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    Default Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    Has anyone tried LifeProof case for iPhone5?
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    I just got a Spigen NEO Hybrid EX Slim bumper case. (I have the Bodygaurdz PURE screen protector and a Zagg on the back and they work fine with this case.)

    The case is very nice--with my black iPhone 5, the "Metal Slate" color looks very close to the phone's color and blends in well.

    Is it thin? Yes, but not super thin like I'm looking for. It feels very nice but not as nice as the metal of a naked 5 or, perhaps, a metal bumper case.

    The problems I've had are due to the bottom ports: I have a PROCLIP in my car with Lightening charging cable and I had to file away parts of the case's charge port and then color the marks with a gray Sharpie pen (yes, a bit OCD, thank you very much!). I also had to file and make the headphone jack bigger because my Westone earphones and my over-the-ear headphones have plugs with a base with a diameter that's too large. All are working now, however.

    I'm still looking for a metal bumper that's very, very thin. There's a Kickstarter project claiming to fit my criteria and I've ordered one. If and when it becomes a reality, I'll let y'all know how well it works as far as THIN and FEELS CLOSE TO NAKED goes!
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    Default Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drow-NIN View Post
    Elago S5 Slim Fit (with apple logo cutout), I've used them all and this is the best "thin" case IMO. $10.99 on Amazon.
    Just looked this up and it looks sweet. I think I may pick this one up.


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    Default Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    AppleCare+ is the thinnest!
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    Default Re: Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    This is probably a great place to ask my question, rather than starting a new thread on the issue.

    I'm looking for a thin case that has the following criteria.
    - Must cover the back and all sides, including top and bottom, with cut outs or rubber 'over buttons' where applicable.
    - Must have a slight (and I mean slight) lip on the front and not intrude too much onto the phone face.
    - Needs to be thin but must offer as much protection as it can (yes, it's an oxymoron, I realise)

    I have an Incipio Dual Pro case and whilst it has great protection, it is too deep (half an inch) and the lip on the front is too much for me. Coupled with the fact that the silicone inner case is very flexible and lint gets trapped underneath it and the rubber volume buttons are sometimes difficult to locate by touch only. Ideally, i'd like a case that has the same dimensions except just not as deep and with slightly more protruding buttons on a slightly firmer silicone for ease of use. A dual layer case would be ideal.

    Does anyone know of any cases that fit this criteria please?
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    Look into the tech 21! Very thin and great protection.
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    Look at cazethinedge for the iPhone 5, amazing case, just got one. Very thin bumper and feels very smooth loving it.
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    Default Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    Look into the tech 21! Very thin and great protection.
    Are they're different models from Tech 21? If so, which are using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgl321 View Post
    Are they're different models from Tech 21? If so, which are using?
    I'm using the tech 21 impact mesh (smoked) very low profile and great protection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    This is probably a great place to ask my question, rather than starting a new thread on the issue.

    I'm looking for a thin case that has the following criteria.
    - Must cover the back and all sides, including top and bottom, with cut outs or rubber 'over buttons' where applicable.
    - Must have a slight (and I mean slight) lip on the front and not intrude too much onto the phone face.
    - Needs to be thin but must offer as much protection as it can (yes, it's an oxymoron, I realise)

    I have an Incipio Dual Pro case and whilst it has great protection, it is too deep (half an inch) and the lip on the front is too much for me. Coupled with the fact that the silicone inner case is very flexible and lint gets trapped underneath it and the rubber volume buttons are sometimes difficult to locate by touch only. Ideally, i'd like a case that has the same dimensions except just not as deep and with slightly more protruding buttons on a slightly firmer silicone for ease of use. A dual layer case would be ideal.

