1. Not adding significant bulk (but doesn't have to be the thinnest)
2. Exposed/easy access to buttons/ports
3. No clear, hard plastic cases (had this with the 3g, lots of dust got in)
Spigen [0.4mm Thin] [Air Skin]
Any opinions/reviews/pictures/other considerations on these or other slim cases would be appreciated!
I have the Air Skin or super thin Spigen, and Incipio NGP.
The Air Skin is not going to do anything but protect corners from scuffs but it's super thin. Keep in mind the camera protrudes so these super thin cases will not protect the metal bezel around the camera.
No experience with the Elago Slim 2 for iPhone 6 in your list, but the one I had for black iPhone 5 scratched the corners over time.
The Incipio NGP covers the bottom, is not as refined as Apple's case but again, protects the whole phone and at about 1/2 the price.
My opinions are fairly strong on these because I see lots of damaged phones as an IT administrator.
Watch for Belkin to ship the Grip models. Their iPhone 5 Grip series is a favorite for thin, decent feel and actually protecting the phone. I believe that one's supposed to ship in Oct.
I'll go between the super thin and ones like the Incipio NGP model but rely on more coverage because my life style is active and puts the phones at risk.
For the Elago, the phone corners scratched or the case?
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I am also a fan of the Apple leather case. As you can imagine, it is a perfect fit to the phone as Apple designed it specifically with the design of its own phone in mind. In my opinion, nothing matches the feel of the leather case. It is super thin, adding very little to the overall size.
One, it is not going to protect your phone from every fall. It is very thin and it is open at the bottom. It will however protect from scratching and everyday use. It lips just enough of the front to allow you to place your phone screen-down. I have Applecare, so no worries. I would personally MUCH rather maintain the beautiful design and feel of the phone vs hiding it in a bulky case.
Two, be wise in the color you choose. Assuming these will follow suit of the 5S version, the leather will change in color. It will age, absorb oils, dirt etc. Search "Apple Leather Case" in the accessories forum and you'll see countless pics of what happened to the red, yellow, etc. I think the red on the black phone looks amazing. But the red won't keep that look over time.