Best case for note 2?Tips


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  1. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Laughed so hard at this that I almost did an impromptu drop test with my tpu case, accidentally of course. :D

    I bet you have more cases than me. I had five, but one broke off in two days and ended in the bin. :p

    -Sent using the force

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  2. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    I was hoping someone would purchase this case. I have been eyeing it. Looks good im sold!
  3. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member

    I did this too. It appears to be less bulk than the otterbox.

    To me, it does add some heft to the phone, not much, but enough that I love a naked phone most of the time.

    I've just been swapping in and out in certain situations.

    OT: Is there a "why you love your note 2 thread" yet? Was about to start it, but figured y'all would know better. PM me since it's OT!
  4. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

    That commuter raised lip looks like solid protection. Might have to get this if I dont like my cheapie one from ebay.
  5. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    I had this one in all white but kinda set it aside because the stand kept folding in. I just tried it again and pulled the stand out until I heard that click. Now I'm happy with it. It is a very nice looking case.
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I put my S-Pen in between there and pull out till I hear the click into place.
    And the naysayers think the S-Pen is just a gimmick. .... What do they know..... :D
  7. Harplayr

    Harplayr Well-Known Member

    Does it have any adverse impact on the s-pen or touch performance?
  8. phatbass30

    phatbass30 Well-Known Member

    hi, can you pls give me the link to that website where you bought your candyshell? speck's website doesn'y have it.

    thank you
  9. phatbass30

    phatbass30 Well-Known Member

    hi, can you pls give me the link to that website where you bought your candyshell? speck's website doesn'y have it.

    thank you
  10. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    It was purchased from an AT&T store, not online.
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  11. Kataphraktos

    Kataphraktos New Member

    Not sure why it isn't on the Speck website, I did check for it. I doubt it is an AT&T exclusive. i generally prefer buying in-store, I hate returning things and how a case feels in my hand is of utmost importance.


    That said, I'd love to have a dressy case in leather, I normally love Vaja but that Tetded looks sweet.
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  12. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    As it has been mentioned before, for those who are looking for an alternative rugged case and don't want to spend a fortune while still getting a decent protection for your phone, here is a review of BK Rugged Hybrid Case which can be purchase from eBay for about $6.99 (shipped from US location, and it includes a holster).

    I will let the pictures do the talking. Since I haven't seen/handled a more expensive Otterbox/Seidio cases, I can't compare but I'm sure it's probably not the same quality material. Inner shell is soft rubber (and yes, it does picks up a little bit of pocket lint, but not too much). Outer plastic rib-cage shell is a hard plastic with a kickstand (needs to be re-tracked all the way until it clicks - might need to use a finger to extended the inner part). Holster is surprisingly good, has soft inner lining, and has a tight fit. S-pen cut out is perfect, and so does camera/speaker/mic. Headphone and usb ports have a flap to keep dust away. Power/volume buttons are easy to push through the case. Front of the case has a decent lip-bumper to protect a phone if you drop it down on a screen. Overall - a perfect fit with a better piece of mind in comparison to all other budget cases. Goes well with my 3-pack $1.67 screen protectors lol!!!

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  13. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I don't know if it's just me but using Tapatalk I see none of the post by Twist. It comes up as black font on a black background. All your posts look like this.
  14. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    Same here
  15. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I have the exact same case. I agree with most of your review excerpt for the holster. I find the holster a bit user unfriendly. Very hard to take the phone out. I have used the Seidio Active case and holster combo on my previous phone and thought it was designed pretty well, extremely easy to take your phone out our click it back in. Lesser holsters just can't compare. I wonder if our case would fit Seidio's rugged holster? If anyone had the same case as the review above and also have the rugged holster, I'd appreciate it if you can chime in. :)



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  16. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Do you mean pictures/images? Cause I'm sure you can read the text, right? I'm using photobucket to upload pictures, and adding those links to my posts. I wonder if that's an issue with images from photobucket not being displayed using Tapatalk?

    Sorry about that, but please do view it on your laptop or tablet. I took a lot of pics demostrating the assembly and view from every angle!
  17. Big Boi

    Big Boi Member

    New here. Just got my Note II and my Nexus S on Craigslist... I too went the cheap route and got a case simular to Twister6 (minus the holster). Guess Ill post some pics and a review when it gets here.

    On a side note. Thanks for all the info on the cases. Ive been lurking on the board for a couple weeks now reading up. Thx guys/gals.
  18. almath

    almath Well-Known Member

    I'm using tapatalk dark and I can't see your text.
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    To see your print I have to do this:
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  19. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Actually, after playing more with it my comment about "tight fit" of the holster is probably in-line with what you are saying above. You definitely need to use 2 hands to take it out of the holster, not an easy task with one hand (I assume that how Seidio worked?). And in general, keeping such big phone on the belt is weird to begin with. But as a case by itself its pretty good. Another side note, because of a kickstand and general design of the back of this case - there is hardly any friction when you put it down on a surface. But its manageable considering other positive points about this case. I'm actually thinking about getting another one in blue. As much as I like white case, at some point it will get dirty. Plus, the lint does show up especially when you cary it in jeans pocket. But for sure it offers a better phone protection than any of TPU cases because inner rubber shell is soft and shock absorbent while outer hard plastic rib-cage keeps this soft rubber shell from sliding off the phone.
  20. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I had to switch to the default theme just to read his post. :)

    -Sent using the force
  21. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Which I'm not going to do as I do too much reading to keep going back and forth.
    As far as these "rugged" cases go, again they are all the same. The only difference between mine and Twisters and everyone else who has this case is the seller and color.
    I keep trying to tell you all that most of these come from the same distribution but because the seller is different people are posting like one is better than the other-it's not.

    What makes them awesome is you're saving yourself some money by not going the Seidio route for pretty much the same item.
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  22. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Oh, without a doubt they all come from the same shop in China :) It's the same case from different eBay re-sellers. The purpose of my post was to present a very detailed picture review of the product in general because I was in the same boat a few days ago trying to figure out details about this case.

    BTW, I just ordered a slightly different rugged one with perforated plastic cage (black rubber inner shell, perforated white plastic cage). That one doesn't have a kickstand and all the ports are open - $6.67 shipped. As much as I like the one I just got now, I'm starting to think that I would rather prefer to lay the case flat on the back without sliding, and I don't really need a kickstand. Plus having usb port closed might not be an advantage in some situations (like in a car when you want to hook up a charger and can only use one hand).
  23. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    What did you do different that we can see your posts now?

    This is the first phone in a long while that I've gone accessory/case crazy. I keep seeing so many that I like but not all of them are practical.

    On another note I didn't realize the part that sits around the rubber on the case comes off. I was having the most difficult time getting it back on every time I swapped the battery. I found out when I pulled on it and it came apart. All I could do was sit here and laugh.
  24. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    My holster is pretty much unusable because of the tightness of it. I'm afraid I'll drop my phone trying to pry it out of it.
  25. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Hmm, I've been having some issues with my wireless router, constantly timing out. So I was typing it in word and pasting into the forum, just so I wouldn't have to retype if it times out. The last post I just typed in as is. Perhaps something got messed up with copy'n'paste.

    See, for others who are scratching their head about getting their case back on - they can look at my pictorial review to see all disassembled pieces of that case puzzle ;)

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