I’ve never used a case for my iPhone(s) previously, but I picked up one of these a few weeks ago and I like it. I particularly like the way the plastic stops at the metal edge leaving the rounded glass edge fully exposed (so you get a nice smooth finger-on-rounded-glass feeling when using the back gesture). Granted this reduces protection, but I mainly wanted something to make the phone less slippery.
I went with white for my space gray phone, it is pretty translucent and barely lightens the gray color. (thanks Dave)
I’ve never used a case either. I prefer to go au naturel. When Blanton said he was putting a case on his I was intrigued. He’s a friend… but the guys a nut about these types of things! So if he says it is good (and you say it is good) I trust you two.
However, the one thing I can’t wrap my head around; why have a case on the only part of the iPhone 6 that seems unbreakable? Unless you care if the back gets dinged or scuffed? I suppose I do not. So with the 6 I’ve gone with an all glass cover for just the screen. It adds a few fractions of a few millimeters to the thickness of the phone — but if the screen gets hit that glass will, theoretically, break first.
The purpose of this case for me is to make it less slippery so I’m less prone to drop it. You’re right, I’m not particularly interested in protecting the back/sides of the phone.
Yes, the iPhone can get really slippery. Especially when the temperature drops and the humidity is low. The thing is like an ice puck.