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Old March 4th, 2011, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Speck CandyShell or Casemate Pop?

which one would you guys prefer?
i'm conflicted on which one i want to get.
both seem pretty awesome.
i don't really care about price. i just want great protection

Case Mate Pop! for HTC INspire 4G

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Old March 4th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been torn between the two also, but I think I am going for the POP case! htcdepot.com will have a couple more colors in about a week. I saw the blue for 19.99 on Case-Mate Pop! Case for HTC Inspire 4G (Blue/Grey) at MobileCityOnline.com

Case-Mate Pop Case for HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD - HTC Hard Cases - HTC Accessories Depot

I saw some reviews for the iphone pop case and they said they like it better than the candy shell. I asked about it in another post and two people said they like theirs. See post, does anyone have this case.
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yeah i've been reading reviews on both cases and i've been liking the Pop case more and more.
if anything i might wait until a black version of the case to come out and get that. the colors seem a bit light for me.
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I went ahead and ordered from htcdepot Case-Mate Pop Case for HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD - HTC Skin Cases - HTC Accessories Depot

They will have purple and black available around 3/11. If you order, use coupon code co15 gave me 15% off. Hopefully it is availble when they say! I got the purple. I agree, didn't like the lighter colors on case-mates website.
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I'm rocking the speck case right now. Love it. Very nice and tight fit around the edges and gives you a few millimeters of lip around the screen. The dark charcoal gray looks better in person. The case itself feels like a hard durable case but flexes like a hard silicon cover.



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Good to see that the Candyshell is working. Love mine!
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This phone already kinda wide, dont wana add more to that,i got the case mate barely there for the desire hd and working great.
Tried looking fir cases that fall under desire hd yet?
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This phone already kinda wide, dont wana add more to that,i got the case mate barely there for the desire hd and working great.
Tried looking fir cases that fall under desire hd yet?
as long as a case doesn't make the phone insanely bulky, i'm okay with it.

& actually the case i have now is for a Desire HD. it's an Amzer Jelly Case (Silicone). fits perfectly.
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as long as a case doesn't make the phone insanely bulky, i'm okay with it.

& actually the case i have now is for a Desire HD. it's an Amzer Jelly Case (Silicone). fits perfectly.
Looks really neat and a great deal, considering it for 2nd case
2 quick q as i cant see priperly on website
-does the case also cover the extended frame around the lense where the phine rest without the case, as i assume thats the place where it can mess up the most
-do the volume controls align properly with the case?
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Old March 8th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Looks really neat and a great deal, considering it for 2nd case
2 quick q as i cant see priperly on website
-does the case also cover the extended frame around the lense where the phine rest without the case, as i assume thats the place where it can mess up the most
-do the volume controls align properly with the case?
yeah it's a pretty good case for the price.
as for your questions:

1) the case does not cover the extended frame your talking about. but it does make the camera flush with the case so when you lay it down it's not resting on the whole camera. plus there is a little lip around the camera lens so when you do lay it down you won't scratch the camera lens.

2) the volume buttons/power button on the case do align perfectly with the phone. so you won't need to worry about that.
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I decided to get the white case-mate pop! It is a great case and I love it. I hope this was of help to you.
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Is the rubber on the Case-Mate Pop a pocket lint magnet?
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I've only used it for a week now but so far I have had no problems with pocket lint
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Checked the Case Mate Site. the Pop! is now available in black/grey & purple/grey.
i just ended up getting the white one.
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I just got the Inspire yesterday, after being a long time iPhone user. I read through this thread about the possible cases and really liked the look of the Casemate Pop. Had to have white, so I had to order through their site directly. Luckily, I found a coupon online for 20% off:

Promotion Code Used: CM01-DG20

So that paid for the upgrade to priority shipping and knocked a dollar off. So total was $34.03 shipped. The coupon is worth $7 if you can wait for the free shipping. I have a terrible case of the drops, and I erred on the side of caution. Anyway, my first post was to say thanks for the heads up on the cases, and to hopefully help out some people who are looking to pick one up. Thanks again!

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I just got the Inspire yesterday, after being a long time iPhone user. I read through this thread about the possible cases and really liked the look of the Casemate Pop. Had to have white, so I had to order through their site directly. Luckily, I found a coupon online for 20% off:

Promotion Code Used: CM01-DG20

So that paid for the upgrade to priority shipping and knocked a dollar off. So total was $34.03 shipped. The coupon is worth $7 if you can wait for the free shipping. I have a terrible case of the drops, and I erred on the side of caution. Anyway, my first post was to say thanks for the heads up on the cases, and to hopefully help out some people who are looking to pick one up. Thanks again!

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I think I should cancel with htcdepot.com, I wanted the purple and they had a date of available 3/11 and today is 3/11 and I checked the website and the date is now 3/24. With this 20% coupon I could pay just a few more dollars and get it asap instead off waiting another two weeks and then who knows if they will change the date again. I emailed them, but now that I see this I think I might just order from casemate. THANKS!

Actually saved a couple bucks went with the free shipping!!! Thanks SO much for your post!
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score with that code! A Case-mate POP is on it's way for me!
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dang i wish i saw ur post with the code BEFORE i got my case. lol. woulda saved me a few bucks....
oh well... i just know that my new Pop! case is awesome. haha
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Just as an FYI - for those that want to get the Speck case, if you want to save a few bucks, you can go to the following link and get 25% off all accessories.

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quick update on the Casemate Pop!
if your one of those people who constantly take your case off and put it back on, the Pop is pretty difficult to take off.
i took it off earlier today to replace my Micro SD card and it took a good deal of force to take it off. i was afraid i was going to break something on my phone. haha.

this may also apply to the Speck case since they both have similar designs.
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MY COMPARISON OF THE POP, SPECK AND SOME OTHER CASES:

After seeing the Case-Mate POP case (in Pink) my wife bought, and liking the design, I decided to order the Black/Grey POP for me.

