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SkibuL

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Dec 15, 2012
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I am looking for a back protector for the iPhone 5. I know many companies have them, and I am looking for the best one to contain the naked look of the iPhone. I have a Spigen Ultra Crystal on the front.

Thanks so much for your time.
 

ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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I am looking for a back protector for the iPhone 5. I know many companies have them, and I am looking for the best one to contain the naked look of the iPhone. I have a Spigen Ultra Crystal on the front.

Thanks so much for your time.

I like Zagg for body skins. Nice pearl but clear appearance. I dislike them for screens though.
 
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SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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I am looking for a back protector for the iPhone 5. I know many companies have them, and I am looking for the best one to contain the naked look of the iPhone. I have a Spigen Ultra Crystal on the front.

Thanks so much for your time.

The Spigen Ultra Crystal back protection.
Some of their cases come with a full set even.
 
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jammerz

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Dec 1, 2012
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If you want to maintain the naked look of your phone, I would go with Ghost Armor. Check out my pic of the back. I love the Matte version, but you can get it in clear as well. Please note that I have clear on my front, and it does smudge a lot with oily fingerprints.
 

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SkibuL

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Dec 15, 2012
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The Spigen Ultra Crystal back protection.
Some of their cases come with a full set even.

Does the back have bubbles around the apple logo and the edges on the Spigen back protector?

If you want to maintain the naked look of your phone, I would go with Ghost Armor. Check out my pic of the back. I love the Matte version, but you can get it in clear as well. Please note that I have clear on my front, and it does smudge your fingerprints.

Where did you get the Body Armor installed at, or can I install it?
 
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NewToMac11

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Mar 6, 2011
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check local mall for one of those Kiosks, they have a ghost armor one at the local mall here, conveniently located right outside the apple store.
 
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SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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Does the back have bubbles around the apple logo and the edges on the Spigen back protector?



Where did you get the Body Armor installed at, or can I install it?

Well yes just a little. You'll need a thin vinyl skin that's likely applied wet to avoid it looking that way.
 
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jammerz

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Dec 1, 2012
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Where did you get the Body Armor installed at, or can I install it?
You can get it installed at one of their mall kiosks ($5), or you can install it yourself. I would let them install it the first time, because then you can go the the kiosk and get a replacement whenever you want and install it yourself rather than having to mail it in.
 
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myfavoritePA

macrumors newbie
Oct 31, 2012
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Here's what I have tried for the iPhone 5:

Wet Install Clear Skins; One-Piece
1. Ghost Armor
2. Best Skins Ever
3. generic film from Amazon
4. Phantomskinz matte
(I have also tried Zagg InvisibleShield in the past for my iPhone 4s)

Dry Install Clear Skins
1. Spigen Crystal Clear Mix (transparent upper and lower, matte mid-back)

Dry Install Skins (non-clear)
1. Sticker boy backs (and sides) in various combinations of: slate jet black brushed metal, black powder coat, white powder coat, black stealth, white stealth, brushed gold, white carbon fiber, black carbon fiber, red carbon fiber

2. The Lucky Labs duo tone backs (and sides) in various combinations of: matte black, glossy black, matte white, brushed metal, teal, cotton candy pink (matte), olympic blue

Opinions to follow in an edit. If anyone has any specific questions about any of these, let me know.
 
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pat park

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Nov 29, 2011
716
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Here's what I have tried for the iPhone 5:

Wet Install Clear Skins; One-Piece
1. Ghost Armor
2. Best Skins Ever
3. generic film from Amazon
4. Phantomskinz matte
(I have also tried Zagg InvisibleShield in the past for my iPhone 4s)

Dry Install Clear Skins
1. Spigen Crystal Clear Mix (transparent upper and lower, matte mid-back)

Dry Install Skins (non-clear)
1. Sticker boy backs (and sides) in various combinations of: slate jet black brushed metal, black powder coat, white powder coat, black stealth, white stealth, brushed gold, white carbon fiber, black carbon fiber, red carbon fiber

2. The Lucky Labs duo tone backs (and sides) in various combinations of: matte black, glossy black, matte white, brushed metal, teal, cotton candy pink (matte), olympic blue

Opinions to follow in an edit. If anyone has any specific questions about any of these, let me know.

