Best case for note 2?Tips

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  1. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

  2. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan Member

    Show us a few pictures with the Note 2 inside it.
  3. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

  4. MBM7881

    MBM7881 Well-Known Member

    Right now I'm using a body glove case but I can't wait for otterbox to drop the defender case. Sure it'll make my phone look like a brick but I'm all about protection :)
  5. bolensguy10

    bolensguy10 New Member

    I've got the active case and holster in red got it today love it waiting on my phone to come in
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Pics please!!!!!! :D I'm dying to see what the red looks like on someone's table and not up for purchase on a site where they all start looking the same.
  7. brigidesign

    brigidesign New Member

    Hiya everybody! I'm not usually a forumer, but this thread was so useful in my own hunt for a note 2 case (which proved to be a MAJOR pita...) that I wanted to shout out & say I just ordered the Zenus color edge diary case & I'm very optimistic about it. It seems to protect all the edges well, folds all the way back so you can access the side buttons, seems very well made, has a snap closure instead of a magnetic one, and doesn't seem to block the s-pen. If anyone wants, I'll update you once it (AND THE PHONE, but that's a whole other headache) arrives. Muchas gracias fellers!
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  8. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Please do. We're cuckoo for case pics around here. :p
  9. jenwilly

    jenwilly Member

    I use the Incipio Leather Folio case for my Note 2; bought it at the local T-Mobile store. Has a hard reasonably thick soft touch plastic cover for the back that goes over the original back (instead of replacing the original back) and covers all the edges. There is a leather flap that covers the screen that has a microfiber inner lining and an elastic band that keeps the flap closed. The case even has the ability to be used like a kickstand. Works well for me!
  10. brigidesign

    brigidesign New Member

    I don't think I can post pictures yet (i'm still a baby noob, they're afraid I'm a spammer,) but you can see videos of it here. The guy says the cover wobbles around a bit, but that's because it's got extra room so you can stick stuff inside, which is great for me, I was determined to get a diary/wallet style case & I don't mind it having some bulk to it (i've been carrying around a G2 for 2 years now, I'm used to it.) I'll see if I can post pics when I FINALLY get the phone, but it should look just like the one in the video, I got the white phone & the black case
    : )

    Oh! And it's not super duper expensive either, which was nice! I got it for about $40 (I don't know the exchange to pounds)
  11. g2manhou

    g2manhou Active Member

    I honestly think the Otterbox Commuter is the best. Defender looks really good, but with the size of it you might as well stick your phone in a pillow and carry it around that way.

    Galaxy S3 is built pretty much the same way as the Note 2, and look at it taking a beating with the Commuter on: Otter Box Galaxy S3 Drop Test - Defender vs Commuter - YouTube
    Fast forward to 5:38 and watch that dude abuse the crap out of the S3 with the commuter on.
  12. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    With my phone's recent disagreement with the cement floor I'll be considering either the Otterbox Defender, or the Seidio Active case for my incoming replacement phone.

    Looking back, paying around $60 bucks is cheap compared to paying a $200 deductible. For the meantime I have my eBay special: White Rugged Hybrid Hard Case Cover Belt Clip Holster Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 | eBay

    Protection should be adequate, but the holster is terrible.
  13. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan Member

    I bought a commuter case for my Streak cuz that's what everyone raved about back then. Though it does provide good protection, it's a bitch to insert that case inside jeans. Another problem was that rubber......which picks up all the lint inside my pockets. I wore the commuter for about a week and then went naked for good.

    Now on the Note II, I have a simple TPU and totally love the simplicity.
  14. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Waiting for this to arrive. Looks a bit like yours without belt clip.

  15. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Woah! I got mine for less than $10 and it includes a beltclip (though I really won't use it... LOL)
  16. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    About these cases..... Where's the supposed belt clip cause every pic I've seen show it as a stand. :confused:
    I bought it for the stand. :what:
  17. some.devil

    some.devil Well-Known Member

    Aegis Trident
  18. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    They are stands. it won't go into your belt because there will be like a support in between the one that pivot's out of the case itself.

    The holster has the same support but not connected and you have to use your had to connect it, hence it can clip on to your belt. :)
  19. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I'll never wear it on a belt and to be totally honest, I never noticed the words "belt clip" in the description. I liked the combination of red/white with a stand and jumped on it.
  20. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    They are quite sturdy stands too, though locking them into place isn't as smooth or effortless as I would like.

    Sent from my SGN 10.1
  21. LegalEagle1

    LegalEagle1 Active Member

    Check out a Global Priority box. Should only be $9.00
  22. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Wow, that Hybrid Case in the link looks very similar to Seidio Active, for a fraction of the price. Would you be able to provide a review once you get it? It doesn't look too bulky either.
  23. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I already have it. The case itself is made well. Not as grippy (tacky) as my regular white silicon case, but good enough to inspire confidence while holding. The stand is sturdy when deployed. But a bit hard to lock into place. The stand will only support landscape mode though. It has covered flaps for both audio and charging ports.

    The holster is rubbish. It's a slide type holster. And very difficult to take the phone out if worn at the belt. You can imagine the silicon lip does offer some resistance when you try to slide in or slide out your phone.

    For the price I have nothing but praises for the case, but a lot to be desired when it comes to the holster.

    Sent using the SGN2
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  24. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Thanks! From what I have gathered reading Amazon reviews for it, everybody mentions that holster is useless where the clip comes apart causing phone actually to drop out. Plus clip on the holster supposed to work as a stand, while you can't actually put the phone inside with a screen facing out. Is that true?

    I was more curious if you would praise it for level of protection, rather than just a cheap price? At this moment, I have a cheap TPU case from eBay (hardly any raised bumper protection on the screen side - not a chance if it falls down screen to the ground). I also have Mercury Slim fit on order due to arrive this Wed, lots of praises on Amazon but not quiet sure about level of protection, especially bumper height on the screen side. Otterbox is way too bulky, so Seidio Active is the next choice. The one you posted above is very similar to it, and I was thinking to get it as an alternative Seidio. What do you think?

    ... just placed an order anyway :) Found US seller on ebay for $7.99 (including holster).
  25. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    This was my thought as well. Looks very similar to Seidio for a fraction of the cost. The other reason I went with eBay was color choice. Seidio seems to only carry black inserts and I didn't want black.

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