Best case for note 2?Tips

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  1. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Your link leads no where.

  2. alvarez13

    alvarez13 Well-Known Member

    Elago is just like the Rearth type. Lot slimmer than mercury. Basically no drop protection at all, lol. We'll see. I just want some grip.

    Yah, ST is like a $99 deductible for any damage (even H2O!). However, I think you can get it thru costco and have a $25 deductible. I'm still looking into it. The dude also said instead of the deductible, you might be able to repair it locally and they'll just pay for it and not even worry about the deductible (saves on shipping and their work or something). I'll keep researching.
  3. alvarez13

    alvarez13 Well-Known Member

  4. doubledown808

    doubledown808 Member

    I purchased the Samsung 4 pack of Galaxy Note II cases and three of the four cases did not fit correctly. No matter what I do, I cannot get it to snap closed on the top left (above the volume rocker button). This causes the top of the case to be angled and not lie flat. The ORANGE cases fits perfectly and I love it. I wanted to switch to the Blue or Black but they just do not fit correctly.

    Anyone else have this issue? It is weird, I can get the case on but it just does not snap in that one spot. This causes the cover to be at a 30 degree angle and it does not lie flat.

    I don't think it can be user error since the orange one fits fine. I contacted Samsung to see if they can send a replacement for 3 of the 4. These are all official OEM cases from

  5. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    He who laughs last laughs last.
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    This is the part where we all hold hands and sing We Are The World.......*join in*
    Cases like so many other things are a personal preference.
    Some of us go big (Otter, et al) and others go home (eBay). :D

    I like my case and I'm not going to go in a corner and cry cause I didn't get an Otterbox.

    **looks at ren singing off key**
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  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I posted in another thread (forgot which one), but TS was metioning an extended battery case that didn't add much bulk, so out of curiosity just ebay searched some things and these are actually some cases that I may consider. These would be ideal, if I'm going to be going to an event like a boxing match or Lakers game, where I know I'll be snapping pictures, taking video, and using the phone non-stop. Granted, it's not something I'd use all the time, but still pretty awesome option (this is the part that sold me on going with the Note 2, without a doubt...3rd party accessory support)

    Aside from the built in battery charger, having a kickstand on it as well is awesome:

    White External Battery Case Power Extended for Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 N7100 | eBay

    Black External Battery Case Power Extended for Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 N7100 | eBay

    3200mAh External Power Backup Battery Front Case Samsung Galaxy Note 2 II N7100 | eBay

    4000mAh Case Cover Power Backup Battery for Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 N7100 Black | eBay

    4000mAh Flip Case Cover Power Battery for Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 N7100 White | eBay

    Flip Cover Extended Backup Battery Charger Power Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 | eBay

    Leather Flip Cover extended Battery Charger Case 3800mAh | ebay

    Black Flip Cover extended battery Charger case 3800mAh | ebay
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  8. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    There's nothing wrong with the cases. They're made that way.
    Pinch 2 fingers together and take them around the sides of the back door. Press tightly- you won't break anything.
    As you do this you'll feel it snapping into place. Keep going around til you're done.

    After a while you'll get faster at it. When I swap batteries I can get the cover completely back on while the phone powers back up at the same time.

    Now go enjoy your flip covers.
    In the meantime I'm moving this to the accessories thread.
  9. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Wait, are you saying I can walk in to Costco and buy protection plan for my Note 2 even so I purchased it directly from Verizon? Or is it only for those who buy it from Costco? Or, maybe I misunderstood you and you can actually buy ST through Costco, for the same $95 (2yr) with $25 deductible? That would be too good to be true!!! Please let us know what you find out! I probably going to call my local Costco as well.
  10. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    ...singing loud too! Ha!
  11. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

  12. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I added the last two on the above list from drex, those are the ones I bought.

  13. doubledown808

    doubledown808 Member

    I still think some are defects. They will NOT clip in above the volume rocker. I Started to pull the small tab up as it appears it was flattened and that helped slightly.

    Thus, my Orange fits great, the blue one is ok/acceptable now. The black one snaps on good, but it is almost like the fabric is too short on the bend and the cover stays at a 30 degree angle. I Suppose I could put it on and try to break it in by leaving it face down over night.

    I know I am putting them all on correctly.

    Now, I just have to put my white one on EBAY since I have a grey phone. I wish they would've put the Lime Green one in that 4 pack.
  14. Cptmidnite

    Cptmidnite Member

    X gear has tempered glass protectors, the best in the biz. I had one on my Gnex and dropped it hard and picked it up and the screen was cracked, but I pulled off the protective screen and the Gnex screen was perfect, the glass overlay took the hit and cracked. They are made of a glass with a hardness of 8H,and they are so thin you can't tell it's on, and because its glass, its smooth as silk. The Galaxy Note 2 is on pre-order, shipping out at the end of Dec., for 34.95 U. S.
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  15. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Return them.
  16. 10sNinja

    10sNinja Active Member

    Put my order through Tetded website last night in anticipation of ordering my Note 2 in the next couple of days. It's winter, mostly cold and dreary grey here in Canada so I opted for the yellow to brighten my days :)

  17. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    That yellow is nice!!!!!!
  18. georgewkush

    georgewkush New Member

    I highly recommend the commuter case
    Gives me piece of mind
  19. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Not afraid to get in touch with your feminine side huh.... :p
    Worthy cause nonetheless.
  20. alvarez13

    alvarez13 Well-Known Member

    Homeboy is fighting hard to preserve boobs. I can not think of a nobler cause. He shall not lose a man card on this one.
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  21. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I did say it is a worthy cause. ;)
  22. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

  23. slthree

    slthree Member

    Scanda, I think I'd like to get the case you got based on your review of it. I wear suits daily and wonder if I could still slide my N2 into my dress shirt pocket? Is the case thin enough for that? And, would it slide easily or would there be too much friction?

    I have another question NOT related to the case thread but thought I saw you in the launcher discusion and thought you may have an answer.

    I am using NovaPrime Launcher and thought there was a way to keep the homescreens clean by hiding them. I saw a picture in someone's thread where there were just 2 little lines (like standing up hashmarks) on the homescreen just above the dock.

    All you had to do was tap that icon and the stuff on the screen would appear again.

    Is that possible on Nova? Or, was it a different Launcher?

  24. 10sNinja

    10sNinja Active Member

    It matches my Asics gel resolution tennis shoes :)
  25. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I cant answer the Nova question but in regards to pocketability with this case-
    I wouldn't put it in a shirt pocket. Slacks/yes; shirt/no.
    I see too many people place their phones in their shirt pocket and somehow the phone always manages to find the floor, concrete, dirt.....everywhere but the pocket.

    To better answer your question, I'm going to ask Caloy who has 437 cases to do a shirt pocket test with his.
    (Cal if you're reading this consider yourself asked) :D

    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! I match everything! :D

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