I look at 3 popular iPhone cases and pick the one that clearly rises as the best!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I am a bit bothered that I actually had to buy 3 cases for my
    iPhone until I found the one that I liked the best. The
    problem was, the first two were just so damn awful that the third
    time actually became the charm.

    Here are the tests of what I presume are the three most popular
    iPhone cases available....

    [​IMG] for believing a salesman as this case proved to be underwhelming.

    Though the Case Mate stands as a sturdy leather housing for the iPhone,
    it is actually the belt clip that becomes the problem. I have had many
    instances where the round bolt that connects the clip to the case loosens
    and falls off. I also don't like the fact that the front of the case is open
    leaving the iPhone display unprotected.


    [​IMG]iSee case is. Judging from the rave reviews
    from iPod users who own their cases, I thought this would be the best
    case of the bunch. Turns out to be the worst. This case arrives
    as a jigsaw puzzle whereas you need to fit the iPhone into this acrylic
    shell that snaps together and then inserts in and out of a plastic holster.
    The case certainly seems to be the best protection for your iPhone if it
    slips to the ground. The problems begin when you try to remove the
    iPhone from this monstrosity every time you need to place it on the
    dock for charging or synching. It took an unbelievable amount of effort
    to snap the case open. Absolutely hate this case.


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    You know, I should have gone with my gut instincts and bought the
    Marware CEO sleeve right from the start. For me, it looked to be
    the most handsome case of the bunch. Not only was it thin and sleek,
    but it offered full protection for the iPhone in that the display cover
    was not exposed.

    The biggest surprise came when upon receiving this case, I opened it
    up to find that Malware includes a protective film cover for the iPhone
    screen. It can be applied with very little effort, leaves no bubbles, and
    actually produces a lot less surface smudging than the glass. I really
    loved the fact that something like this was included with the case as
    people have been buying these film protectors separately.

    As you can see the MARWARE case clearly rose above all others
    as being the best case for my purposes. The only downside I see to these
    cases is the rather short clips that are included with them. I generally
    prefer longer-length clips as they are more likely not to fall off the waist.
    Only the iSee comes with a very long clip. Unfortunately, that
    was also the worst rated of all the cases I reviewed.

    Let me add one more case here for your consideration...

    The Fortte cases are perhaps the best cases you can buy.

    I did not include a review here because I have yet to order mine.
    Eventually I will have a case custom made for my iPhone that includes
    my name and the HTF logo. I bought one of these cases for my
    Blackberry and they really are a cut above the rest. If you want to
    go the extra mile, the Fortte cases are probably the absolute best
    bang for the buck.
     
  2. Doug Ennis

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    Ron,

    Is the belt clip on the Marware CEO sleeve removable?

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
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    Why did you have to buy ALL of the cases? You did not have access to them before buying?

    CJ
     
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    Doug,

    Yes, the clip on the Marware is removable. Their site has many other
    varieties of iPhone cases if you like their style.

    Christ,

    Had no access to any of the cases before buying. The Case Mate was
    purchased from the AT&T store, sealed. The other two are available
    mail-order only.
     
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    so the custom clip is going to be over $70?
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    What custom clip? You mean the Fortte? Yes, by the time you
    put a logo and personalize, it does come close to that amount.

    I'm planning to wait a few months before possibly ordering one.
     
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    Ron,

    I've read other reports of the stud coming loose on the back of the Case-Mate Signature Leather Case. But look what Case-Mate is releasing on July 25:

    http://www.case-mate.com/s.nl/it.A/id.295/.f

    This belt clip/holster works in conjunction with the Signature Leather Case to store the iPhone and case on your belt with the screen facing inward.

    I am seriously considering this combo when the Signature iPhone Holster becomes available.

    Mark
     
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    Mark,

    I have to say, that looks to be a really nice case.

    Certainly one to consider amongst this lineup.
     
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    I decided to add some color to my wardrobe, so in addition to this case:

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    I now have this one.

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    - Steve
     

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