I am replacing theon my iPhone 3G with a new case. The Air Jacket was really great and very protective–I gave it a when I first got it! But, it has a big crack in it and it scratched just a bit too easily for my taste. So, a replacement was in order and I thought I’d found the perfect thing…
I ordered a Case-Mate Naked Case from Amazon, but when it arrived yesterday I knew immediately that it wouldn’t work for me. It adds a lot of bulk and the touch-through protector does nothing but trap dust between it and the iPhone screen, which would not only introduce the possibility of scratches but also drive me crazy!
So, I bundled it up to send it back to Amazon for a refund and went to the Apple Store on my way home from work. After much deliberation and trying on a few cases, I chose the2-pack in pink and white (along with a replacement Power Support crystal film). I liked the fit, the feel, and the fact that it didn’t add any bulk. But this morning, the rubberized coating on the pink case is ALREADY peeling off in a few spots.
You can see the peeling spots on the right side and the top left of the case in this photo that I snapped of my phone. I haven’t even had it on 24 hours, and the only places it has been are my purse slip pocket (with nothing else in it) or in my hand! I am returning it to the Apple Store tonight…what a joke for a $35 set of cases.
Does anyone have any case recommendations? Ideally, I’d like a not-too-bulky hard case that either just snaps on to fully protect the back like the Air Jacket (no cutouts for the Apple logo!), or fits somewhat like the Griffin Wave case does (with a small bezel that fits around the front, and then a full back piece).
Color would be nice; yes, I am a girl and I like accessories that look feminine and not utilitarian, so pink, white, or clear would be great. Other options like a bright turquoise or purple would be nice too. I have a white iPhone, so I don’t really want a black case. I would love something like the Vaja ivolution, but I am afraid to spend $85 on a custom case with as many case problems as I’ve had this week!
Right now, my front-runners are the SwitchEasy Capsule Rebel and Colors cases (silicone, but very attractive). I haven’t really found another case that seems like it might be what I’m looking for. Am I asking too much for an attractive case that doesn’t start to break down within the first 24 hours of use?