New 4S owner needs protection

Discussion in 'iPhone Cases and Accessories' started by timmyinnis, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. timmyinnis

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    New Apple owner with a 4S needs protection.

    I wanted to see if I could get some ideas on what kind of case would be good for my situation.

    All my other phones I only used invisible shield or somthing like that. Never had a problem with a cracked screen but...

    I was really thinking about a full body case (except the screen) case to help protect the screen from shocks against drops. I like the idea of the batery cases, anyone have personal experience with them? 20.00 overseas version VS 80.00 version etc. Does it help protect from drops? does the 2 piece cases snap apart during a drop. Making protection useless?

    Another main concern I want a charging (stand-cradle-dock what ever you want to call it). Something that will charge the phone standing up on the desk. From what I can find, is all the battery cases change the Apple connector over to the mini or micro usb connectors but then I don't find any mini-micro usb charging docks for the iPhones.

    Any ideas what can be done?

    Thanks
     
  2. Iloveiphones

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    Lifeproof.....

    But, if you want something you can use a iHome dock you can go with the otter box reflex. I'm not sure if you can use an iHome dock with life proof.
     
  3. Bennyboy

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    From the title I thought you wanted a bodyguard or something. Carry on.
     
  4. RedWritingHood

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    ha ha...!
     
  5. timmyinnis

    timmyinnis New Member

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    I tried to make a catchy title to get as many viewers as possible.
    Looks like it worked with you. :)
     
  6. Chex

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    I thought it was a thread about prophylactic's...
     
  7. MuddyPaws

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    I don't think any of the high protection cases....Otterbox, Lifeproof, Ballistic....allow the easy use of a dock.
     
  8. rambo47

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    For me it's about balancing protection with usability and not adding too much bulk. I use a *Speck Candyshell case ("Batwing Black") and a basic screen protector. Slimmer cases don't offer as much protection from drops, while cases like the Otter Box are simply too obtrusive for my taste. Risk/reward is what it's all about.
     
  9. adambodkins

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    I have the the incase slider from my iPhone 4. It fits the 4s perfect. I too wanted to be able to put mine on my ihome (for charging as well as music playing out loud). I have an ihome at work and at home. The incase was the best bet in opinion as it offers SOME ( not as much as an otterbox( too bulk) ) but it does protect from drops and scratches on the back and sides. And the bottom of the case slides off to be able to dock the phone.
     

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