Best case for note 2?Tips

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  1. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Couldn't really comment on the clip coming apart. Only tried wearing the holster once, and immediately knew I will not wear it anymore.

    I can confirm that the phone can only sit on the holster facing the inside. I knew this this morning when I thought I was so smart when I thought I can clip the holster to my car dock so I don't have to take the case off.... And when I tried it, I knew it wasn't going to work.

    I couldn't really compare the protection level with the Active case. But with the hard outer shell protecting the corners and side of the phone, as well as the soft inner shell offering some shock absorption properties, I can imagine that it would be on par with the Active case, protection wise.

    Now if someone with the active combo case can test if this case fits the active holster, that would be great. :p

  2. jim8193

    jim8193 Active Member

    Hi all ...

    I really don't feel comfortable without a case on any touch phone - I have the Commuter & Defender cases for my old Atrix4G ...
    ... primarily used the Commuter for day-to-day use, & the Defender when the extra protection was needed.

    So when my Note2 arrived, I was dissapointed to see that the Commuter case for it wasn't available at the time.
    I ended up getting the Seido Active case because it was available & shipping, & I needed a case for the Note2 ...
    ... the Active is nice enough I guess, & certainly better than no case; but it's no Commuter case imo ... :(

    I will be replacing it with a Commuter case as soon as the black version is in stock ... :cool:
  3. u2gator

    u2gator Member

    Got my Seido Active case in the mail yesterday and so far I like it. I went with the blue version. It obviously adds some weight to the phone but it is not too bad. The only issue so far is that the rubber casing picks up pocket lint real easy. Definitely feels safer then the naked phone in terms of dealing with reasonable drops.

  4. Droid Ninja

    Droid Ninja Well-Known Member

    I am absolutely loving my Ringke SLIM case. I recommend it for people who don't want to add too much bulk to the phone and want general protection from scuffs and scrapes.
  5. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I've decided I no longer want cases that don't have a stand.
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  6. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Got my Mercury Slim Fit flexible TPU case yesterday. It got a lot of high praises on this forum as well as Amazon reviews. What can I say, the fit was perfect, the cut of all the openings - perfect alignment, quality of the material is great. BUT, I will be sending it back. I really wanted TPU case with a bigger bumper/lip on the front so when I say the phone down on a surface its not touching it; plus if there is an accidental drop - at least some protection. Unfortunately, there is hardly any lip on the front. But that's not the worst thing about it, the biggest problem is how slippery the case is. It makes a good friction contact when you put it on the table/glass, etc. But in your hands its one slippery sucker. A big no-no for me. Yes, it looks great and doesn't add any bulk to the phone, but hardly any lip/bumper on the front and slippery back - going back to Amazon...

    Waiting for that other rugged hybrid case from above (budget version of Otterbox). I guess will continue searching for TPU case as well. Can you guys post your experience if you got TPU case with a decent size bumper/lip on the front? Mercury and Ringke doesn't have it. I have a few cheapo cases from eBay - the same story. Anything else you can recommend?
  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Got my white/red eBay case today. Rocking with it now. Short review- I like it. Pleased at the overall fit and feel. Bumper height is pretty decent so although I don't lay my phone face down, if I did I won't have to worry about the screen taking a hit.

    Just noticed all ports are covered up so that's another good thing. S-pen slot is recessed just enough that taking pen out is not an impossible task.

    Haven't tried the stand yet. May do so while I'm getting my nails done in a few. Took pics. Will add them later.
  8. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    That is a great news!!!!! I ordered the same one in white/black from eBay, due to arrive this Sat. Does it adds a lot of bulk? Looking forward to pics! Thanks!
  9. Chasoscar

    Chasoscar Well-Known Member

  10. johnnieeve

    johnnieeve Member

    Just received my green Piel Frama case today. Expensive yes, but I wanted to dress my Note 2 with a quality case. My white Note 2 and the deep green soft leather case blend well together. Life is good.
  11. alvarez13

    alvarez13 Well-Known Member

    Got this case too. Back is slippery but the lip has better grip which helps. Fit is goo. However, and this is why I am sending it back, the back has...SPARKLES in the material. Looks horrible in bright lights. I can't look at the back anymore. Blah.

    Elago case on the way. I want a case that's slim, gives good grip, and protects from scratches. I'll use my squaretrade for any major drops leading to screen cracks, but I'm usually good with my electronics.
  12. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

  13. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention, it has "twilight" sparkle touch lol!!! Just checked Elago, hmm, looks very similar to Mercury? Please drop a few lines how you like it once you get it?

    Regarding Squaretrade, do you know what is their deductible? I have a few 30% off codes from black friday emails. I priced it for my wife's Nexus 7 and with a discount it was around $48 for 3 years. For Note 2 it's $95 with a coupon for 2 years, and they said its $99 deductible. Is that right? So, even if the screen cracks - only $99 deductible? Is that how you got it?
  14. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Bear Motion, SupCase and Moko are all the same case just so you know. Mine. ....I hated it. Truly uncomfortable to hold.
  15. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Didn't have time yesterday to post pics. Plan on getting this in more colors.

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  16. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    Does a body shield count as a case???
  17. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    No. It offers minimal protection against scratches and the like but will not offer the same protection as though it were in an actual case.
  18. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Finally had a chance to use the stand.
    Didn't like it at first but that's my own fault.
    Pull the stand out until you hear it click.
    I wasn't doing that and it kept tilting over.
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  19. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

    Come to think about it, you are right. :D
    Time to go shopping.
  20. snsjets

    snsjets Well-Known Member

    Very happy with blue Seidio Active. Fits nice and is low profile. Note II and case weigh 8.3oz. Kickstand is pretty cheap though. Same case I had for Thunderbolt.
  21. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    How's the feel of it? Does it feel flimsy or anything?
  22. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Ohhhhhh ren not flimsy at all. You know I'm honest to a fault and the way I see it, if you have one of these there's no reason to spend double on the Seidio Surface.

    It has a leg up on Samsung's case also because it's not slippery ANYWHERE. Samsung made the back of theirs just as slippery as the phone. I swear they love their plastic.

    There's no bulk to this case and because it has a more rugged feel when I slip it in my pocket it doesn't feel like it'll slip out.

    I've seen plenty of posts in which people say TPU picks up a lot of lint, dust, you name it and sticks to the case. I don't know what this is. I believe I read silicon. I had some lint on it and just blew it off. Nothing sticks to it.

    At this rate I'm going to need a box to hold cases. :p
    This is the best one I've bought.
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  23. Kataphraktos

    Kataphraktos New Member

    Picked up a Speck Candyshell in black/grey from an AT&T store a couple of days ago. It adds very little bulk to the phone, and has just the right amount of rubber tackiness to make one-handed use feel safe without becoming a lint magnet in the pocket. In fact, the phone feels much better in my hand with this case. Fits well on the phone, with no gaps, and headphones and the charger attach unimpeded. Comes off without any issues. Buttons work perfectly.
  24. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

  25. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

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