The best thin case for iPhone 5?

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  1. jackwills macrumors regular

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    If you're looking for an ultra thin case, these dollar cases from a seller on eBay are really very good. I've tried at least 10 different ones and really like these. The ad says they are TPU but I see them more like a really thin plastic. They are designed very well and fit perfectly. They are also easy to put on and take off. The only drawback is it takes 2 weeks to get them from China. Here's the link:


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clear-Ultra-Thin-0-3mm-Matte-Protector-Case-Cover-Apple-iPhone-5-5G-5th-/160885926175?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3841527663475946637%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D160885926175%26
     

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  6. Superman041 macrumors regular

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    Does it scratch the phone though ? I've heard it does ..

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    Does this case scratch the iPhone when it's taken off ?
     
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  8. Crushar macrumors newbie

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    Go for the Incipio Feather :).
    Click here for a review of this case.
     
  9. Superman041 macrumors regular

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    it causes scratches on the phone, due to the clips
     
  10. KennySmith macrumors member

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    how do u define thin... i have read some posting about 0.4mm case available ... are they thin enough?
     
  11. Giuly, Dec 1, 2012
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    The Spigen SGP Ultra Thin Air in black, white and clear is a nice slim case:
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    Other than that, the Poetic Atmosphere (clear with black/white/orange/purple/red bezels) is quite popular, especially if you want top and bottom protection:
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    Then there is the Case-Mate Barely There, which is really slim and unlike the others, comes in a wide variety of colors.
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  12. PastorJeff macrumors member

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    I have taken mine off probably 20 times, and haven't noticed any scratches at all.
     
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    I'll never understand why people without glass screen protectors use fake buttons.

    Anyway, the Incase Snap is my case of choice right now.
     
  15. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Not sure who you are referring to but I have the Bodyguardz Pure and although the recess really isn't that bad around the home button, the jelly button sticker just works better for me.
     
  16. PastorJeff macrumors member

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    Maybe me, but I have the SGP Glas.tR installed.
    ??
     
  17. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    No, if I'm looking at it correctly, duffc just has a thin film on his device. I have a glass protector and prefer the recess, but it'd make sense for me to use the sticker for obvious reasons.
     
  18. duffc macrumors newbie

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    I have the GLAS.tR installed, jackass.
     
  19. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    Must just be your case with deep edges and round body.
     
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    Just want to confirm, you have a glass SP on there, right? I have a GLAS.tR and want to buy a case like this but want to make sure it is compatible.
     
  22. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I have the Bodyguardz Pure glass protector on my phone. All of these cases that catch on the chamfer edge and don't come up over the screen are fine with the glass screen protector.
     
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    Thank you. :)
     

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