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Old June 6th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Let's talk cases for the HTC EVO 3D.

I'm coming from the HTC Hero. I've always had the gel case that I bought with it. It's done a great job of protecting it, though I'm definitely not rough with the phone.

I've been wondering which way to go with the Evo 3D case. A lot of folks on here have the Evo 4G, so any input would be appreciated. I'm pretty much leaning toward another gel case unless a very thin version with a kickstand is released. I'm hoping to protect it from general use without making it too bulky and ultimately retain as much trade-in value as possible in a year or two.

So who's leaning is which direction and for what reasons?

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I don't like cases on my phones. So I plan on doing what I do for my EVO 4G.

A leather holster/pouch to slip it in to and a screen protector.

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I want a kickstand but I don't normally put cases on my phones. I usually have a pouch. So we'll see. Plus, I always get the invisibleSHIELD screen protector too.
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I want a case for my phone just to protect the back cover from scratches and such. But w/ the 3vo, I'm considering getting a belt clip instead b/c of the bulk it might add.

That way, I can get a nice case w/ a kickstand and not worry about it not fitting comfortably in my pocket.
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Got Some Nice E3D Screen Protectors - xda-developers

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I don't like cases on my phones. So I plan on doing what I do for my EVO 4G.

A leather holster/pouch to slip it in to and a screen protector.

I like that case, do you know if this pouch style case have a clip on the back? I want to get a leather pouch case just like this for the 3D, but I want one WITHOUT the clip on the back of it. That way it's easier to fit in my pocket and will prevent it from getting dinged by keys, change, etc.
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I like that case, do you know if this pouch style case have a clip on the back? I want to get a leather pouch case just like this for the 3D, but I want one WITHOUT the clip on the back of it. That way it's easier to fit in my pocket and will prevent it from getting dinged by keys, change, etc.
The picture I posted above is the case I currently use for my EVO 4G. Since the EVO 3D will be a little longer, I'm not sure how well it would fit in that particular case.

And no, there is no clip. It is a great leather pouch and I have two of them (because I always misplace one). I've had it for almost a year and they have not chipped, cracked, peeled, etc. Really high quality.

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I want something slim too... nothing too bulky. Like this:
Smartphone Experts Pocket Pouch for HTC Inspire 4G, Thunderbolt, Desire HD, Evo 4G - Android Pocket Pouches - Android Central Store

Or even a cloth/microfiber type pouch would be nice. I like to carry my phone in my pocket and I want it to feel comfortable in my pocket but also be safe.
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I am hoping that Amazon will sell the case with a kickstand.
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The picture I posted above is the case I currently use for my EVO 4G. Since the EVO 3D will be a little longer, I'm not sure how well it would fit in that particular case.

And no, there is no clip. It is a great leather pouch and I have two of them (because I always misplace one). I've had it for almost a year and they have not chipped, cracked, peeled, etc. Really high quality.

I bought it from here: Buy HTC Accessories, HTC Phones at HTCPedia Shop
Thanks! I'll keep my eye out for a version tailored specifically for the 3D, and will likely get one of those. I tried a few other cases like the Innocase and Innocase Active for the original Evo 4G, and I just didn't like either. At the end of the day, I feel a solid screen protector and a slim pouch style case like this is all I'll need. It will actually protect the entire device (including face) while in your pocket, and the screen protector will protect it while it's in use.
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Thanks! I'll keep my eye out for a version tailored specifically for the 3D, and will likely get one of those. I tried a few other cases like the Innocase and Innocase Active for the original Evo 4G, and I just didn't like either. At the end of the day, I feel a solid screen protector and a slim pouch style case like this is all I'll need. It will actually protect the entire device (including face) while in your pocket, and the screen protector will protect it while it's in use.
The only thing you'll have to be careful of is dropping it while in the pouch. The top of the pouch is open so if it were dropped the right way, the phone could get damage on the corners. I've dropped it a couple of times so I have a couple small little chips in the phone.

