Your take on holster cases for iP4?

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  1. Espo macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I used to use a belt holster case for my iPhone 3G. Something like this:

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/elan-holster-metal-iphone4

    What do you guys think about these type of cases?

    I ordered Bodyguardz, but now im debating, should I get a bumper or maybe a holster will provide better protection and may be even more convenient.

    What do you guys think? Any pros/cons?
     
  2. Polo5 macrumors regular

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    I have personally never liked these type of cases, the reason being that once is out of the holster the phone is completely vulnerable to any drops and that kind of stuff... again that's just me...
     
  3. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    I love holster cases. Makes for ease of access. I carry mine around naked in a holster. Using a DLO HipCase until Seidio releases the spring clip holster for the iPhone 4. Can't stand a case on any phone, especially on iPhone. They are just so darn sexy to cover up. My 3GS took a few low drops on a black-top driveway and a concrete garage floor. Just some minor nicks/scuffs in the corners. Guess I was lucky.
     
  4. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    I love the leather hip cases from marware, which I consider a few notches above quality than the griffin. They also have enough "play" that you can have your phone in a hard case (provided it is a thin one).

    The original had a subtle magnet latch that I prefered, but I guess magnets interfered with the phone and now its velcro for everyone.

    The marware originally had leather sides but they found it wore out and became unthreaded. The new rev has a tough black elastic band there to provide enough give to last longer.

    One more positive thing about marware.com: My original case wore out at the leather side strap. They replaced mine free of charge with the newer model, just asked for a photo of the damage. No questions after that, and the new case shipped quickly.

    No way I would not get the marware again.
     
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  6. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    I so hate velcro enclosures. Yuck! The Seidio spring clip holster rocks.
     
  7. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the velcro tends to wear.

    I was thinking that a holster may be more protective than a bumper because its enclosed so the front and back are always protected. The only time it would be out is when I'm using the phone and I don't remember dropping my phone when holding it. Most of the time my phone either hits something while in pocket or it may fall off my lap or pocket.

    I'd like to find one without velcro so it would last.
     
  8. walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that velcro tends to wear. I just hate the cheesy sound it makes when opening and closing the flap.
     
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  10. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is really nice, and no velcro.

    Please let us know how you like it.
     
  11. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    Just so you know, the Case-Mate Hipster is not really designed for the iPhone 4 at least according to Case-Mate.

    Editor's Note: This product was originally designed for the iPhone 3G / 3GS. After hearing from many customers who said it worked well with the new iPhone 4 we are now packaging it with an iPhone 4 screen protector! Since the design of the iPhone 4 is slimmer than the 3G, this case will have a slightly looser fit when compared to the 3G. Also, please note that the iPhone 4 Barely There is NOT compatible with this case.​

    Source:http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-4-Cases/Case-Mate-iPhone-4-Leather-Hipster.asp

    Dave
     
  12. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw. It looks like it fits a bit loose, but Casemate has made 1 specifically for the iphone 4 but its not available yet.
     
  13. djransom macrumors 68040

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    My case came Saturday afternoon and I must say that I actually do like it. The iPhone 4 slides in and out of the Hipster with ease pretty much. I used it all of yesterday and liked it. I almost had an accident where my i4 almost slipped of my hand so I had to go back to rockin my Speck Pixelskin though. I may end up selling my Hipster though.
     
  14. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

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    I luv the leather holsters.... I wish someone would make one with a metal snap button instead of the Velcro ... I have always used these cases but the Velcro gets weak after a while....
     
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    Covertec


    I use my Covertec case that was made for the Palm Treo and it has the magnetic snap and I never have had an issue with the magnet causing any problems. The case is one of the best made and seems to wear great, I have had it for over five years. I have used my Treo, 2g, 3g ,3gs ,and now my 4 in this case. I used a slim hard case with each of my iPhones and now a Bumper with my iPhone 4 and they fit fine, not too loose. The case swivels as well and the belt clip is covered in leather.
     

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  17. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502

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    Here's the holster I got for my iPhone 3G. It will also fit an iPhone 4 with bumper installed. It's a tight fit at first, but it will loosen up.
     
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  19. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Your pic didnt show up.

    I wanna do a holsters, with bumper and BGz skin.

    @ djransom.. Do u have a bumper? And if so, how is it with the case?
     
  20. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Seido Leather Case

    Anyone take a gander at Seido's new horizontal leather case?

    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/csl4iph4-h.htm

    It's still "coming soon" but I'm liking the look of it. I personally love the feel of smooth leather rather than the textured leather found on other many of the other leather cases from other manufacturers.

    They're also selling the same case but that fits an iPhone 4 equipped with their "Innocase", so this one might be of interest for those who use the bumper.
     

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