    Does anyone know of any cases that fit this criteria please?
    Much thinner than the Incipio is the Poetic Atmosphere, yet is is very sturdy compared to its thickness, back is a slightly frosted clear, so it looks great also.
    It all depends on your taste for slim profile/protection/looks.
    I also have the lifeproof and otterbox defender which are much thicker but provide more protection.
    You may also want to check out the Speck Candyshell/flip cases
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    Default Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    Another prop for the Casemate Barely There... It's quite thin but still gives good protection. Has a rubber lining inside.
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    Still waiting for my AL13 bumper that I ordered on Kickstarter: designed by m

    but I came across this very thin case that maybe somebody would want to check out: id America | Born in New York
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    Default Re: Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    I wanted something very similar after sporting my iPhone naked for some time, I was between the incipio feather and the Rearth Ringke Slim. I ended up choosing the Rearth navy blue color with logo cut out. Why? Well I found that it's very close to having the phone naked, feels veery good in the hand and the color blends in perfectly with the "Black and slate" iPhone (didn't want any flashy color this time). They took some precautions with the case to provide protection to the phone despite it being so slim.
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    Default Re: Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    I picked up a kinda smoke grey transparent tech & go case from Walgreen's yesterday to hold me until my rear protectors arrive on Monday and I can see myself continuing to use it. Only cost 10 bucks too.
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    I highly recommend zoogue it's very low profile and has a nice feel to it. Check it out and they are only 10 bucks👍
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    I like the Diztronic cases.. pretty slim and doesn't take much bulk
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    I am. A fan of Spigen's Ultra Thin Air paired with the GLAS.t Slim protector. I have had a couple of spills on tile flooring and a car accident that sent the iPhone 5 flying across the cabin with NO incidents. When I land that iPad, Spigen will be covering it too.
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    OK, just got my new case via a Kickstarter project:

    The AL13 Ultrathin Aluminum Bumper! Here's the site: designed by m Blog Archive AL13 Ultra-thin Aluminum Bumper

    Pros: very thin, feels as close to the naked 5 as I've come across. Looks very cool. Cut-out on bottom is nice and wide and my 5 goes on my ProClip car mount with the built-in Lightning cable attachment just fine--whew! that was my biggest worry! The case also has no problem with my Bodygaurdz "Pure" screen protector and my Zagg shield on the back of the phone.

    Cons: I ordered the Black color, but it's a tad off and slightly "gun metal" in finish. Not a deal breaker, but would've liked a darker black.
    Also, the aluminum case cuts the signal a bit. My Sprint signal goes down one bar. Haven't had the case but a few hours, so don't know if that's a long-term problem. Will check back if it is.
    The cut-outs for buttons are a tad deep compared to some other cases; the volume buttons might get to be a pain if trying to adjust while the phone is in my pocket (I do that a lot while in my gym and on walks outside in colder weather)--this could get to be a pain in the long run--we'll see.

    But, like I said, feels and looks fantastic! Will post a follow up if the cons outweigh the pros in down the road.
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    Hands down the thinnest case I've ever seen is the Caudabe Veil. Couldn't find it at Best Buy, so I picked it up on Amazon. I got the frost version which is like a matte translucent. I kid you not, but you can barely even tell a case is on. And it protects pretty well for what it is. Fantastic quality.
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    Default Re: Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    The Elago Outfit. $10 at Amazon. Aluminum and polycarbonate. I don't even notice it's on the phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrickfergus View Post
    The Elago Outfit. $10 at Amazon. Aluminum and polycarbonate. I don't even notice it's on the phone!
    Does the case cover the top and bottom of the phone?
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    Default Re: Which iPhone 5 case is the thinnest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    Does the case cover the top and bottom of the phone?
    No, I'm afraid not. I don't like cases that cover the top and bottom of my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrickfergus View Post
    No, I'm afraid not. I don't like cases that cover the top and bottom of my phone.
    Just ordered 2 looks very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    Just ordered 2 looks very nice!
    I think you'll like them! Just be aware that on the amazon site they look like they're pure black. In reality, the polycarbonate is a dark charcoal gray while the aluminum is a dark brownish-black. Very subtle but adds a bit of style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrickfergus View Post
    I think you'll like them! Just be aware that on the amazon site they look like they're pure black. In reality, the polycarbonate is a dark charcoal gray while the aluminum is a dark brownish-black. Very subtle but adds a bit of style.
    Ok thanks. Looking forward to them. Ordered the wife a green one for her white i5 and me a black one .
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