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    Default ☼Incase Slider☼ Let's Be Honest...
    Hey everyone, I'm new here and just got my iPhone last week. After doing plenty of research and snooping around the forums, I decided to swing by the apple store and pickup a white Incase Slider case. It looks amazing, fits like a glove, and feels wonderful. Then I realized I was being blinded by it's beauty.

    Let's be honest, does this case do anything other than protect it from scratches and make it look nice? I truly do not think in any way, shape, or form that this case will protect the iPhone from impact. Thank you for the 1mm thick plastic. I can now sleep at night.

    Anyways, try this: take your slider case off your iPhone and drop it (the case) onto a hard surface. Listen to how weak and flimsy it sounds. It makes me cringe. Does it really sound like it will protect your investment?

    Sorry to be negative, but I hope this post will help people open their eyes. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE how the case looks and feels, BUT if you are concerned about protection, I think you should look elsewhere.

    P.S. Before people start coming in and saying that they have dropped their iPhones with the case on and the phone is fine, then chances are the iPhone would have survived without the case on as well. For goodness sake what is 1mm between concrete and your iPhone going to do? You may pick up your phone and say "Wow! Not a single scratch on the phone! Sweet!" Then you realize it won't turn on because of how hard it hit the ground. Thanks 1mm of plastic!

    Sorry that got kind of long, but I think the aesthetics of the case are leaving most of us in a fog and we are sacrificing true protection. I am going to return my case to the apple store today and give the Contour Showcase a shot.

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    I encased my Phone in bubble wrap. Doesn't fit well in the pocket, but I can now chuck it into oncoming traffic without worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by french bum View Post
    I encased my Phone in bubble wrap. Doesn't fit well in the pocket, but I can now chuck it into oncoming traffic without worries.
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    Understand that the case does not meet the protection that you expect. There are a lot of cases out there that do not. Thank you for the heads up on this case. IMO the ones that do (otterbox) make the iphone so much bigger it is not worth it. Its all about style. Accidents happen but i have had mine for eight mounths and have not dropped it yet.
    If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!

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    I've dropped my phone with the Incase slider several times. No issues...

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    LOLZ....and he thanked me

    I actually use a nice leather case with belt clip. I've dropped it twice now while working the floor in the ER, and it has survived without repercussion.

    It is all about style. And nothing says class like a nice leather bound iPhone.

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    You really bought this case thinking it would protect your phone?
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    Honestly, I wouldn't mind a little extra bulk as long as it's not ugly. I'm coming from a Sidekick LX and actually liked the size. I am 6'3" and have pretty large hands, so the iPhone feels kind of small.

    Like I said, I honestly think I was blinded by the beauty and put the protection aspect on the backburner. Looks great but if it falls while I'm talking on it or while it's on my lap in the car, I'm screwed.

    The leather cases are soft therefore will absorb impact. I had a pouch for my LX and dropped it a few times with no problems. But because the iPhone is considerably smaller, I'm worried I may drop it while talking.

    (Also, can someone please tell me how to reply with multi-quotes. I clicked multi-quotes on a few, but didn't know how to get them all in a reply.)

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    no case can really protect the iphone. its an iphone. its a laptop in ur pocket. can you protect your laptop from being dropped? don't drop it. saver it with your life. i don't use a case
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    Quote Originally Posted by djn1ght View Post
    Honestly, I wouldn't mind a little extra bulk as long as it's not ugly. I'm coming from a Sidekick LX and actually liked the size. I am 6'3" and have pretty large hands, so the iPhone feels kind of small.

    Like I said, I honestly think I was blinded by the beauty and put the protection aspect on the backburner. Looks great but if it falls while I'm talking on it or while it's on my lap in the car, I'm screwed.

    The leather cases are soft therefore will absorb impact. I had a pouch for my LX and dropped it a few times with no problems. But because the iPhone is considerably smaller, I'm worried I may drop it while talking.

    (Also, can someone please tell me how to reply with multi-quotes. I clicked multi-quotes on a few, but didn't know how to get them all in a reply.)
    I just cut and paste for multi-quotes. Reply the first time, hit submit, reply the second time, cut, edit first reply, paste. It ain't pretty, but it works. Someone your size, the otterbox case would probably work out okay. I still haven't seen one in real life yet, so I'm still on the fence about it. I had one of their generic pda cases for my iPaq, kept it nice and safe when I deployed to Oman a few years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barry99705 View Post
    I just cut and paste for multi-quotes. Reply the first time, hit submit, reply the second time, cut, edit first reply, paste. It ain't pretty, but it works. Someone your size, the otterbox case would probably work out okay. I still haven't seen one in real life yet, so I'm still on the fence about it. I had one of their generic pda cases for my iPaq, kept it nice and safe when I deployed to Oman a few years back.
    Thanks for the help, bro. I checked out the Otterboxes, but not too find of the style. Plus I am not patient enough to order one (with my luck I would drop my iPhone waiting for the case to ship).

    Quote Originally Posted by smirkis View Post
    no case can really protect the iphone. its an iphone. its a laptop in ur pocket. can you protect your laptop from being dropped? don't drop it. saver it with your life. i don't use a case
    Lol, it's better to be safe than sorry! Btw,the laptop bags they sell nowadays are extremely padded!

    Just be careful. The stupidest mistake I made with a phone was put it in my dress shirt pocket at work...then I bent over and you can guess what happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djn1ght View Post

    Just be careful. The stupidest mistake I made with a phone was put it in my dress shirt pocket at work...then I bent over and you can guess what happened.
    I did that with an iPaq. Took three months to get a replacement screen from foxcon.
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    i'm a big advocate of the BSE (best skin ever)... it keeps the beauty of the iPhone and protects it well enough from dirt and scratches....

    moreover, people think that there's nothing on it yet it looks really good and clean.

    biggest pro is that it does not add any extra baggage to the phone.

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    Yea invisible shields are the way to go. I had one on every iPhone I purchased. Before I bought a case, I would just slide it in my pocket and forget it was even there. Plus the texture ads grip. No one even knows I have it on until they see it up close.

    I also have a Belkin holster, it's leather, and very slim. Sits at the waist very well and doesn't really move unless you want it to.

    But yea, nothing is going to protect ANY phone from a hard impact to the ground unless you got some serious bulkiness to protect it.

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    Greg's custom case: Protects flawlessly

    What you need:

    1. 10 gallons of solid concrete
    2. 5 pounds of bubblewrap
    3. 70 springs
    4. Few cans of super glue
    5. 4 car tires

    Use optional and not recommended.

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    http://www.myincipio.com/category/0_...licrylic_case/
    i use this case from incipio... a little bulky but provides color changes and has a doubly layered case( 1st a soft case, then a hard shell) which provides shock absortion...just yesterday i dropped my iphone down the stairs( and of course it hit every stair with a sickening thud on the way down) and my fone was perfectly fine... in fact, not even the case had a scratch on it....also, the way the hard shell is, it comes up above the sides of the screen less than a mm but is just enough to stop the screen from actually hitting the ground....
    ...just my 2 cents....

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    innocase is the way to go.

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