But i agree, all you need is a pouch and a screen protector and you should be fine. Unless you work a job where you really need more protection. I am an office jockey so it doesn't get beat up.
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I always go with hard belt clip cases. For the Evo I have the platinum brand that Best BUy sells which is supposedly a popular rebrand of XXXX (i forget the name). I hate crap in my pocket so I'll be going for a belt clip case once again. It's already a big phone so a lil more bulk is nothing compared to the security of a hard case and the phone being attached to my belt. That's my opinion although I can see why people choose other options.
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I don't really like cases too much, my last 3 phones I've had Invisible shields on them, but I might go with the kickstand case. I use it all day and it will be missed. I don't think I'm going to jump on anything right away though, I want to see how the texture on the back feels first.
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First android phone for me. I'm going with white Nillkin based on this review for Galaxy S II.

****The Official Samsung Galaxy S II ACCESSORIES Thread*** - Page 2 - Overclockers UK Forums

Discount Nillkin Ultra Slim Hard Shield Faceplate for Htc Evo3d [nn013 Evo3d case skin]- US$9.99 - OBOstore.com

I also got the clear protector from the same store.

I usually get Invisible Shield but it always end up looking yellowish couple of months into it so I'll do something different this time.

Coming from a TP2.
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I have an invisible shield on both my iPod Touch and my Droid X, neither have gone yellow. My iPod even sits in the car 24/7, as well. Neither are new (10 months on iPod)

Weird that yours seem to turn yellow.
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I don't really like cases too much, my last 3 phones I've had Invisible shields on them, but I might go with the kickstand case. I use it all day and it will be missed. I don't think I'm going to jump on anything right away though, I want to see how the texture on the back feels first.
I've never seen the invisibleSHIELD before. How tough is it to install the Full version? What isn't covered by the "Full Body Easy Install"?

Here's what I'm seeing for the Evo 4G.

HTC EVO 4G Screen Protector | invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG
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So about the screen protectors: Last time I saw someone with one and actually used their phone for more than a few second, it made the screen look grainy. I also don't like the touch feel as much with a protector on, and it also seems like it's harder to get the screen as clean with one on.

Are some brands better than others, and how do I tell before actually trying one? Any specific recommendations for quality (i.e. ignoring price)?

(Background: Ive been using a belt clip pouch case, no screen protector, and my screen is still in pristine condition. This is the Samsung Moment, which I don't believe is gorilla glass or anything special. So as long as I use a case for the 3vo, I'd expect it to hold up pretty well. Also, I'm slightly concerned that the 3D effect would get messed up with even minor distortions from a screen protector....)
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I've never seen the invisibleSHIELD before. How tough is it to install the Full version? What isn't covered by the "Full Body Easy Install"?

Here's what I'm seeing for the Evo 4G.

HTC EVO 4G Screen Protector | invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG
The install for the full kit (protecting sides, back etc) can be quite tricky, however it's not impossible.

I installed one on my old BlackBerry, and it was a P.I.T.A. but protected nearly the entire phone.

The main thing I didn't like about the invisible shield, especially for a touch screen phone, is that it has a somewhat grippy and rubbery feel to it. Which is fine for all around the phone, but my fingers didn't slide as easily across the touchscreen when swiping etc. Because of this I will elect to stay away from it for the 3D. That's my only complaint though, from a pure protection standpoint they are great. I just wish the screen protector was more slick so your finger could glide over the phone more easily and not be as sticky.
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Yea, only the one that I put on for Blackberry Bold didn't do that after couple of months. Maybe it's the way you put it on, I don't know. In total, I brought 5 of IS protectors since 08. If you google Invisible Shield Turn Yellow, you'll get a lot of results.
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First android phone for me. I'm going with white Nillkin based on this review for Galaxy S II.

****The Official Samsung Galaxy S II ACCESSORIES Thread*** - Page 2 - Overclockers UK Forums

Discount Nillkin Ultra Slim Hard Shield Faceplate for Htc Evo3d [nn013 Evo3d case skin]- US$9.99 - OBOstore.com

I also got the clear protector from the same store.

