iPhone 5 perfect case thread....

Discussion in 'Detailing Bliss Lounge' started by dsms, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. dsms

    dsms DB Forum Supporter

    For those of you who have a 5 what cases are you using? Anybody upset that they want to protect this beautiful phone yet don't want to hide its great design and slim form factor?

    WIthout any case the phone has a great feel and is noticeably lighter and thinner than previous models. With a case it very much feels just like a 4/4s in your hands.

    I found several cases that are .5mm or thinner online, some look durable some look like garbage. I am not looking for drop off a ladder protection but just want something thats adds little to no bulk and does an okay job protecting the back of the phone.

    What are ya'll using? ... damn right I said ya'll
  2. Swanicyouth

    Swanicyouth Two Bucket System Washer

    Well, my IPhone 5 is on order, but my IPhone 4 lives in its OtterBox. It may not be the most attractive case, but I like it in a utilitarian sort of way. I live with this phone. I use it 24/7. I use it a work to look up drug information, use it my car for music and Sirius, use it at home constantly, use it as a remote for my TV, use it as my music source while detailing, and occasionally even make a call on it.

    The device is too important (and too expensive to replace outside of contract) for me to use anything but the best protection.
  3. MelF1fan

    MelF1fan Birth of a Detailer

    I don't have an iPhone 5 yet but for the many cases i have for my 4S i liked the Element Cases


    They are pricey especially their billet aluminum ones but are very stylish - i have the Formula 4 case which i use the most.

  4. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

  5. Obsessive Detail

    Obsessive Detail Pro Detailer - Lifetime Member

    I love the Lifeproof case I have on my Iphone 4. This case is waterproof and completely sealed, don't get any lint or dust inside the case. Who knows how long it will be before Lifeproof releases the Iphone 5 case.
  6. Gale Force

    Gale Force Obsessive Detailer

    After owning every popular case ever made for the iphone 4, I got away from using a case altogether. For my iPhone 5 I added a Spigen GLAS.tR screen protector. The rest of the time it resides in an empty pocket.
  7. scheerspeed

    scheerspeed DB Forum Supporter

  8. kaisernaut

    kaisernaut DB Forum Supporter

  9. Obsessive Detail

    Obsessive Detail Pro Detailer - Lifetime Member

  10. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    I got the bumper case from Amazon, doesn't add much to the phone and gives a little protection in case it falls. Costs like $10. I didn't want to put on a bulletproof case and have it feel like I have another wallet in my pocket.

  11. GoFast908Z

    GoFast908Z DB Pro Supporter

    Thanks given for the link! AWESOME cases! I don't know which one to pick! What made you pick the Formula 4 over the other ones?
  12. GoFast908Z

    GoFast908Z DB Pro Supporter

    Great, another awesome case to consider! Now the decision is even tougher lol. I'm so ready to ditch the Otter Box!
  13. dblackn

    dblackn Two Bucket System Washer

  14. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    Wait for the Element cases, I love them, they are incredible.
    fit and finish are spot on, and the mill work is quality.


    Id get an Iphone5, just so I can rock the Sector_5

    He is working on a case/bumper for the S3.....

    When I had my 4s, I used element cases....... or just ran it naked with a carbon back plate, I loved the two tone look.


    This did make me laugh

    Gotta say, I have seen a 50 BMG take down a car at 1/2 mile away, leaving a hole the size of your fist clean through the block.

    I was surprised the Iphone5 actually did not disintegrate.

  15. Chaseme

    Chaseme DB Forum Supporter


    I have a great solution for you that won't hamper the beautiful slim size (Jony Ive would be proud).

    It's not a case per se but it will keep scuffs off the back, add some grip in the hands and on slippery fabric, and help it glide nicely on hard surfaces.

    Killspencer Alcantara Midnight Black Veil $25


  16. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    ^^^ I really like that, its clean and very simple
  17. Gale Force

    Gale Force Obsessive Detailer

    I like that Alcantara back until I went to order it. They want $28.25 to ship one to Canada! And that's the cheap shipping method!
  18. dsms

    dsms DB Forum Supporter

    That veil is sweet! May need to pick one up hmm

    You guys found some pocket tanks... I bought one today off amazon thats .1mm thin, I do not think this one is bulletproof but maybe it will get the job done lol Its called the switcheasy NUDE
  19. JSF721

    JSF721 Jedi Nuba

    We are an Apple iPhone family.

    Mine is naked with a Scratch Dummy/ Now Ghost Armor film. I think it is like a PPF for the iPhone. I have it on the screen and back. Very durable and over the years I have nicked mine but for $ 5 bucks they will re-do-it at the Kisok in the mall in 15 minutes. Think it cost $35 dollars to do front and back originally. This is scratch protection, not drop protection IMHO. I also use a Verizon snap on shell case with Holster ocassionally. THis fits right over the film no issues other than my kids tell me it is not Kool to wear your phone on you belt Dad!

    My children both have the iP4S and one has the Otterbox defender and all I can say it that it is 14 year old boy proof. He had the same case on the 4 and the 4S and it protected the phone well. Zero damage issues. I have had the exterior silicone cover replaced 2x in 2 years at no charge when the charging and ear phone flaps "fell off". No questions asked other than when did you buy it,and where to ship the replacement.

    My older son has the lifeproof for the 4S. Noticeable slimmer than the otterbox, waterproof and most importantly for him-more stylish. It is made of a material that slides in and out of his pocket easier. We did had the charging port door begin to fail. it would not stayt closed and was damaged as a result. They also replaced it at no charge. This case comes with a waterproof extension that you need for the headphones. I did not realized this at the time of purchase. Not the biggest deal but you should know if ahead of time. Hopefully they will work that out and eliminate the need for it on the iP5 case. The lifeproof offers alot of protection and adds minimal bulk to the phone.

    If I were going to get a case, I would opt for the lifeproof over the Otterbox simply becasue it is slimmer and less bulky.

    We sell our old iPhones for a good chunk of change after they get upgraded. Most recently my younger son turned his into gamestop for quite a large credit for games. They are usually in prestine condition becasue they are placed in cases or wrapped upon purchase.

    Good Luck and enjoy the phone.
  20. RaskyR1

    RaskyR1 Jedi Nuba

    I've never liked the idea of cases on my phone and I've never had any issue dropping or breaking my 3G or my 4. I have the 5 now and I did pick up some screen protectors for cheap and they look/work great and don't take away from the look of the phone.


    I really like the Veil that Chase posted though and I'll have to pick that up! :)

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