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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Most, if not all these cases will work in the dock. Pics have been previously submitted to the thread showing it in all it's glory and from different angles. .
I hadn't thought of trying that with my dock and cases, but you're right! They all fit! Thanks.

Now to find a leather holster with belt loops and a car dock with native car mode and built-in USB that will also hold these cases.

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For those who are on a budget and want Seidio *Surface* combo (sold from Seidio for $55), you can get it from Best Buy under their rebranded "Platinum Series" line for $35 - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Platinum+Series+-+Kickstand+Case+for+Samsung+Galaxy+Note+II+Mobile+ Phones+-+Black/7175042.p?id=1218832287567&skuId=7175042&st=note 2&cp=1&lp=13#BVRRWidgetID

The only thing kind of strange was reading 2 comments on BB where someone mentioned holster being too tight to the point where it damaged screen protector and magnet holding kick stand was messing up the phone. But either way, you can always get it at the store and try it out.
Thanks for the tip.
I wish I'd have known about this a few weeks ago because I bought the Seidio Surface combo at full price from Seidio. I really like the case though.

I think the comments about damaging the screen protector when installing the case must be either user error, or poor fitting screen protectors.
I use the Spigen Ultra Ortho and it has enough clearance to the edge where the case dosn't interfere with it when the case is installed.
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FYI, the Samsung MHL/HDMI adapter doesn't plug in all the way with the samsung case on, grrr.

Guess I could attach that to the dock or something.
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I ordered mine from Seidio on monday regular mail and get here today...woot! Saved me $8.00!!! Now my wife took it and wrapping it, so i still have to wait :-(


Love the case HATE the smell. Anyone else feel the same and recommend anything? I tried washing and bathing it in cologne and still smells :-(
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Love the case HATE the smell. Anyone else feel the same and recommend anything? I tried washing and bathing it in cologne and still smells :-(
Can you describe what it smells like to you?
I remember reading someone else say the same thing (not in this forum) then the thread died.
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Can you describe what it smells like to you?
I remember reading someone else say the same thing (not in this forum) then the thread died.
Its very hard to describe...a hard/dirty rubber smell...condom like maybe. How about the smell of new boots....nah...new shoe smell is not bad, but imagine it like either those two, but stronger and sharper.
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It's like a room freshly painted with rubber paint... I guess I'm not helping.

It does smell a bit when new, but will go a away in a few weeks.
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Caloy I see that you are signing your posts with "-sent using the force" I take it thats the Note.

have you tried to replace the S-Pen inserting and extracting sounds with a light-saber one. It is awesome lol

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Caloy I see that you are signing your posts with "-sent using the force" I take it thats the Note.

have you tried to replace the S-Pen inserting and extracting sounds with a light-saber one. It is awesome lol

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Seriously? How do you do that? Im onlu seeing 3 sounds in the options and the first one I can't even hear.
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have you tried to replace the S-Pen inserting and extracting sounds with a light-saber one. It is awesome lol

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Caloy I see that you are signing your posts with "-sent using the force" I take it thats the Note.

have you tried to replace the S-Pen inserting and extracting sounds with a light-saber one. It is awesome lol

TS out
Great idea! I'll go find one sounds clip.

If it's sent using the force, I'm using my N2. If it's sent using the power of the dark side, I'm using my tablet.

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Great idea! I'll go find one sounds clip.

If it's sent using the force, I'm using my N2. If it's sent using the power of the dark side, I'm using my tablet.

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Okay found a wav sound. Now how do I install it? LOL

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Okay found a wav sound. Now how do I install it? LOL

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Dangit...now I'm going to have to change my unlock sound from the lightsaber to something else and have the S-Note Pen removal sound as the lightsaber.

But...Like Caloy said, where the heck do you put the sound file for it to identify in the choices? I only get Sound 1, Sound 2, and Sound 3 as choices.
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Dangit...now I'm going to have to change my unlock sound from the lightsaber to something else and have the S-Note Pen removal sound as the lightsaber.

But...Like Caloy said, where the heck do you put the sound file for it to identify in the choices? I only get Sound 1, Sound 2, and Sound 3 as choices.
Found the answer here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=35963138#post35963138

Looks like I won't be able to do it without root... Also need to convert your sound files to .ogg.

I wish Sammy would just ask us what sound to play. :/
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Found the answer here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=35963138#post35963138

Looks like I won't be able to do it without root... Also need to convert your sound files to .ogg.

I wish Sammy would just ask us what sound to play. :/
You can just rename in Astro and it will convert to ogg. I just tested it to see if the file will still work (mine used to be a wma file).

