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Old 11-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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The iPhone 5 Case Thread

Please: If you want to crap on the iPhone stay out.

So I was thinking there should be an iPhone 5 case thread. The screens still can crack, and the iPhone 5 thread is now over 3,000 replies long.

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Model of Case:
Price:
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): (Yes/no)
Shock protection: (Scale 1-5)
Fit: Scale of 1-5
Problems: (almost all cases have one)
Texture/Grip:
Screen protector compatible: (Yes/no)
Pros:
Cons:
Other comments:
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Please try to post 1-2 pictures of the case.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Model of Case: Spigen SGP Ultra Thin Air
Price: $20
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): No
Shock protection: 2
Fit: 3
Problems: It is about .5mm too tall, and you can just barely push the phone up and down in the case if you try hard enough. Minimal button and top/bottom protection
Texture/Grip: Smooth and easy to hold:
Screen protector compatible: Yes
Pros: Very thin
Cons: Fit is poor
Other comments:
Link: Here


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Old 11-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Model of Case: Speck CandyShell Grip
Price: $18-$35
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): Yes
Shock protection: 4
Fit: 5
Problems: It's a bit hard to remove the phone
Texture/Grip: Very nice, smooth but with rubber grip inserts
Screen protector compatible: Yes, but be careful. It can cause them to bubble a tad if they aren't applied 100% centered.
Pros: Great protection, decent looking for the protection it offers, easy to hold, speakers seem to sound a little better than without a case
Cons: You can't see the phone, thicker than some
Other comments: The button feedback is very nice with this case.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Model of Case: Case Square Premium Phone Cover
Price: $4.20
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): Yes, barely. Around .5mm lip
Shock protection: 3
Fit: 5
Problems: Lock button is a bit hard to press, side TPU looks a tad cheap
Texture/Grip: Smooth and slightly pebbled back, typical TPU feeling sides
Screen protector compatible: Yes
Pros: Transparent back, very cheap, good protection, pretty thin
Cons: Lock button feedback, sides look a bit cheap
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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Model of Case: Luvvitt Cristal Hard Shell Anti-Scratch Clear Case
Price: $15
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): No
Shock protection: 2
Fit: 4
Problems: Minimal protection
Texture/Grip: A bit grippy on the back, a bit difficult to hold the sides
Screen protector compatible: Yes
Pros: Revealing, scratch protection
Cons: Very little impact protection, clear will scratch (although not as easily as most), squared back edges are a bit uncomfortable
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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The way I see it we're all on the OT forum, what do you call that?
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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I said screw it to cases! I got myself a Bodyguardz skin for the back and sides. Also put a screen protector and I am good to go!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
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Late entry.. Finally copied the pictures off of my camera. The cases look much darker, less contrast, etc in day to day use. Bad lighting and point and shoot camera flash made them look weird.

Model of Case: Poetic Bumper
Price: $5 (Now it is $10 or so)
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): Yes
Shock protection: no idea
Fit: good, very secure
Problems: Lightning cutout is too narrow for the connector to go all the way in the phone, does not affect charging and has been fixed in newer models.
Texture/Grip: none??
Screen protector compatible: Yes
Pros: Simplistic, and shows front and back of phone
Cons: Sleep button is quite a bit harder to push than normal.
Shiny plastic gets scuffed.
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Model of Case: ZooGue Social Case
Price: $4 (Free with $3.95 shipping)
Lay on table design (raised screen lip): Yes
Shock protection: no idea
Fit: Fits well, secure. Maybe a slight bit loose where a corner can pop part of the way out in your pocket.
Problems: It took 6 full weeks to arrive, because it was a pre-order
Texture/Grip: Textured edges, not rubbery, slightly flexible.
Screen protector compatible: Yes
Pros: It does the job and is cheap
Cons: Not worth the $15 normal price, not worth the long wait when "free"
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Here are the screen protectors I ordered btw: (I think) They were "generiks" brand and $3 for a 3 pack.
http://www.amazon.com/Generiks-Scree.../dp/B00996XLRK
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I have one on my iPhone 4 I love it
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Great thread zhp, just what I've been looking for. If my phone ever arrives, I will post up.....
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I have one on my iPhone 4 I love it
Looks like a fancy cutting board.
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ringke slim. dont feel like going through this whole process. seems resistant to drops well as ive dropped it a few times. alittle textured so it doesnt slip out of your hand. super slim. almost like it isnt there. i think its $10 on amazon
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...there is a 3000 post iPhone 5 thread on the front page! This has all been discussed in there a few times.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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Great thread zhp, just what I've been looking for. If my phone ever arrives, I will post up.....
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Looks like a fancy cutting board.
The Twig Case is a cooler version imo.

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ringke slim. dont feel like going through this whole process. seems resistant to drops well as ive dropped it a few times. alittle textured so it doesnt slip out of your hand. super slim. almost like it isnt there. i think its $10 on amazon
Does it have a lip for the screen?

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...there is a 3000 post iPhone 5 thread on the front page! This has all been discussed in there a few times.
Exactly... there are maybe 10-20 posts about iPhone cases within a 3,000 post, I don't-even-know-how-maybe pages thread. This is consolidated.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #18
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it's too bad that everyone wants to sh!t on a potentially awesome thread.

I would contribute, but I dont use a case, or screen protector for that matter
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Nope grove cases are way cooler.
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Does it have a lip for the screen?
A very small one. A screen protector fits with it too. It's awesome. I love it ill post a picture later
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