the great debate: cased or naked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleIntelRock, Jul 1, 2007.

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iPhone: do you use a case?

Poll closed Jul 31, 2007.
  1. my iPhone is NEVER going to breathe un-cased air. EVER. (ARE YOU PEOPLE CRAZY!?!?)

    15.5%
  2. Sometimes I take the case off, and sometimes I leave it on.

    24.9%
  3. No case for me, the iPhone is solid and doesn't need one.

    54.8%
  4. They make cases for these things?

    4.5%
  1. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

    AppleIntelRock

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    #1
    so, while I'm at home, I use my iPhone naked... however every time I go someplace I throw my "SLEEK" case on. With stress tests and all, I'm wondering what people have decided to do. Comments/Poll replies appreciated.

    ALSO: if you're using a case, post which one.

    I use a "SLEEK" case.
     
  2. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Iv got mine in an incase thing. its really nice to know that the back isnt going to turn into my ipod back, all scratched..
     
  3. sikuss macrumors member

    sikuss

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    I use mine naked, I don't see the need for a case that protects a brushed metal body. My girlfriend, on the other hand, likes her rubber case that protects the phone.

    To each his or her own i guess...
     
  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I don't care about scratching the back. It's a phone, not Stradivarius. BUT I do care about cracking the screen. The iPhone is one slippery sucker. One split second of inattention or a weak grab can lead to disaster. So I say, case it is. Always.
     
  7. docc macrumors 6502

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  9. ssh macrumors member

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    Mine will wear an InvisibleShield (as soon as it arrives, that is). It's worked great on my video iPod, so figure it will work at least as well on my iPhone...
     
  10. CReynolds macrumors newbie

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    No case for my iPhone. The benefit of a case doesn't really outweight the cost of messing with the unit's form-factor, in my opinion.
     
  11. VCD20 macrumors newbie

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    Got a nice Belkin leather case with belt clip, inner is a very soft materal.
    Picked up a Discovery plantronics bluetooth so I can use it when driving and working. Also have an Incase rubber for when it is out of the holster case at home.
     
  12. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    but the belt clip does not look nearly as "solid"

    Unless I am mistaken... I was going for belt clip strength.



    Edit: I did not like the fact that you can take off the belt clip. I feared it would "pop" off.
     
  13. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    I don't want to fatten the iphone or put any cover on it when I'm using it because it's beautiful, but I still wanted something to clip to my belt so it doesnt slip out of my pocket. Perfect solution: iQase Swift.
     
  14. Dm84 macrumors regular

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    #14
    I use the clear hard shell case from belkin. It is nice and allows me to prop the phone on a table to sit back and watch a movie.
     
  15. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's the one I bought, too. I love naked iPhones and iPods. But, they're just to pretty to subject to damage.
     
  16. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    This case is great so far. Gives some grip but doesnt really affect form factor or pocketability. I had 2 friends who had no idea it was a case until i peeled it off.
     
  17. azhagan macrumors member

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    I currently use an incase leather case when I go out but after looking at that video from pcmag I am thinking about going naked.
     
  18. mian macrumors member

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    #18
    I'm using the the same case in black.
     
  19. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this case works well (ive got it).
    I've always been a fan of clear- hard plastic cases

    however, my brother has the toughcase and it's pretty sweet (he does commercial contracting and has dropped it twice already- NOTHING happened [more the iphone then the case i think])
    here
     
  20. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I am naked all the way except for a vertical slim case to clip it on my belt. Has speaker grill in the bottom for the mic and speaker. It slips right out no closes and all. I believe it is a Belkin
     
  21. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    As always, incase makes AMAZING products- if Apple were to manufacture cases.. they'd make ones like incase. I just purchased this case:
    http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59019
    The quality is amazing, it looks great, and really enhances my iPhone (not hinders it like some cases)... I'd say... go with that!
     
  22. brasscat macrumors 6502

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    #22
    I'm not taking any chances...
     

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  23. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    your best bet would be to have a fleet of personal body guards whose sole objective is protecting the iPhone.
     
  24. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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  25. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

    D1G1T4L

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    #25
    Use a black Incase case more for the grip then the protection.
     

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