Rubber or plastic

Rubber Or Plastic


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dturner

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#2
Plastic. They catch enough dirt and dust, but rubber is really bad and you spend too much time taking it off to clean it out.
 

Cjvdh

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#3
I like hard plastic wayyyy better. Every single time I had a rubber case I ended up taking it off within a week and either returning it or just throwing it away.
 
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luvindzine

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#4
I prefer plastic. I have a case that is very thin and slides into my pocket no problem. The rubber cases tend to stick to my pockets. Maybe this is a personal preference, but I like the plastic ones the best.
 

kanprob

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i prefer the leather case for my iPhone, absolutely
 

iphonewarrior

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#7
I'm all about the plastic cases. I also like the metal one's as well like the Element cases you can buy. They don't get stuck in your pockets when trying to pull them out either whereas a plastic/metal case would slide in and out quickly and easily.
 

psylichon

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#8
I prefer hard plastic. My main case is a Seidio Innocase II, but I also have a cheap knockoff of an iSkin Solo that I really like. It's tecnically rubber but doesn't really feel like it in use. I like that one for a little extra protection when I'm camping or at the beach.
 

Marianne

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#9
I've been going mostly case-less for a while now, using just a skin for the back of my iPhone and an anti-glare screen protector. When I do use a case, I use an iSkin solo or a Paul Frank silicone case since they work with the skin on my iPhone easily. I used to prefer an Incase Slider, but even though it's a thin case and works exactly as I'd want a plastic case to work, it makes the iPhone more bulky than I want to put in my jeans pocket.
 

smknSRT8

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#10
Plastic for me, getting it in and out of my pocket is a lot easier with plastic vs rubber. Since I wear jeans a lot, it got to be a pain in the a$$ to just get to my phone.
 

iphonewarrior

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#11
I find an Incase Slider slips in and out of my pocket with ease... it's beautiful.
 

macmad

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#14
Hard plastic. Rubber attracts lint and discolors. Here is the picture of the case that I rock!
 
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Hawk

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#16
I just purchased both executive cases in chrome ( goes well with my white iPhone) from casecrown.com.
I love my slider, but these cases ( the faux leather and the polycarbonate) look really nice, and they are CHEAP. both cases together are cheaper than one slider- and that includes $4.95 priority USPS shipping.
 

canamera

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#17
Because I don't like putting my phone in my pockets, (besides not being good for the phone, I've never liked anything in them), I guess I like them both. I am actually using both of them right now, (Otterbox Defender). just strap it in its holster, and voila!
Plastic+rubber.
 

Sharunda

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#18
I alternate between the two. I love my Incase Sliders for the summer. In the winter I like to use my Switcheasy Colors case because i need a good grip when its cold out. When I get to work I change into an Incase Slider case sometimes not always, depending on the color I am wearing. But before I leave i change back into the Switcheasy or a Belkin that I haved that I like.

So I use both, Plastic and Rubber.
 

Apple4me

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#19
I like my new Otterbox Commuter TL. It offers the best of both worlds, rubber around the case of the iPhone and a plastic strap on the back to help get it in/out of pockets. While I have yet to drop the phone carrying it in the Otterbox, it sure feels like it would survive a fall from my top pocket with ease. Hopefully, I will never have to find out :)