1. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Evening all!

    After owning entirely too many cases for my iPhone 5/5S, I'm limiting myself to 3 cases this time around. I'd like something thin (possible an Apple Silicone case - the open bottom makes me nervous), something that offers medium protection (have a CandyShell Grip which I love) and something heavy duty (maybe an Otterbox Defender or a Speck MightyShell - heard back things about quality control on the defender, still waiting on the MightyShell reviews).

    The problem I've been running into is that all of the cases I've looked at are so slick. I have a thin Tech 21 Clear Check case that's hard/awkward to hold because it slides in my hand (I like the style, thinking about switching it for the Tactical Shell, not sure if that will be any better, or just returning it). I looked at an Otterbox Commuter and Incipio DualPro and I thought they were both slippery/hard to handle. Just wanted to know if anyone else experienced this or I just have exceptionally sweaty/slippery hands.

    Thanks!
    10-06-2014 09:35 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Many do feel slippery. I stick to Otterbox or gel cases that offer some grippiness. Just bought a Spigen that *STILL* hasn't arrived (ordered on 9/19!) so I'll see how that does.
    10-07-2014 09:07 AM
  3. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Many do feel slippery. I stick to Otterbox or gel cases that offer some grippiness. Just bought a Spigen that *STILL* hasn't arrived (ordered on 9/19!) so I'll see how that does.
    Which Spigen did you order? I've had one in the past and the new ones look nice. I've heard the Slim Armor is pretty slick as well.


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    10-07-2014 06:22 PM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Which Spigen did you order? I've had one in the past and the new ones look nice. I've heard the Slim Armor is pretty slick as well.


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    I got the Clear Ultra Hybrid.

    S T I L L haven't received it.


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    10-08-2014 05:16 PM
  5. Danny8200's Avatar
    The slim armor looked pretty good. I ordered one, but wasn't really thrilled that the apple logo cutout wasn't protected. Returned it.


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    10-12-2014 01:25 AM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    Many do feel slippery. I stick to Otterbox or gel cases that offer some grippiness. Just bought a Spigen that *STILL* hasn't arrived (ordered on 9/19!) so I'll see how that does.
    I got a Neo Hybrid on my Plus. I find it good enough for daily use. I don't find it to be slippery at all. However, they were pretty slow to ship.
    10-12-2014 01:30 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I use a Seidio Surface case. It's not slippery at all, it's very grippy. If that's a word.
    10-12-2014 01:42 AM
  8. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I got a Neo Hybrid on my Plus. I find it good enough for daily use. I don't find it to be slippery at all. However, they were pretty slow to ship.
    I finally got mine and it's nice. However now that the Otterbox Symmetry case I wanted is available I'll be getting it.

    Still waiting for the Lifeproof.


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    10-12-2014 03:54 AM
  9. Danny8200's Avatar
    I finally got mine and it's nice. However now that the Otterbox Symmetry case I wanted is available I'll be getting it.

    Still waiting for the Lifeproof.


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    How is the otter box symmetry? Is the back textured?


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    10-12-2014 08:23 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Subtly pebbly. Not quite smooth but not overtly textured.
    I find that it's got a nice feel.


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    10-12-2014 08:25 AM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    How is the otter box symmetry? Is the back textured?


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    I'm using a symmetry on my 5S at the moment and it is textured though still has some smoothness to it. Comfortable to hold though. I think the grip is going to come more from the rubber portion than anything though. Really nice case. Nice enough to not make me rush out and pay 40 bucks to replace my black Apple leather case because of the break around the headphone jack
    Danny8200 likes this.
    10-12-2014 09:17 AM
  12. zerog46's Avatar
    Not my Griffin Survivor.
    10-12-2014 09:35 AM
  13. Danny8200's Avatar
    I'm using a symmetry on my 5S at the moment and it is textured though still has some smoothness to it. Comfortable to hold though. I think the grip is going to come more from the rubber portion than anything though. Really nice case. Nice enough to not make me rush out and pay 40 bucks to replace my black Apple leather case because of the break around the headphone jack
    How is the bottom portion? I like Speck cases but they seem to suffer from a design flaw where the piece by the Lightning port tends to break off during extended use.


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    10-12-2014 12:54 PM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    How is the bottom portion? I like Speck cases but they seem to suffer from a design flaw where the piece by the Lightning port tends to break off during extended use.


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    The rubber at the bottom of the Symmetry is pretty rigid so I don't have any reservations stating that you won't have to worry about it breaking at all! But again, I'm using a 5S Symmetry. I don't have any experience with the 6.
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    10-12-2014 12:57 PM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    How is the bottom portion? I like Speck cases but they seem to suffer from a design flaw where the piece by the Lightning port tends to break off during extended use.


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    The bottom piece has enough coverage to protect the d vice but not make charging difficult. I've found with some cases that the lighting cable doesn't engage well.

    I'm ordering it.


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    Danny8200 likes this.
    10-12-2014 01:00 PM

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