I Phone case help

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Bruceter, May 25, 2011.

  1. Bruceter

    Bruceter Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2000
    What kind of a case do you use for your I-Phone? My wife just got a new phone and needs a case for it.

    TIA

    Bruceter
     
  2. redplague

    redplague Basic Member Basic Member

    284
    Jan 24, 2010
    I use an Otterbox Defender. There's another model, the Commuter
    I think it's called, that's a little thinner for those who
    find the Defender too bulky.
     
  3. So-Lo

    So-Lo

    Jun 12, 2006
    Speck candy shell, hands down the best you can buy and it will still slide in and out of her pocket easy. I drop mine on pavement every now and then and it's good as new.

    They also come in a couple colors. :)


    Must have apps... :D

    Cut the Rope
    Words with Friends
    Doodle Jump
    Tilt to Live

    And my wife loves a little unknown app/game called, Quadrix :)

    If you want to edit the HD video, remember to hold to phone sideways, that way it will be in landscape mode. IMovie is the best video editing app, a little pricey at $4.99 but totally worth it if you want to edit on the phone.
     
  4. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    Another Otterbox Defender here. I am hard on phones, even durable phones have been murdered quickly.

    So far this case has kept my iphone safe.
     
  5. HAKnPocket

    HAKnPocket

    Mar 2, 2008
  6. Orion's Belt

    Orion's Belt

    Mar 15, 2010
    The Magpul cases are really cool. My friend has one on his 3GS and loves it. I know others who also swear by the Otterbox.
     
  7. notos&w

    notos&w

    650
    Jul 17, 2002
    +1. Like mine. Thanks Silenced America!
     
  8. Bruceter

    Bruceter Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2000
    Thanks for the help, she likes the look of the Otterbox defender.

    Bruceter
     
  9. dttomcat

    dttomcat

    Apr 14, 2007
    I use a Speck on my 3G. It was ~$35 IIRC. It has served me well even though a little piece broke off of the bottom after about 9 mos. It's a solid case and I would probably buy a new one. Also make sure to get a pack of slip covers to protect the touch screen. With this case and those screen protectors your wife's phone should stay like new. ;)
     
  10. rickdarris2004

    rickdarris2004

    849
    Feb 15, 2010
    I have both the Defender and Commuter. I prefer the commuter as its not huge and you still keep the general shape of the phone. I use the defender when I know the phone could face some major abuse. But the Commuter protects well for any other time.
     
  11. H2H907

    H2H907

    Dec 30, 2007
    I like my Otterbox.

    Magpul seems interesting, why don't they show a front view of it??
     
  12. Harry Callahan

    Harry Callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Otterbox defender here. What a great case.
     
  13. garciajr

    garciajr Gold Member Gold Member

    497
    Dec 19, 2004
    I have to completely agree! This is my system as well.
     
  14. Bronco

    Bronco Moderator Moderator

    Feb 25, 2000
    Check out the various YouTube vids for a front view. There's nothing really to see though. It's just open on the front.

    That said, the Magpul does look nice, but if you can stand a bit more bulk, the Otterbox Defender does provide more protection - particularly with the soft, flexible silicon covers that keep dust out of the charging port, headphone jack, etc.
     
  15. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    I'm another Defender fan. My phone has taken some hard knocks with no ill effects.

    Jeff
     
  16. medusaoblongata

    medusaoblongata

    May 1, 2000
  17. norcalblacktail

    norcalblacktail

    Jan 17, 2008
  18. LoveTheBlade

    LoveTheBlade Gold Member Gold Member

    192
    Sep 1, 2003
    I've had my iPhone for about two years now, and I've dropped the phone several times, it's been roughly handled at jobsites, covered in wood dust (I'm a carpenter) splashed with water, etc. I just took my phone out of the defender case and it literally looks brand new. The otterbox case is one of the few purchases I've made that has absolutely been worth the money I paid for it.
     
  19. TacticalDefenseGear

    TacticalDefenseGear

    3
    May 30, 2011
    I really like otter box cases. They include both a rubber skin and a hard plastic case. My kids haven't managed to break my phone yet.
     
  20. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    Otterbox Defender here also.
     

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