I usually get Invisible Shield but it always end up looking yellowish couple of months into it so I'll do something different this time.

Coming from a TP2.
That Nilikin looks almost exactly like my Case-Mase Barely There case on my Evo 4G...

edit: now reading reviews, I'm almost positive the Nillkin is a clone of the Case Mate Barely There series. I'm probably going to go with the original model.
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Any idea if these cover just the screen area, or the whole face (buttons and all type of thing)? Also, anyone tried these or the Steinheil crystal? Any comparisons?
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Any idea if these cover just the screen area, or the whole face (buttons and all type of thing)? Also, anyone tried these or the Steinheil crystal? Any comparisons?
I installed Seidio clear protectors on my Evo 4G, and the edges kept peeling off shortly after install, all around the screen. These protectors covered all buttons on the bottom, only cut out was for the front facing camera i believe. This happened on both protectors, so I got a refund and instead got the Steinheil crystal, which appeared to do the same thing (although not as bad as the Seidio ones). Steinheil didn't have any cut outs, and was one solid piece with covered the entire face of the phone. Personally I prefer this over a cut out, the cut out can collect dust etc and be harder to keep clean, I didn't see any distortion from having a clear protector over the front camera.

I took extreme care when applying (washed hands with soap to remove oil, installed in bathroom after having shower on so steam could reduce dust etc, so that couldn't have been the problem.

From a visibility standpoint, both protectors were very clear with no distortion whatsoever. They both were also very slick, so you can swipe your finger much easier then with a Invisible Shield (more grippy feel).

I'm not sure if it was just a problem with the specific Evo I had or what, so hopefully with the 3D whatever screen protector I get doesn't have this issue.
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I've never seen the invisibleSHIELD before. How tough is it to install the Full version? What isn't covered by the "Full Body Easy Install"?

Here's what I'm seeing for the Evo 4G.

HTC EVO 4G Screen Protector | invisibleSHIELD by ZAGG
The full version is pretty tough to put on and the sides end up coming off. I'm going with just the screen this time and it isn't hard to put on at all.

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The main thing I didn't like about the invisible shield, especially for a touch screen phone, is that it has a somewhat grippy and rubbery feel to it. Which is fine for all around the phone, but my fingers didn't slide as easily across the touchscreen when swiping etc. Because of this I will elect to stay away from it for the 3D. That's my only complaint though, from a pure protection standpoint they are great. I just wish the screen protector was more slick so your finger could glide over the phone more easily and not be as sticky.
It is fairly "grippy" and I think that is one of the things I really like, especially on the back, it makes the phone very hard to drop on accident if you are just lightly holding on to it.

The screen does get a little different feel with it on. I got a replacement 4G a couple months ago and never put the screen protector back on and I can tell the difference in feel, but the main thing is without it, i feel like the finger prints are WAY worse without it. That is the main reason I'm getting one for the 3D, I'm not worried about scratching the screen so much as I want to cut down on the smudges and finger prints.
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...It is fairly "grippy" and I think that is one of the things I really like, especially on the back, it makes the phone very hard to drop on accident if you are just lightly holding on to it.

The screen does get a little different feel with it on. I got a replacement 4G a couple months ago and never put the screen protector back on and I can tell the difference in feel, but the main thing is without it, i feel like the finger prints are WAY worse without it. That is the main reason I'm getting one for the 3D, I'm not worried about scratching the screen so much as I want to cut down on the smudges and finger prints.
I agree, the "grippy" feeling of the Invisible Shield for the back of the phone would be good to help it from slipping from your hand. The only area I had a problem with it was on the touch screen. I really didn't like how my finger would stick to the screen more, making using the touchscreen much more difficult. I just wish they'd offer a similar product where the finish on the screen protector was less rubberized, allowing your finger to glide across it like it does on the screen with no protector.