There are a few UI sounds that I've been wanting to mess with, so looks like it's the perfect time for me to sit down and root both of my phones.

Anybody have some good step-by-step tutorials on how to backup the OEM ROM, as well as a step-by-step for "unrooting"? I'm already familiar with the step-by-step on how to root, but I want to be sure I know how to revert the device, if I ever need to.
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DrEx I followed wwwjoshdew on YouTube. I believe he has an unroot vid as well. QBKing has one too.
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Unrooting is the same as rooting, you're just flashing a stock ROM.

Last time I rooted my old phone, it took me weeks of research to unroot it. For some reason it was having an error when I try to flash a stock ROM. Even tried OTA update with same results. Almost threw my phone out in the road (road rage... hehehe). Eventually succeeded in un rooting, but after that I swore never to root my phone again.


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Am I the only one whose never unrooted around here?
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Never rooted before not sure the need to root this phone unless to move apps to SD
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Nope!
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Can you describe what it smells like to you?
I remember reading someone else say the same thing (not in this forum) then the thread died.
seido has a bad rap here from the droid incredible days. I guess they are a paying vendor. Interesting that people still order from them. I guess things are great with them now, but smelly products? Interesting as well.
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Am I the only one whose never unrooted around here?
I rooted my original Motorola Droid but other than that I don't like to mess with my phones like that. Problems arise sometimes and I'd rather not deal with it. Eventually I may get bored and root it but I don't see the need currently other than to get the cool blue icons in the status bar and to have whatever app I want on multiwindow.

On another note, I just picked up the Body Glove TPU case from Sprint. I really like how slim it keeps the phone and the texture on the back provides some grip as well. Good case for $25. It is much better than the cruzerlite cases.
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I rooted my original Motorola Droid but other than that I don't like to mess with my phones like that. Problems arise sometimes and I'd rather not deal with it. Eventually I may get bored and root it but I don't see the need currently other than to get the cool blue icons in the status bar and to have whatever app I want on multiwindow.

On another note, I just picked up the Body Glove TPU case from Sprint. I really like how slim it keeps the phone and the texture on the back provides some grip as well. Good case for $25. It is much better than the cruzerlite cases.
Yeah I bought one of those cases, too. My cases I ordered came 2 days after I got the phone. I hated spending that much money on a case! I like it but that's too much.
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I rooted my original Motorola Droid but other than that I don't like to mess with my phones like that. Problems arise sometimes and I'd rather not deal with it. Eventually I may get bored and root it but I don't see the need currently other than to get the cool blue icons in the status bar and to have whatever app I want on multiwindow.

On another note, I just picked up the Body Glove TPU case from Sprint. I really like how slim it keeps the phone and the texture on the back provides some grip as well. Good case for $25. It is much better than the cruzerlite cases.
The body glove case is nice. I just wish that case was available in another color.
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Yeah I bought one of those cases, too. My cases I ordered came 2 days after I got the phone. I hated spending that much money on a case! I like it but that's too much.
$25 isn't too bad when you look at the prices of stuff like Otterbox, or the cases AT&T marks up to $38.





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Yeah I would have liked it in white but at the same time the black one actually looks good on the white phone and the black won't get dirty like my white Cruzerlite did.
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Sorry golks I was tied up yesterday and couldn't respond. Although that link is fine, i actually got it done via this xda thread.

There is a video too by qbking77.

Plus it has more sounds and options.

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I also have the black bodyglove and haven't seen it in any other color. Wish they had in white.
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I've always used seidio or ottorbox but while I was at Verizon I both a black kickstand case and I love it very slim but adds decent protection the kick stand works in landscape and portrait and also doubles as a great grip for reading laying down so I don't drop my phone on my fave lol
I just pull the stand out and stick a finger in there
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I used to buy OtterBox Commuter other bulky cases. Now it very slim cases like Incipio feather or Nillkin, I love that they also include free (great) screen protectors. Apple, hTc work hard designing these Super Phones so why hide them.

