1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    People were curious, and how could I pass up the opportunity to buy three cases for the cost of, or cheaper than, one brand name case. So without further ado, the triple review.

    The Clear Case
    • Its clear, really clear
    • Buttons are fairly tactile
    • Soft rubber/TPU

    • Will probably yellow in time
    • Minimal screen lip
    • Will show scratches

    So you want a clear case? A really clear case? Like, completely clear everywhere? Dont mind the case barely protecting your screen when you place it face down? Great, for $9 its nearly impossible to beat Amazon here. Its simple, and elegant in its simplicity, its all around clear case with zero branding of any kind, and the rubber/TPU material gives just enough grip to be really comfortable in the hand. It will not slide around at all. What more can you ask from a $9 case?

    The Slim Case
    • Soft leather feel
    • Felt interior
    • Minimal branding

    • Non metallic buttons
    • Minimal screen lip
    • Buttons are a little stiff

    Theres not a lot to say here, its Amazons version of the Apple Leather Case. The only difference is there is no Apple logo on the back, and the buttons arent metallic, they are the same faux leather as the rest of the case, just as Apples cases used to be. Its the same open bottom design as Apples cases as well. So if youre looking if the Apple Leather case experience, dont want to drop $50, and are okay with the stiff faux leather buttons, its hard to beat Amazons $10 Slim Case option, its even easier to put on than Apples case.

    The Dual Layer Case
    • Thin
    • Lightweight
    • Adds Grip

    • No screen lip
    • Buttons are a little stiff
    • Back is slick

    For $13 its really hard to beat this case. If you want to add just a little grip in the area you need grip the most, this is a great case. All the cutouts are great, even the mute switch cutout is great despite being smaller than some other cases, and the lightning cutout is wide enough to allow any third party cable and even docking. While this is a dual layer case, there is no need to bother separating the two layers as the phone goes in and out of the case with ease. Although the back of case is slick, it wont slide around nearly as much as other slick cases, and you wont even notice it. The only real deal breaker for some is that offers no front screen protection, so if you lay your phone face down, its going to be on its face, on the screen.

    Final Thoughts:
    The slim case is the only case that has any branding whatsoever, and that is hidden by the phone on the inside of the case. For what these cases are, compared to competitors, in the same caliber of looks over protection, I would have absolutely no problem recommending these cases to people looking to add a little flare and basic drop protection to their phones. Putting these cases on and taking them off its a breeze, they hug the phone snugly and offer no fight in removal. They are simply amazing for the price, even better with free two day shipping if you have Amazon Prime. Did I mention it's only $32 for all three cases?
    11-23-2016 11:10 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Thanks for sharing this with everyone.
    11-24-2016 05:00 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thanks for the review! I've always liked Amazon Basics stuff and have recently been intrigued by their iPhone cases. I might just have to pick one up now!
    11-24-2016 06:25 AM
  4. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I'm going to have to try the red slim case. I've been debating the red or storm grey leather case.

    Thanks again for the reviews
    11-24-2016 07:09 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Thanks for the review! I've always liked Amazon Basics stuff and have recently been intrigued by their iPhone cases. I might just have to pick one up now!
    They are quite good for the price, solidly built cases. I did notice the silicone portion of the dual layer case likes to bunch up on a charging cable. That's the only minor thing I've noticed and it's easy to hold it out of the way of the cable.
    11-24-2016 02:18 PM

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