- 10-11-2011, 02:00 PM #51
- 10-12-2011, 10:06 AM #52
- 10-12-2011, 10:32 AM #53iPhone Newbie
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Best one I have seen so far is the brushed aluminum case-mate....seems to protect well too. I have an issue with any otterbox that isn't the full blown one, you pay $50 for a rubber piece and a plastic snap over it....to me that doesn't provide any more protection that the mall-kiosk off brand ones you can buy. In my experience, get a 1 piece, slip on with hard elements and maybe some gripping, or rubber material on the sides for bounce if you drop it on your desk or a short distance.
The inherent problem with a lot of cases is they sacrifice the core of the phone (size, comfort in pocket) for protection.
Lest us not forget the sheer AGONY of pulling a sticky case out of your pocket, and your money comes flying out...
I really like the bolt on style aluminum ones as well...but a little pricey...
- 10-13-2011, 12:53 PM #54
- 10-13-2011, 07:00 PM #55
- 10-13-2011, 07:08 PM #56
I know the listing says it will fit the 4S, but can anyone verify if it truly will? The price is too right to pass up on, as long as it will fit the 4S.
- 10-14-2011, 10:42 AM #57
- 10-14-2011, 11:05 AM #58
If I ever decided to get a case, it would be one of these.
Though they are freaking expensive. They look amazing though[/QUOTE]
I've had the Black Ops case for about 6 months now and though it definitely has a bad-*** factor to it, I'm not sure if I'd buy it again. Being aluminum with hard edges your fingers will get sore from normal use/holding. I'm definitely not a wuss about it, but there are definitely more comfortable cases around. On the pro side it wears REALLY well, I think I have one VERY slight mar in the finish from dropping it, no other wear and tear whatsoever.
The white one looks like it has slightly smoother lines, I might give that one a shot for my white 4S. That or the Book Book, or possibly the Oakley or Magpul cases for more affordability.
- 10-14-2011, 11:42 AM #59
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- 10-22-2011, 12:40 AM #61
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- 11-02-2011, 05:35 PM #63
I also have the Moshi iVisor Screen Cover in black/clear. These are also available in white/clear. Love the smooth matte texture like the Power Support screen covers.
Moshi iVisorAG for iPhone 4/4S
For those of you who have the black iPhone but would like to mix it up a bit, you can get a white Candyshell (with grey, black or pink rubber trim) and a white Moshi iVisor and it looks like you have an all-white iPhone.
If you buy these in person, be sure that you check the camera openings. Some of the older cases have the smaller camera openings which result in the flash bouncing back in photos when using a 4S. The newer cases have a dime-size-ish opening.
My husband has the all-black Otterbox Defender with holster. Pretty bulky, but he is always dropping his phone so he needs the extra protection. He doesn't keep it in his pocket anyway so the bulkiness isn't an issue.
- 11-02-2011, 05:40 PM #64
- 11-02-2011, 08:43 PM #65
- 11-02-2011, 10:26 PM #66
On the Field Case, the ribs extend across the entire case, from the edges across the back.
On the Executive Field Case, the ribs are only on the sides of the case, leaving a smooth surface on the back with no ribs crossing over.
Both are excellently built cases. My only concern that may prove to be unfounded is that I haven't found the Field Case for the Verizon iPhone, only the AT&T version. They may be out there and I haven't stumbled across them, but for now, I'm Executive (Orange, Black, and Flat Dark Earth) only.
- 12-30-2011, 07:11 PM #67
- 12-30-2011, 09:01 PM #68