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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #251 (permalink)
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+1 for the Otterbox Defender. Bulky, with ultimate protection, but I am on construction sites often and need it. Love the built in screen protector, lens protectors, and the kickstand/swivel clip on the holster. .....DROP IT ALL YOU WANT!

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I got my phone yesterday and need a holster really bad for it. I cannot keep putting it in my pocket, especially since i hate cases and screen protectors! are there any holsters/belt clips i can buy that are available NOW

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I got my phone yesterday and need a holster really bad for it. I cannot keep putting it in my pocket, especially since i hate cases and screen protectors! are there any holsters/belt clips i can buy that are available NOW

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You can go to Best Buy and get the Platinum holster combo for $34.99 that's like the Seidio Innocase/Surface

I think they have blue, white and black

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Platinum+Series+-+Hard+Case+with+Holster+for+HTC+EVO+3D+Mobile+Phon es+-+Black/2809583.p?id=1218353394621&skuId=2809583&st=platin um%20evo%203d&cp=1&lp=8
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You can go to Best Buy and get the Platinum holster combo for $34.99 that's like the Seidio Innocase/Surface

I think they have blue, white and black

Platinum Series - Hard Case with Holster for HTC EVO 3D Mobile Phones - Black - HDC21SB
You think those are in the stores yet? and i do not want a case, i wonder if the phone will fit in there with no case?
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This is the best case I have ever used so far. Amzer® Luxe Argyle High Gloss TPU Soft Gel Skin Case - For HTC EVO 3D

They come in several colors, fit the phone snuggly, and really protect it well. I have used them on my sons Hero, my original and my wifes original day 1 EVO's, and now on my EVO 3D. I have bought and tried silicone skins, plastic shell type cases, Otter boxes (Defender and Commuter) and I always go back to the Amzer case/skin.

It's kind of a cross between a hard shell and a silicone type of case. It is just grippy enough to hold and easily slides in your pocket but not too grippy (like silicone skins). It fits tight but is easliy removed. They will not stretch out and get loose like silicone skins do. The best part is they cost less than $10.
Thanks airdog, I was just looking at those on Amazon. Question: how well do the buttons work through the TPU? Are they fairly easy to press? The camera button in particular.
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Has anyone seen case that is gold or silver colored with a kickstand? Or something with a really shiny looking case that has a kickstand?
Not quite sure I have seen one of those colors around just yet, but I have a Monaco aluminum case for my Evo. Didn't come with a kickstand, because it has a cutout for mine, but they might add it. I bet they will be making one for the 3d in the short future, so keep an eye out.
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I like the looks of the Desktop Dock from BB for 50 bucks. If I can sell my old accessories I am getting it. But I really want one from Seidio that will hold the case also like i Had before. But BB there website said order and have shipped to store and then it says will be there July 21st. I am not going to order it but that's too long I want one now. LOL!
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Anyone who is interested in the BB platinum case with kickstand is wasting there time! I was in BB yesterday browsing the accessories (which there was alot of cases left) and i was amazed at how cheap the Platinum kickstand case was - the kickstand itself feels like a piece of cardboard spray painted black, furthermore you have to pry it up because it sits so flush in the groove in the case (which makes it even worse)

In all honesty if you want the kickstand go for the HTC official kickstand case, you get what you pay for (well actually i think the BB case is more than the htc version so forget that lol)

I got the rubber htc case from RS (graphite grey) day of launch just to protect (19.99$) and i am happy with it, it even fits into my old belt holster (barely) but i do miss the kickstand from time to time -
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You think those are in the stores yet? and i do not want a case, i wonder if the phone will fit in there with no case?
Yeah, they're in the stores, I have one

It would fit without the case, but it would be a little loose. Not sure why you wouldn't want to use a case, it protects it from damage and scratches, while helping it hold it resell value.
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Yeah, they're in the stores, I have one

It would fit without the case, but it would be a little loose. Not sure why you wouldn't want to use a case, it protects it from damage and scratches, while helping it hold it resell value.
Thanks... yeah, i don't know, i never been a fan of cases. I don't like the extra size it adds, and i also, like the way the phone looks better without cases.
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Hey guys I'm a soon to be htc evo 3d owner. I currently rock a rooted htc hero and this phone as I imagine will be a HUGE upgrade. Anyways I needed a case that doesn't add too much bulk and soft. Well looking around at cases it seems like the otterbox impact series case seems great. I was just wondering if anyone has this case and could tell me how this case is.
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I dont know what Otterbox RS had on release day but not only was it $50 but it was huge, bulky and unsightly - I'd go with a thin case and a belt holster, unless you plan on playing catch or going swimming with your 3D
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I dont know what Otterbox RS had on release day but not only was it $50 but it was huge, bulky and unsightly - I'd go with a thin case and a belt holster, unless you plan on playing catch or going swimming with your 3D

I agree, it felt like I was carrying a Jeep in my pocket.... I went to Sprint and got the Otterbox commuter. It's a rubber shell with a hard plastic cover. It adds just enough protection to the phone in case it's dropped, but doesn't turn it into an chick anti-magnet like the Defender Series does.