Note there are screen protectors that specificly target fingerprints, however they do appear to obstruct the screen clarity somewhat. So they help eliminate fingerprints, but then your screen doesn't appear as clear, which kind of defeats the purpose anyway.
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Personally, I can't stand using screen protectors--it takes away from the feel of the screen too much, especially when playing games. The last touch device I put a screen protector on was my DS. The glass technology for these devices have come a long way, and so long as you don't live with your phone in the same pocket as your keys or some razor blades, your screen should be fine. The way I organize now around my phone, is that my wallet and keys go in my left front pants pocket, and my phone goes by itself in the front right pocket. Haven't ever had any issues with scratches.

My question regarding the cases is this--will the official kickstand case allow you to dock the phone in the new landscape orientation dock without removing the case from the phone? The company Switcheasy makes iPhone cases that come with dock adapters so that you never have to remove their case in order to dock the phone into any compatible i-device radio. It would be nice if HTC (or whichever company makes the official cases/docks) has enough foresight in mind so as to make the kickstand case compatible with the dock... especially considering you can't charge the phone while using the kickstand (or, not without risking breaking either the cable or the connection).
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I'm definitely getting the kickstand case. Coupled with my 32 GB C4 SD card, I'll never see a reason to have to remove the case. I've grown far too attached to my EVO kickstand to let it go.
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I'm definitely getting the kickstand case. Coupled with my 32 GB C4 SD card, I'll never see a reason to have to remove the case. I've grown far too attached to my EVO kickstand to let it go.
You got in on the deal today then, eh? I missed out. Too bad, I'd have loved one.
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You got in on the deal today then, eh? I missed out. Too bad, I'd have loved one.
What deal are you speaking of? I believe I bought one from Newegg.com for 70 dollars.
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I've always used Boxwave Screen protectors. I don't like Invisible shield 1. because of the grippy feeling and 2. I am scared shitless of using even a small amount of water to apply it. The boxwave was slick and clear. Most people didn't know I even had a screen protector on. The corners never peeled. I've used these since my HTC Mogul then the Touch Pro, Hero and the Evo. Never had a problem. Now I'm waiting for them to release one for the Evo3D.

I really want that HTC case with the kick stand but for $30 I don't know if it's worth it.
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What deal are you speaking of? I believe I bought one from Newegg.com for 70 dollars.
Oops, never mind. I just figured you did because there was a deal on Amazon Gold Box today for a 32 GB class 4 for something like $45? I missed it, so didn't pay much attention.

Anyway, anyone have any idea if the Clairvues cover the whole face, or just screen? I would assume it's the same way as the Evo was (if anyone used one for that).
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I can attest the invisibleShield is super-protective but it does give that 'rubbery' feel. Takes away from the smoothness of the Display. Also, it can be a pain in the arse to put on... but Best Buy will apply them for you for $6-$8 if you really don't want to hassle with it.
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I'm hoping that the otterbox defender case for the evo 3d has the kickstand built in like it did for the 4g. I don't care if it looks like a brick the bigger the better
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I went with this basic case and protection until I get an otterbox or the one we have been seeing with the kickstand. For $6.50 it'll hold me over till I get something with more girth.

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Any idea if these cover just the screen area, or the whole face (buttons and all type of thing)? Also, anyone tried these or the Steinheil crystal? Any comparisons?
I'm not sure because I have not used them before.

I currently have a Case-Mate screen protector on my EVO 4G that I love. It covers the entire face including the buttons. It was simple to install, no bubbles, very clear, and never once peeled. You don't even know it is there. None of that grippy feel or orange peel look. When Case-mate comes out with a screen protector for the 3D, I'll be getting one.
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I had an Otterbox for my Hero from day one. It's a great case and the protection has kept it like new. I'm hoping that they don't take forever to come out with an E3D case.
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I'm not sure because I have not used them before.

