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Default Which Clear Case is better?

I really want a case that can still show the great design this phone has, while providing some protection, and I believe many of you will as well. I also ordered a Glass Screen Protector from Aliexpress to go along.

This are my findings:

Spigen Case Ultra Fit Capsule (TPU)
http://www.spigen.com/htc-one-m8-cas...t-capsule.html

Case-Mate BARELY THERE (Hard Plastic)
http://www.case-mate.com/htc-one-m8-...there-case.asp

Case-Mate NAKED TOUGH (Hard Plastic + TPU bumper)
http://www.case-mate.com/htc-one-m8-...ough-case.asp#

Exact Prism Series Slim-Fit Transparent Case (TPU)
http://www.amazon.com/Exact-Prism-Se.../dp/B00JAR24SU

KAYSCASE Slim Hard Shell Cover (TPU)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

Do you have any of these? Which one would you recommend and why? Itīs very difficult to make a decision based on the videos out there, which are normaly only unpackaging...

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I have the spigen case its very nice and clear. But is kinda bulky.

I really like this Cimo case I got off eBay, but i wish it was clear and not frosted.
eBay

I dont like plastic cases, always think it will scratch my phones.
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Just fyi, there's already an active thread entitled: M8 clear cases to showcase.

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I had to send the spigen clear back.
The cutout for the flash is too close.
Ruins flash pictures.
The entire rim of the case lights up when the flash fires!
I suppose if using the camera flash isn't your thing it would make a great alert with a mod/app that uses the flash as the LED alert, etc.
And yes it feels a bit big.
Also it has a yellowish tinge on the edges.
The black version would be fine but the power button is covered so the IR blaster would be useless...
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I had to send the spigen clear back.
The cutout for the flash is too close.
Ruins flash pictures.
The entire rim of the case lights up when the flash fires!
I suppose if using the camera flash isn't your thing it would make a great alert with a mod/app that uses the flash as the LED alert, etc.
And yes it feels a bit big.
Also it has a yellowish tinge on the edges.
The black version would be fine but the power button is covered so the IR blaster would be useless...
Someone else in an amazon review mentioned using sharpie around the edge of the cutouts for the lens and flash. Would metallic (silver) sharpie work to counter this maybe? That way at least it wont look like an ugly black outline...
I just ordered one and now I'm worried it'll be yellow like you mentioned...but it even talks about a coating to prevent yellowing...so if it isn't crystal clear, I can probably RMA it...
 
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Someone else in an amazon review mentioned using sharpie around the edge of the cutouts for the lens and flash. Would metallic (silver) sharpie work to counter this maybe? That way at least it wont look like an ugly black outline...
I just ordered one and now I'm worried it'll be yellow like you mentioned...but it even talks about a coating to prevent yellowing...so if it isn't crystal clear, I can probably RMA it...
Sad to say, it will be yellow, particularly under certain light. On a positive note, the IR blaster works for me when case is on.

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Sad to say, it will be yellow, particularly under certain light. On a positive note, the IR blaster works for me when case is on.

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Hmmm...maybe I'll try it out for a few days...until the Spigen hybrid is out...
While I'm usually careful with my phones...yeah...there's that whole "new phone paranoia" thing...
 
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Someone else in an amazon review mentioned using sharpie around the edge of the cutouts for the lens and flash. Would metallic (silver) sharpie work to counter this maybe? That way at least it wont look like an ugly black outline...
I just ordered one and now I'm worried it'll be yellow like you mentioned...but it even talks about a coating to prevent yellowing...so if it isn't crystal clear, I can probably RMA it...
While any opaque (blocking) color may indeed help with the "LISA effect", i.e. rim of case illuminating with flash, only the darkest mask (i.e. photographic flat black) will cure the flaring seen in pictures taken using flash. The cutout is also very close to the edge of the LED. This case essentially makes the flash useless.
 
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The new Tech21 case might be worth waiting for.

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The new Tech21 case might be worth waiting for.

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I searched for a clear case from tech 21 but didn't find any. Can you please post the link for the case you're talking about?
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