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Minimalist protection with a perfect slim fit!
on November 30, 2012
I thought way too long about a case for my iPhone 5. I researched iPhone 5 drop tests and 5 cases for about a day. By reviewing the drop tests I discovered the new design of the 5 protects the glass by having it flush with the body's metal casing. I cringed, watching youtube, as some kid pulled a 5 out of the box and started dropping it on concrete from pocket height, then shoulder height, then arms raised length. It survived! It wasn't until the kid dropped it with a throwing motion that the glass cracked. There is another video of a 5 vs its competitor. Again, great impact resistance.
So I concluded the 5 doesn't need much protection to survive normal drops. You just need something to prevent scratches if dropped. The incase snap case does just that. It even has a small lip on the face-side edges which prevents the glass from getting scratched.
I got the clear case. It is form fitting and allows you to see the sleek design of the phone. I don't understand why people get thick cases that cover up everything but the screen? Show off that sexy phone! The back of the 5 is as cool as the front of the phone. I didn't want to cover that up.
This case is just what I wanted... minimum protection (it's a tough phone), a perfect fit, and it still allows you to see your phone, almost to the point you wonder if the phone has a case at all.