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AB

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14,695 posts

104 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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What have you got?

I used a Beyzacase for my 4 and have found these online for the 5...

http://www.beyzacases.com/pd-iphone-5-zero-series-...

I currently have the brown with blue stitching on the 4, having discovered it after having had the black/red for a while so passed the latter onto the OH.

Brilliant cases, don't add any bulk to the phone, hard wearing and offer fairly good protection.

So before I go ahead and order, I wanted to see what you guys had come up with any hear any feedback.

I also can't work out whether the tan/yellow is disgusting or actually quite nice.

My 5 is black/slate.

Incidentally, I came across these as well...

http://beyzacases.co.uk/astonmartin/#

I love them but not willing to pay the extra for it.

Oh, and I also love these...

http://www.beyzacases.co.uk/astonmartin/products/f...

RoadRailer

558 posts

137 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I'm awaiting an email to say speck have made a pixel skin hd case for my new shiny.

maniac886

770 posts

79 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I currently have the Tech 21 clear impact band along with Steinheil Series Ultra Oleophobic screen protector;


Tech 21 Impact Band

I also have a Griffin reveal case which I picked up for a fiver due to the free £10 O2 moments voucher;

Griffin Reveal case

I think however I will be getting the new Speck CandyShell satin which has just been released in the US so I can't imagine it being too long before it's available over here.

Speck CandyShell Satin

dickymint

13,062 posts

167 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I have a choice of two, i call them pockets, worked well for my 3 and 4 wink

Bungleaio

4,456 posts

111 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I only used the apple bumpers on my 4 up until my sister bought me a novelty cassette case one a couple of months ago but ideally I would like to return to the bumper now I've switched to the 5. I hope apple start making them.
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mrmr96

13,736 posts

113 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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AB

Original Poster:

14,695 posts

104 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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That sort of case really detracts from the phone in my opinion.

What's the point of having such an aesthetically pleasing handset and wrapping it in something like that!?

Gretchen

14,564 posts

125 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Mine...





The Gear4 one on the 4 has been fantastic, I also love that it looks like tyre tread on the reverse (after all the back of the black 4 is only black). Great protection.

The 5's Belkin clear case has been good so far. Haven't noticed it at all & like that the apertures for camera lens & volume controls etc are of good size.

Still aesthetically pleasing without looking like a leather wallet sock thing with some unrelated branded name in bold on it.

ETA. Socks are sweaty and smell wink


Caulkhead

4,938 posts

66 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I had a Speck Pixelskin case on my ip4 - I didn't really want one but Apple sent it me because the bloody phone would hardly work without it! biggrin

mrmr96

13,736 posts

113 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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AB said:
That sort of case really detracts from the phone in my opinion.

What's the point of having such an aesthetically pleasing handset and wrapping it in something like that!?
Because to me the main point of the phone is it's features, not its looks. I recognise that to some people they like the look of the phone and I agree that this case won't be suitable to them. They'd prefer a slip type case like those in the OP. I just want to be able to use it without fear of dropping or breaking it.

Timbuk2

1,401 posts

64 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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mrmr96 said:
The guy in the car phone warehouse tried to sell me that... rolleyes It triples the size of the phone at least!

Ended up with this "TECH21 D30 IMPACT SNAP":





AB

Original Poster:

14,695 posts

104 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Inside looks cool, outside looks ste, what is the point?

MrOrange

1,161 posts

162 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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AB said:
Incidentally, I came across these as well...

http://beyzacases.co.uk/astonmartin/#

I love them but not willing to pay the extra for it.
Ooooo. Liking the look of that, nice find

Timbuk2

1,401 posts

64 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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AB said:
Inside looks cool, outside looks ste, what is the point?
If I cared what it looked like then perhaps I wouldn't have bought a protective case (the point) that covered up the phone.

NDA

12,107 posts

134 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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AB said:
What have you got?

I used a Beyzacase for my 4 and have found these online for the 5...

http://www.beyzacases.com/pd-iphone-5-zero-series-...

I currently have the brown with blue stitching on the 4, having discovered it after having had the black/red for a while so passed the latter onto the OH.

Brilliant cases, don't add any bulk to the phone, hard wearing and offer fairly good protection.

So before I go ahead and order, I wanted to see what you guys had come up with any hear any feedback.

I also can't work out whether the tan/yellow is disgusting or actually quite nice.

My 5 is black/slate.

Incidentally, I came across these as well...

http://beyzacases.co.uk/astonmartin/#

I love them but not willing to pay the extra for it.

Oh, and I also love these...

http://www.beyzacases.co.uk/astonmartin/products/f...
Yep.

I've used these cases since they first came out. They're quality. End of. smile

AB

Original Poster:

14,695 posts

104 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Timbuk2 said:
If I cared what it looked like then perhaps I wouldn't have bought a protective case (the point) that covered up the phone.
That's fine.

What I mean is why did they make the inside of the case look quite nice but the outside so bland?

lawrence567

7,507 posts

99 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Gretchen said:
Mine...





The Gear4 one on the 4 has been fantastic, I also love that it looks like tyre tread on the reverse (after all the back of the black 4 is only black). Great protection.

The 5's Belkin clear case has been good so far. Haven't noticed it at all & like that the apertures for camera lens & volume controls etc are of good size.

Still aesthetically pleasing without looking like a leather wallet sock thing with some unrelated branded name in bold on it.

ETA. Socks are sweaty and smell wink
+1 I have this one also!

Timbuk2

1,401 posts

64 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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AB said:
That's fine.

What I mean is why did they make the inside of the case look quite nice but the outside so bland?
Oh ok, the inside is some impact material that goes hard on impact (the orange stuff) and the honey comb is for I don't know what! Admittedly it would probably look better inside out!

NSFW

1,467 posts

99 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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I really like the Spek one, how much is postage generally from them to the UK?

RemaL

23,330 posts

143 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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handy thread as I will have a iPhone 5 soon ( and my first ) I was wondering what was a good case and seems a good few ideas to start with on here