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2597 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2009 5:04 AM by Tom-Bo-Mac RSS
  • CnDnMax Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 8:08 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    I've been using the switch easy Rebel for a while now. It offers good protection and u can easily customize it with different colors. I never liked hard cases because its almost certain that it will scratch the phone. you can find these cases on ebay and they come with a free belt holder that fits perfectly with the case on.
    Windows XP Pro
  • pwolz Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2009 8:15 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    Otterbox Defender. A little bulky -- certainly not sleek like the iFrogz -- but I have dropped my phone several times and after 2 years and several slides across the asphalt, still not a mark on it. I pre-ordered my new 3GS and had the new Otterbox here before the phone arrived. $29.95 on Ebay.
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  • erikfsn Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 8:42 PM (in response to GaGa4Mac)
    GaGa4Mac,

    Vaja cases will, like other cases, add bulk to the phone. It's hard for me to say whether or not it's too much bulk for you. It's been only a minor problem for me.

    I haven't noticed any scratching from the case.

    The exposed corner (at camera) is vulnerable. I dropped one of my earlier phones a few times and one time it landed right on that corner.
    imac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 8:55 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    JDUBcsu wrote:

    Does anyone have experience with either of these cases: if so list pros and cons

    1) http://www.switcheasy.com/products/Neo/Neo.php#
    2) http://www.switcheasy.com/products/RebelSerpent/RebelSerpent.php?color=black


    I have one of the Rebel cases (not this one). Don't like it because the case covers the volume controls and when holding the phone in landscape I change the ringer volume without knowing it. Hole for earphone jack is a bit small (on the Rebel I have) and I had to ream it out a bit.

    3) http://www.agent18.com/productdetail/iphones/ecoshield-slider-for-iphone/136.asp x


    I have one of the simpler Agent 18 cases and it is what I use now: No unplanned volume changes. Good fit and volume controls and top switch are exposed. Also very good clearance around earphone jack.

    4) http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8990309&type=product&id=1218006820 552&ref=06&loc=01&cisrc=14110944&cisku=8990309


    Incase sliders have a good reputation.

    One place to get good reviews of cases they sell is the Apple Store:

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shopiphone/iphoneaccessories/cases?n=iphone3&mco=MTY1NDIwNQ&s=topRated

    Lots of data there (just click on a case) to wade through but may be helpful.

    Phil

    Message was edited by: w7ox
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Dell WinXP Desktop ; iPhone 3G[S]
  • .narcan. Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2009 9:09 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    ah stuff the cases, just go bare back.. looks much nicer
  • GaGa4Mac Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 9:19 PM (in response to erikfsn)
    Eriksfsn

    Thanks for your input!
    PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), PowerBook G4, iPhone 3G s (32 GB)
  • mhornet18 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jun 26, 2009 9:21 PM (in response to pwolz)
    pwolz wrote:
    Otterbox Defender. A little bulky -- certainly not sleek like the iFrogz -- but I have dropped my phone several times and after 2 years and several slides across the asphalt, still not a mark on it. I pre-ordered my new 3GS and had the new Otterbox here before the phone arrived. $29.95 on Ebay.

    I agree. I've had an otterbox on every iPhone I've had. 1st gen, 3G and now my 3GS and this is by far the only case I've found that I like and protects my phone. I go through tons of cases with this phone and previous models of phones. I love this case. Very good protection.
    HP, Windows XP
  • stormshadow10 Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2009 9:54 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    Otterbox defender is the best protection
    MacBook early2008 2.4ghz peryen, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2gb of ram, 250hd,white iphone 16gb 22'' BW2232 PLUS
  • vc454469 Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2009 10:05 PM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    griffin wave case
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  • jax44 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 4:43 AM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    The incase slider is great for my taste. Fits nice, not bulky, all black matte finish with good gripability (new word!)
    24" 2008 imac 3.06 ghz 4 g ram Nvidia GeForce 8800 gs, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iphone 3gs 32 gb
  • Tom-Bo-Mac Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2009 5:04 AM (in response to JDUBcsu)
    I just my 3GS and a Griffin Clarifi:
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/clarifi

    The Clarifi seems to be similar to the Incase, only that it has a slidable macro lens built in, that can double as a protector for the iPhone's camera. The camera lens cover on the iPhone scratches extremely easily and if it does it basically renders the camera useless. So the Clarifi is a good investment, even if you don't use the macro lens. It also hardly adds to the size of the iPhone and all buttons remain easily accessible.

    Tom
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