overpriced and a fraudulent company so I refuse to buy from them.

    There are plenty of .4mm thin cases on amazon but NONE of them cover the top and bottom chamfers of the iPhone. What's up with that? I want the entire bezel and back to be covered (I have apple care + for drop protection).

    Any tips appreciated, I'll post back if I find something.
     
  4. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently rocking a clear case from adopted . Got it from the apple store . It's thin and doesn't feel cheap surprisingly .
     
  5. uberpooter macrumors member

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    Not thin enough :/ Really don't want to buy that case from Desmay but it's the only damned thing that fits my needs. They're asking $20 for expedite shipping on top the $22.99. That thing literally costs $.50 to make..
     
  6. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    Magpul iPhone 5 Field Case, Black
    - $11 (prime shipping), one of the best iPhone 5 cases out there.


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    SPIGEN SGP SGP09504 Ultra Thin Air, Black
    - $20 (prime shipping)


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    RINGKE SLIM Apple iPhone 5 / 5S Case, various colours
    - $7 (prime shipping), includes screen protector. Excellent case.

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    SPIGEN SGP SGP10088 Slim Armor Case for iPhone 5/5S
    - $14 (prime shipping)

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    SPIGEN SGP SGP10365 Slim Armor S Case for iPhone 5/5S, Metal Slate
    - $24 (prime shipping), metal case

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    RINGKE FUSION Apple iPhone 5 / 5S Case Bumper, various colours
    - $8 (prime shipping)

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    SPIGEN SGP SGP10089 Slim Armor Case for iPhone 5/5S, Gunmetal
    - $17 (prime shipping)

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    RINGKE SLIM Apple iPhone 5 / 5S Case, with logo cut out, various colours
    - $9 (prime shipping), just like the one above except this has a logo cut out

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    Maxboost Fusion Slim Protective Snap-on Case for Apple iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S, various colurs
    - $15

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    iPhone 5/5s Barely There Cases, various colours
    - $12 (not all have prime available)

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    Caudabe: The Veil, Wisp Black
    - $17 (prime shipping), looks similar to the Desmay Slight

    • Frost, $17 (prime shpping)

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    Power Support Air Jacket, Black
    - $40 (prime shipping), suggested by Giuly. Seems expensive.

    • Clear, $40 (prime shpping)
    • Smoke, $40 (prime shpping)

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  7. uberpooter macrumors member

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    That air support jacket looks like the closest competitor to the dismay 5, but it doesn't say anywhere how thin it is. I'm guess at least 1mm, while I'm looking for .5mm or less (yes I know how I sound lol).
     
  8. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    I'm with ya. I picked up a caudabe the veil. It doesn't completely cover the bottom, but it does cover the top. Also ridiculously, paper thin. Best compromise until I can find one other than the desmay that covers the whole bottom...
     
  9. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    A slim case I have seen and use is the Elago Outfit Matrix - very light and a nice overall case. The Elago Slim Fit 2 is also very think and light. The Poetic Atmosphere is transparent, flexible (not hard plastic) and light too.

    Buying an iphone and using in some sort of a massive otterbox case is a crime. Didn't use a screen protector on 2 iphone 5 and the screen was perfect after a year of use.
     
  10. =w= macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt i'll buy any of these cases, but I wanted to say thank you for all that effort. It got me looking at other cases. I'm having a hard time finding a case I like that goes with the black 5s and isn't too manly. Life is so hard..
     
  11. trife macrumors 6502

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    +1 on the Elago Outfit. I don't have the Matrix, but I used the original Outfit for 5 months and had no complaints. Very well built, provides good protection (my kid dropped my phone a few times), looks good and doesn't add a ton of bulk.

    If I didn't just buy the Power Support Air Jacket for my 5S, I'd buy a Matrix for sure.
     
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  13. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes
     
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  15. uberpooter macrumors member

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    That case looks pretty damn good for the price too. It's about .5mm thick right? That's close to what I'm looking for.
     
  16. trife macrumors 6502

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    I don't have it anymore (sold it along w/ the 5) so I can't say for sure, but it doesn't add a lot of bulk. And it's very sturdily built. Even after some drops off a couch or from my 2-yr old's hands onto the hardwood floor, I noticed no damage. Granted, those aren't that high off the ground but I've had other cases that would've shown battle wounds from drops like that.

    One thing I liked about it was that it also provided screen protection should you want to lay your device face down. It's a minimal amount, but if you're using a flat surface you should be good to go.

    All this talking about it has made me want to buy the newest Outfit from Amazon. Prime ftw!
     
  17. uberpooter macrumors member

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    Nice, I've got prime too. Well I'm sold. Will report back with pics!
     
  18. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    There's a lot more in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1642234
     
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  20. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the Desmay Slight 5...May pick it in addition to a more tougher case..
     
  21. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    I just bought one for my 5s
     
  22. uberpooter macrumors member

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    Please post pics if you get it in this thread. I really wish some knock-offs would appear on ebay. I went through 10+ pages and they ALL leave the bottom chamfer wide open. So frustrating.
     
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  24. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    It's not really FULL protection when it doesn't protect the screen at all. It's basically a scratch protector, not drop.
     

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