1. rosenstar's Avatar
    Looking for a thin but durable case, preferably as inexpensive as possible. Suggestions?
    10-28-2011 09:39 AM
  2. rosenstar's Avatar
    Any thoughts on this case:

    NUDE for iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S | Verizon iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S | Verizon iPhone Accessories | iPhone Cases

    Seems thin, durable and affordable, anyone try it?
    10-28-2011 09:53 AM
  3. IamHahn's Avatar
    Looking for a thin but durable case, preferably as inexpensive as possible. Suggestions?
    Personally I think durable and inexpensive are contradictory, when considering the phone your protecting cost over $500. I don't know anyhting about the case you linked, but I use the lifeproof for day to day usage and it is less intrusive (much easier to pull out of one's pocket) than my wife's Otterbox Defender.
    10-28-2011 11:03 AM
  4. rosenstar's Avatar
    Personally I think durable and inexpensive are contradictory, when considering the phone your protecting cost over $500. I don't know anyhting about the case you linked, but I use the lifeproof for day to day usage and it is less intrusive (much easier to pull out of one's pocket) than my wife's Otterbox Defender.
    Just looked up lifeproof, it looks pretty bulky. I don't care about scratches to be honest, I just don't want buttons breaking or the screen cracking. If I found the perfect case, I'd shell out a little extra for it.
    10-28-2011 11:50 AM
  5. OHCop's Avatar
    I have that nude switch easy case and I like it. I have several cases that I rotate between, but I do enjoy that case a lot. It is super thin and looks very nice on the phone. I purchased several of the Elago slim cases on amazon and use those the majority of the time. They come in some nice colors and offer the same fit and feel of the switch easy case. Elago's are only a out $10 on amazon.
    10-28-2011 12:21 PM
  6. javierE186's Avatar
    Personally I think durable and inexpensive are contradictory, when considering the phone your protecting cost over $500. I don't know anyhting about the case you linked, but I use the lifeproof for day to day usage and it is less intrusive (much easier to pull out of one's pocket) than my wife's Otterbox Defender.
    I have to agree with hahn here, you just wasted a lot of money on a great smartphone, so you should give it the best protection. You never want you phone to get messed up just because you wanted a inexpensive yet durable (I also agree it is contradictory unless you find it cheap on a website) case. You most protect what you wasted so much money on with the best of the best, and I'll have to go with lifeproof. It is not as bulky has the Otterbox Defender but it is 10 times the protection.
    10-28-2011 12:41 PM
  7. rosenstar's Avatar
    I have to agree with hahn here, you just wasted a lot of money on a great smartphone, so you should give it the best protection. You never want you phone to get messed up just because you wanted a inexpensive yet durable (I also agree it is contradictory unless you find it cheap on a website) case. You most protect what you wasted so much money on with the best of the best, and I'll have to go with lifeproof. It is not as bulky has the Otterbox Defender but it is 10 times the protection.
    ha, I'd like to spend <$30, is that too much to ask for?
    10-28-2011 01:05 PM
  8. txbosox's Avatar
    I have a Magpul Field Case on my 4, it's compatible with the 4S I believe (the ringer switch fits both AT&T/VZW 4's, so it should fit the 4S). It'll protect against scratches and such, but offers minimal protection against dropping. The front screen seems protected enough, it's recessed a little. It slips in and out of my pocket well, without snagging, and has a nice textured grip. It's also pretty thin. They make another one, the Executive Field Case, that's a little sleeker. Both are $10 (+shipping).

    Inexpensive and surprisingly durable. Magpul makes great firearm accessories, so it's pretty tough stuff. Just don't take it out of the case too much, the edge around the volume buttons will stretch when you put it on/take it out. I take mine out to use with studio style headphones, the jack opening isn't large enough.
    10-28-2011 01:55 PM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Here is a link to a list of cases I compiled...

    http://forums.tipb.com/1790857-post362.html

    Hope this helps track down a good case for you...
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    10-28-2011 05:11 PM
  10. rosenstar's Avatar
    Here is a link to a list of cases I compiled...

    http://forums.tipb.com/1790857-post362.html

    Hope this helps track down a good case for you...
    That was very helpful, thank you. The one that interested me the most was this one:
    ION 4 - Black w/Carbon Back

    A little out of my price range, but it looks durable without being bulky (which are the two things I really care about most), can anyone offer any reviews on it?
    10-30-2011 01:09 PM
  11. Corey's Avatar
    I have a Magpul Field Case on my 4, it's compatible with the 4S I believe (the ringer switch fits both AT&T/VZW 4's, so it should fit the 4S). It'll protect against scratches and such, but offers minimal protection against dropping. The front screen seems protected enough, it's recessed a little. It slips in and out of my pocket well, without snagging, and has a nice textured grip. It's also pretty thin. They make another one, the Executive Field Case, that's a little sleeker. Both are $10 (+shipping).

    Inexpensive and surprisingly durable. Magpul makes great firearm accessories, so it's pretty tough stuff. Just don't take it out of the case too much, the edge around the volume buttons will stretch when you put it on/take it out. I take mine out to use with studio style headphones, the jack opening isn't large enough.
    A second vote for the Magpul Case. I have three of them. At $10 a piece, it's cheap enough to have different color options without breaking the bank. As for durable, Magpul is an excellent company that makes high quality parts for rifles. Their high build quality is present in their iPhone cases as well. The fit is excellent, the textures are perfect, and they're very slim. I'd pay three times what I paid to get one, but since they're nice and cheap, I just went with three cases. Highly recommended.
    10-30-2011 01:26 PM
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