Transparent case

vhl71

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 8, 2009
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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?
 

ref26

macrumors 6502a
Mar 13, 2008
688
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If you want something bumper-style, check out the Scosche Bandedge, it has clear polycarbonate sides.
 

peteisanidiot

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Jun 23, 2010
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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.
 

misterjrw

macrumors member
Jul 13, 2010
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Bracknell, UK
Heres my eBay bumper. I was looking for a transparent case as well, that would still show off the band





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
 

iphone1105

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Oct 8, 2009
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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
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
 

UAL Kingpin

macrumors newbie
Jul 11, 2010
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iphone1105

macrumors 68020
Oct 8, 2009
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iphone1105

macrumors 68020
Oct 8, 2009
2,011
194
Ah there we go. Thats a more fitting choice of words. :D
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!
 

iHeartapple2

macrumors 6502
Jun 29, 2010
336
3
Heres my eBay bumper. I was looking for a transparent case as well, that would still show off the band





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.
 

peteisanidiot

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2010
120
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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.
 

GameraFan

macrumors regular
Feb 5, 2008
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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):

https://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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