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Black_Mage
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reply to Mike

Re: iPhone 5 - Quest for a case

No case for me. The only reason I got one for the iPhone 4 was the antenna issue.



buckingham
Buckingham Pa
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reply to Mike

said by Mike:

I don't see any belt slide cases anywhere.

Am I the only person who likes this style?

I carry my iPhone 4 (as with the previous models, too) in a belt holster. My primary one is from Duluth Trading and is made of buffalo leather that matches the belt it rides on. I also have a black leather one for utility use. That said, I still put a thin polycarbonate case on my iPhone to protect it from general dings, etc., as well as to make it less slippery in my hand. The combo of the holster and the thin case is what I prefer and when I someday move to the next generation device, that will also be my preference. Hopefully, the case makers will come up with a holster that accommodates the extra length...they were slow on the uptake to adjust dimensions when the iPhone 4 came out.


Black_Mage
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reply to Mike

Forgot to mention, the case I had was ballistic. Looks like they are going to make iPhone 5 cases soon.

»www.goballisticcase.com/collecti···-5-cases



bobrk
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reply to Coma

said by Coma:

said by Mike:

I don't see any belt slide cases anywhere.

Am I the only person who likes this style?


Sure seems that way.

Personally, I have been using my iPhones naked in a leather slip case I made 5 years ago. Besides the cushioning from keys & coins, an additional benefit is that every time I pull it out of the slip case, it is clean with zero finger prints or smudges.

It always looks beautiful like the day it was purchased.

My nice soft pocket is my case. My jeans all have iPhone rectangles permanently faded into them now.


Jackarino
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reply to Mike

I like this one....

»www.incipio.com/index.php/cases/···ase.html



buckingham
Buckingham Pa
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reply to bobrk

said by bobrk:

My nice soft pocket is my case. My jeans all have iPhone rectangles permanently faded into them now.

Unfortunately, that's one of the "best" ways folks have found to crack their screens...wayward furniture corners and so forth. Several friends and family members have experienced that!


buckingham
Buckingham Pa
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Buckingham, PA
reply to Mike

Looks like my favorite case company has iPhone 5 products on the way... »www.case-mate.com/iPhone-5-Cases···ases.asp



Mike
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I would be pleased as punch if case mate released an updated one for a 5. The one for my 4 is my most favorite case, ever.

No one has a useful sliding belt-clip, yet. Click cases suck, they can get dislodged. Sliding is the way to go... yet NO ONE has one.
--
"If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.



buckingham
Buckingham Pa
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Buckingham, PA

Mike, Case-Mate seems to indicate that their iPhone 5 cases will be available to ship on the 21st.



Jackarino
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reply to Mike

Just preordered the Incipio Feather case for my iPhone 5



Mike
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reply to buckingham

None of them are for a belt. Therefore they mean nothing to me.

I don't understand how people can just throw a phone in your pocket and hope for the best.
--
"If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.



bobrk
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Why, if nothing else is in there?



Nezmo
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reply to Mike

said by Mike:

None of them are for a belt. Therefore they mean nothing to me.

I don't understand how people can just throw a phone in your pocket and hope for the best.

Personally, I cannot get on with a belt-type holster. I could never be a cop.
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bobrk
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said by Nezmo:

said by Mike:

None of them are for a belt. Therefore they mean nothing to me.

I don't understand how people can just throw a phone in your pocket and hope for the best.

Personally, I cannot get on with a belt-type holster. I could never be a cop.

Plus anything outside my pants always gets caught on stuff. TWSS!


buckingham
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reply to Mike

said by Mike:

None of them are for a belt. Therefore they mean nothing to me.

I don't understand how people can just throw a phone in your pocket and hope for the best.

I do agree with that. While I use a thin case on the phone itself, my iPhone lives in a belt holster whenever I'm awake and not actually holding it in my hand. Pockets are likely the primary reason for cracked screens in my observation...especially pants pockets. And we know how things easily fall out of shirt pockets...like my reading glasses do all too often.


Mike
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reply to bobrk

I have a wallet in one pocket.

I have keys, a swipe ID card in the other.

Out of spots.



bobrk
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I guess I have more pockets than you.



AnonFTW

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reply to Mike

Mike, is this close to what you are looking for?

»www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/stor···eId=5983



Mike
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what sorcery is this??

Yes exactly.

I like you.


zeejay

join:2011-12-14
reply to Nezmo

Ditto... Other than a bit of protection, I feel like another thing people go for nowadays is style.... If any of you guys use tumblr, you'd see a bunch of hipster/scene girls posing with custom iphone 5 cases like the ones from »www.zazzle.com/iphone5+cases or »pinterest.com/search/?q=iphone+cases

Honestly, I miss the days of Nokia tho ;D



mromero
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The O.C.
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reply to Mike

Click for full size
What Jony Ive thinks of cases....


Homunculus
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reply to Mike

I got my case from HandHeldItems.com yesterday. A day before I got my phone today. First thing I did was remove the plastic covering and put it in the case.

»www.handhelditems.com/twotone-ca···760.html

I got it in black. For $7, you can't go wrong. I had a TPU case for my 4 for 2 years, and it held up just fine. Even after a few drops. Of course it's no Otterbox... but it's not $50 either.
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Mike
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reply to AnonFTW

I got it today and it's pretty bad.

It's very hard plastic. I thought I was going to scratch it putting it on or damage it in some way. You need to apply NYPD force to get it off of the hip.

Couple good things - the clip seems strong, it protects the lens pretty good.

I'll keep looking but this is enough to shut me up a bit.

Adding - it retains an absolute putrid smell to it. It's like three tire fires and a hint of lemon
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"If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.



Coma
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said by Mike:

it retains an absolute putrid smell to it. It's like three tire fires and a hint of lemon


Ah yes, the lovely bouquet and fine fragrance of recycled dinosaur food.