Accessories Do you protect your Desire HD?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by george9t8, May 20, 2011.

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Is your phone...

  1. Naked

    15.5%
  2. Screen protected only

    8.5%
  3. Silicone case protected only

    9.9%
  4. Silicone / plastic protected (eg Otterbox Commuter)

    45.1%
  5. Other protection

    21.1%
  1. Thought it would be interesting to know how many people have some sort of protection on their phone.
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Despite being adamant I was never getting a case for it, I dropped it on the laminate floor in my hallway within a week of getting it and the battery cover came of and the battery fell out. I then invested in a cheap silicone case and when I got paid, I bought the Otterbox Commuter.
     
  3. Xyro

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    That must've been a serious drop to have knocked the cover off :(

    I use a screen protector + a pouch for mine.
     
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    It met my foot on the way down...
     
  5. ecko996

    ecko996 New Member
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    I run the otterbox defender series ya it is a little bulky but im in the woods alot and work in heavy industry. It is great i love the look the feel and knowing that my investment is as well protected as it can be.

    Bradon
     
  6. Got the otterbox commuter series and couldn't be happier with it.
     
  7. SB13X

    SB13X Well-Known Member
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    Naked and treated my Desire the same. Don't like the feel of silicone or plastic. Screen protectors are pants for me as I can never get em on without a bubble appearing somewhere lol
     
  8. The otterbox doesn't feel too bad, actually feels a bit more sturdy and less likely to slip out my hand. The power and volume buttons are more responsive as well.

    Having said that, after a few weeks I probably won't care about a few scratches and do away with the case!
     
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  9. murzz

    murzz Well-Known Member
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    A couple of
     
  10. loulou

    loulou Well-Known Member
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    Mine was second hand, so already had a screen protector/silicone case supplied.

    The Desire HD's size makes me paranoid about it being in pockets/handbag so I bought a Proporta leather case (aluminium lined)..now
     
  11. PopTarantula

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    Screen Protectors on both DHDs
    x1 Top-Flip Case / x1 Side-Flip Case
    With hindsight, I should have gone for x2 Side-Flip -- the microUSB port is obscured by the closure strap on the Top-Flip
     
  12. asif9t9

    asif9t9 Active Member
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    I first put on a screen skin from BestSkinsEver. I used them before for an old BB and was happy, but I gotta say, this one didn't go on smooth. And in my pocket with keys, the screen looks all wretched now. I ordered a new "thin glass" screen cover off Ebay now.

    Also, I put on a silicone skin from ebay. I was surprised actually at how well it fit. And it's the right blend of smooth and rubber. Smooth enough to slide into my pocket, sticky enough to lay on my centre console in the car to act as a GPS. Here's the link.

    And yes, due to the sheer size and weight of this phone, I can't imagine going very long with no protection.
     
  13. Yeah, the screen protectors aren't anywhere near as tough as the actual screen. The link is broken now, do you have a name for it so I can look it up?
     
  14. asif9t9

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    This link is for the silicone skin I tried to link above. Search out bestbuy99 on ebay to find it.

    This link is for the screen I just ordered, from the same place. Again, you can find them on ebay. Hopefully it goes on well. I hate when a bad screen ruins the pretty picture of a device.
     
  15. That looks really rubbery, are you sure it doesn't stick in your pocket. Even the otterox commuter does a bit, with the rubber that is exposed around the edge.
     
  16. asif9t9

    asif9t9 Active Member
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    I guess there is a bit of stickiness, but I don't wear tight jeans, so I honestly have NO PROBLEMS sticking it into my pocket. And I find it has the right amount of stickiness because I can rest it on my centre console in my car, and it doesn't slide left or right when I make a turn.

    The main reason I recommend it though is that it actually fits the phone well. I had a BB Torch previously, and some of these skins I came across didn't fit at all. Also, fwiw, this skin also has a little "flare" around the camera lens, so the skin protects the camera lens when you put the phone down on its back.
     
  17. Randles

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    I use Otterbox Commuter and screen protector, its a great case btw.
     
  18. Jaffa

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    Been using the Case Mate "barely there" for about a week now and its nice and thin but adds an extra level of protection, coupled with a quality screen protector yopu can hardly tell your using either
     
  19. dvhttn

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    Use a hard case plus screen protector. Works for me.

    Dave
     
  20. As I thought I would, I've now ditched my Otterbox, the phone looks so much better without it! Just have a screen protector.

    If I go on holiday or anything I will use the Otterbox, but I think for everyday use it's a little overcautious.
     
  21. Jaffa

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    Casemate barely there, nice and slim, and provides everyday low evel protection, you can "barely" tell its there....
     
  22. Might give it a go, thanks. I'd want to try it first, there probably won't be many shops that stock it.
     
  23. I have a carbon look hard plastic kinda thing for the rear of mine, with a clear screen stick on thingie on the front.. spent ages getting its right with no bubbles.
     
  24. Kingy63

    Kingy63 Active Member
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    I have used an Otterbox Defender from new on mine and although a bit bulky I am really pleased with it, and it gives me peace of mind.

    I recently managed to snap the beltclip off and contacted Otterbox to see if they do a replacement holster only, they did and sent me one free of charge.

    An excellent company to deal with and highly recommended.
     
  25. bravo1975

    bravo1975 Active Member
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    got a carbonfibre back protector, really pleased with it
     

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