best case for drop but not to bulky...

TayJones13

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main cases i am thinking about are

otterbox defender series
incase slider
switcheasy Capsule Neo
switcheasy Capsule Rebel

any help would be great!
 

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I have the Seidio Innocase 2 on mine and it's extremely nice. I have quite a few friends with iphone, all having various cases on theirs and they ALWAYS say 'wow, that case is better than mine, what is it? I'm getting one'. I'm actually surprised the reviews for this thing aren't higher.

First off, it's a "full protection" case in that it comes up very slightly above the front face so even if you set it down on the face, its protected. Its incredibly thin, less than 1mm (I think their site claims 0.8mm), yet is a hard plastic shell with a very nice rubberized soft touch coating, the best I've seen from any case. it's also felt lined on the inside so it'll never scratch your phone. The fit and finish are superb.

I have yet to find another case that offers this much protection in a thinner package. If anyone knows of one, please let us know about it! Check out the innocase 2, it's very nice.
 

Brickman

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The Otterbox offers the absolute Ultimate in protection. It does add some thickness to the iphone though. If you are a Policeman/EMT/Fire Fighter/Construction, you need to invest in an Otterbox. If your job/life style is not that "harsh", I will second the Incase 2.

I have both. I use the Otterbox for work during the week, but then I will change to the Incase for the weekend. Weekends I do not need as much protection, but I know that the Incase will protect my investment just fine. And it slips in and out of my jeans pocket very easily.:D
 

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I have the Otterbox Impact case and my wife has the Switcheasy RebelSerpent. Both of the cases are not too bulky and offer drop protection. To me the defender case is too bulky, it's like a tank!
 

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I'll chime in on this one. I also sport the Seidio Innocase II and like the previous poster described, it is a very nice case. For ME, it offers enough drop protection while maintaining a very slim silouette and having good grip for the phone.

If you don't think this type of case will be enough protection, look at the Otterbox defender for maximum protection. However, you will sacrifice in the size department for sure.

I don't know much about the Otterbox impact series, maybe someone can add their thoughts on that case.
 

KStewart

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I have Case Mate's Smooth Matte case and I love it. I have tried cases and they have been bulky or ugly or both. I finally found a case that moderately leaves the phone sleek and gets brownie points when it comes to aesthetics.:eek: