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Old January 14th, 2014, 01:10 PM   #601 (permalink)
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For those that have been looking for a pouch, just found this site.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pouch | caseable

That's pretty darn cool. If I still used a pocket pouch, I'd likely do this.

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I actually love the look of the Slim Armor view, even if I have OEM flip case. If they weren't so expensive I would pony up for one....ah well!
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Here the 3 types of S View chipset design.



Spigen just simply copy counterfeit design.

In 4.4.2 KitKat ROM, only Original Samsung S View will functioning.
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Here the 3 types of S View chipset design.



Spigen just simply copy counterfeit design.

In 4.4.2 KitKat ROM, only Original Samsung S View will functioning.
dashed any idea of purchasing the case now I guess lol...happy with what I have anyhow just saves me money
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so glad that I never got one of those cheaper s-view cases.
and because of this.. I will refuse to purchase and OEM sview case.
Samsung.. that is NOT cool.

there are going to be a lot of pissed of owners!!!! I know I would be!
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so glad that I never got one of those cheaper s-view cases.
and because of this.. I will refuse to purchase and OEM sview case.
Samsung.. that is NOT cool.

there are going to be a lot of pissed of owners!!!! I know I would be!
I really don't blame them for doing this...what I blame them for is the crazy price to buy OEM. I only bought mine because Best Buy gave it to me at 50% off so at $30 was a descent deal...I would be pissed though if I had bought one of them.
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dashed any idea of purchasing the case now I guess lol...happy with what I have anyhow just saves me money
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so glad that I never got one of those cheaper s-view cases.
and because of this.. I will refuse to purchase and OEM sview case.
Samsung.. that is NOT cool.

there are going to be a lot of pissed of owners!!!! I know I would be!
I actually more dissatisfied with Spigen charge such high price but never get any license or permit for using Samsung chipset but instead just simply use counterfeit design!
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simple inexpensive cover that I picked up on Amazon made by Cimo.
Seems to provide good protection and I don't feel like I'm going to drop my phone when I'm holding it


Amazon.com: Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible TPU Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories

Galaxy Note 3 Case Slim S-Line | Galaxy Note 3 | Samsung | Brands | Cimo

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Here is the one I got:
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I just ordered this for delivery tomorrow. Looking forward to trying it out!

Edit. I changed my mind. Going with this one.

http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-Classic-Book-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B00FL2BOBQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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simple inexpensive cover that I picked up on Amazon made by Cimo.
Seems to provide good protection and I don't feel like I'm going to drop my phone when I'm holding it


Amazon.com: Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible TPU Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories

Galaxy Note 3 Case Slim S-Line | Galaxy Note 3 | Samsung | Brands | Cimo
It already looks dirty.
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Here the 3 types of S View chipset design.



Spigen just simply copy counterfeit design.

In 4.4.2 KitKat ROM, only Original Samsung S View will functioning.
Phew I nearly bought the Spigen Slim Armor View case after seeing it on here, glad I got the genuine S View cover now but I would be miffed if I had bought the spigen and found this out after.
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Those of you who bought the UAG cases, do you still like them?
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It already looks dirty.
I noticed that the color from my jeans was rubbing off on it, that's what I get for going cheap on my case. The white is already fading off
I went to Bestbuy today and only saw one case made by Belkin, my phone does not feel bulky at all with it on.
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that looks like it does not protect the top and bottom.. right?

I had a similar case for my S3... glass shattered.. from a minor fall.
landed on the on protected edge.
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that looks like it does not protect the top and bottom.. right?

I had a similar case for my S3... glass shattered.. from a minor fall.
landed on the on protected edge.
Yes, it does not.. Hard finding a nice case for a decent price. I'm sure I will be purchasing another one.
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I noticed that the color from my jeans was rubbing off on it, that's what I get for going cheap on my case. The white is already fading off
I went to Bestbuy today and only saw one case made by Belkin, my phone does not feel bulky at all with it on.
Mine looks very similar, covers more of the phone (top mostly protected, bottom mostly covered except for face portion of chrome), except no color issues and only cost me 1.50 throgh sunsky.
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Default The case moratorium is over!!!

I can finally buy some new cases so I started out with this one Amazon.com: Fintie Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Guardian Series Case Dual Layer Holster with Kickstand and Belt Swivel Clip for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 III N9000 - Black: Office Products which I saw recommended in this thread Is your N3 still unscathed?.

I went with the Blue on Blue color scheme. It came in an easy to open plastic bag with no branding on it. The colors in real life re not as vivid as shown on the Amazon web site. I've always wondered how they manage that? Something to do with lighting I suppose. Anyway like the iBlason this case fits well with all the ports available for use. One thing that sets the Fintie case apart is that there are covers on the Power USB port and the headphone jack. Other than that these two cases are virtually identical but not inter-changeable as I had hoped when purchasing it. So far so good. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
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color change from online to real life...

i guess it is due to 2 things:
filters on the lens of camera
monitor that you are using
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Received my Otterbox Defender today, it's not as bulky as I thought it would be, actually a few millimeters thinner than the Defender was on my iPhone.
I purchased an OtterBox Defender @ the local USC store for my Note3 when I purchased the phone in DEC. I have been nothing but impressed with it. It is not nearly as bulky as I thought it would be when compared with the Ballistic cover/ holster that they stocked. The screen protector that is a part of it fits snug to the device's glass - not so with the Defender for the S4 hubby has. My Note3 has taken multiple drops onto stone, tile & concrete w/ nary a scratch to the case. The belt clip/ kick stand is SOLID. The only drawback, IMHO, is that I have great difficulty removing the inner 2 piece of the case if I would want to remove the SD card or battery. However, as the Note3 rocks a USB 3.0 cable & I have yet to have reason to remove the battery, it's pretty much a non-issue.
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All My Note 3 "Clothes". :P

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So do you change your Note's clothes by the time of day or day of the week?
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Day by day, haha!
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Default Smart View Flip Cover ....

This is what I got when I bought my Note 3 (paid $65 for this at T-Mobile!!!).

> Smart View Flip Cover
Smart View Flip Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Black LVS-SAN9005-BK

This case has proved to be very good. It protects the screen, and is easy to open, and seems to be good quality (been using for about one month so far).
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That's a lot of wear and tear with removing the case so many times ....
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That's a lot of wear and tear with removing the case so many times ....
Have we found a case yet that is thin, protects top and bottom chrome as well as sides and back, and MOST IMPORTANTLY has a kickstand that works well in both landscape and portrait orientation?
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Have we found a case yet that is thin, protects top and bottom chrome as well as sides and back, and MOST IMPORTANTLY has a kickstand that works well in both landscape and portrait orientation?
you should check out the "finitie" case from amazon.. cheap and works great
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Have we found a case yet that is thin, protects top and bottom chrome as well as sides and back, and MOST IMPORTANTLY has a kickstand that works well in both landscape and portrait orientation?
Depends on your definition of thin.

I bought this case a while back. Wasn't as thin as my current case, but definitely covered sides, top, and bottom:

SUNSKY - Frosted TPU Case with Detachable Plastic Frame & Holder for Samsung Galaxy Note III / N9000 (Transparent)
I didn't like the overall feel of the case, but might give it another try at some point. For the price, it was worth a shot and definitely the thinnest case I've seen that incorporates a kickstand.

I just picked this up, also, just for those long days where I know I'm going to be taking lots of pictures and won't be near a charger (e.g. at a sporting event, or amusement park...this type of case saved me when I had the Note 2).
4200mAh Battery Charger Power Bank Case w Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 | eBay
There are a bunch of different versions of this, but I elected for this one because of the access it gives you to the S-pen. All the other options block the S-pen, but this one has an attachment that connects to the s-pen and allows you to remove it, whenever you need it.
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For those using 4.4.2 Official Samsung KitKat ROM and root. S View for all solution is out.

[MOD][Xposed] S-View ALL the covers - xda-developers
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OMG!!! Samsung S View chipset is USELESS !!!

I seen below person post and I try out and the S View is completely working without the need of the chipset !!!!!!!!!!!!

The S View feature can be activated with a magnet attached S View cover, chipset is not required. I confirm the patch never switch to Proximity sensor detection as it won't function by only cover up the proximity sensor part.

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Its Brilliant, every cover works now, even cover without chip. i had couple of really nice covers but they didnt have chip thats why they werent working on 4.3, now with this they are working as well. actually sview is faster with this, maybe its because it is only checking that cover is closed, nothing else.
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you should check out the "finitie" case from amazon.. cheap and works great
Does kickstand work in portrait view?
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Does kickstand work in portrait view?
Only with the holster
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Only with the holster
Thanks but not what I'm looking for.
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Depends on your definition of thin.

I bought this case a while back. Wasn't as thin as my current case, but definitely covered sides, top, and bottom:

SUNSKY - Frosted TPU Case with Detachable Plastic Frame & Holder for Samsung Galaxy Note III / N9000 (Transparent)
I didn't like the overall feel of the case, but might give it another try at some point. For the price, it was worth a shot and definitely the thinnest case I've seen that incorporates a kickstand.

I just picked this up, also, just for those long days where I know I'm going to be taking lots of pictures and won't be near a charger (e.g. at a sporting event, or amusement park...this type of case saved me when I had the Note 2).
4200mAh Battery Charger Power Bank Case w Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 | eBay
There are a bunch of different versions of this, but I elected for this one because of the access it gives you to the S-pen. All the other options block the S-pen, but this one has an attachment that connects to the s-pen and allows you to remove it, whenever you need it.
Not interested in portfolio type case that opens on a hinge.

These cases offerNo portrait view with kickstand only landscape. Portrait and Landscape view are make it or break it criteria for me.

Have we found a case yet that is thin, protects top and bottom chrome as well as sides and back, and MOST IMPORTANTLY has a kickstand that works well in BOTH PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE VIEW WITH KICKSTAND? (I'm not using caps to "yell", just to emphasize importance) Thanks!
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can I ask you..

Why??
why do you need kickstand in Portrait?
I can not think of a reason.

the case I linked.. it does do landscape on either side.
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can I ask you..

Why??
why do you need kickstand in Portrait?
I can not think of a reason.

the case I linked.. it does do landscape on either side.
Speaking for myself reading books in landscape view kind of sux.
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I use flipboard.. and it only works in portrait ..
but I tried to read with the phone on a desk.. just not comfortable.
I read with the phone and/or book in my hands.

the only time I use the kickstand.. is watching vids.
and landscape is best.
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Not interested in portfolio type case that opens on a hinge.

These cases offerNo portrait view with kickstand only landscape. Portrait and Landscape view are make it or break it criteria for me.

Have we found a case yet that is thin, protects top and bottom chrome as well as sides and back, and MOST IMPORTANTLY has a kickstand that works well in BOTH PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE VIEW WITH KICKSTAND? (I'm not using caps to "yell", just to emphasize importance) Thanks!
That's interesting because I don't like portfolio type cases either. Both of the cases I linked aren't portfolio cases. The charging case has an option for a non-portfolio type, but as you said, neither offer portrait viewing. Sorry, wasn't aware that it's a deal breaker for you.

I ended up getting this battery charging case instead:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121235501325?var=420211557244&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

The reason I opted for the one above is having access to the s-pen. The one I posted earlier doesn't have the same available access.

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I have the same case. It's very protective, especially at the corners where it's most likely ot land if dropped. Unfortunately that also makes it a bit bulkier. A little harder to pocket than if it didn't have the extra cushioning, but that's the tradeoff for the extra protection. As I'm a bit clumsy at times I'll just accept the small increase in size. I've dropped my phone a few times now and wasn't worried about it. Not with the thick silicone inner case, and the hybrid outer. I'm not going to throw my phone across the room, but this seems the most likely to handle the abuse. Moreso than even the Otterbox Defender. Mostly because of the corners.

The screen protector is horrid. I removed it almost immediately. It increased the friction or drag tremendously even when using my finger, and was nearly unusable with the S-Pen. It almost felt like I was trying to run the pen over some shrink wrap. Of course removing it did reduce it's water resistance, but I don't think it was that great to begin with. I would also rather be able to use my phone. It fits well with the iLoome flexible glass screen protector.
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It seems like it covers the port for the S-Pen completely making it impossible to use and I'm wondering about how the screen protector works with the S-Pen.
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if I read another thread here correctly it looks like Samsung is aware that kitkat made some 3rd party accessories useless, and will correct the problem...
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if I read another thread here correctly it looks like Samsung is aware that kitkat made some 3rd party accessories useless, and will correct the problem...
Samsung confirms KitKat update for Galaxy Note 3 broke some 3rd party accessories, says new update incoming
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can I ask you..

Why??
why do you need kickstand in Portrait?
I can not think of a reason.

the case I linked.. it does do landscape on either side.
As I sit watching TV I leave phone on (wakey app keeps screen awake) and as emails come in I can more comfortably answer them. Sometimes I use apps that only have a portrait view and with kickstand I can put phone and check out portrait view (like keeping track of a game in espn app). I use portrait view more often than landscape view. In landscape view my home screen also looks stupid. (too much vertical compressin)
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As I sit watching TV I leave phone on (wakey app keeps screen awake) and as emails come in I can more comfortably answer them. Sometimes I use apps that only have a portrait view and with kickstand I can put phone and check out portrait view (like keeping track of a game in espn app). I use portrait view more often than landscape view. In landscape view my home screen also looks stupid. (too much vertical compressin)
Where does the phone usually sit, when you're doing this (e.g. flat on the couch, on arm of recliner, on side table, etc.)? Only reason I ask is just trying to get a better idea of what type of accessory would really suit what you are going for. Even a thin case with a kickstand, that could be used in portrait, likely wouldn't be very stable on a couch, so the more we understand, the better we can help keep our eyes out for something that might work for your needs.
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As I sit watching TV I leave phone on (wakey app keeps screen awake) and as emails come in I can more comfortably answer them. Sometimes I use apps that only have a portrait view and with kickstand I can put phone and check out portrait view (like keeping track of a game in espn app). I use portrait view more often than landscape view. In landscape view my home screen also looks stupid. (too much vertical compressin)
I see..

The holster can be a kickstand in portrait.

I use ADW launcher.. It does landscape of homescreen pretty good
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I see..

The holster can be a kickstand in portrait.

I use ADW launcher.. It does landscape of homescreen pretty good
The holster on the Fintie case can only be used in Portrait if you remove the rubber and TPU coatings and put the naked phone into it, Even then the angle of slant is about 455 degrees which isn't what I'd call optimal for viewing.
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The holster on the Fintie case can only be used in Portrait if you remove the rubber and TPU coatings and put the naked phone into it, Even then the angle of slant is about 455 degrees which isn't what I'd call optimal for viewing.
It works.. Without removing anything
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What is 455 degrees?
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Where does the phone usually sit, when you're doing this (e.g. flat on the couch, on arm of recliner, on side table, etc.)? Only reason I ask is just trying to get a better idea of what type of accessory would really suit what you are going for. Even a thin case with a kickstand, that could be used in portrait, likely wouldn't be very stable on a couch, so the more we understand, the better we can help keep our eyes out for something that might work for your needs.
Nice stable snack stand. (right next to laptop on same stand) Right now I'm responding in portrait mode (one handed) as I eat my lunch at the mall. Phone sitting in portrait view on stand in vzw case. My only complaint in this case it provides no protection on top and bottom.

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The holster on the Fintie case can only be used in Portrait if you remove the rubber and TPU coatings and put the naked phone into it, Even then the angle of slant is about 455 degrees which isn't what I'd call optimal for viewing.
Too much work
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