Thin Protective Case that wont scratch the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Swerthy, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Swerthy, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

    Swerthy macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been looking for a good case all day long. Ideally I want a thin case that will not scratch up my black iPhone 5 taking it on/off. Unfortunately the casecrown lux glider is sold out. Does anyone else have other options?

    I've thought about these:

    Incipio Feather: https://www.incipio.com/cases/iphon...one-5-feather-ultralight-hard-shell-case.html

    Incipio Frequency: https://www.incipio.com/cases/iphon...e-5-frequency-semi-rigid-soft-shell-case.html

    Incipio DualPro: https://www.incipio.com/cases/iphon...alpro-hard-shell-case-with-silicone-core.html

    Spigen Ultra Thin: http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/apple-iphone/iphone-5/iphone-5-case-ultra-thin-air-series.html

    Speck Pixelskin: http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-case/iphone-5-cases/pixelskin-hd-for-iphone-5.html

    I've seriously looked through dozens of cases today... It's harder deciding which case to buy then deciding what color/size iPhone to buy.
     
  2. tsboy69 macrumors regular

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    CaseCrown Snap Lux case...Light, scratch resistant..
     
  3. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    I have the Incipio "DualPrio" case. Bought it at verizon on day one. It is a pretty good case. I like it because you put the soft rubber inner on first, then the hard shell goes on over it. There is no way to scratch the phone with that inner case on first. The fit is really good too.
     
  4. tokiidokii macrumors regular

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    i bought that first and personally... i DON'T like it at all! it makes the phone fairly bulky. i thought the rubber lining is a good idea but i am kinda OCD :p and i really don't like the fact that the bottom part of the liner can move around. i already got a hairline scratch because of it... i think dirt/sand got in between or w/e.

    also, while i appreciate the 'lay on table' design, the edge protrudes 'too' much. it caused me to misclick a ton while trying out the case over the weekend. for example, if you force close an app and the icon is all the way on the left side, you will miss the 'X' on the icon... it's like you kinda have to get your finger in there.

    and going back to the 'bulkiness' and adding in the texture of the case... i didn't like that either. the texture makes it hard to get out of my front pocket and the silicon lining really attracts everything. the black case also attracts oils and what not.

    i have a snap on case for my iphone 4 with a 'soft touch' material and i loved it that's why i thought this case would be good for my iphone 5. overall, personally i wouldn't recommend it but i can see how some people might like it. it's just not for me.

    i returned it and just bought the speck candyshell and i love the fit of that one a lot more and the edge does not protrude as much as the dual pro which is great (it's soft inside with hard shell). i do recommend the candyshell (although glossy surface will show fingerprints AND get scratched VERY easily but w/e... better the case than the phone right?) and i also recommend white if you want to hide fingerprints/scratches. i did get the cobalt blue/squash color coz it just looks so nice that i couldn't pass it up lol.
     

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