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  1. #41
    For me a case is only for added drop protection rather than scratch protection which I think is a fallacy.

    IMO there is NO case at all that will protect against scratches... in fact some of them scratch iPods (and probably iPhones too) even more than not being in a case at all. I have an incase sport neoprene version that my iPod w/video has been in since day 1 when I got it back in November a year and a half ago. I rarely take it out but still there are scratches all over the front and back of the iPod!

    How did the scratches get there? I don't really know - maybe small particles of dirt/dust get in there and rub between the case and the outside of the iPod. Maybe it's the stitching. I just listened to a podcast this morning where someone already got a bunch of small scratches on their iPhone using the Belkin clear hardshell case where dirt or something must've got inside. Reportedly Belkin refunded them the 10% restocking fee to return it and get a new iPhone.

    Everybody has different needs/habits and for me the incase rubber version for iPhone seems to be a great case to keep from getting major scuffs on the back and shiny trim and also gives me more drop protection should it take a major spill onto concrete! I'm hoping the iPhone will hold up better than the iPod's super glossy plastic and polished metal surfaces. Now at least we've got glass and textured metal sorta like the iPod mini which was great at avoiding scratches.

    Probably the best way to ensure NO scratches at all for your iPhone would be to put on one of those full-body plastic films that you apply with soapy water, then promptly put that into some sort of hard case (if it will still fit). But really what's the point? I would no longer enjoy the iPhone... like buying a new car with leather seats and immediately putting seat covers onto them. I'm not one of those kinds of people.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by editwizard View Post
    For me a case is only for added drop protection rather than scratch protection which I think is a fallacy.

    IMO there is NO case at all that will protect against scratches... in fact some of them scratch iPods (and probably iPhones too) even more than not being in a case at all. I have an incase sport neoprene version that my iPod w/video has been in since day 1 when I got it back in November a year and a half ago. I rarely take it out but still there are scratches all over the front and back of the iPod!

    How did the scratches get there? I don't really know - maybe small particles of dirt/dust get in there and rub between the case and the outside of the iPod. Maybe it's the stitching. I just listened to a podcast this morning where someone already got a bunch of small scratches on their iPhone using the Belkin clear hardshell case where dirt or something must've got inside. Reportedly Belkin refunded them the 10% restocking fee to return it and get a new iPhone.

    Everybody has different needs/habits and for me the incase rubber version for iPhone seems to be a great case to keep from getting major scuffs on the back and shiny trim and also gives me more drop protection should it take a major spill onto concrete! I'm hoping the iPhone will hold up better than the iPod's super glossy plastic and polished metal surfaces. Now at least we've got glass and textured metal sorta like the iPod mini which was great at avoiding scratches.

    Probably the best way to ensure NO scratches at all for your iPhone would be to put on one of those full-body plastic films that you apply with soapy water, then promptly put that into some sort of hard case (if it will still fit). But really what's the point? I would no longer enjoy the iPhone... like buying a new car with leather seats and immediately putting seat covers onto them. I'm not one of those kinds of people.
    If you do use the full body plastic films then DONT USE INVISIBLE SHIELD, it is such a joke, the screen looks terrible afterwords. Just ordered some BodyGuardz though

  3. #43
    Default Belkin clear case
    I tried that belkin clear case at the AT&T store. Although it looked nice it kept popping apart. Not to mention that in order to use the dock you would have to pop it apart every time. All that taking apart has to wear the plastic out at an ungodly rate. I had to pass on it.

  4. #44
    I love my iphone and i have to say that it would probably be scratched up already if it weren't for my case. I went with a silicon skin (jam jacket). works well for me and looks good...several compliments.

    I found some good info on http://www.squidoo.com/iPhonesiliconecase

  5. #45
    I purchased and am using protech iphone screen protector the instructions for installation are VERY weird, since you need to add water to the screen before applying, and it is applied wet. I was very skeptical, however, once it was on, and dried and i followed the instructions on the website. My screen looks very good and feel very protected.

    pros - looks very very duriable (only time will tell) , wont come off easily or at all and if it does you can reapply it since it does not use adhesive, perfect iphone cutout, clear

    cons - has a very rubbery feel (could make the touch screen hard to control), has a weird look in certain angles, kind of looks textured

    over all, ive had A LOT of cell phone screen protectors, and all of them have come off at one time or another, although it takes time, I dont feel this one will ever peel off due to the water/adhesion combo. May not be for everyone, but i feel very safe my iphone is protected well from the elements, and probably a face first fall on concrete. If you can get pass the watery installation, you will be pleasantly surprised at the protection you are going to receive.

  6. #46
    I use the apple sock and its great... After a week of use it stretches to its size and then its so easy to slide it in or out of it and it protects it perfectly, pls apple makes it so you know its good.

  7. #47
    man my cuz bout that belkin clear case it looked sweet but in the 3rd day the case opened buy-itself and the iphone fell on the floor, luckily nothing happened to it..........i donít recommend it!!!!!!!

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammed9512 View Post
    man my cuz bout that belkin clear case it looked sweet but in the 3rd day the case opened buy-itself and the iphone fell on the floor, luckily nothing happened to it..........i don’t recommend it!!!!!!!
    Yeah i heard some sob story of a dude losing his phone using one of them.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by arthursdomain View Post
    I purchased and am using protech iphone screen protector the instructions for installation are VERY weird, since you need to add water to the screen before applying, and it is applied wet. I was very skeptical, however, once it was on, and dried and i followed the instructions on the website. My screen looks very good and feel very protected.

    pros - looks very very duriable (only time will tell) , wont come off easily or at all and if it does you can reapply it since it does not use adhesive, perfect iphone cutout, clear

    cons - has a very rubbery feel (could make the touch screen hard to control), has a weird look in certain angles, kind of looks textured

    over all, ive had A LOT of cell phone screen protectors, and all of them have come off at one time or another, although it takes time, I dont feel this one will ever peel off due to the water/adhesion combo. May not be for everyone, but i feel very safe my iphone is protected well from the elements, and probably a face first fall on concrete. If you can get pass the watery installation, you will be pleasantly surprised at the protection you are going to receive.
    Thanks for the mini-review. I just received mine and was debating whether to install it or just leave the original screen protector that came with the phone.

  10. #50
    Thumbs up That's why I need the cases!
    I love my iphone very much!!!
    whenever i get a new phone or any gadget, i buy about 5 cases for it since i always want different options to carry it and different styles for different activities. but i'm thinking i really like my iphone naked (except for a brando screen protector) and the vaja pouch case i just got works really well. plus, i have the pro-clip cradle to mount the iphone in my car on the dashboard, and taking it in and out of anything but a pouch case isn't practical. so, i think i'll pass on this i-volution case for the moment, but i'm sure i'll continue to be tempted and will probably break down and get one anyway in the next few months...

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