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  1. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Wife got a Moment case - she has their lenses to expand the photo capabilities of the iPhone. If I didn’t have my clear case, I’d buy a moment case for myself, even though I don’t use the lenses. The bottom edge is subtly lower so it’s flush to the screen edge in support of swiping. Very nice...
  2. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Not a case specifically, but any recommendations for MagSafe, preferably charging capable, car mounts? Vent-mount is what I want / need. (Windshield mount maybe. But no adhesive mounts to dash.) Did some quick looking and paralyzed by all the mediocre options and affiliate-linkbait ”reviews”.
  3. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Spigen buttons were fine I thought (contra some reviews I saw). The “less protection” of Apple case is intentional UX design.
  4. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Apple case is getting slippery with use. I think the hard plastic is getting a veneer of finger oil. The smooth flat sides on the heavy iPhone make it unexpectedly hard to pick up. But I don’t have time or energy to go into research / over-analysis mode for an iPhone case. So, probably going to...
  5. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Keeping the Apple Case. I just spent $1100 on an iPhone. $50 vs $20 on a case (I'll use for 2-4 years) is rounding error. :) (Spigen case has merits and comes down to personal taste on what case compromises are preferred, including price.)
  6. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Unfortunately, no good options for clear cases. Lots ($45 and $50 clear cases to compete with a $50 Apple case? If I'm paying a case premium, I'll just get Apple.) Loads of options if you buy a black iphone and don't care about the color. It seems the clear case market is really limited if...
  7. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Got my Spigen case: 1) Spigen case has better buttons. Much easier to press. Mute toggle cutout is larger, easier to flick switch. Plastic is a little squishier. 2) Apple case bottom cutout is better, makes it easier to swipe to unlock and for app switching. Plastic is a bit harder. I think...
  8. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    I'm going to have to learn the new fast charging and USB-C situation this Winter. Will probably buy some new chargers for around the house and maybe upgrade the wireless chargers. Mostly, I put the phone on the wireless charger by the bed and it charges slowly overnight. I don't really need...
  9. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    The past two years, my wife and I have had our 8+ in third party cases that worked fine on a wireless chargers. You can have wireless charging in arbitrary cases, so long as they aren't too thick or otherwise impede the charging. To get the magnetic grip and magsafe charging and etc, you need...
  10. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    I don’t full understand the nuances of MagSafe or the current charging options. So I’m buying a MagSafe case to ensure that I have the feature if I want it. I don’t want to get a $15 non-MagSafe case and then three months from now start buying into MagSafe accessories and have to do the case...
  11. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Tried the Apple case today. I generally like it. But the volume buttons are very stiff, so I’m not sure if I’ll keep it. I’m waiting for the Spigen to compare decide which one to keep.
  12. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Ordered Spigen clear case. Due Monday. I can maybe wait the weekend and compare Spigen to Apple and keep one next week.
  13. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Spigen reviews say the buttons are flush with the case and harder to use. That would be a chronic frustration to me. But I want true MagSafe compatibility. I don’t mind the magnet pattern being visible. I kind of like it, a techno aesthetic in the otherwise featureless case. So curious what...
  14. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    lemme know how you like it. I think the Apple Case is a bit more what I want. But I’ll probably not open it up immediately. Next week, I’ll have more headspace to consider returning it and buying a cheaper case if the Spigen is really good.
  15. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Looked at a couple of Apple case reviews and Spigen reviews. Sticking with Apple. Both seem fine. But I’ve exhausted my energies for over analyzing and researching and shopping and comparing a $20 case. Bought with iPhone this morning and can get on with it. :)
  16. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Huh. I’m confused then by Ron’s comments. But I’ll take a look at it. Spending $1100 on an iPhone I’m not especially concerned about $30 give or take on the case. But I’ll same a few bucks if it’s as good as Apples case.
  17. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Yes. Spigen has physical hole in back to use MagSafe? No Thanks.
  18. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    Not worth the money. Except no other case as good (clear, integrated MagSafe). So… 🤷‍♀️ I’m open to cheaper options. But so far no one has anything comparable to Apple.
  19. DaveF

    Apple iPhone 13 Case Thread

    I’m ordering the Apple clear case. I don’t have time to shop and analyze for this one. So I’m just buying Apple with the iPhone. (And I want MagSafe compatibility.) https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MM313ZM/A/iphone-13-pro-max-clear-case-with-magsafe
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