Now what I need is a leather belt case that the commuter fits into... I have checked everywhere, even Fry's. It's too big for even the generic XL android/windows leather cases.

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I am still case-less =(

I was going to buy an OtterBox but I don't like the plastic cover over the screen! Is there anyway to safely remove that?

Also, I am still searching for an appropriately sized microfiber pouch for mine. As it stands now my EVO3D is "naked" and only has a ZAGG Screen Protector. Really need a case! I'm having the same problem as EvoMax. None of the pouches I find are big enough for the EVO3D. HTC really needs to release a OEM case for our EVO3Ds!

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When I bought my 3VO, I went with the Body Glove case they had at the Sprint checkout counter. It was the only one in the store with a collapsable kickstand at the time. Here's what they look like, but mine is a deep metallic purple color. Otherwise I refuse to get a leather case. They get old and stink over time, and are prone to tear after a while, depending on the amount of usage.

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I am still holding out for a Ballistic HC case but I am more anxious about not have a case for a few more weeks than I thought I would be. I am considering not waiting and getting the Otterbox even though I feel I would be happier with the Ballistic case.
I cringe whenever one of my kids picks up the phone to look at/play with it.
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I saw that pink case online and it was like 12.99. And when I called my Sprint store I specifically asked if they had the HTC kickstand case and was told yes. Went in there to get phone and he showed the purple body glove one with the stand and that was 20 bucks in the store. But I don't like cases where across the top and bottom in the front shows. And I didn't want purple since I am getting the Seidio Active in purple when it comes out.

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i picked up one of those cheap body glove cases. you slide the phone into the case and snap the bottom piece on. works.

im not spending 35 bux or otterbox when i KNOW im getting the ballistic. this body glove one will hold me out...
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I am still case-less =(

I was going to buy an OtterBox but I don't like the plastic cover over the screen! Is there anyway to safely remove that?

Also, I am still searching for an appropriately sized microfiber pouch for mine. As it stands now my EVO3D is "naked" and only has a ZAGG Screen Protector. Really need a case! I'm having the same problem as EvoMax. None of the pouches I find are big enough for the EVO3D. HTC really needs to release a OEM case for our EVO3Ds!

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When I took mine out of the box I just pushed on the plastic with my finger and it came right off. Very easy.
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Ok, just got a Commuter. Headed home now to put it on!

Edit: Still looking for a pouch to put this in hehe

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picked up the commuter otterbox at my Sprint store today. looks and works great. camera glass is recessed now, and the charge port flap is much better than the Evo 4G's case.
Wait, is there a camera cover built into the commuter?
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Hey guys! Big tip here. So, apparently the Evo 3D and the Nintendo 3Ds share almost exactly the same dimensions. The N3Ds is slightly thicker, longer, and wider.

What does this mean?
This mean almost any Nintendo 3Ds case will fit the Evo3D perfectly.

Even with a case on the phone. I just checked this out and it works perfectly even with my OtterBox Commuter on my Evo3D. The N3Ds cases fit the Evo3D absolutely like they were made for it.
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Wait, is there a camera cover built into the commuter?
No but it is recessed so when you lay it flat the camera does not touch the surface.

BTW guys. The OtterBox Commuter does come with an optional plastic screen cover. However, the plastic cover has "stickers" on it telling you which side it up and which side it down. When you remove the stickers it leaves a gooey residue that make the screen cover useless unless you can figure out a non-abrasive way to remove the goo. I didn't intend to use it in the first place because I bought a Zagg Ivisishield but it's something to consider.
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Amazon.com: HTC Original OEM Leather Carrying Pouch Case Cover for HTC EVO 4G / HTC HD2 / HTC T-Mobile G2: Electronics


I have no idea if the Evo3D would fit in there. It was designed for the HTC HD2 so the Evo3D might stick out the top a little. I could always order it and return it if I was unhappy with it... hrmm...
You and I are looking for the exact same thing! My guess is yes, like you suspect the top of the 3D would stick out since it's a hair taller then the 4G.

