Super thin TOZO case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bigjnyc, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I received my TOZO case for the 7+ from amazon yesterday and I am blown away on how cool this case looks and feels so wanted to share with you guys. Let me preface by saying that I hate cases and usually go naked but with this ultra thin case its like having nothing there. I also want to stress that if you need drop protection this is not the case for you! I've never had a drop incident with any phone I've owned (every flagship except the 4S) but what this case will help with is avoiding scratches and for light drops or banging against something. I've owned several Caudabe cases but they always end up popping up around the volume and power buttons, plus I think they are way overpriced

    Anyway I went with the navy blue and it looks amazing with the matte Black iPhone, it looks like the phone is a really deep navy blue or even black in some angles. the cutouts for the camera and flash are so well done that it looks like the iPhone's housing for the camera.

    Grip is slightly better than the naked iPhone, there is still a little level of slipperiness.


    Now on to the good stuff, pictures!

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  2. SF-RR7 macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    Great case. I had the Tozo case on my 6s and the fit was nice but over time the stretch of the case bothered me to much.

    If there able to make a case with much better rigidity at that thinness I would be all over it.

  3. reyalP macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2012
    Finally, I've been waiting on the Tozo cases. I like that blue color. I ordered both Caudabe and Elago case for my 7+. So far I have been happy with the Caudabe. On the black Caudabe version they have added a slight texture for better grip, and it doesn't scratch like the 6s Plus cases. Does the Tozo have a slightly textured back? From the pics it looks it has a slightly textured back. The one thing I hated about the 6s plus cases from Caudabe and Tozo is how easily the case would scratch.
  4. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    it is slightly textured so it adds more grip than having the phone naked. but its not a lot... the orzly cases have slightly more grip, thats the only thing I have to compare it to.
  5. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    I have this exact same case arriving next week for my 7. I used Tozo last year with my 6S+ however after a few months the scratches on the back looked bad and the case broke when I was trying to take it off. I'm going to give it a try again with 7 this time.
  6. Whtchdr macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Looks exactly like the Peel case I just picked up for my 7+. Love how thin it is. The precision of the build quality is amazing for a product that is .3mm thin.
  7. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    Looks like a nice case for thin protection against scratches. Actually wanted to go ahead and order it now. My 7 Plus black lands around Wednesday but amazon UK and us don't ship to Denmark :(
  8. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    No front face down protection, no care!
  9. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    That's not what the case is designed to do. It's also not waterproof or drop-proof. It is super thin and prevents it was designed.
  10. Appleloves22 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Thanks for posting this. I had it in my amazon basket and was reluctant to pull the trigger until I saw your pics.
  11. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Yeah you'll definitely love the way it looks on your phone. I especially love the cutouts for the camera and the flash.
  12. Thekidtorres macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Could you post some photos of the Caudabe? Front of the phone preferably please.
    Thank you very much.
  13. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Unfortunately, it does not prevent scratches. It prevents back scratches, and I'm not even sure if it covers the camera. A minimalist case touting scratch resistance needs camera and front face coverage, otherwise you aren't really protecting anything except the naked back of the phone.
  14. rayricepudding macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    I disagree entirely. The purpose of these cases is to add scratch protection to the back, while minimizing the presence of a case - the iPhone has a great curved glass screen. Adding a lip to the front of the case completely eliminates that aspect of the phone - which is an aspect I like a lot. Nobody getting a case like this is looking for real protection - they're looking for grip, scratch protection on the back, and maybe if they're like me, a thin case to slide a magnetic mount plate behind.

    I got the Tozo on Friday and love it. My only gripe is the molding seams around the perimeter, but I may be able to minimize those. I'd like if it were a little more clear too, but overall its form factor is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
  15. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    It prevents scratches where it's designed to prevent scratches: the back, the sides, the bottom, and the camera. There are other bulkier, heavier, more expensive cases that are designed for more scratch and drop protection. Pairing this thin case with a screen protector is the best way to protect the phone from scratches while staying as close to the naked phone size and weight as possible.
  16. bigjnyc, Oct 3, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016

    bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    the camera is covered there is a protruding lip around the camera that keeps the lens from touching when you put the phone down. Other than that yes this case is for people looking to protect the back, top, bottom, sides of the phone from scratches. if you couple it with a screen protector than all you have to worry about is the curved edge of the screen not covered by the screen protector. But if you have a good 9H glass screen protector it lifts the phone a little bit when you put it face down.
  17. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
  18. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    If you get a good edge to edge screen protector then the curved edge won't be a worry. That's what I did with my 6 and it took one pretty good drop with only minor damage to the screen protector. Replaced the s/p and it was good as new.
  19. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    I have the Peel which i love and is just as thin but oh so expensive. I ordered a Tozo as a back up today
  20. HickDead macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2011
    The people at Peel can go BLEEP themselves charging $25 for a thin piece of plastic manufactured in China for 10 cents.

    I know it's not my money but I don't understand how anyone can justify that purchase. Ridiculous.
  21. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    100% agreed. Same with Caudabe... I would never pay more than 10 bucks for one of these things.
  22. tekchic, Oct 3, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016

    tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Tozo is waiting for me in the mailbox tonight! I do wish they had a clear version, but we'll see how white looks on a Rose Gold 7+.

    Currently I'm rocking a Spigen w/kickstand and I do like it a lot, but I would occasionally "go naked" with my iPhone 6+ (with a decal skin on the back) so I miss the thinness. I'll probably switch between the Spigen for travel/trail running (it's a bit sturdier) and the Tozo for everyday use.

    EDIT: Added some pics. I *love* this case! Definitely not for someone w/the dropsies, but it's great if you want some protection from scratching up the back.

    Here are a couple of pics:
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  23. predation macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2013
    Same but with a different brand.
  24. jor17 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    anyone have a good E2E screen protector to go with the Tozo?
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State

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