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    Default Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I am kind of super picky when it comes to iPhone cases ... the one that I absolutely loved on my iPhone 4 was the Quattro4 from Ivyskin(The best selection of Smart cases, and accessories for iPhone 4 / 4S and iPad 2 Quattro 4 iPhone 4 Case Only at IvySkin USA SmartCaseŽ store) I specifically like the piece of glass that covers the front.

    I really hate the big bulky Otterboxes and the stupid little plastic stickon screen covers. I want a full body case that is slim, made of a hard plastic(not rubbery), and preferably with a glass or plastic screen cover. I have contacted Ivyskin and they said they are working on new cases for the iPhone 5 but I was wondering if anyone else out there has found something similar to what i want?

    Thanks for any help!
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    Griffin Elan was an awesome case for my 4S... not sure they have a 5 version yet... I'm using an Otterbox Defender on my 5 so far liking it
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I bought the Defender by Otterbox as well. They have changed them for the better IMHO.
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    I'm in the same boat my friend. Absolutely cannot stand otter box, or really any TPU cases. I want something hard like metal/glass that's minimalistic yet offers a tiny bumper for screen protection as well. Apparently that doesn't exist. I'm looking at the mophie juice pack air as of right now. I do like the Ivy skin as well, I'll be looking out for the 5 version. For now I'm just rolling naked!
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I bought a Speck Candyshell and to my surprise I actually really like it. I am one that usually gets the thinnest cases possible.
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    Default Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/det...=1218747953679 this is the one I bought. It is really micro like it a lot.
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    Does the screen lose alot of sensitivity with the additional glass screen?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarisaKaye72 View Post
    I bought the Defender by Otterbox as well. They have changed them for the better IMHO.
    Did the screen lose a lot of sensitivity? Is the home button difficult to use?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    Incipio dualpro. Isn't bulky, but still feels like solid protection, I love it. Have a trident aegis which I found to be way too bulky.
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    Quote Originally Posted by weedr View Post
    http://www.prezzydeal.com/iphone5-cl...stic-case.html This iphone 5 case is similar to the case you recommended, it matches my white iphone 5 well,share my pictures here ...

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    Default Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I am patiently waiting on Lifeproof to release their case for the Five. I have one on my Four and LOVE it!

    Not as bulky as the Otterbox but offers awesome protection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I am patiently waiting on Lifeproof to release their case for the Five. I have one on my Four and LOVE it!

    Not as bulky as the Otterbox but offers awesome protection!
    I'm with you but for me it is a race between Lifeproof and Taktik. I'm torn between the trade offs. Lifeproof is submersible. The only thing I did not like was how the plastic screen is easily scratched. Enter Taktik with Gorilla Glass. This case is absolutely sick! Its built like a tank! I've decided I will get which ever one releases first. Secretly I'm hoping its Taktik.

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    Default Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    How long did it take for you to get your Prezzy case?
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    Default Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I returned my otterbox today although it has improved 2 reasons made me

    One dust an dirt kept building up over the camera area and the ear speaker on the front .. More just me being picky and not wanting to see it

    And second was the edges made it hard for me to type especially letters on the edge of the screen .. This is just me thou I'm sure
    But I did like the over all protection

    I ended up getting a slim belkin candy shell so far I like it simple and I like touching the actual screen .. never really been a fan of screen protectors and never have had a scratch
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    Quote Originally Posted by count123 View Post
    I'm with you but for me it is a race between Lifeproof and Taktik. I'm torn between the trade offs. Lifeproof is submersible. The only thing I did not like was how the plastic screen is easily scratched. Enter Taktik with Gorilla Glass. This case is absolutely sick! Its built like a tank! I've decided I will get which ever one releases first. Secretly I'm hoping its Taktik.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 2
    Wow! I had not seen the Taktik before! I think it is a bit too big for me, but it does look great. Wonder why Lifeproof can't do the gorilla glass instead of that plastic?
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Z View Post
    I want something hard like metal/glass that's minimalistic yet offers a tiny bumper for screen protection as well. Apparently that doesn't exist.
    have a look at the Gear4 Thin Ice case. It's hard clear plastic with a thin lip. It really doesn't obscure the beautiful linbes of the phone and it adds a little bit of protection to it. I have one and love it, although I am in need of something a bit more rugged too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Wow! I had not seen the Taktik before! I think it is a bit too big for me, but it does look great. Wonder why Lifeproof can't do the gorilla glass instead of that plastic?
    If they could it would be the perfect case for me
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    I'm waiting for Vaja to make an iPhone 5 case. I've had a Vaja for every iPhone and I love them.

    Last one I got, though, did have a problem. If you get one do not get the ones with different colored stripes. Over time the leather does dry and shrink(this happened at about 1 1/2 years) and the leather seperated at the stripes. I still kept the case for another 6 months before I decided to roll naked with my IPhone 4, so i definitely got
    My money's worth. This time I'll be buying a Vaja case that is a solid color, like the one I had for the 3GS. That one lasted till I got the 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    have a look at the Gear4 Thin Ice case. It's hard clear plastic with a thin lip. It really doesn't obscure the beautiful linbes of the phone and it adds a little bit of protection to it. I have one and love it, although I am in need of something a bit more rugged too.
    Hmm the thin ice case doesn't have a lip protecting the screen, only the sides of the phone. But I do like the icebox edge though!! Thanks man! I'll be looking out for this case.
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    Speck Candyshell and SGP ultra crystal screen shield. Love it!
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    If you are picky but also flexible on your options, I recommend a leather case or sleeve from AtelierPall.com

    They have handmade iPhone leather cases that really deserve a look. Mine is a brown leather sleeve and I'm more than satisfied with it.
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    Wow, the Taktik case is amazing, may have to try one!

    I am not a fan of the LP case, although its good for the beach and whatnot, it's not practical for daily use. When I had one no one could hear me when talking to them and the speaker was too muffled for me.

    OP, just go to best buy and try cases on, it's the only way to choose.
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    Book Book by Twelve South!!
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    Default Re: Looking for an iPhone 5 Case ... very picky!

    I found the cases on carypr.com to be pretty nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herela View Post
    http://www.prezzydeal.com/iphone5-cl...stic-case.html This iphone 5 case is similar to the case you recommended, it matches my white iphone 5 well,share my pictures here ...

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    This is actually a nice case.. I might consider getting one.. Where can I buy one or do I have to buy it online?

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