Best Case For Optimus VTips

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  1. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    Some folks have been asking about are my favs so far, feel free to add yours.

    Rubberized - Body Glove - BG makes a nice form-fitting case for the Optimus S (that should work for the V) that has cutouts for all the important ports. The case also comes (most of the time) with a belt clip that doubles as a kickstand, allowing the owner to set the phone at an angle, either horizontally or the Evo advertises. The clip attaches to a button that can also be used with a conventional belt clip, or a car mount that accepts that button. I like this option as it means I can mount the phone on a belt or in my car without having to take it out of the case. The case can sell for up to $30 at Sprint or in the mall, as low as $15 shipped on eBay. A few Radio Shack stores have them for $20. There is also a one-piece version of this case with no button on the back, or kickstand, so be sure you order the version you wish. The one-piece version without the button/kickstand is known as the Entrepreneur series. The case has an opening on the back for both the camera lens and the speaker hole.



    LG Optimus S Glove Snap-On Case - With Kickstand

    LG Optimus S Entrepreneur One-Piece Snap-On Case - Without Kickstand

    Cell Guru has a large selection of cases for the S/V, and will give you an idea of what's available in one place.

    Leather - has some nice Monaco series cases for the Optimus One (again the same phone) available in a book style or in a book or flip Style. The Book and Flip cases have an optional button provided for a belt clip or compatible car mount-the only leather cases I've seen that do. These cases are originally made for the Optimus One P500, the European version of the Optimus. The cases have a hole for the camera, but not for the adjoining speaker hole. PDAir also sells on eBay.


    PDair LG Optimus One Leather Case - Book Type (Black)

    PDair LG Optimus One Leather Flip Case

    I should also add that PDAir has a windshield mount designed for their flip case that uses the button as well:

    PDair Car Mount for PDair Leather Case

    And of course, there are tons of leather and other cases on eBay.

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  2. shawne11

    shawne11 New Member

    I'm going to pick up a Body Glove with the button/belt clip. I can't find a car mount that would accept that button. Do you know of any?
  3. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    There are a couple of ways...if you have a flat surface that's free, you can use buttons that have adhesive backs that accept a belt clip button. They used to be commonly available in stores, but now usually have to be found on eBay or online as part of a kit. One example is the Arkon CM219, a belt kit that includes a small mounting plate that sticks anywhere you want to mount the phone via a button. If you search eBay or the Web on "universal belt clip" "or universal belt clip car" you'll see them come up. Here's an example:

    Universal Cell Phone Belt Clip and Car Clip (1 Each) - eBay (item 330439615816 end time Feb-27-11 17:35:31 PST)

    If you want to mount the phone on top of the dash, or on the windshield, Pro.Fit International makes a couple of mounts. The windshield mount is known as the WM-36EXP WindowMate Express, which includes a standard suction mount with a flexible arm and a holder that accepts the button. Pro.Fit International WM-36EXP Universal Windshield Mount: Electronics

    If you want an adhesive mount for the dash, you can order the Pro.Fit Loboy LB-600 Mount, which is a short universal dash mount, combined with the EM-1224 Holder, which is the button adapter used as part of the WM-36EXP. I'd imagine this same setup could also be used with a bean bag mount for the dash.

    Pro.Fit International also makes custom car mounts for dozens of vehicles that may be able to be combined with the EM-1224 as well.

    There is also a unit that allows mounting elsewhere in the car, like the console, known as the UL-747 Ultimount. They even make a "marine version" for a boat.

    Pro.Fit International - Mounting solutions for Mobile Electronics

    Device Holders

    Universal Mounts

    Peripheral UL747 Ultimount Universal swivel mount
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  4. shawne11

    shawne11 New Member

    Thanks a lot. That will save me some time.
  5. asadullah

    asadullah Well-Known Member

    I'm tired as hell cuz since I woke up I've been trying to figure out if and how I was going to get a case for this thing (my work is dirty). Keep forgetting Sprint has had the exact same phone for a minute now. :D
  6. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    I just got the Body Glove case for the Optimus S. Fits like a charm, and holes in the right places. And the button mount does work with the Pro.Fit EM-1224...exactly as hoped. The little kickstand in the belt clip for the BG case is a clever idea as well.
  7. hemplacrosse4