I bought the vertical messenger pouch from HTCpedia, they advertise it for the 3D although it is the same case as the 4G. When I put my 3D in it, the top sticks out just a hair and isn't fully protected. They have 60 day return, so I figure I can try it out and see if I want to return it.

The case is exactly what I'm looking for, a leather pouch with NO CLIP on the back, so it fits easily in a pocket and protects the entire device (including screen) in your pocket.

Just wish there was one a tad taller so it would better protect the 3D. If anyone knows of one, please let me know
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I just got one of these for $1.50:
Nintendo 3Ds Case / Bag / Pouch (Microfiber) | eBay


It should fit my Evo3D with the Commuter case on it nicely. I would still prefer a semi-ridged soft-leather case with a microfiber interior like the OEM HD2 Case we linked above however.
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I just got one of these for $1.50:
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It should fit my Evo3D with the Commuter case on it nicely. I would still prefer a semi-ridged soft-leather case with a microfiber interior like the OEM HD2 Case we linked above however.
This is the case I have now, it's ALMOST PERFECT except it's just a hair 2 short. The very top edge of the 3D sticks out like 1/8 of an inch, but is still very well protected. Basically I want this exact same thing (semi-rigid leather pocket pouch with no clip on the back), except just a tad taller so the 3D fully fits.

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Now that I have the OtterBox Commuter a ridged pouch is probably out of the question for me. Usually only good for "naked" phones. Hehe... Going for a Microfiber Bag/Pouch now. Just 'cause I'm paranoid. Like the InvisiShield and Commuter isn't enough LOL
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I'm slightly annoyed there are no OEM Cases or Pouches directly from HTC. I prefer OEM accessories.

The kickstand case is coming. The closest estimation on the release date is late July.

The wait sucks, but I have no doubt it will be the best case when it comes out.
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Now that I have the OtterBox Commuter a ridged pouch is probably out of the question for me. Usually only good for "naked" phones. Hehe... Going for a Microfiber Bag/Pouch now. Just 'cause I'm paranoid. Like the InvisiShield and Commuter isn't enough LOL
Yeah, I played around with cases with my 4G (Seidio Innocase and Innocase Active), and overall I just wasn't satisfied. I didn't like the fact that with the front open, every time i put the phone in my pocket and took it out I had lint and stuff around the edges of the screen against the case. Just annoying

Which is why for the 3D I've decided I'm going to go with a screen protector (like the Steinheil, something with no adhesive and is slippery), and a pocket leather pouch/messenger case like I pictured above. That way I put the phone in my pocket and it won't get lint on it, plus the case is slim and easy to put in my pocket while still protecting the device.

It's hard to find just the right case that you're happy with that's for sure!
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The kickstand case is coming. The closest estimation on the release date is late July.
FWIW... I spoke to a Sprint rep today. She said that they are expected on July 13th. Still too long of a wait.
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I found a case that works for my 3D, even when it is in the Otterbox commuter. The case is made by Dickies. It's a canvas case, with a Velcro flap. I got it on Amazon for $15.77 Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042LNT8S

and here is what it looks like:

It had a huge red Dickies logo on the flap, which I have already surgically removed with a pocket knife.

This case is big enough to even fit the phone with the defender, I would guess (your experience may vary)

The only negative is it is a belt LOOP, with a clip holder that costs another $10 or so. I am using the loop no problem.
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Is that case comfortable in your jeans pocket?
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It's kind of a tight fit in jeans pocket.... It's ok in casual or shorts, but the jeans are too tight....
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I saw that pink case online and it was like 12.99. And when I called my Sprint store I specifically asked if they had the HTC kickstand case and was told yes. Went in there to get phone and he showed the purple body glove one with the stand and that was 20 bucks in the store. But I don't like cases where across the top and bottom in the front shows. And I didn't want purple since I am getting the Seidio Active in purple when it comes out.
I've seen those at the Best Buy store across the street from my Sprint store, but they don't have a kickstand, so I'll have to pass. They're nice looking in person, but come off as a little bulky IMO. I was just there yesterday to buy Sucker Punch on blu-ray so I could upload the digital copy to my 3VO, and I noticed they had a purple Seido Active case, among other colors. They even had a big table display of 3VO accessories on sale.

