Stiff iphone 5 case

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  1. oldcuser macrumors newbie

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    I am an about to be iphone 5 user. I am concerned about bending the phone because I like to carry my phone in my front pocket,
    I have looking around the forums nut don't see anything addressing this.
    I thought I would get an aluminium case but I don't want reception problems.

    Any Suggestions (with links I hope) ?
     
  2. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    Not all Aluminum cases cause reception problems. Element Sector 5 cases do not. They are expensive $140. The solution to that is a knockoff regrettably. I have both and the knockoff quality though not up to the real one is very good. Here's the link I ordered from.
    http://www.caseswill.com/new-sector-5-ops-aluminium-bumper-frame-case-for-iphone-5-black_p4649.html
     
  3. oldcuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    re Element Sector 5 / knockoff

    archrider:

    Thanks for the reply.
    Do you carry your phone in your front pocket (jeans for me) with these cases?
     
  4. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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  5. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    No I don't. I feel that bending this case would take a car running over it. I use the holster that Element case sells for $29.95 separately or with the black ops.
    It's not as geeky as most holsters and adds some protection.
    The case may be hard to slip in and out of your pocket because of the flared ends.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Urban Armor Gear IPH5-BLK/BLK-VP Composite Case with Impact Resistant Bumpers and Screen Kit for iPhone 5 - Black/Black
    http://amzn.com/B0099I81JG


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    You're concerned about the phone bending in your front pocket? Are you a female? The only pockets I've seen small enough to do that are on females' jeans. :confused:
     
  8. oldcuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not a female

    I am concerned about bending and flexing.'I feel my current HTC Evo 4g was/is damaged by the case flexing while in my front pocket.
    Since the iphone 5 is about the same length I and I wanted to have a fix.

    Check youtube for bent iphone cases.

    In any case a stiff case is what i'd like to have.
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Cases do not bend the device, it is meant for protecting the device.


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  10. hafr macrumors 68030

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    He's not saying the cases bend the devices, he's saying he's worried his phone might bend despite being in a case if the case is not stiff enough.
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Stiff iphone 5 case

    Gotcha,

    Otterbox comutter or defender would do the trick then.


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  13. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty nice case. I hope it eases your worry of bending your phone.
     
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