Thoughts on rings or ring cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by GalFieri, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. GalFieri macrumors regular

    GalFieri

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    I used to have a ring case that I briefly used with my old 6s, but I didn't end up using it much. But I have a 7 for work now (in addition to my personal 7 Plus) so I'm looking around for cases that might be a little more useful than just for protection again. Anyone use these ring attachments or ring cases regularly? Might just end up getting a wallet case like I usually do, but I kinda want to hear if anyone uses one of these every day and find them useful.

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm talking about the rings on the back of cases that you can use to grip the phone or use it as a kickstand.

    Things like the Spigen Style Ring or this Designskin Stand-O case
    https://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Holder-Kickstand-iPhone-Galaxy/dp/B0193VF09W/
    https://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Case-DesignSkin-STAND-O-Ring/dp/B01M98Q2RX


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    And if you have any other recommendations for rings or cases, please let me know!
     
  2. Daranx macrumors regular

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    I got that spigen style ring last week and it was great and I did like the car mount that came with it. Had a cheap eBay one before and by far the spigen looks and feels great.

    It's really good if you rest the bottom of your phone on your little finger and find that it starts hurting after a while or if you want to hold your phone with confidence with one hand.

    Only thing that I didn't like which is the reason why I took it off is because the ring itself doesn't snap back when you want to fold it and put the phone in your pocket. There is some resistance when you want to fold the ring or open it up (which is also a good thing as it allows you to use it as a stand) but it just became a bit tedious after a while.

    It also looks a bit weird adding a bit of thickness to your device. I have the iPhone 7 but I imagine that this would be more useful for the plus model if you're struggling with holding your device due to lack of grip or small hands.
     
  3. GalFieri thread starter macrumors regular

    GalFieri

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    Yeah, the attachments don't let the phone stay flat on a surface which might be annoying. At least the ring case I had for my old 6s (same brand as the one I posted in the OP) tucked in to stay flush with the back of the case.

    And yeah I could see putting the ring away to be kind of annoying after a while. It didn't bother me when I briefly used one but if you put your phone in your pocket, I could see that being a hassle!

    I wonder if it's just worth getting a kickstand case, but I don't think those are usually as flexible in their positioning?
     
  4. Daranx macrumors regular

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    Yes, that was another annoyance (placing phone on table). I'm definitely keeping mine as it's easy to reapply. I can always stick it back on if I'm ever going to a gig or trip where I'll be taking lots of photos or watching TV shows.

    Kickstand cases are different IMO. The ring is a place to put your finger for stability/security which also acts as a stand. A kickstand case is just a kickstand for propping up your phone. Depends on what you want it for I guess.
     
  5. sawah macrumors 6502a

    sawah

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    The loopy rocks. Check it out at loopycases.
    And you don't have to stick anything on your phone or case
     
  6. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    I've got an iRing that I had to stop using. The resistance in the spin action (?) has given out. Only took 6 months, but my money was on far shorter when I bought it.

    The adhesive works as advertised, and I loved it. I keep meaning to pick up another.
     

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