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iPhone 4 Case

Hey all,

So my other half is getting a new 8 GB iPhone 4 on Friday (upgrading from a BlackBerry) and I need to get a decent case to prevent it breaking when it inevitably gets dropped (not a criticism - everyone drops their phone!). Has anyone got some good recommendations. Have seen the Lifeproof case, but given the phone is only costing £99, it seems a little over the top!

Looking at spending £10 or so - any recommendations? I've got the iSkin on my 3GS which has worked okay, but bought that a while back so thought there might have been some improvements since then?

 

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RE: iPhone 4 Case

*Warning, uncharacteristly girly comments coming*

From a practical standpoint, i've found a case that covers the screen as well as the back is a worthwhile investment - if only to keep your screen clean in your bag (as well as protect it).

And a case with a (cough) mirror in its lid can cut down on handbag clutter (cough). :oops:

There are a tons of examples on Amazon - I chose a WHF Red one from Proporta Smile

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RE: iPhone 4 Case

Available at a great price now: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Griffin-Elan-Form-Graphite-iPhone/dp/B003TYHBN8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318103537&sr=8-4

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Cheaper here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003U68X32/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_g107_i3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0FJBG65R9JH7A05CEHXX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294

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bigboss wrote:
Available at a great price now: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Griffin-Elan-Form-Graphite-iPhone/dp/B003TYHBN8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318103537&sr=8-4

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Thanks Clare - the other half doesn't carry a handbag, so main thing is to have screen protection from being in pocket and durable protection from being dropped. For the screen protection I'll probably stick an Invisible Shield on it - have used one on my 3GS for nearly two years and has kept it looking brand new (I know as I had to replace it a couple of months ago!).

bigboss - that one looks good, thanks, will investigate!

 

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iPhone 4 can slide off a flat surface! +1 for the screen protector too. A fall at the right (more accurately wrong) angle can shatter the screen.

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I bought a pair of cheap hard-plastic snap on cases complete with iPhone text on the back, one white, one black, plus screen protectors, for about four quid from the 'bay.

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Speck pixel HD iphone case/skin is the best in my opinion, and ive had a few !!!!...

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Try the case crown Lux glider, available in a jazzy pink and you can pick one up for around £10 delivered.  Soft touch finish and velvet linned inside to stop the back from scratches.

 

Has a small lay on the table lip design and work great with screen protectors.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CaseCrown-Lux-Glider-Case-Cover-Apple-iPhone-4-/200642547978

I've ordered the Back & Pink (for the wife) takes around weeks to come from the states Smile

 

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http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/15501896/Exspect-iPhone-4S-4-Leather-Hard-Flip-Case-Black/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=Exspect&urlrefer=search I've just ordered one of these for my 4s. I've had had the 3GS version for 2 years and my phone looks as good as day I bought it, despite a few potentially lethal drops.

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professorhat wrote:

Hey all,

So my other half is getting a new 8 GB iPhone 4 on Friday (upgrading from a BlackBerry) and I need to get a decent case to prevent it breaking when it inevitably gets dropped (not a criticism - everyone drops their phone!). Has anyone got some good recommendations. Have seen the Lifeproof case, but given the phone is only costing £99, it seems a little over the top!

Looking at spending £10 or so - any recommendations? I've got the iSkin on my 3GS which has worked okay, but bought that a while back so thought there might have been some improvements since then?

Which one did you go for eventually?

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Which one did you go for eventually?

After watching a number of YouTube reviews, she decided on the Otterbox eventually - big old beast, but certainly offers a lot of protection!

 

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In case it helps anyone else, I would highly recommend the Speck Candyshell cases.  They have soft rubber on the inside and a hard outer shell.  My wife has had one for over a year now and its brilliant.  Just get a packet of screen protectors (which you cange every few months) and your sorted.  You can get them from about £7 on amazon at the moment (were £29)because the Speck iphone 4 cases no longer fit the iphone 4S ... a massive bargain if you don't have a 4S.  I just got a 4S, so i had to get the newer version from the apple store for £30.

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dont know if the cases are suitable or it suits your needs but photobox do an iphone case where you can upload a photo which becomes the case . an idea if u have kids or just want to put your coupon on it for a laugh. just a thought.

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RE: iPhone 4 Case

professorhat wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Which one did you go for eventually?

After watching a number of YouTube reviews, she decided on the Otterbox eventually - big old beast, but certainly offers a lot of protection!

Just as a word of warning on the above - unfortunately this case seems to interfere with the proximity sensor in the iPhone, meaning when you answer or make a call with it, it doesn't detect this and switch off the screen, thus resulting in various buttons being "accidentally" pushed by the other half's face! What this means is half the time the phone is out of the case, resulting in it being fairly pointless.

I've now ordered the iSkin Claro (my lady is adamant that her white iPhone remains white!), so will let you know how this one turns out!

 

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