What's a good case for iPhone 5s?


macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 7, 2013
My 5s comes in some time today, and I haven't bought a case or screen protector. I'm looking for a thin and clear case, and was actually looking at the Luvvit cases, does anyone have experience with those? I liked it for its clear hard back and bumper like edges, the last hard case I had scuffed up my 4s pretty bad.


macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
I have recently tried the Power Support Air Jacket. Seems to work great, is low profile, and looks classy.


macrumors 68020
Jul 23, 2010
I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
I have a Gold 5s and I've had the clear Rocketfish case on it since launch and I'll stand by its durability.

Every now & then a little bit of dust will creep in but I haven't experienced any scuff marks yet. I do take it off and polish it all up about once a day though.

Whatever you do though, stay away from the otterbox defender cases. It scuffed my iPhone 5 up pretty bad.
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macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2010
Try this from Magpul. I have been using their cases since 2 years.
I have the Magpul case and it is fantastic!! Can't beat the price and it will last. Had speck cases in the past, and at first they are great, but after a while the "trim" or whatever you call it, will start to rub off and disappear. Also speck has not done anything to improve the small piece on the front edge buy the charging port, it will break and pretty quick too!!

Retired Cat

macrumors 65816
Jun 12, 2013
Some clear cases made of soft plastic like TPU can also turn yellow over time if exposed to a lot of sunlight.

I prefer colored TPU cases over clear. I have a Diztronic on my iPhone 5 and it's a superb case for $9. The fit and buttons are just perfect.