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MrGadget09 Level 1 (0 points)
I've had both the Incase Slider and the Incase Protective cover. I returned both after a while.

Incase Protective Cover - stretch at the bottom, but good feel

Incase Slider - doesn't stretch but will crack when dropped unlike the rubber case

So rubber cases don't crack and hard cases don't stretch. I used to think hard cases were better until I realized that they scratch the phone and crack when dropped on impact.

Can anyone recommend any rubber cases that don't stretch? Also, I was disappointed with the Power Support Air jacket that I just trashed it. I threw away the screen protectors too because I could never get air bubbles off. Also, the invisible shield started to crack.

Gateway Laptop, Windows Vista, iPhone 3G 16GB (Black)
  • MrGadget09 Level 1 (0 points)
    I do think stretches are really annoying and I never drop my phone. I'm considering the Speck CandyShell.
  • Jason L Community Specialists

    You can find a list of cases with reviews on the Apple online store.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    I've settled on the iSkin Revo. I don't make use of the plastic cover.
  • MrGadget09 Level 1 (0 points)'s personal preference. I guess my problem was that I don't really like cases much because I want the actual feel and look of the phone. I've never used cases on any of my devices before except the Samsung Behold which was really ugly after putting on a gel case for it.

    I'm gonna stick to my hard sleeve. You can close this topic and thanks for replies.
  • audiaudio Level 1 (55 points)
    The iFrogz Luxe is a good case. Silky feel, does not scratch the phone, very nice slim fit. Inexpensive.

    Click here:
  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)
    Agreed... the iFrogz Luxe is a great case.
  • gilesjuk Level 2 (195 points)
    No case is going to guarantee your phone works after it has been dropped.

    If that's your primary purpose for using a case then save your cash and take out insurance.

    A case would need to be air cushioned (think airbag) to protect the phone. You'll minimise external damage to the casing, but the shock and (slightly reduced) impact can still break stuff.
  • Monty1945 Level 3 (690 points)

    It's hard to beat a good leather case, and it forms to the iPhone perfectly. I like the Case-mate brand, but I have an Italian leather one that is very similar.

    I don't use those shields, as the touch is glass and very hard to scratch up. I've had this iPhone since the 3G became available, I carry it in my shirt pocket, and it still has no scratches on it. The old iPhone looks as good as the day it was bought, too, no shield either.

    The good Leather cases offer a fair amount of drop protection and they are pretty thin.

  • NUTTBALL763 Level 1 (10 points)
    I currently have the Invisible Shield front cover on my phone. I then have the phone incased in the Otter Box Defender Case (I removed the screen protector it comes with cause of the I.S.) I love this case. It does add some bulk, but it covers all of the openings and has filters to even cover the ear and speaker holes. Keeps all of the dirt and dust off the phone, its completely incased.
  • Macaby Level 3 (910 points)
    I tried a couple of rubber cases and didn't like any of them. The case I'm using now is the Coutour "flip". The bottom flips up to give greater access to input port. I bought it strictly for the flip feature as I have a devise that won't connect unless the bottom of the IP is completely open.

    The Coutour is made out of a material that seems to be a soft plastic. It scratches easily on the back from mostly going into and out of my pocket. Case fits very tight and looks like actual IP case.

    I have the front covered by a zagg invisible shield. Great combination and one I won't be changing anytime soon.
  • MrGadget09 Level 1 (0 points)
    I went to Apple looking for the Speck CandyShell but they were sold out. Instead, I re-bought the Incase Slider (gray this time) and I love it. I also bought a screen protector to go with it.

    I'm gonna say I love this case. I should never have returned it in the first place and wasted $35 on the Power Support Air Jacket.

    Ah well, this will be my main case from now on and I highly recommend it. I even got a screen protector (some default one at the mall) and it works nice. Though it is noticeable in light, it actually feels better than my old Invisible Shield. It's not bulky like the IS and I can slide my fingers on the screen as if I didn't have any screen protector on at all.

    So I actually do prefer cases because the iPhone 3G has a plastic back this time, which is more fragile than the original iPhone.

    If it was the original iPhone, I'd just buy a sleeve/pouch. This is just my opinion. So the $17 pouch I bought from Best Buy will sit in my box unused from now on.
  • mooseski Level 1 (0 points)
    Here is the case that I bought. I really like it because the bottom slides off so I can put it on my desk charger.
  • jordiemc Level 1 (0 points)
    i use neither.
    try an invisible shield from jagg they really do work no scratches but no protection if you drop it though hope i could help
  • MrCourtney Level 1 (0 points)
    +I've settled on the iSkin Revo. I don't make use of the plastic cover.+

    Same here but I'm concerned about the RevoClip marring the screen if I use it with the screen facing inwards. Any experience with that?

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