Thin, Clear/Black, TPU allaround?

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  1. JJHello macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. JJHello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    These are awesome, thank you. I'm impressed with the Diztronic one, 4.5 stars on amazon.. wow!
     
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  4. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    Incipio Frequency. IMO the best medium budget case that matches your needs.

    Also look at the Incipio NGP.
     
  5. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  7. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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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.
     
  8. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Yea I see the back is frosted plastic. I'm referring to when you install and/or uninstall your iPhone.
     
  9. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    Oh, well my case is incredibly snug so I doubt it'll scratch anything if you wipe down the phone and case beforehand.
     
  10. mpossoff, Oct 8, 2012
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    mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    So the sides are TPU won't potentially scratch iPhone sides/ polished bezel when installing or uninstalling?
     
  11. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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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.
     
  12. ccboy, Oct 8, 2012
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    ccboy macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  13. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  14. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    Yeah, exactly. The phone slides in over TPU and the casing itself is plastic.
     
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    I also use the Incipio frequency. All TPU - relatively thin and the black looks sleek. Nice case.
     
  18. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Speck PixelSkin HD is PERFECT for you. It's my 2nd favorite case. My 1st favorite case is the belkin grip candy sheer. I have that one and it would also be perfect for you.
     
  19. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    The casing meaning the sides is plastic?
     
  20. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    See this:

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    All of the red parts are TPU. Everything else is plastic.
     
  21. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! I don't like how where the sides seat are plastic. Looks like a nice case though.
     
  22. bobright macrumors 601

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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.
     
  23. Laimbeersux macrumors 6502

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    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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