I had been using the Speck case and as dylando808 mentioned, they are similar designs. It turns out that my Case-Mate POP might have arrived just in time....because the Speck appears to be developing a small split at the narrow section between the area with the headphone jack / micro-usb connector and the screen. Perhaps it's attributable to the tightness of the fit and the difficulty getting it on and off.

The POP case is also snug, but it does not seem as tight or difficult to install/remove as the Speck was. So, hopefully it will hold up permanently. I also much prefer the slight grippiness on the back so that when holding it or setting it down in the car, it doesn't slide away so easily. Also, the POP is about as thick as the distance the camera lens protrudes, so it provides some protection in that area. And, the cutout around the speaker is much larger than the Speck and other cases I've seen. So, with that bigger opening, the way the grippy sides are a liittle thicker in the back and the little Logo nub on the back, maybe I'll be able to hear the speaker a bit better when my Inspire 4G is on its back rather than the sound being blocked and muffled

Some people might not care for the so-slight thickness of the POP compared to the simple inexpensive abundant cases available. But I find the protection and grippiness to be essential, and think the POP is the best case for our two phones.

Cheers....and, if you read this whole thing, thanks for toughing your way through it. I had intended this to be a really short post.
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Great, useful post above! My wife and I both have the Pop! case (her in purple, me in black), and while it does add a bit of bulk, I agree completely that it is well worth it. I really appreciate the added grip, and coupled with a realook screen protector I'm confident in the all around protection my phone now has. It is definitely a bit difficult to get the phone in and out of the case, so may not be the best for someone who is heavily swapping batteries/sd cards.

Also can't comment on the Speck, have tried it briefly in-store but I'm more than satisfied with the Case-Mate!
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MY COMPARISON OF THE POP, SPECK AND SOME OTHER CASES:

After seeing the Case-Mate POP case (in Pink) my wife bought, and liking the design, I decided to order the Black/Grey POP for me.

I had been using the Speck case and as dylando808 mentioned, they are similar designs. It turns out that my Case-Mate POP might have arrived just in time....because the Speck appears to be developing a small split at the narrow section between the area with the headphone jack / micro-usb connector and the screen. Perhaps it's attributable to the tightness of the fit and the difficulty getting it on and off.

The POP case is also snug, but it does not seem as tight or difficult to install/remove as the Speck was. So, hopefully it will hold up permanently. I also much prefer the slight grippiness on the back so that when holding it or setting it down in the car, it doesn't slide away so easily. Also, the POP is about as thick as the distance the camera lens protrudes, so it provides some protection in that area. And, the cutout around the speaker is much larger than the Speck and other cases I've seen. So, with that bigger opening, the way the grippy sides are a liittle thicker in the back and the little Logo nub on the back, maybe I'll be able to hear the speaker a bit better when my Inspire 4G is on its back rather than the sound being blocked and muffled

Some people might not care for the so-slight thickness of the POP compared to the simple inexpensive abundant cases available. But I find the protection and grippiness to be essential, and think the POP is the best case for our two phones.

Cheers....and, if you read this whole thing, thanks for toughing your way through it. I had intended this to be a really short post.
great review. i've also noticed that the narrow plastic portion of the Speck case is frail and prone to breaking. i've had a friend break his so he just took that whole part off.
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Just ordered the white Casemate POP. Thanks for that discount code! Took care of the upgraded shipping cost.
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Ordered a black pop case 2 days ago and it already came in. They ship from Georgia, so if you live in the South it'll be quick. I thought it came with a screen protector but it didn't so I called them and they said they'd send me a complimentary one though there not supposed to include them.
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So, i've been using the Pop for about 3 weeks, and its working wonderfully. However, i've noticed that the power button up top, a rubber 'coating' seems to be coming off. Same around the front edge (ie, laying your phone screen-side-down).
It makes it look white-ish. Obviously this is from a great amount of use, but 3 weeks? really?

Has anyone else seen this?
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So, i've been using the Pop for about 3 weeks, and its working wonderfully. However, i've noticed that the power button up top, a rubber 'coating' seems to be coming off. Same around the front edge (ie, laying your phone screen-side-down).
It makes it look white-ish. Obviously this is from a great amount of use, but 3 weeks? really?

Has anyone else seen this?
i'm having this issue also. well maybe not much of an issue but if you really look for it, it may bug you lol.
but to describe the issue it kinda seems like the rubber along the front edge seems to be rubbing off. it's not so noticeable on mine, and i don't see it happening on my power button.
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I now own both of these cases. I purchased the casemate pop after the candy shell broke at the bottom. Not too big of a deal but figured what the hell. So far I'm enjoying the casemate more. I really like the grips on the side.
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Hi,
I'm having the same problem with my pink case. When I take the pink case off there is a pink mark on the side of the phone and where the camera is. It shouldn't make the phone pink.
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which one would you guys prefer?
i'm conflicted on which one i want to get.
both seem pretty awesome.
i don't really care about price. i just want great protection

Case Mate Pop! for HTC INspire 4G

Speck CandyShell for HTC Inspire 4G

They are both really awesome. I have had both and in my opinion, they are equal in protection They are lined with rubber and don't scratch your phone like a lot of the plastic ones do!

But be careful with the Speck cases, they are pretty hard to remove (must have strong and steady hands!) The case-mate cases are easier to get off and on (if you like to change your battery, etc.) I do currently have a candyshell case on my phone only because case-mate doesn't have one I like yet! Happy shopping!
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