I currently have a Case-Mate screen protector on my EVO 4G that I love. It covers the entire face including the buttons. It was simple to install, no bubbles, very clear, and never once peeled. You don't even know it is there. None of that grippy feel or orange peel look. When Case-mate comes out with a screen protector for the 3D, I'll be getting one.
So is the Case-Mate screen protector you refer to for the 4G pre-cut specifically for the device? Do these apply with basically static and thus no adhesive/liquid? I'd be interested in trying these for the 3D when they come out as well.

With my TP2, I really like the pre-cut stock screen protector that came with the device, it applied with static (no adhesive), didn't give an orange peel look, is very clear, and the protector is stiff and your finger glides easily when interacting with the touch screen, with no "rubbery" feel.

So basically I'd like a similar product that is for the Evo3D.
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So is the Case-Mate screen protector you refer to for the 4G pre-cut specifically for the device? Do these apply with basically static and thus no adhesive/liquid? I'd be interested in trying these for the 3D when they come out as well.

With my TP2, I really like the pre-cut stock screen protector that came with the device, it applied with static (no adhesive), didn't give an orange peel look, is very clear, and the protector is stiff and your finger glides easily when interacting with the touch screen, with no "rubbery" feel.

So basically I'd like a similar product that is for the Evo3D.
A thousand times this. The original protector that came with my Touch Pro was perfect, not rubbery, nothing, just worked the way I want. That's what I'm looking for again.

I ordered the ones from the xda link earlier, 2 for 11 and change shipped. Hopefully they'll fit the bill, and from that XDA thread, it's said that they cover the entire face, not just screen (I vastly prefer covering the entire face).
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The original protector that came with my Touch Pro was perfect, not rubbery, nothing, just worked the way I want. That's what I'm looking for again.
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With my TP2, I really like the pre-cut stock screen protector that came with the device, it applied with static (no adhesive), didn't give an orange peel look, is very clear, and the protector is stiff and your finger glides easily when interacting with the touch screen, with no "rubbery" feel.

So basically I'd like a similar product that is for the Evo3D.
I agree 100%. Once my Touch Pro screen protector wore out, I just stopped using them for a while. Trying to use the stylus on the rubber protectors was terrible, and sliding my fingers on it just wasn't happening. Eventually I broke down and got Ghost Armor because I knew the pressure sensitive screen absolutely required a screen protector. It was pretty much the same as the one included, and they have a lifetime guarantee!

Anyway, I won't use cases, clips, belt holsters, etc on my Evo 4G. I hate adding extra weight/volume, and I've never needed a screen protector. The screen seems pretty much impossible to scratch. I've dropped it multiple times and done more damage to the ground than to my phone Just doing common sense things to keep it safe (like putting it in my pocket without keys or change), I know it will last until I want a new phone. Now the camera.... they apparently decided they didn't care about that getting scratched. Mine looks terrible :-( I really hope the material used for the camera covering on the 3D is more scratch resistant.
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So is the Case-Mate screen protector you refer to for the 4G pre-cut specifically for the device? Do these apply with basically static and thus no adhesive/liquid? I'd be interested in trying these for the 3D when they come out as well.

With my TP2, I really like the pre-cut stock screen protector that came with the device, it applied with static (no adhesive), didn't give an orange peel look, is very clear, and the protector is stiff and your finger glides easily when interacting with the touch screen, with no "rubbery" feel.

So basically I'd like a similar product that is for the Evo3D.
Yes the case-mate screen protector was custom cut for the EVO 4G. I'm guessing it uses static but I'm not 100% sure on that. The install is just peeling a backing sheet off of the protector and applying that side on the screen. Then use the included card to work out any air bubbles.

Case-mate is not the only vendor that makes a protector like this. There are a bunch. I would stay away from the ones that feel rubbery, leave a orange peel look, and require you to apply an adhesive/liquid to install. I used those on my old Blackberry devices, but there was no need for me to touch the screen so it didn't matter. But eventually they peeled. Something I want to avoid going forward.

