View Poll Results: How many cases have you had over the lifetime of an average iOS device?

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  • None! (Really?)

    0 0%
  • One

    5 11.11%
  • Two

    4 8.89%
  • Three

    7 15.56%
  • Four or more

    29 64.44%
  1. GPD1739A's Avatar
    Here's a question/poll for everyone.

    Over the life of each device you've owned, how many different cases have you used (on average)?

    It seems like everyone I know has used multiple cases over the lifetime of each device - I'm just curious as to how many cases each person tries out/uses.
    10-14-2011 08:56 AM
  2. Brickman's Avatar
    Well, I have three now. OtterBox Commuter, OtterBox Defender, and Ballistic HC. I dob't use the BHC that much. Bought it cheap off Amazon. I swap between Defender and Commuter as needed or when I get bored!
    10-14-2011 09:06 AM
  3. ame's Avatar
    I bought the same case in two colors
    10-14-2011 09:11 AM
  4. GPD1739A's Avatar
    Full disclosure -

    For my iPhone 4, I've used a Speck case, an Apple bumper "case", Otterbox Defender case and my current case is a mophie JuicePack Air.

    For my iPad, I've used an Otterbox Defender, and I'm currently using a Targus case. The Defender was nice, but it was a little too bulky for me, especially with its cover.
    10-14-2011 09:14 AM
  5. Nanci's Avatar
    I have three Speck PIxelskins (and have bought three new ones for the 4S) which I change daily to match what I'm wearing. Pink, purple and green. Then I have the black and pink Otterbox Defender, but it won't really go on my phone because I have Invisible Shield on the front and a custom Zagg skin on the back, so I never use that, plus I hated the screen protector.

    I also have a Loksak that lives permanently in my purse so I can use the phone if it starts raining. You can buy a pack of four of various sizes on Amazon for ~$15. I have one for the iPad, too, if I want to sit outside with it and it is getting done raining or trying to rain. I like a slightly bigger size so I don't have to take the phone out of its case to get it in the Loksak.

    The 4S has a purple and white OB Defender that _does_ fit (tightly) over the Invisible Shield screen protector, front only. I haven't carried it yet, though, so I don't know if the built-in screen protector touching the IS will bother me like it did with the 3GS.

    Speck Pixelskin HD in purple- don't like, too hard, too hard to get off the phone.

    Speck Pixelskins in black and pale pink. Like, but the pink is so pale...

    Need more, possibly a Magpul?

    *edit* I discovered that the 3GS Pixelskins fit okay. Okay enough to put on the phone to match my outfit! It's like a disguise for my phone :-)
    Last edited by Nanci; 10-21-2011 at 01:15 PM.
    10-14-2011 09:17 AM
  6. PlaySnack's Avatar
    10-14-2011 11:41 AM
  7. Pejuang's Avatar
    3 case i have
    10-19-2011 08:28 PM
  8. CalifJewls's Avatar
    I've had several cases and returned many cases:
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    10-19-2011 08:48 PM
  9. gmz73's Avatar
    Two otterbox defenders in purple & pink, speck candy shell and a casemate barely there. I think I'm going to finally give up the screen protectors. My clear one scratches easy and anti glare takes away from the screen. I never put my phone in a pocket so should be ok.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-19-2011 08:56 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    One Speck snap on case, and one OtterBox commuter case for the 4S so far. I've been looking around for one more, though.

    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
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    10-19-2011 09:39 PM
  11. rewNATION's Avatar
    just phone never takes much of a beating
    10-20-2011 08:57 PM
  12. BigLan's Avatar
    I've had 4 iPhones with about 8 different cases.
    10-20-2011 09:41 PM
  13. zerog46's Avatar
    Right now for my iPhone 4 I have 27 cases. I switch a lot. Lol.
    10-20-2011 10:33 PM
  14. eklenken's Avatar
    I have the Otterbox Commuter and no case with the invisashield screen cover.

    I want to find a soft bumper style.
    10-20-2011 11:41 PM
  15. Handlebars's Avatar
    I have 4 cases for my iPhone 4
    10-21-2011 12:45 AM
  16. MunchkinD13's Avatar
    In the beginning with the 3 and 3GS I think I had maybe 5. Then when I had the black 4 I think I had close to 10. What can I say...I'm a girl. I have to have one in every color. When I switched to white though half of them wouldn't fit (including my Otterbox ). With the 4S I think I have 4, maybe 5 cases that fit. I think that means I need a few more. LOL
    10-21-2011 10:34 AM
  17. Click's Avatar
    My wife and I have a ton. When we first got our iPhone4's we went crazy buying cases. Now she only uses her Otterbox Commuter and I don't even use a case. So in the end we wasted a ton of money on cases that just sit... :/
    10-21-2011 11:04 AM
  18. trtmazda3's Avatar
    One red OtterBox Defender, one black and white OtterBox Defender, one red and black OtterBox Commuter, one red Incipio NGP, a black LifeProof, and a maroon Seidio Innocase Active (which I won from tiPb here).

    I sold both OtterBox Defenders and the black LifeProof and got my money back. I didn't like either one of them for various reasons. The Commuter is really nice, so far.

    I'm a case addict.
    10-21-2011 12:35 PM
  19. hanymalek's Avatar
    I have 3 so far for my iPhone 4, and thinking about buying a new one. they get old very fast
    10-21-2011 07:01 PM
  20. DannyMichel's Avatar
    I've had a total of 0 cases, 0 drops, and 0 scratches on my phone

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-21-2011 07:18 PM
  21. E_Brown's Avatar
    I've had a total of 0 cases, 0 drops, and 0 scratches on my phone

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Ive had no cases on any of my phones either, and no scratches on any...until last night my new 4s took a spill and scratched the screen. Luckily I put a zagg on it today, and it's not noticeable anymore.

    I am here:,-73.917884
    10-21-2011 07:38 PM
  22. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I won a free iPhone case from a news editor I follow on Twitter! And it's my favorite case so far. The Incipio Step (in red and gray) for the iPhone 4.

    I love this case. It feels great in my hand, looks great, and offers excellent drop protection without bulk. It also is made of molded TPU, and I don't think it'll tear or elongate over time like silicone cases do.
    10-26-2011 01:27 AM
  23. gogorocky's Avatar
    Lots of cheap cases from China, countless
    10-26-2011 03:40 AM
  24. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I have bought many cases. I bought a Speck case with a plaid design on the back. I had a Belkin Gel skin. I bought a Mophie Juice pack plus until I realized that the battery on my 4S lasts roughly 16-20 hours with normal use. Now I have a two-toned Belkin case that I really like. It feels sturdy and it covers the entire back and sides, but it is the thinnest case that I have used. And it looks really good. Whatever the material that it is made of doesn't get oily nor does it stretch. And the best thing is that it is one piece. No more sliders or snap ons. So, no more cases for me until I get my iPhone 5.

    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    10-27-2011 07:14 AM
  25. txbosox's Avatar
    4+ for me! I got an Otterbox Commuter first, then the free bumper. I went naked for a while and then got the BookBook. I liked it, but now use a Magpul case, which fits it well and is inexpensive compared to the rest of mine ($10).

    I ordered my 4S on Monday and happened across a post about Lifeproof cases. Looked pretty impressive, sleek, IP68/Mil-Spec rated...needless to say, it's ordered. I work in a machine shop and cringe when I think about not having my iPhone. Can't wait to go fishing and get some video underwater of us releasing some fish.
    10-27-2011 09:16 AM
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