I now buy it for basically grip.
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I wonder if the Note 2 is tough enough to carry without a cover at all? I believe the phone comes with Gorilla Glass which is scratch proof isn't it? I use my Note2 also as a camera and the flip cover I am using now always gets in the way especially if I am taking photos in landscape. I usually carry the phone by hand or in my shirt pocket or my suitcase without risk of exposing to sharp objects.
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there is a video showing the N2 under a scratch test. Go from there.
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I am an overprotective N2 owner. I dont let my phone come in contact with anything but softness. Aside from the screen, I don't want the chrome ring scratched. I was using one of the wallet style flip covers that only protect a portion of the chrome ring and keeping it in a separate pocket of my purse. In spite of my best efforts, there are small scratches on the chrome ring. I now use the original flip cover with a modified rubber bumper on the back so the whole thing is protected.
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I wonder if the Note 2 is tough enough to carry without a cover at all? I believe the phone comes with Gorilla Glass which is scratch proof isn't it? I use my Note2 also as a camera and the flip cover I am using now always gets in the way especially if I am taking photos in landscape. I usually carry the phone by hand or in my shirt pocket or my suitcase without risk of exposing to sharp objects.
No, Gorilla Glass is NOT scratch proof. It can scratch very easily actually. I always recommend to anyone that they get at least a screen protector, for any phone. The way i see it is... why not spend $16 and protect your screen before you have to pay $100+ to replace your screen.
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I am an overprotective N2 owner. I dont let my phone come in contact with anything but softness. Aside from the screen, I don't want the chrome ring scratched. I was using one of the wallet style flip covers that only protect a portion of the chrome ring and keeping it in a separate pocket of my purse. In spite of my best efforts, there are small scratches on the chrome ring. I now use the original flip cover with a modified rubber bumper on the back so the whole thing is protected.
theres also the incipio LGND. that one protects the sides of the phone and it looks pretty good, imo
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I am an overprotective N2 owner. I dont let my phone come in contact with anything but softness. Aside from the screen, I don't want the chrome ring scratched. I was using one of the wallet style flip covers that only protect a portion of the chrome ring and keeping it in a separate pocket of my purse. In spite of my best efforts, there are small scratches on the chrome ring. I now use the original flip cover with a modified rubber bumper on the back so the whole thing is protected.
You want overprotecton, Otterbox Defender. Nothing comes close to that case. Not bulky at all, takes like 2-3 days and its feels totally right sized.
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From what I've seen the Defender adds a massive amount of bulk. Some people may prefer that but some people wouldn't, and saying its not bulky is a little misleading. It may not be bulky to some but to most it is, especially for an already large phone. It adds close to half an inch to the thickness of the phone.

You can check out both the Otterbox Commuter and Defender cases in this video and see exactly how much bulk to expect when using this case as it compares measurements between the naked phone and the commuter and defender cases.

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No, Gorilla Glass is NOT scratch proof. It can scratch very easily actually. I always recommend to anyone that they get at least a screen protector, for any phone. The way i see it is... why not spend $16 and protect your screen before you have to pay $100+ to replace your screen.
I actually carry my Note1 ( still in use when I travel overseas ) like that without a case or protective cover. It is always either in my shirt or jacket pocket or in my suitcase ( own slot ). Seems to be OK so far.. Cases for tablets is fine, but for phones feels really cumbersome esp when answering a call for me at least.