Maybe in time I may buy another case for it, but for now, I have no complaints with what I have. The Body Glove fits so snug that people assume my 3VO came in that color. If there's only one complain I have about it, it's that the power button is too exposed. So when I pocket it, I always have to remember to have it face upright.
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Now what I need is a leather belt case that the commuter fits into... I have checked everywhere, even Fry's. It's too big for even the generic XL android/windows leather cases.
I'm in the same boat. Right now, I'm using a soft pouch/bag I got when I bought some random trinket on personalizationmall.com. It's cumbersome though. What I want is a thin (minimal bulk- it's already protected), vertical (I despise horizontal), holster with a belt clip that will fit the phone with the Commuter. Why Otterbox wouldn't just make one is beyond me; it's guaranteed money in their pocket. Maybe they're afraid it'll eat into profits for their Defender line. But man, that Defender is just so HUGE. I also (ironically) don't like that it covers the camera lenses. The Commuter really is the perfect case for me; I just need to figure out a practical way to carry it.
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I preordered the seidio active last night. Says shipping 7/8, but got an email saying it shipped and Tracking #. Saying it's in transit. Weird, but maybe they are shipping early. That otto box commuter looks nice though .. Damn.
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I'm in the same boat. Right now, I'm using a soft pouch/bag I got when I bought some random trinket on personalizationmall.com. It's cumbersome though. What I want is a thin (minimal bulk- it's already protected), vertical (I despise horizontal), holster with a belt clip that will fit the phone with the Commuter. Why Otterbox wouldn't just make one is beyond me; it's guaranteed money in their pocket. Maybe they're afraid it'll eat into profits for their Defender line. But man, that Defender is just so HUGE. I also (ironically) don't like that it covers the camera lenses. The Commuter really is the perfect case for me; I just need to figure out a practical way to carry it.

Scroll up 6 posts in this thread to see my solution.
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You guys seem to have a lot of experience with cases/screen protectors...

1) I need a screen protector that will cover both the screen and the camera pod. I don't care who it's from, as long as it doesn't affect my ability to take pictures or use the touchscreen, and it's fairly cheap. (No more than $12)

2) I also need a case. I seem to have dropped my blackberry curve quite a lot, and the Samsung Intercept. With the Samsung, 99% of the drops took place no higher than 4 feet. I expect the same to be with the EVO 3D. I am looking for a case with good protection, good feel, and little bulk. I don't really want to buy a Seidio case just yet if a TPU (like this one: HTC EVO 3D High Gloss TPU Case - Smoke) will protect it well.

If you guys could help me out, I would be greatly appreciative.
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The Otterbox Commuter case didnt fit right for me. The rubber part on the top of the phone doesnt sit flush and has a gap there. Everyone they had was like that. Didnt like it. Took it back and got the defender. Its bulky but it covers the cameras and as a a pad inside to keep from scratching the lens cover.
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Mobilecityonline emailed me today and sad the white casemate pop case with the kickstand was in stock now But Casemate doesn't even list it on there site.

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The wait sucks, but I have no doubt it will be the best case when it comes out.
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You guys seem to have a lot of experience with cases/screen protectors...

1) I need a screen protector that will cover both the screen and the camera pod. I don't care who it's from, as long as it doesn't affect my ability to take pictures or use the touchscreen, and it's fairly cheap. (No more than $12)

2) I also need a case. I seem to have dropped my blackberry curve quite a lot, and the Samsung Intercept. With the Samsung, 99% of the drops took place no higher than 4 feet. I expect the same to be with the EVO 3D. I am looking for a case with good protection, good feel, and little bulk. I don't really want to buy a Seidio case just yet if a TPU (like this one: HTC EVO 3D High Gloss TPU Case - Smoke) will protect it well.

If you guys could help me out, I would be greatly appreciative.
1. Phantom Skinz has one that covers the camera. It cost $9.95, not sure what shipping makes it.

2. I have a TPU now that I use in conjunction with the Platinum holster and it will work just as well if not better. I had a Innocase/Surface on my Evo and I dropped it and it cracked. The Active is a lot better, but adds some bulk.
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Yeah I had an Innocase also mine cracked but I love the Active that I had on my EVO. It was great and felt good in my hands when holding the phone. I love the active and wish they made an Active with a kickstand. I don't really want the innocase surface one with a kickstand.


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1. Phantom Skinz has one that covers the camera. It cost $9.95, not sure what shipping makes it.

