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TripleB 10-04-2012 05:37 AM

Best Cell Phone Case?
 
Getting ready to buy an iPhone 5 for my 16 year old daughter (as of Sunday).

Who makes the best case for protecting it against drops?

Probably don't want anything too bulky since it is for a 16 year old female who will probably carry it in her pocket or in this small 'little larger than a wallet' type thing she carries.

Thanks.

TripleB

Mauvaise 10-04-2012 05:48 AM

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Seidio's cases:

http://www.amazon.com/Seidio-CSK3IPH...eidio+iphone+5

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coolblue123 10-04-2012 07:25 AM

FWIW, cnet says there are some cases which mimics some well known brands cases. They cost well under $10 on the bay:
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7...laxy-s3-cases/

I am currently one of those right now, can't tell any difference except it doesn't have the brand name and an extra $20 in my pocket.

GenesisTurbo 10-04-2012 07:41 AM

for my cellphones i always used Otterbox Defender but you said you don't want it to be too bulky i would go with a Speck case durable yet simple. It's worth the money i can guarantee you.

http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-...e-5-cases.html

stringertom 10-04-2012 07:44 AM

A friend of mine gave me a *speck rubberized cover for my iPhone 3G when I bought it more than two years ago...the phone is still in mint condition today. It's a bit bulky but I don't mind bcoz it has saved me several times when I have dropped the phone on hard floors and concrete.

LuckyR 10-04-2012 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TripleB (Post 6934988)
Getting ready to buy an iPhone 5 for my 16 year old daughter (as of Sunday).

Who makes the best case for protecting it against drops?

Probably don't want anything too bulky since it is for a 16 year old female who will probably carry it in her pocket or in this small 'little larger than a wallet' type thing she carries.

Thanks.

TripleB


Word of advice, once you decide on the brand, let her pick out the color/design.

vive le beau jeu ! 10-04-2012 08:03 AM

very satisfied with this one:
http://www.case-mate.eu/sony-ericsso...ugh-cases.html


Feņa14 10-04-2012 09:00 AM

Speck CandyShell, or Otterbox Commuter.

TripleB 10-04-2012 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Feņa14 (Post 6935407)
Otterbox Commuter.

How is the piece that covers the front of the phone?

Is there a seperate piece that covers the glass or is the piece that covers the front glass built into the Otterbox Commuter?

The reason I ask is because I got an inexpensive screen protector for my Droid 4 that I love. I would like to use the same one on her iPhone 5 and then just use the Otterbox to cover the rest of the phone.

Thanks.

TripleB

Tennisguy3000 10-04-2012 09:26 AM

The iPhones are expensive pieces of kit (I love mine) but its worth the exta $ to protect them... go with the Otterbox Defender Series ;-) I slammed a car door on mine once after getting out of a car... was fine :)


http://www.otterbox.com/


Youtube Video about the case http://youtu.be/d7e_UZc1BwE

Tennisguy3000 10-04-2012 09:36 AM

She can choose her fave color here: http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-5-Def...iphone-5-cases


Feņa14 10-04-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TripleB (Post 6935436)
How is the piece that covers the front of the phone?

Is there a seperate piece that covers the glass or is the piece that covers the front glass built into the Otterbox Commuter?

The reason I ask is because I got an inexpensive screen protector for my Droid 4 that I love. I would like to use the same one on her iPhone 5 and then just use the Otterbox to cover the rest of the phone.

Thanks.

TripleB

It comes with a screen protector yes, just one of those separate adhesive ones that you have to line up and stick on, like you have.

The Otterbox Commuter is then a two piece case, the first is rubber which absorbs any shock if it gets dropped, then the harder outter case is the first line of defence I suppose.

I think they're probably the best mix of protection and style. You see some protective cases and they are incredibly ugly and bulky, whilst some look nice and are thin, but are useless in the protection department. For me, this is the best of both worlds.

I found a video you might be interested in, it's the only one I could find showing the pink case, which i'm guessing your daughter would be looking to get :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9MD2A7hvM

It shows the component parts, the separate screen protection you were interested in and also shows what the colour would look like on her phone. It's a bit of a cheesy, rehearsed video it seems, but still.


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