What are some good, cheap screen protectors and cases for iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Mr. RPG, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Mr. RPG macrumors 6502a

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    This will be my first iPhone (and my first phone overall) and it is shipping next week for me.

    What are some good, cheap screen protectors and cases for iPhone 5? I prefer clear or black cases. (<$10)

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered a few from Amazon to try out. These are the slimmest I could find (at least until the Desmay Slight 5 comes out).

    1. Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E8B6&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    2. Anker Glaze Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008WXM43S&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    3. Photive Natural Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0097BZNPK&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    4. AViiQ Thin Series iPhone 5 Case (sold out :(): http://www.aviiq.com/collections/iphone/products/thin-series-iphone-5-case

    5. Slim Hard Plastic Snap-On Matte Back Case for new iPhone5 5TH GEN (this one is the closest I could find to the Desmay Slight): http://www.ebay.com/itm/230851440663

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    First impressions:

    1. Not bad, not as thin as the Desmay Slight (the iPhone 4S version). This one's a "soft finish" or rubbery feel. There's also a non-rubbery one.

    2. Meh. TPU case paired with a plastic bumper. I wouldn't consider this one slim at all.

    3. I like. Reminds me of the Case-Mate Barely There series.

    4. [sold out]

    5. The closest I could get to an official Desmay Slight. This very well might be what Desmay will release.
     
  3. Mr. RPG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    There is no such thing as "good, cheap"

    Not trying to sound like a jerk but you have a 700 dollar phone in your hands why cheap out over 15 bucks? If 15 bucks is really going to put a hurt on your wallet maybe you shouldn't have ran out and bought yourself a iPhone 5.
     
  5. Mr. RPG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    $100 cases don't offer any more protection than a $15 case cannot offer.

    I merely just want to know which type of case is the most protective and if I can find good types of cases that I like.
     
  6. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    I was talking about screen protectors.
     
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