Transparent case

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  1. vhl71 macrumors regular

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    Looked at the case mate case for my ip4 - didn't like the fact it covers the steelband and on the side

    Is there a case which is transparent on the side so the steel band is visible?
     
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want something bumper-style, check out the Scosche Bandedge, it has clear polycarbonate sides.
     
  3. Autopilot638 macrumors 6502

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    • Incase Snap Case
    • Belkin Shield Micra

    Both are offered as part of the free case program.
     
  4. dunxxx macrumors regular

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    Heres my eBay bumper. I was looking for a transparent case as well, that would still show off the band

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  5. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

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    i'm not sure how possible it would be to remove apple bumper buttons and use them with this case, but if so then it would be an ideal case.
     
  6. misterjrw macrumors member

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    Hi Fella,

    Any chance you could give me the link for your case?

    I'm waiting for my glow in the dark edge wrap from icolorwrap.com and your case is almost what i'm looking for.

    Ideally, i would like a crystal clear (not frosted or slightly off clear, but CRYSTAL) bumper, but so far, i cannot find any!!

    Regards

    MrJRW
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    FYI the sleep/wake button on those cases are impossible to touch! seriously, I got the exact same case for free, I have to mash the darn bumper in just to lock the phone....

    OP here is what I got, 1.99 on eBay, clear TPU case, shows the sides
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220648402440
     
  8. UAL Kingpin macrumors newbie

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    I don't know which Case-Mate case you were looking at. I bought a Case-Mate Barely There case in clear for my friend. The sides are transparent.

    http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-4-Cases/Case-Mate-iPhone-4-Barely-There-Cases.asp
     
  9. dunxxx macrumors regular

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  10. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    LOL Impossible was a bad word choice on my part! How about, "a tad more difficult then it should be". Comprimise? ;)
     
  11. dunxxx macrumors regular

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    Ah there we go. Thats a more fitting choice of words. :D
     
  12. vhl71 thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Hhahaha, cool deal!

    Despite the "tad more difficult" sleep/wake button issue, it is a good case! I like that its clear, that TPU material is really great!
     
  14. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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    Got one of these also. Fits great but I can't access the volume buttons on mine. They are so deeply recessed you can hardly get to them. There is also the same problem as the Apple bumper with accessories having access to that bottom port.
     
  15. peteisanidiot macrumors regular

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    ...that's why i wondered if with a little surgery you could replace the rubber buttons with apple bumper buttons. if so then a mediocre case would become ideal.
     
  16. GameraFan macrumors regular

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    Monoprice.com has a couple of TPU cases (smoke and clear) which are transparent on the side. They are $3 total including shipping. The only problem I'm seeing is the watermarking similar to the images in the following post (haven't tried the baby powder trick since it doesn't bother me):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=968638

    Smoke TPU:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10831&cs_id=1083111&p_id=7323&seq=1&format=2

    Clear TPU:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10831&cs_id=1083111&p_id=7324&seq=1&format=2
     

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