Ladies using a Droid...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Snaz, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Snaz

    Snaz Well-Known Member
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    What kind of bag are you carrying it in? I'm looking for a small bag(basically a wallet on a cross-body strap) with a zippered pocket on the outside big enough to fit the droid....

    Everything I find is either magnetic (not droid friendly) or not a wide enough phone pocket.

    Thanks for any tips....
     

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  2. messenger13

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    Is it safe for me to assume from the above statement that you think something being magnetic is not DROID-friendly?
     
  3. Stolz25

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    Cell phones have to be protected from magnets. The vibrate pulse and ringer is basically an electromagnet, which is why if you have one set next to a screen it distorts when it rings.
     
  4. messenger13

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    So the magnets in the OEM car dock, multimedia dock, and holster are bad for the DROID? :thinking: Someone should tell Motorola. :eek:
     
  5. Stolz25

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    I guess what I wrote was a little ambiguous. I mean they have to be internally protected from magnets because they are little electromagnets. Meaning you don't need to worry about it in a handbag.
     
  6. Snaz

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    Noooo....I just don't like pulling out my phone and it being set to any alternative mode.... There were tons of threads going around the first week about having to get new clip-on cases because the magnetic closure was setting their phone to dock mode. I don't remember them getting too much grief for not choosing to go that way...

    This is why I rarely post here. I've had my droid since the day it dropped but the crowd here has no patience for anyone that doesn't think EXACTLY like them.....

    Where do you suggest I ask for opinions on a bag that will carry my phone?
     
  7. Eugene

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    I'm not a lady but since my wife is now wanting a droid I clicked.
    The worry about magnets is not because of any harm, magnets only affect CRT dispays since they use electromagnets to aim the beam, they do not affect LCD displays used in devices like phones and do not affect other parts of the phone.
    The issue with magnets in cases for the droid is if they are positioned in the wrong place they can activate one of the dock modes and cause the display to stay on running down the battery.
     
  8. teschoen

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    I have magnets in my case and it stays in 'normal' mode. So long as you don't put it in the case and turn it on you should be ok
     
  9. Snaz

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    Yes, thank you....
     
  10. Eugene

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    Thats why I wrote "can activate" the dock instead of "will activate". The magnet has to be in the right place and the phones power management has to be non default as default the phone will still go to sleep with a dock mode activated, it has to have dock and external power to stay on.
     
  11. Snaz

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    hmmmm....we have REALLY gotten sidetracked

    Can't a gal want what she wants? Why do you feel the need to tell me its OK to use a magnet...when I don't want it. Its like telling me I should use a pink case....its works, right? I use the rubber case that Verizon sells....I like how it makes the phone feel more rugged, like the tire flares on my audi allroad.

    I am looking for any advice from female owners that may have found a bag with an external zipper closure big enough to fit the droid. I have one now that works but its wearing out...and I'd like to get something before one of the inside pockets gives out....
     
  12. bobo5884

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    Hell yeah, or how bout those extra wide silver door moldings! Sorry I had a A6 4.2..love wide fenders...

    Get this girl a bag!
     
  13. TXLady

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    Normally, I just carry it in a pocket inside my regular purse.

    However, when I want to minimize, I use a Fossil Mini-Turnlock (http://www.zappos.com/product/7579981/color/616) or a Fossil Small Top Zip (Fossil Small Top Zip > Leather Handbags > Handbags - eBags). Not exactly as you described but neither has a magnet. On the Small Top Zip, I actually carry it in the section that's designed as an organizer (which I don't use as organizer). In the Mini-Turnlock, I put the phone in the main part of the phone and use the other pockets for ID/money.
     
  14. droidpcguru

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    I'm using a velcro(yuck) holster for mine for just this reason- every one I tried with a magnetic closure activated either the car or multimedia dock modes:(.

    But, I'm a guy so unfortunately I have no recommendations.

    It is a shame that what is supposed to be a friendly place to learn and share info becomes a bashing session of disagreement or the perpetual "do a search first". Sometimes I wish I were a Mod..
     
  15. shademar

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    Seido holster, no case or in a pocket, depending.
     
  16. messenger13

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    I use a magnetic holster and can't think of a single reason why I wouldn't tap the power button before stowing my DROID away. :thinking: And when it's in sleep mode, it doesn't go into either dock modes. Nonissue.
     
  17. Snaz

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    Thanks!!!!!...the first one may work for me....
     
  18. droidpcguru

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    This is a good idea of course so I can't disagree. However, my Droid is always going off with texts(a couple thousand a month), so I use Screen Mode Widget instead of unlocking my phone everytime I pull it out of the holster. Considering I have to use a pattern lock to prevent people from possibly snooping through my phone, this is my only option without going nuts, LOL. With the Stay Awake mode activated, all it takes is a pass by a magnet and it goes into a dock mode-even with the screen off:(. This includes putting it in the holster, unless I'm super careful each time so it doesnt pass by the magnet just the right way-again a major PITA..

    Someone needs to write an app to disable the dock modes. Of course I'm willing to bet that root will be required.....
     
  19. Dabrador

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    Wow...you just don't get it. She's not asking to be proven wrong about magnets. She just wants a freaking recommendation on a case.
     
  20. brnr17

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  21. Snaz

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    Thanks....but we got off-topic with all the male posturing....and I was really looking for more of a wallet with a strap, with an extra pocket for the phone....
     
  22. CegAbq

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    Snaz, I hope you do find a good bag.
     
  23. brnr17

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    so something like this?

    Amazon.com: iWallet 2-in-1 wallet and phone holster for iPhone, iPod Touch, Motorola Droid, Blackberry, HTC, Android phone. With Carabiner and Belt Loop by Civilian Lab: Electronics

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...290388916330&ff4=263602_263622#ht_3064wt_1013
    ^^^^^^^^^although its used u get the idea and could look up a new one

    http://www.techiewarehouse.com/product_p/swiss leather wallet-164.htm
     

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