2. I have a TPU now that I use in conjunction with the Platinum holster and it will work just as well if not better. I had a Innocase/Surface on my Evo and I dropped it and it cracked. The Active is a lot better, but adds some bulk.
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If you can find a used iphone 3gs otterbox defender case with the belt clip holster, the holster perfectly fits the otterbox commuter for the Evo 3D.
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You guys seem to have a lot of experience with cases/screen protectors...

1) I need a screen protector that will cover both the screen and the camera pod. I don't care who it's from, as long as it doesn't affect my ability to take pictures or use the touchscreen, and it's fairly cheap. (No more than $12)

2) I also need a case. I seem to have dropped my blackberry curve quite a lot, and the Samsung Intercept. With the Samsung, 99% of the drops took place no higher than 4 feet. I expect the same to be with the EVO 3D. I am looking for a case with good protection, good feel, and little bulk. I don't really want to buy a Seidio case just yet if a TPU (like this one: HTC EVO 3D High Gloss TPU Case - Smoke) will protect it well.

If you guys could help me out, I would be greatly appreciative.
If you *have* to have a screen protector on the Camera then you'll need to go with Phantom Skinz or get the OtterBox Defender or a TPU/Silicone case that covers the camera pod.

I think the TPU/Silicone option with a Zagg InvisiShield (Non-Smudge Proof) would be a great setup for you.

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Just received my most awesome TPU case from ebay! Fits prefectly. Has a cover over the camera button which feels better and most of all makes the on/off button harder to push. Only problem is I ordered black and this seems like a deep dark blue but oh well. It's still a win!

** I like it 100x better than the platinum case from Best Buy. I'll be returning that case this evening
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Thanks much EvoMax- the only problem is that one is horizontal (horizonal ones always pop off when I sit down, for some reason). I have some DS/3DS cases and, indeed, it fits great. But nothing with a clip. 8-/
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If you can find a used iphone 3gs otterbox defender case with the belt clip holster, the holster perfectly fits the otterbox commuter for the Evo 3D.
wow- very interesting. I just might look for one of these!
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If you *have* to have a screen protector on the Camera then you'll need to go with Phantom Skinz or get the OtterBox Defender or a TPU/Silicone case that covers the camera pod.

I think the TPU/Silicone option with a Zagg InvisiShield (Non-Smudge Proof) would be a great setup for you.

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Do you not recommend getting the screen protector for the camera? I just don't want a nasty scratch on my camera that will make the cameras worthless.

And thank you. I think I might go that route.
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Do you not recommend getting the screen protector for the camera? I just don't want a nasty scratch on my camera that will make the cameras worthless.

And thank you. I think I might go that route.
It's not that I don't recommend it, I think it's a good idea. It's just not a standard option on the majority of the screen protectors. I think probably because it might warp the image when a picture is taken through the protector. If you look carefully at the PhatomSkinz there are two cut out holes for the cameras even on the screen protector for the cameras. Thus making the actually surface of the viewing area of the camera lense still vulnerable to scratches.

In my opinion, I think for total camera protection getting a case that makes the camera recessed is a better solution for protection. Like the TPU Cases, the Otterbox Defender, and even the OtterBox Commuter provides a recessed area for the Camera. So when you lay the phone flat the Cameras are not touching the surface.

In saying that, if Zagg offered a Camera protector alone I would buy one. Heck, if PhantomSkinz would sell just the Camera Protector alone I would buy one. I just prefer the Zagg InvisiShield (Non-Smudge Proof) for the Display portion of the device. Personal preference... *YMMV
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I've still been meaning to write something on the two types of "screen protectors" but needless to say... you're not going to want to but an InvisibleShield or PhantomSkinz type protector on the camera pod.

These are flexible, vinyl-type screen protectors (you can tell because water is necessary for proper application) -- they have certain advantages, but one major disadvantage is the lack of optical clarity.

In other words, it will degrade the sharpness and visual quality of your photos.

I know, because I used extra InvisibleShield material to cover the camera glass on the Evo 4G and the degradation in optics was significant and unacceptable.
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I have been told (but I have not seen it in person) that the InvisiShield Smudge-Proof significantly reduces screen clarity. I made sure to grab the regular one and I'm extremely happy with how the Display looks through the protector.

Also, I have been eagerly awaiting your part 2 of 2 write up on that subject. I check the thread every day to see if you updated it. No pressure, just take it as a compliment. Like EarlyMon and Novox on these forums, you have a talent for writing and explaining complex issues. You make it easy to understand. Thanks for that and to the aforementioned moderators as well. =)
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