    hemplacrosse4 Well-Known Member

    Do you guys think this case wont break when dropped? I have had 3 snap on plastic cases for my last phone and whenever I would drop it the clips would snap off. Does anyone make a flexible plastic case for this phone, they seem to do a better job.
  8. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    These are pretty heavy duty from what I can see, but I've never used a BG case before now. Sprint sells a plastic Body Glove case for the Optimus S that will work as well, and there are lots of cases for the Optimus S around that will also work on the V. Check eBay or the store link above.
  9. hemplacrosse4

    hemplacrosse4 Well-Known Member

    Is it in two parts, or a whole?
  10. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    The Body Glove cases are in two parts that snap together over the phone.
  11. rotwiler

    rotwiler New Member

    I bought the 2 piece with belt clip/kick stand body glove case and it is durable and has a nice feel, but it is also Big, it makes my tiny optimus V larger than my old LG rumor touch. I do like it, but now I am having problems finding a leather case that I can put the phone in, the cases I have for the rumor touch dont fit now and the material on the BG case is non slip so is hard to slide into a fitted case, so not sure if I am going to buy another case or not, to me a case to hold the phone is as important as protecting the outside of the phone to keep dust dirt etc from getting into the phone. Also remember the other BG case(Entrepreneur) is a one piece for back only. The photos above of the BG cases are the same case, it comes with the belt clip hold plugged and you push out the center thing when you mount a clip. the way they make these the 2 piece with belt clip has about a 1/4 inch gap under phone with felt, thats what makes the case so big to support the belt clip mount.
  12. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    The only decent leather cases I can find (so far) are the ones from PDAir mentioned in the original post. I'd get one, but I want the flap to fall down rather than up so I can leave the phone in the case when it's mounted to a button mount in the car. I got used to that setup with a Treo I've had for years and can't give it up...the BG is the next best least I found a button mount for the windshield and/or dash that works with that.

    Sprint sells a lower profile Body Glove case for the Optimus S some people are has a grippy back but isn't as thick.
  13. I always go bareback lol.
  14. cpht

    cpht Well-Known Member

    It seems that cases for the other optimus models won't fit the optimus V. Has anyone else found this? A kiosk at the mall sells the same cases as on ebay. The salesman tried 3 different optimus cases and only the silicone/jel ones fit because they stretched (obviously). Can anyone confirm that a case for the optimus S will fit the optimus V?
  15. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    Almost all the Optimus S cases fit the V. I have an Optimus S Body Glove case on my V that fits just fine. There are some Optimus models with slightly different button layouts where there can be a problem, but if you stick with S cases, you should be in good shape. I also applied a screen protector from an S that fit fine earlier tonight.
  16. aldamon

    aldamon Well-Known Member

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  18. adam97202

    adam97202 Well-Known Member

    I just got the dark gray Body Glove case. It fits -- no pun intended -- like a glove. Which is great, I guess, but the problem is, it's nearly impossible to get it off again! It's a problem because I was hoping to be able to switch back and forth between having a flat back, and having the button+clip attached. That's not practical if I need a screwdriver to pry off the case every time.

    I think I might get one of those simple "universal" vertical pouch cases with a clip. In wintertime, I just keep my phone in a silicone case in jacket pocket, and I don't need a clip or anything... but come summer, I'll want to hang it in my shorts pocket or outside my jeans.
  19. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    The BG case is designed to have a coin placed in the plastic slot at the bottom left corner of the phone...a quarter works best. Once you get used to that, it's pretty easy to remove quickly.
  20. adam97202

    adam97202 Well-Known Member

    Ah... that does help.

    I'm still thinking of picking up one of these though:

    Video "review" of this universal case:
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  21. lindend

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  22. r00t

    r00t Active Member

    $34.95, that's almost 1/4 the price of the phone itself. That's a bit too much for a phone that costs $149. They need to bring the price way down.
  23. lburgguy

    lburgguy Well-Known Member

    I got a $6 case from Dollar General last night and I love it. It holds the phone horizontally in a "leather" case with a clip for my belt. It seems pretty darn durable for the price. I prefer holsters but can't find one anywhere. I hope Seidio will make a holster for this phone soon.
  24. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    There are holster cases online listed for the LG Vortex that should also work for the Optimus V:

    New Swivel Holster Belt Clip VERIZON LG VORTEX VS660 - eBay (item 320653564695 end time Mar-08-11 09:44:15 PST)

    Verizon sells a nice holster for the Vortex, but it's missing a couple of buttonholes for the V on the right side.

    New OEM Verizon LG Vortex VS660 Shell + Holster Combo - eBay (item 360346224189 end time Mar-22-11 17:18:07 PDT)
  25. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

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