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iPhone cases necessary?

1565 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2008 3:28 PM by OtterBoxLover RSS
Chennie Calculating status...
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Apr 1, 2008 6:26 PM
There are lots of options for casing iPhones, first are they really necessary in terms of protection? If so, which is better? Plastic or rubber ones? Does the InCase plastic slider case scratch your phone when you slight it on since it seems like a real tight fit. I hear that the rubber one made by InCase losses elasticity over just a few months. Any different options?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Justin83 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Apr 1, 2008 6:36 PM (in response to Chennie)
    I have been threw a lot of cases for my iphone. Right now I have the incase slider, yes it does scratch the chrome some what. I also have the otterbox case and that I feel is the best case if you are looking for protection. You can check it out at www.otterbox.com I like the incase slider because it fits in my pocket really well and it feels like there isn't a case on it.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iphone, 30gig ipod.
  • NEU2013 Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2008 7:07 PM (in response to Chennie)
    i've had my iPhone since june and had 1 case which i used for 2 days...i personally think it's stupid to cover up such a beautiful piece of machinery. So in the past 10 months i've dropped my phone a bunch of times and there's 1 tiny bump on the top, it's no biggie. also there are a few scratches no big ones. the only thing i have bought to protect it is the clear film cover. Not 1 scratch on the screen! so unless your wicked anal about tiny scratches or a little bump dont get a case for it, just a screen protector...the cases are completely unnecessary
    iBook G4, iPhone
  • Earless Puppy Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2008 7:13 PM (in response to Chennie)
    IMHO these are the best of each kind..... It is awesome without a case, but I think after the first drop you will regret not protecting your baby

    leather case:
    http://www.vajacases.com/home/home_en.html

    soft rubber case:
    http://www.iskin.com.revo

    hard plastic case:
    http://www.switcheasy.com/iPhone.htm

    Newest cool case:
    http://ivyskin.com/detail.php?proid=50

    Total protection:
    http://www.otterbox.com/products/ipodcases/iphonecase/
  • Justin83 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Apr 1, 2008 7:19 PM (in response to Chennie)
    You have to kinda pull on it the first time. Now I can get mine off kinda easy, it still stays on though.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iphone, 30gig ipod.
  • pwolz Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2008 8:37 PM (in response to Chennie)
    I think I have one of every style case -- spent way too much looking for that right one -- and in my opinion, none compares to the Otterbox Defender. It is so totally protected that nothing can get to the phone. I have dropped it several times and it still looks brand new. And there is nothing that can compare to Otterbox customer service. Those people are absolutely the greatest!
    PC, Windows Vista
  • OtterBoxLover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2008 3:28 PM (in response to pwolz)
    I totally agree with you pwolz...the protection is just unbeatable. I actually got mine from another store (Semsons & Co. Inc.) because they had it for $10 cheaper AND it was free shipping (check out their blog for coupon codes: http://semsons.blogspot.com - scroll down a little). Nothing beats free shipping...I ended up saving a lot of money! (I'm a starving college student looking for change on the street)

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