EDIT: Just looked at what Case Mate has for the EVO 4G just now and see they have a "Clear Armor" protector that requires a solution. Not sure what happened to the 3-pack of protectors I bought from them in December. Hopefully they bring these back for the EVO 3D. I will not apply any solution to the phone.
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has anyone looked into these or tried these:

YouTube - &#x202a;ZAGGTV's Channel&#x202c;&rlm;

looks pretty legit, but i have never heard of them before or seen anyone with their stuff.
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has anyone looked into these or tried these:

YouTube - &#x202a;ZAGGTV's Channel&#x202c;&rlm;

looks pretty legit, but i have never heard of them before or seen anyone with their stuff.
They are a pretty popular brand actually
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maybe all my friends are just stone age and don't want to invest any money into keeping their stuff nice. :lol

oh well, is it worth the money to get? I know the screen protectors they gave me for my current phone were garbage and hardly stuck to the screen.

i just don't wanna blow 10 bucks on something that isn't worth my money.
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Wildly over popular in my opinion. See farther up (Posts #14-24) in this thread for the scoop on Zagg's Invisishield. They go by both names so you may have read about them already and not known it (Speilmen). You can tell from what these other guys have said that the cons pretty much outweigh the pros when it comes to their product. But that doesn't stop Best Buy and other retailers from being heavy sellers of them, and the general public blindly buys them since there are few other in store choices. If I was a person looking for a clear body shield I might consider them, but I would not put their product on my screen.

And phone retailers (Sprint, AT&T,Verizon, T-mobile) usually only offer their branded screen protectors which are usually pretty poorly made with their name slapped on them to make them seem like a good choice or are the only choice in their stores.
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maybe all my friends are just stone age and don't want to invest any money into keeping their stuff nice. :lol

oh well, is it worth the money to get? I know the screen protectors they gave me for my current phone were garbage and hardly stuck to the screen.

i just don't wanna blow 10 bucks on something that isn't worth my money.
Its all about personal preference. I don't usually use any type of screen protection, I just don't like the feel of it when running my fingers across the screen. Not only that but to me it takes away the attractiveness from the screen itself. With older resistive screens I could understand using one since those screens where a lot easier to scratch but with these newer capacitive glass screens I just don't see the need that much and unless you are insanely rough on your phone then you probably wont ever need one. My current situation is this, I bought my evo 4g the morning of 6/04/10 and I have literally use the hell out of the phone for the last year, dropped it several times and you would never know since my phones looks exactly the same as when I first took it out the box.

EDIT: I do have tpu case over it though which is something I would recommend.
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I want to HTC branded one that's 9.99 that appears to be sold out till 7/29.
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I may look into the HTC one with the kickstand. Seems like everyone loved the kickstand on the original Evo.

But if i don't see a need for it, i will just go with a nice silicone case. I think that will be sufficient enough.
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First android phone for me. I'm going with white Nillkin based on this review for Galaxy S II.

****The Official Samsung Galaxy S II ACCESSORIES Thread*** - Page 2 - Overclockers UK Forums

Discount Nillkin Ultra Slim Hard Shield Faceplate for Htc Evo3d [nn013 Evo3d case skin]- US$9.99 - OBOstore.com

I also got the clear protector from the same store.

I usually get Invisible Shield but it always end up looking yellowish couple of months into it so I'll do something different this time.

Coming from a TP2.
Why make it any bigger than it already is? This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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I may look into the HTC one with the kickstand. Seems like everyone loved the kickstand on the original Evo.

But if i don't see a need for it, i will just go with a nice silicone case. I think that will be sufficient enough.
I have had my EVO for almost a year and have used the kickstand a handful of times. Not really a deal maker/breaker for me.

For ~$10 I would probably pick up a snap on case that has a kickstand for those times I would want one. But I prefer my EVO naked when I'm using it.
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I wish Speck made cases for the Evo. The cases they make for iPhones are legendary for fit/finish. And TPU = win. Their Pixel Skin HD case I bought for my iPhone 4 is the single best phone accessory I have ever purchased.
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