Need recommendation for non-slippery case for iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Howard Lester, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. I have an Otterbox Defender on my iPhone 5, and in a few months plan to
    replace it with a 5s, which uses the same size case. But the Defender is
    bulky and heavy, and I am looking for something... less bulky and lighter.
    Like the Defender, it must also have a non-slippery back and sides. Any
    Howard Lester, Jan 19, 2015
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    JF Mezei Guest

    Close , very close, but no cigar.

    The 5s has ever so slightly different position of buttons and camera. If
    the case is not certified for 5s, make sure you try it before you buy it.
    JF Mezei, Jan 19, 2015
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    Brian Gordon Guest

    I believe the Defender is no longer made, but is still pretty widely available.
    The replacement, something like Commuter, is lighter weight but nowhere neas as
    protective from what I can see.
    Brian Gordon, Jan 19, 2015
  4. "JF Mezei" wrote
    Thank you for that, and I'm looking for a *new* case for a 5s -- one that is
    *different* from the Defender.
    Howard Lester, Jan 19, 2015
  5. "Brian Gordon" wrote
    I originally had the Commuter, and the phone slipped right out of my shirt
    pocket as I leaned forward. I am asking for recommendations for a
    *non-slippery* case.
    Howard Lester, Jan 19, 2015
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    BobbyK Guest

    The Defender series is still made. I have one for my 6 and love it.
    BobbyK, Jan 19, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    I use a dirt cheap silicon rubber thing that covers the back
    and sides and is very none slip. Mainly just in case I do
    manage to drop it. But I hardly ever drop stuff so its really
    just a bit of insurance.
    Rod Speed, Jan 19, 2015
  8. "BobbyK" wrote >

    Great to hear! And I don't want it anymore!

    As Casey Stengel once said about the NY Mets he was managing in the early
    1960's, "Can't anyone here play this game??" Well, I ask a similar question:
    "Can't anyone here read my original question and answer it?"

    Howard Lester, Jan 19, 2015
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    Zaidy036 Guest

    Look at New Trent's offerings:
    Zaidy036, Jan 20, 2015
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    bj Guest

    That's what I do. The slight grippiness makes it much less likely that I'll
    drop it.
    (It also makes it harder for a pickpocket. -:))

    I got something inexpensive, probably from Amazon.
    bj, Jan 20, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    I don’t drop stuff and hope it won't see glass
    in contact with something hard if I do.
    I don’t have any problem with those,
    I keep it in a front jeans or shorts pocket.
    Yeah, mine quite literally cost $1 postage included, definitely from ebay.
    Rod Speed, Jan 20, 2015
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    Lewis Guest

    My mother put a wide rubber band on her iPhone 6. Not super wide, just
    one of those normal bands that is about 15mm wide. I find it horrible,
    but it seems to work for her.
    Lewis, Jan 21, 2015
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    JF Mezei Guest

    When I got my 5s, the rubber frames/bands were not yet available. Tried
    one for the 5 and the buttons were unusable.

    Without it, I was affraid to take phone out of pocket when cycling. Not
    enough grip. Thankfully, commercial rubber bands came out a few weeks
    later (apple no longer makes them) and I have been happy with it. It is
    harder to put on/off than the Apple ones, but seems to be longer lasting.

    I think the rubber bands provide greater grip because they add thickness
    only to the edges which gives you more of a 3D grip over a simple cover
    that mimicks the shape of a flat iphone.

    Not sure if they exist for the 6 whose edges are even more slippery (I
    assume rounded ?)
    JF Mezei, Jan 21, 2015
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    Lewis Guest

    That is not what I am talking about. A Rubber Band. Like you might see
    on a newspaper or a bundle of mail in your mailbox. A stretchy band.

    Something nearly identical to this:

    You obviously do not know what a rubber band is.
    Lewis, Jan 21, 2015
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    JF Mezei Guest

    Ok, I had forgotten the expression "rubber bumper" and all I could think
    of was rubber band. And yes, I know your mother used litterally a rubber
    band. Some also used the lance armstrong "live strong" bracelets as
    "surrounds" for their 4, but they don't work for the 5 as it is too big.
    JF Mezei, Jan 21, 2015
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