Originally Posted by TrojanShawn
I didn't see any other threads on this before, but I am curious to what people think of the iPhone cases. I currently do not have a case for my phone but am looking into purchasing one soon. I tried the Agent 18 Eco case and it was okay. I liked how it was smooth and would fit in my pocket fine, but I felt it was a little cheap (the two pieces didn't connect too well together and for some reason the sound from the mic reverberated against the case making it hard to hear.
I would like to hear what you all have and what you think are the pros and cons?
For my usage, I would like it to go in my pocket (not a fan of the belt clip on the phone case). I dont mind it being rubbery, but not to the point where it affects if I can get it in or out of my pocket.
Thanks in advance for your help!!
I hope you find the perfect case for your iPhone, TrojanShawn. Although I've tried a few cases and the anti glare film, I quickly took all of them off and decided to stay without a case. Instead, I've made one simple rule - I keep the iPhone in my pocket, without having anything else (such as money, keys, etc.) in that same pocket. That way it stays slim, sleek, clean, and ready at a moment's notice. The actual texture of the iPhone feels better to me than just about any of the cases, plus cleaning off the screen (from fingerprints) is no longer a chore - it's more like shining up my car, keeping it in crystal clear new condition.
Speaking only for myself, since I don't have a protective case it becomes all the more important that I take exceptional care of the iPhone. When I place it on a table or desk, there's always something soft underneath it. When my hands are full, I don't try to juggle to get an incoming call or email or text message - I wait for a better time to do so. In short, I treat my iPhone exceptionally well, so for me buying a case for it is overkill.
But again, TrojanShawn, that's me. Cases are fine for many people but they usually add to the bulk of the iPhone, detract from how it feels (the form or the glass), make it slightly harder to put in or remove from your pocket, and - above all, if any dirt or small objects sneak into that case they're bound to rub up against the iPhone for weeks, thus scratching parts of the iPhone you won't even see until you remove it.
As a side note, it won't be too funny if a particular case breaks, such as the snaps (or whatever holding it to the iPhone) fail. Buying Apple's extended repair plan for the iPhone, so you have two years coverage instead of just one, is slightly more expensive than buying a case.