What is your favorite case for minimal bulk but still protective?

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  1. sixxmum macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still using the inCase snap I got free, after I got annoyed with the bulk of the Otterbox commuter and removed it. I think I want something else, but I'm really unsure what.
     
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Checko out the SGP Neo Matte Hybrid, the Speck SeeThru Satin, the Speck Pixelskin HD and the Incipio NGP.
     
  3. sixxmum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! My sister just grabbed an Incipio Sylicrilic and it isn't bad, but a little rubbery looking. The NGP and Speck Satin look decent.
     
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    It all depends on what you're looking for I guess. I'm currently using the SGP Neo Matte Hybrid and it's darn near perfect for me. The only things I would change on it are the cutouts for the headphone jack and dock connector - they need to be a little bigger. Other than that, the case is amazing and I really like the way it kind of rounds out the square edges of the iphone 4.
     
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    I have the InCase slider case. It's not bad, but I was looking at getting the InCase snap case since it's less bulky than the slider case.
     
  7. kicko macrumors 65816

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    thats pretty much the issue for me, some pretty good cases out there but most of them do not have a big enough cutout for the headphones. I think for the most part people seem to be favoring TPU cases.
     
  8. sixxmum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nburwell - I really liked the look of the slider, but I couldn't get it to work with any sort of screen protection, so that was a no for me. The snap is a decent case, just a little boring :)
     
  9. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I also like the slider as well, i picked up a cheap one on ebay for $12. I am determined to make it work :)

    there has to be a protector solution. I'm surprised incase doesnt just make protectors that fit with the case already on, then they can charge $30 for 2 lol
     
  10. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I second this. Very much looking forward to this one coming out. Although after seeing the video(s) I'm a little weary of how the front protection looks. It looks like it's made of saran wrap and snaps on to the case :confused: I dunno, we'll see how it goes whenever it comes out.
     
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    yeah i would like to see a review by a third party before i spend the 69+ on it but if it gets a good review i would love a case that does what it claims
     
  12. naths macrumors 6502

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    Ion cases are looking pretty good... www.ion-factory.com The predator zero and the iridium zero look great....
     
  13. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I'll wait for the knock-off of this case lol
     
  14. goodiz macrumors newbie

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    skech hard rubber

    i am using the skech hard rubber and i like it because it doesn't add bulk to my iphone and it haves a spacial Interior felt lining that protecting it from scratching, and the color is amazing :):):)


    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skech/143462525682878
     
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    lol i went with the knock off bumper and that was bad expierence i would test a knock off underwater case
     
  16. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I love my Incase Slider and I really like that they made it rubberized for the iPhone 4 instead of the smooth plastic it was before. It makes it so it doesn't slide around, but not as 'sticky' as silicone cases.

    I never use a screen protector (annoying and unnecessary IMO) but I think Incases sells one that works with the slider.
     
  17. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    Any of the thin TPU cases work great and offer minimal bulk.

    I use the Switcheasy Vulcan. There's also the Casemate Geli. The Incipio NGP is TPU but is quite thick.


    Also consider a Bumper like Casemate Hula. Or agent18 Shockband.


    There are the thin plastic cases like the Switcheasy nude, but these don't offer any lay on table protection and scratch like crazy.
     
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    +1 ....I think the pixelskin hd is the least bulkiest case combined with decent protection. I'm not OCD so most of the time I go naked. I do have a zagg shield for the back and the a crystal screen protector for the front. I have 6 cases that were either purchased by me or gifts. When I wear my mets jersey I use my orange bumper, for work I throw my phone in the sena pounch. I have several otterbox commuter cases and 2 defender cases but to me there WAY too bulky! I do love the screen protector that comes with the commuter! My suggestion would be to get the pixelskin hd. It's my favorite case by far!
     
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    Further refining the search

    OK, I didn't want to start a new thread, so I am going to modify the OP's criteria a bit. I have given up on waiting for an aluminum case, so here is what I would like. I am having a hard time finding a case that:

    Gives full back and 4-side protection
    Lay on the table protection
    Works with a screen protector (no corner bubbling)
    Works with CDMA iphone
    Snap type or slider is OK

    Optional:
    See through design
    Thin and light

    I also would go for a bumper and back cover sticker as an alternative, but that will be less protective
     
  24. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    I love the ngp duro shot, while mine has a slight discoloration right at the top on the back, im otherwise pleased.

    The fit is tight, it's tpu which doesn't stretch out, and it has a polycarbonate ring on the back edge. And it didn't bubble my screen protectors or mess up my lucky wraps on the edges.
     
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