What kind of case person are you?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Markrose, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Markrose macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    What kind of case do you use? Are you:
    • The overprotective: buys Otterbox defender or armor or Life proof case
    • Fashionista: buys cases for glam, not for protection
    • The accesorizer: buys cases with built in wallets, stands, etc.
    • The risk taker: doesn't use a case
    • The animal lover: buys a case with an animal shape or picture on the back
    • The average joe: buys a normal case just for the sake of having a case on.

    The reason I'm asking is because I want to know if I should use a case or not on my 5S. And if I need a case, I want to know what kind of case.
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    My InCase Slider, which isn't fancy and just provides basic protection, probably means I'm an average joe. :)

    It has quite a bit of "battle damage" already, which is annoying but I feel much better when I realize the phone would have that damage if not for the case. The Slider is more about protecting the phone from scrapes, bumps, etc. than outright high drops, which I've managed not to subject the phone to.

    I highly suggest a case for your 5S, even if just for the psychological effect. "My phone is protected, so I don't have to baby it as much."

    Very happy with it; I may buy a replacement when this one gets a bit more scarred.
  3. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2011
    I use a Belking Grip Candy case. It's kind of a hard rubber with full 360 protection but adds surprisingly little bulk. They also look pretty nice.

    I don't want to drop this thing and damage it, but the Otterbox type things are just too big and bulky. It's not going to protect it from a fall off of a balcony, but it will prevent the corners from getting all banged up if it falls out of a pocket (which happens to me a lot).
  4. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I use the Zagg screen protectors for the screen. I use a cheap back cover from eBay the covers the back and sides and I keep that in a sleeve.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I got a case for my 5 on launch day. Clear case. However, I became annoyed that almost every week I had to open it up and clean gunk out around the bezel. I further became annoyed that because it was plastic I wasn't able to clearly see the phone through it as it became scratched and less than clear over time.

    That's when I abandoned cases. I hate Otterbox period, so this case I had was an attempt to have some form of protection while being able to see the phone as intended. Didn't work.

    So, I live with any damage I may have. That's what AC+ is for. So far, other than wear and tear and a few nicks I've put there myself because I am an idiot, it's done alright. About nine months to go in my contract and the phone is doing just fine.

    So…by your table, I'm a "risk-taker".

    BTW, my wife is NOT a risk-taker, so she is using my old case and because it's clear has no problems with it. She has the white iPhone 5 so it really makes her phone stand out. Something, I was NOT expecting when she put the case on her phone.
  6. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    protection but lightweight

    I bought the Tech21 Impact Mesh Case for iPhone 5/5s in teal after my Otterbox commuter broke within 2 weeks of purchase.

    This Tech21 case has protected my iPhone 5 from several drops (never dropped my iPhone before this one.) And it's lightweight. That's all I ask.

    Not bothered about looks. I just need lightweight protection and this case delivers for me.
  7. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
    Bumper and front and rear screen protectors. Works perfectly and still shows off most of the phone.
  8. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    Lifeproof all the way home. That is what you should do if you pay $650 for an iPhone, ya know...just common sense.
  9. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    I use the Griffin Survivor on all my iOS devices.
  10. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I am a switcher . . .
    On vacation might use a Magpul or Candyshell Grip
    At work the Veil or a thin polycarbonate.
    Almost never go without a case.
    But I end up with a box of cases sitting around, rotating between 3 favorites.
  11. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    For both the wife and I, we buy our iPhones and pick up a couple of Caudabe Veils and then call it a day. We're pretty careful with our phones so the thinner the case the better.
  12. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    All cases belong to me!

    Lifeproof nuud
    Otterbox armor
    Spigen tough armor
    Spigen slim armor s
    Magpul field case
    Returned Mophie Air
    Ringke fusion
    Caseology retro flex

    Plan on buying:
    Element ion 5 spec ops
    Sword pro frame gold
    Spigen neo hybrid ex
    Lifeproof fre
  13. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
  14. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Says who?
  15. DonnyXMX macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2012
    Garden State
    Had the Spigen tough armor in black. Great case. Just got the Lunatk Taktik Strike today. It's alittle bulky but what a great designed case.
  16. Markrose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
  17. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    Somebody that knows what he's doing.
  18. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Now that was funny :cool:
  19. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    I've tried a lot of different cases, but ultimately I'm an ultra thin case kind of guy. Cases like the Caudabe Veil are excellent because they keep the iPhone as close to its original form as possible. The only issue is that because they're so thin, they're vulnerable. But I'm generally not Mr. Butterfingers and haven't had an issue.
  20. roguefury macrumors member


    Dec 5, 2010
    I prefer to go nude, but I won't expose myself
  21. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    You need "the minimalist".

    Thinness is my main consideration when considering a case.

    I don't care about drop protection. I just need scratch protection.

    Skins peel and attract lint so I don't bother with those.
  22. mysterydate macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2010
    Waseca, MN
    One of us, One of us, Gooble Gobble, One of us!!
  23. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Risk taker. I'm out in the snow and rain with my tech with no case. :p
  24. Brittany246, Dec 24, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2013

    Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I buy cases that look good and provide minimum protection against scratches and scuffs. That's about it.
  25. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010
    I was a no case/bumper person but ever since I dropped my phone of a K-Loader 2 and a half stories high.. my replacement phone has been in a Ballistic SG Maxx ever since

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