Personally, I don’t see the point in having a nice sleek new iPhone and having it covered in a big clumsy rubber casing that makes it (nearly) as big as my old Nokia N90, it’s like putting roof racks and a bull bar on a Porsche..
Anyway, when I started looking at iPhone cases I thought that I’d never be able to find anything other than the standard translucent or black rubber ones, or a big boring ugly leather flip case with a belt clip.
Actually I had a similar problem years ago with my Apple Newton Message Pad, for which I ended up getting a padded case from a hiking store. By the way, I still have that Newton (and case) today, and in some ways I like it better than my new iPhone.
My girlfriend was keen on the Hermès and Louis Vuitton cases (which are both fantastic), but all I really wanted was a simple (yet stylish) slip case, and finally found these two (much cheaper) options:
I’ve ordered a couple of the foof cases to try, and I’m still deciding which colour and style to get in the A.B.Sutton, there’s way too many to choose from…