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  1. silentflow

    silentflow Member

    So like many on here I'm going to be staying up late to order one. I've gone with an xo screen protector since I've read that the screen does in fact scratch. I'm upgrading from an OG droid and am extremely excited.

    In terms of cases...I'm a little lost here. I previously had a seidio case for my og droid, but to be honest, it did not hold up as I expected (finish wearing off, clips wearing down). I was wondering if people can give some recommendations in terms of brands. I've been looking at the case mate one, as well as the otterbox. I would love a form fitting, clean looking case.

    What is everyone's plan in terms of cases? Caseless?

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  2. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

    i'm going to start with whatever case/screen protector i can get when i pick up the phone, and go from there. eventually, i'll get a clarivue protector once they finally release one...i've had one on each of my last few phones and loved them.
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  3. silentflow

    silentflow Member

    I decided to order the distronic one, which is cheap enough so that I can replace it without feeling too cheated. Seems to have gotten a decent review.
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  4. BringTheRain403

    BringTheRain403 Well-Known Member

    I really hope Incipio makes the Feather for the Galaxy Nexus!
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  5. brinox

    brinox Member

    the ditzronic case is seriously one of the best <$20 cases I have ever seen for a phone. its cheap, durable, easy to take on and off, and won't go flying apart when dropped or when buried in your jeans pocket during a night of mayhem :)
  6. kylecummins

    kylecummins Well-Known Member

    going naked, unless i find a case thats good and easy to remove frequently
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  7. jasonxfri13th

    jasonxfri13th Member

    My OG Droid doesn't have a single scratch on the screen after all this time.
    I have dropped it plenty of times and it looks pretty beat up, yet the screen looks brand new, and that's all I care about.
    No case for me.
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  8. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

    the diztronics seem to get great reviews on amazon...i wonder what kind of quality the vzw screen protectors/cases will be. anyone have any ideas?

    i'm an amazon prime member, so i can get the diztronic delivered friday for under $15...but i'm reluctant to go without a case / screen protector for even one day. i guess i could go with cheap generic walmart protectors for now, but that won't solve my case issue...
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  9. silentflow

    silentflow Member

    crackers8199: I overnighted the diztronics one, only was like 13 bucks. I think it's worth it even if I decide to get a more expensive one later.

    jaxonxfri13th: My OG droid doesn't either. I went without a screen protector a while ago. The reason I ordered a screen protector for the Gnex is because there have been some user reports about scratches on the screen. I've seen that key video too. Don't want to risk it.
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  10. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

    that's what i planned on doing...problem is i don't know what to do for tomorrow til the case gets here friday. i know the case + screen protector at the vzw store are going to end up costing me $40+, unless i just return it friday.
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  11. silentflow

    silentflow Member

    ah...I would skip the verizon stuff, but I understand. That 24 hour period can be iffy :)
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  12. djwick3d

    djwick3d New Member

    I picked up one this weekend $24.99
    Still need to find a screen protector...has anyone tried the ishieldz
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  13. metlcat

    metlcat Well-Known Member

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  14. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

    i'm just hopeful that the vzw screen protector is cut to fit the entire screen, including bezel. if it is, i might just go screen protector only (no case) for the first day and be extremely careful...

    either that or i'll buy the case from them and either keep it (if it isn't ridiculously expensive) or return it friday. luckily with my girlfriend's work discount (my phone is in her name) i think she gets 25% off accessories...so that will help.
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  15. SunRiser

    SunRiser Member

    It does not, sadly. I almost didn't put it on mine because of it. But it is a decent screen protector. You have visible gap, but it's not too bad if you fit it on right.
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  16. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

    i guess i'll have to go with protector and case then, to be safe...i'll just have to be extra careful tomorrow til the new one gets here friday.

    do you remember how much the protector and/or cases from vzw cost?
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  17. SunRiser

    SunRiser Member

    $12.99 for the screen protectors and $29.99 for the case.
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  18. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member

    All of my screen protectors so far have been "Ghost Armor"
    I've had a few different phones but have been able to use the "warranty" to put it on any of my new phones for just $5. They do it professionally. They had a machine and everything. Used to be able to do it at any of the Best Buys in my area, now they are just at mall kiosks it seems. Anyways, Def check it out if you want a nice solution. They will give you a new one if you ever have a problem which is more than you can say if you buy the Verizon ones.
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  19. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    I'm really cheap when it comes to cases, I usually never keep them on long. I bought a a set of three cases and it also came with three screen protectors on ebay for 6 bucks.

    The cases are the gel, actually pretty nice, and for the price I cant complain. If I knew I would keep the phone or actually keep using the case for more than a couple of weeks I might invest in a more expensive one, but these will do.

    Plus it came with screen protectors, even though I will probably never use.

    Here is a link, if anyone is using the GSM version, doubt it work for the LTE version.

    eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
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  20. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member

    I've never been a fan of the gel cases. looks cheap to me. I did get a rubberized case for my dinc and must say it was pretty bad. It was the official HTC mad case. The thing got stuck in my pockets, and held on to any specs of dirt and lint it could find. Not really worth it for me.

    Ever since, I have been letting my phones run wild in their beautiful birthday suits. Never really have had issues just letting them be out of cases. I'm pretty gentile though.
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  21. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Yeah me to, that is why it never last with me, well that and I rarely keep a phone longer than a couple of months.

    I don't particularly care for gel cases, but it this one fits tight and was cheap. lol
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  22. BringTheRain403

    BringTheRain403 Well-Known Member

    I didn't see the feather listed on their website...
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  23. djwick3d

    djwick3d New Member

    Neither did i but i got one....it was either that or a pink otterbox looking thing no thanks to that lol
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  24. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Well-Known Member

    I've had a Seidio case with a holster on my dinc since I got it and my phone looks like it's brand new, so I may give them a try again. I like the holster idea because it allows me to toss the phone in my briefcase, backpack, or in my road bike bag without it getting scratched.

    I may also consider the Otterbox cases. I'll give up thinness to ensure that my phone doesn't get scratched; I hate having a scratched or jacked up looking phone.
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  25. fatsix

    fatsix Active Member

    Cruzer Lite,Nillkin, Diztronic or casemate barely are what i am looking at. Is everyone going with the diztronic?

    I didn't care for the inno case, because it scratched a ring around my incredible and the otterbox defender is too bulky.
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