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The Only Case I Would Consider Using With an iPhone (Updated)

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Update: Judging by the overwhelmingly negative reviews, this product looks good but it's crap. I definitely wouldn't consider it now.

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No, you don't need a damn case for your iPhone 5—but if you have butterfingers and you must use a case, this seems to me like the only acceptable one. The SurfacePad is not only simple and elegant—complementing the iPhone's design rather than turning it into an ugly hulk or a clear-plastic-wrapped granny sofa—but also has function. And it protects your screen too, unlike 99 percent of the offensively horrible covers out there.

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Made of ultra-thin and smooth napa leather, the TwelveSouth's SurfacePad can also serve as a stand. Like the manufacturer says, it's not designed to resist a car getting over your iPhone, but it will protect your mobile against the most common threats without turning its clean lines into a unrecognizable mass of deformed plastic. And for that alone, I applaud them.

It's $35 and available for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S. [TwelveSouth]

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DISCUSSION

Why do you keep insisting you don't need a case for your iphone?? Do you not understand the probability of dropping it and damaging it? Is the fact that you could ruin the resale value, make it less aesthetically appealing, break it, or just want to differentiate yourself from others with the same phone not a good enough reason to get a case? Do you not realize that you have no good argument as to why a case is not needed? Or are you just stubborn in your non-sensical ways?