Thin, Clear/Black, TPU allaround?

JJHello

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Hey all!

I've been having trouble finding a simple, thin, clear/black case that is TPU all around for the iPhone5. Most of the cases I've come across are either the hard polycarbonate ones, silicon, or just a hybrid.

If you could offer any suggestions, that would be great. Thank you!
 

JJHello

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These are awesome, thank you. I'm impressed with the Diztronic one, 4.5 stars on amazon.. wow!
 

kthnxshwn

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I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but the Poetic Atmosphere is my favorite iPhone case ever.
 

mpossoff

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I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but the Poetic Atmosphere is my favorite iPhone case ever.
Is the Poetic Atmosphere TPU or a plastic case? Reason I'm asking is I'm not a fan of plastic cases cause they can scratch your iPhone installing and installing compared to TPU cases.
 

kthnxshwn

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Is the Poetic Atmosphere TPU or a plastic case? Reason I'm asking is I'm not a fan of plastic cases cause they can scratch your iPhone installing and installing compared to TPU cases.
It's a frosted plastic to show the style of the phone, but the corners of the sides are TPU. It's honestly really, really nice and only 15 dollars shipped from Amazon.
 

mpossoff

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It's a frosted plastic to show the style of the phone, but the corners of the sides are TPU. It's honestly really, really nice and only 15 dollars shipped from Amazon.
Yea I see the back is frosted plastic. I'm referring to when you install and/or uninstall your iPhone.
 

kthnxshwn

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Yea I see the back is frosted plastic. I'm referring to when you install and/or uninstall your iPhone.
Oh, well my case is incredibly snug so I doubt it'll scratch anything if you wipe down the phone and case beforehand.
 

kthnxshwn

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Jun 17, 2010
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So the sides are TPU won't potentially scratch iPhone sides/ polished bezel when installing or uninstalling?
Definitely not. It slides in over the rubber then sits on the plastic. Now that I'm looking at the case, there's virtually no way the case can scratch during installation.
 

ccboy

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Sep 18, 2012
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Is the Poetic Atmosphere TPU or a plastic case? Reason I'm asking is I'm not a fan of plastic cases cause they can scratch your iPhone installing and installing compared to TPU cases.
My only knock on this case is that the bottom part (thinnest part) near the connectors, gets flimsy and sags a little bit.

Also, I bought this case from amazon when it was $5.95. This was before the phone was released.
 
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mpossoff

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Definitely not. It slides in over the rubber then sits on the plastic. Now that I'm looking at the case, there's virtually no way the case can scratch during installation.
Seems like the sides of the case where the iPhone 5 sides sit are TPU but the back is plastic. If so I'm ordering this case.
 

bobright

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Jun 29, 2010
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Great thread!!

I was looking for a similar case and for the same reason in fear of scratching the glass edges of the phone. I got a Incipio Frequency and its awesome really fits like a glove and is pretty slim. It's a great flexible material that is smooth. I will switch cases if anything better (as in slimmer) comes along but haven't seen anything yet.
 

Laimbeersux

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These are awesome, thank you. I'm impressed with the Diztronic one, 4.5 stars on amazon.. wow!
I just got the Diztronic one from Amazon today, impressed with it. Looks great and will be a great every day case after I get a screen protector on it.
 

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