The best sleek iPhone 5 case?

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  1. SteveJ0bs macrumors newbie

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  2. tys macrumors 6502

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    My local Best Buy store has one by Rocketfish, simply called "New iPhone hard shell case".
    A very simple "snap on the back" case.
    A variety of colors, I got a sort of metallic orange which makes my iphone look a lot like the new iPod touch, now that I think about it ;-)
    Very thin. My iPhone 5 with case is still thinner than a naked 4/4S. The inside has a nice soft coating that should prevent scratching of the aluminum back and sides, I hope.
     
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    $170, no thanks. Wait for the knockoffs to show up on www.caseswill.com
     
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  6. Sonystyle21 macrumors newbie

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    Distronic on amazon is one of the best cases I've ever used. Currently have the black one on the black iPhone
     
  7. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    AppleCare+ would be the sleekest case my friend.
     
  8. PerPlekz macrumors member

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    ok! wish you the best!
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Case-Mate Barely There. Very sleek; adds no bulk whatsoever. Top and bottom are uncovered with wrapped around corners.
     
  10. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    LOL, a case that is almost as expensive as the phone. Do they make a case for the case?
     
  11. maximumsportz macrumors regular

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    LOL I agree.
     
  12. Googlyhead macrumors 6502

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    I thought I'd try the pinlo slice, and also ordered a no-name transparent bumper.
    My iP5 is currently surviving nicely in it's (trimmed) original plastic film, as I haven't had anything delivered yet!
     
  13. SteveJ0bs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looks good
     
  14. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha so true!
     
  15. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular

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    On a per $ basis, these are the ugliest cases in the world. Garbage.
     
  16. PerPlekz macrumors member

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    says who? you?! haha please
     
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    Good one.
     
  18. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered a few from Amazon to try out. These are the slimmest I could find.

    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. This is much better than paying $25 for the Desmay.
     
  19. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular

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    Everyone with common sense not to buy a $159 case for a phone.
     
  20. Myrr macrumors member

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    That's a bit judgemental don't you think? They make some sweet cases, even if the Sector isn't the best looking in my opinion. For some people $159 is affordable protection for their phone, and that kind of dough gets you a pretty high tech case.
     
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    ^Lol. I was in that trend of buying an expensive case when I had my 4. :p


    Never again
     
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  23. deyjavoo macrumors member

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    Those snap on cases that only cover the back are weird looking IMO, they look like cases that were not completed.
     
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