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    And Roid Member This Topic's Starter

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    I placed an order for the Seidio 3500mAh extended battery for my HTC Hero. The decision to go with the extended battery also raised a need for a holster that would fit the HTC + extended battery. I ended up ordering the Seidio Premium Horitzontal Leather Case that would fit.

    I will post some pics and a brief review of the holster once it arrives (~2 business days from now).
     

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    As promised, here are a few initial impressions and photos.

    I'll start off with the Seidio 3500mAh Extended Battery:

    Seidio 3500mAh Extended Battery (left) alongside HTC's standard 1500mAh (right).
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    The following two photos were taken one after another but I was careful in placing the devices in the exact same location.

    Extended Battery/Battery Door on the HTC Hero
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    Standard HTC Batter/Battery Door on the HTC
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    Seidio Battery Cover (left) -vs- HTC Battery Cover (right): Face Down
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    Seidio Battery Cover (left) -vs- HTC Battery Cover (right): Face Up
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    Seidio Battery Cover (left) -vs- HTC Battery Cover (right): Exterior
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    Seidio Battery Cover (left) -vs- HTC Battery Cover (right): Interior
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    Seidio Premium Leather Holster for HTC Hero + Seidio Extended 3500maH Battery.

    I apologize for the amount of dust on these photos as well as the dirty screen on my Hero!

    Photos of HTC Hero + Holster
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    Initial Impression on Seidio Extended 3500mAh Battery
    There is no doubt that this battery will easily provide at least twice the amount of power compared to the standard 1500mAh battery that comes standard with the Hero HTC. I'm still on my first charge and 5 hours in. Where I would normally have a battery status of roughly 80%, I still am showing 100%. I made a 30 minute phone call, have GPS on, and have sent about 10 texts, and been on Facebook for 20 minutes. I've composed 6 emails and read about 4.

    The size of the battery will undoubtedly increase the thickness of your Hero, but I think it is not out of proportion to the performance gains you will make. For a "power user" like me, I'm okay with this. Having big hands to begin with, the Hero feels "better" in my hand and more secure.

    Initial Impression of Seidio Premium Leather Holster for Hero + Extended 3500mAh Battery
    Quality: This is a quality leather case. The walls are super thick, and the stitching seems of high quality to me. The magnetized cover gives a very strong, and positive slap shut, once you flip it closed.

    Function: Does what it's supposed to do. It will keep your Hero secure. The botton of the holster has a large opening. I assume this is designed in such a way as it would facilitate one in getting the Hero out of the holster. After opening the flap, you can simply nudge and push the Hero out from the bottom using your fingers. This holster is built like a tank, and it looks like one too (more on this...)

    Cons: Two things.
    1) This holster is HUGE. It is very thick and will protrude quite a bit once it is fixed to your waist. For me, I am considering sending it back. It is way too bulky, and while I know the leather will soften up over time, it is just way too large. The Hero fits snug, but not "tight". There is some wiggle room inside.

    2) The interior of the holster should be lined with felt or something to protect the surfaces of the device from being marred over time by the leather. I could be wrong on this, but time will tell (if I do keep it).

    Anyways I know this was not a very scientific "review". I just wanted to follow up on my thread and provide my personal opinions and some photos for everyone who's interested in these products.

    Ciao!
     
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    I am wary of magnetised clasps. Is there any long term effect of holding the hero against a magnet for long periods. The accelerometer and compass mechanism is sensitive to magnetics. I would prefer a velcro clasp.
     
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    Valid point.

    I decided not to keep mine, and am going to move forward with an RMA.
     
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    Where did u buy it?
     
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    Hi. I'm a newbie here and got to this thread thru google. I just ordered the Hero and am in the process of ordering th eSedio ext. battery. I have a custom made vertical case that i'm wondering if would fit the Hero w/ the ext. battery, would you be able to give me some apporoximate dimensions of the phone with the ext. battery?

    Thanks for any asssistance.
     

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