Silk Nudist iPhone Case review: Simple, fun protection

Sometimes you just want a basic clear case, not ultra-slim but not heavy-duty either. Silk's Nudist case will fit the bill, with thoughtful touches, a great price, and the option to order it plain or with some funky and colorful patterns.

The Good

  • Lightweight and slim
  • Clear
  • Optional cute patterns
  • Great price

The Bad

  • Not heavy duty

Clearly adorable

Silk Nudist iPhone Case: What I like

Silk Nudist iPhone Case

Clear cases are popular because you can see your gorgeous iPhone while still protecting it from scratches and drops. This case is a basic, soft but firm clear plastic-type case. You can order just the clear version and be done with it. However, if you want to have some fun, order it with a fun pattern printed on it. The current "Chef's Special" is a pink butterfly pattern, and the "Flavor of the Month" pattern showcased here is covered with cute woodland flora and fauna. If none of those float your boat, you can click on "Choose Your Own Adventure" and then "Customize Now," which takes you to a further list of five more patterns at a slightly higher price. You can also choose your size: iPhone X/XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max.

The back of the case is lightly frosted, so you don't get weird reflections or easily develop hairline scratches as clear cases sometimes do. There are precision cutouts for the camera, speakers, Lightning port, and mute switch. The embedded button covers for the Sleep/Wake button and the volume buttons are nice and clicky. There is a definite lip that comes up over the edge of the screen to prevent damage when you set your phone face down.

The entire case is flexible so it's pretty easy to put on and take off. The phone is fully functional within the case, including wireless charging. There is branding on the case, but it's just the word "Silk" embossed on one edge, barely noticeable unless you're looking for it. The word "Nudist" does not appear anywhere on the case, fortunately.

Silk Nudist iPhone Case

Not for everyone

Silk Nudist iPhone Case: What I don't like

This is more or less the ideal case for what it is. It's not super sophisticated and if I were a captain of industry I probably wouldn't carry this into my fancy boardroom meetings. It's also not especially heavy-duty; I wouldn't want to drop it out of a window. It doesn't have any hidden features like a cardholder or kickstand or anything. I really can't point to any specific flaws in this case, but it's just not going to be the perfect case for everyone.

Great clear case with a bonus

Silk Nudist iPhone Case: Bottom line

If you're looking for a fairly slim, clear, functional, inexpensive, soft plastic-type case, you've come to the right place. This is especially true if you like the bonus of a really cute pattern on it.

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Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.