Can the Spigen be nstalled using the wet method?
Dry skins always look blah. To me the wet application seems to yield the least bubbles, issues etc.
 
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Ta0jin

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Nov 9, 2011
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Can the Spigen be nstalled using the wet method?
Dry skins always look blah. To me the wet application seems to yield the least bubbles, issues etc.

Spigen does have a wet method install version called the incredible shield. I bought the Ultra Crystal Mix and it's nice but the matte back does have bubbling around the apple logo and the iphone logo whick drives me batty which is why I'm getting the clear-coat full body wet install screen shield to get rid of that damn bubbling.
 
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pat park

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Nov 29, 2011
716
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California
Spigen does have a wet method install version called the incredible shield. I bought the Ultra Crystal Mix and it's nice but the matte back does have bubbling around the apple logo and the iphone logo whick drives me batty which is why I'm getting the clear-coat full body wet install screen shield to get rid of that damn bubbling.

Thanks for the info. I just ordered the dry skin install. BUt like you, will probably get a full skin wet for the back eventually.
 
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dinesh29888

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Nov 1, 2012
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I am using the Best skins ever for my back it's a wet application and so i get the rubbery feel which i like a lot for more grip + side i have the Lucky labs in orange and on the front i am using a matte finish scratch guard. Will post the pics soon.
 
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Gray bishop

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Oct 21, 2012
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Really? You actually put that on your iPhone 5?

giving it as a present for the holidays, but if i did keep it yep it would go on my phone, along with the 1000 other purchasers of the same product
 
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pat park

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Nov 29, 2011
716
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California
I am using the Best skins ever for my back it's a wet application and so i get the rubbery feel which i like a lot for more grip + side i have the Lucky labs in orange and on the front i am using a matte finish scratch guard. Will post the pics soon.

I am eager to see your pics. Please post when you have a chance.
 
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araje

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Apr 15, 2012
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Try Skinomi full body.
It comes with front back and sides and is excellent. It retails for about 8$ on amazon but is simply great.
I use it for back and sides. For the front I have the power source matte finish one
 
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MistahMumford

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Nov 12, 2011
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I'm waiting the see if Power Support comes out with something for the back. Before switching to the 5, my 4S ran around with PS anti-glare one the front with the clear on the back and nothing else.
 
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jdecosta

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Feb 16, 2012
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I'm waiting the see if Power Support comes out with something for the back. Before switching to the 5, my 4S ran around with PS anti-glare one the front with the clear on the back and nothing else.

I was waiting for PS for their back protection and they said they are not doing one for the iPhone 5. Their sister company Truprotection did come out with one and I received it yesterday. I do have the black iPhone 5 and their information on their website says it will not look good on the black phone and they were 100% correct.
 
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MistahMumford

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Nov 12, 2011
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I was waiting for PS for their back protection and they said they are not doing one for the iPhone 5. Their sister company Truprotection did come out with one and I received it yesterday. I do have the black iPhone 5 and their information on their website says it will not look good on the black phone and they were 100% correct.

Nice. I have white so I may check it out.
 
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mackandproud

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Jun 9, 2008
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Try Skinomi full body.
It comes with front back and sides and is excellent. It retails for about 8$ on amazon but is simply great.
I use it for back and sides. For the front I have the power source matte finish one

Great rec! Is this skin compatible with a case, like the belkin candy grip, or is it meant only for use with a bumper?
 
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darky90

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Oct 30, 2012
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I really like the skins from Slickwraps.com. It gives pretty good protection from scratches (none for falls) and makes your phone look like it came that way.
 
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