Is there anyone that carry their Note2 without a case?
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I received my Otterbox commuter yesterday and I love it. Yes, it does add a little bulk but I love the way it looks and the fact that it is raised above the screen so if I put my phone face down it doesn't effect the screen. Also I was having issues with my phone restarting in my handbag as the power button was easily pressed but with the case on it is harder to press so hasn't happened.
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With so much love for Otterbox, don't you all miss having a kickstand? The rugged hybrid hard case I got from eBay (which I look at as $6.99 knock off of Seidio Active case, with an exception of a regular plastic kickstand in the middle) comes with a kickstand and I can't imagine now using GN2 without it. Also comes very handy as a grip when kicksand is open. Not sure if Otterbox holster can be used as a kickstand when clip is locked. Why wouldn't Otterbox has some kind of a kickstand as part of their main case design?
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With so much love for Otterbox, don't you all miss having a kickstand? The rugged hybrid hard case I got from eBay (which I look at as $6.99 knock off of Seidio Active case, with an exception of a regular plastic kickstand in the middle) comes with a kickstand and I can't imagine now using GN2 without it. Also comes very handy as a grip when kicksand is open. Not sure if Otterbox holster can be used as a kickstand when clip is locked. Why wouldn't Otterbox has some kind of a kickstand as part of their main case design?
Because a lot of people, myself included, think kickstands are dumb. I don't really see the use of one. I personally prefer not to have a kickstand built into my cases. I think it makes the cases look horrible. The case mate pop is the only case I have even considered that has a kickstand. Often times the kick stands break and that causes problems for manufacturers when they have to constantly replace cases because of a kickstand.
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Because a lot of people, myself included, think kickstands are dumb. I don't really see the use of one. I personally prefer not to have a kickstand built into my cases. I think it makes the cases look horrible. The case mate pop is the only case I have even considered that has a kickstand. Often times the kick stands break and that causes problems for manufacturers when they have to constantly replace cases because of a kickstand.
Oh, I see. The kickstand is "dumb", you "don't see use of one", you "prefer not to have" it, and it makes "cases look horrible". Sounds like a valid reasoning
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I thought calling it dumb was a little excessive, each to their own I say. Personally I wouldn't use a kickstand as I use mine in portrait in my hand or flat on my desk. I hardly ever use landscape mode unless I'm reading something from the Internet. I have a tablet for portrait needing things which is in a lovely case with a stand.
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I thought calling it dumb was a little excessive, each to their own I say. Personally I wouldn't use a kickstand as I use mine in portrait in my hand or flat on my desk. I hardly ever use landscape mode unless I'm reading something from the Internet. I have a tablet for portrait needing things which is in a lovely case with a stand.
I catch myself more and more using my GN2 to actually watch TV/movies; kind of switched from tablet to phablet for that. It's funny how my phone size/screen preference expanded while tv screen watching preference shrunk up. Plus, since I'm not a big fan of those flygrip type of attachments, I actually find kickstand to be useful while holding note2 in bed, or wrapping OTG cable with usb stick around it to watch a movie
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Oh, I see. The kickstand is "dumb", you "don't see use of one", you "prefer not to have" it, and it makes "cases look horrible". Sounds like a valid reasoning
It's completely valid reasoning. I'm sorry it wasn't what you wanted to read but the truth of it all is that not many people say "Man, I really wish this case had a kickstand so I can watch videos on this 5.5" screen". Yes I realize it is a bigger screen than on most phones, but most people consume videos and such while actually holding the phone and not setting it down on a table somewhere. In a lot of people's eyes the kickstand is just ugly and takes away from the clean look the case otherwise would have had. Let's take Seidios line of cases for the Note 2 for example, you have the case all one color with a nice look and then BAM big metal kickstand sticking out like a sore thumb. 9 out of 10 people I have talked to say they don't like, and/or have no desire for, a case with a kickstand. That is why a lot of manufacturers don't even bother with a kickstand on their cases, and of course the reason mentioned above in my other post, the kick stands break very easily causing problems for manufacturers and also costing them money by having to send out replacements.

I'm sorry if any of my posts offend you. It is just my opinion and what I have found the preference to be when it comes to cases with kick stands. I am not at all trying to insult those who like kickstands on cases. Some people like them and some hate them, but nobody is wrong because in the end it comes down to what YOU prefer.
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Well the stand works fine now, took 30 to 4o clicks to break it in.

The volume buttons are next for me to get use to.
Thank you for your review. I was about to post this link to see if anyone had this case yet. I think I'll hold off on it. Loved the color though!

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AT&T has the Otterbox Defender on sale for $45 on their website currently with free shipping
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Did i read that The Otterbox Commuter case fits really good in the Seidio Active holster. Has anyone tried?

I work with someone with the defender and it is huge. The Commuter is smaller but has no holster. What was Otterbox thinking.

I might try the Seidio Active combo on my belt.

Totally love the Note 2 after having the Thunderbolt for two years
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I'm sorry if any of my posts offend you. It is just my opinion and what I have found the preference to be when it comes to cases with kick stands. I am not at all trying to insult those who like kickstands on cases. Some people like them and some hate them, but nobody is wrong because in the end it comes down to what YOU prefer.
All good, Mix! No hard feelings. That's why we come here to this forum to express our opinion, to share our experience, and sometimes to bust

I do agree, if kickstand sticking out too much - it takes away from the shape of the case. I do like how its discrete on my cheapo eBay case (Best case for note 2?) and blends in with a design. But it also works against it when I place my case on the back and loose a friction/grip with a surface due to an uneven back side of the case. Worries me sometimes that I can swipe it off the table (but than, case is rugged ). I'm waiting for another cheapo knock off case soon to be released (just talked to the company off line) where they are copying Otterbox design with plastic case on the inside and rubber case on the outside. It supposed to have recessed kick stand as well, although I'm not sure about it until they have it available toward the end of the month. Will post pics once I get it.

Oh, btw I'm don't like Seidio kickstand approach either. If you do have kickstand, have it in the middle of the case to balance the phone. Otherwise, while you have it standing up with a kickstand, you will not be able to touch the screen without knocking the phone down.
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