iPhone 4 iPhone 4 Case Options

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  1. gsimonds

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    In anticipation of getting my new iPhone, I have been researching some different options for cases. I was planning on going nude, or a bumper at least, but I remembered how clumsy I can be, and would hate to end up like the ifixyouri iPhone. My 3GS has an Otterbox Defender, but I would like to avoid something that bulky this time.

    These are the companies that I have found currently producing iPhone 4 cases and have pictures/prices, some of which are available now:

    iLuv
    Case-Mate
    Belkin
    Gumdrop
    Hard Candy
    Scosche Cases
    Marware
    Incipio
    Sena Cases
    Cygnett

    I'm leaning towards Incipio DuroShot DRX, but I have never experienced any of their cases. I'm also curious as to what Switcheasy will come up with. I am a huge fan of the Neo line and hope to see it for the i4.

    Please post any other manufacturers and/or your opinions on the matter!
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    Honestly, I think the bumpers are the best to protect against FALLS. If you're looking for scratch protection, you should get a skin such as Invisible Shield or BSE.
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    How are the Bumpers the best protection against drops? They only only cover the stainless steel, although they do have a lip around the screen and back. Wouldnt a full silicone case, or hard case provide better drop protection?
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    Yeah thats what I thought. Maybe if you only drop it on completely flat surfaces.
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    Not really...only if you like drop it on a rock or something.
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    Yeah, im pretty sure a case that covers more of the phone provides better drop protection. I'm going back and forth between and IS and hard case, and a combo of the two.
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    They are very exquisite cases, but I have a policy of not spending more than 20% of the value of the device I'm protecting.
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    Yeah, those are wayyy too pricey for my tastes.
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    So you have a $140 budget for a 32GB?

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