Slim case that makes epic one piece, disables sliderAccessories

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  1. Wrxdrunkie

    Wrxdrunkie Well-Known Member

    I would love a case that makes it so my epics keyboard does not slide out. Something that goes around the whole phone and just locks it up really tight.

    I have had the phone for a couple of days and still have not used the keyboard. I came from an evo, not a fan of the physical keyboard, and think the epic would be even better if there was a case that went all the way around the phone, making it feel like one piece.

    Has anything ever been done like this before?

  2. hvuong

    hvuong New Member

    I was wondering if they had a case like this too! but it doesnt seem logical for a case company to make something like that
  3. Wrxdrunkie

    Wrxdrunkie Well-Known Member

    I think there would def be a demand for it. Especially if it actually makes the phone feel tighter and more solid.
  4. pakiplayer421

    pakiplayer421 Active Member

    I totally want one of these, but agree with hvuong that majority of buyers will want their keyboards so its unlikely that a manufacturer will produce such case.
  5. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

  6. seidioseidio

    seidioseidio Well-Known Member

    If you are interested in one piece case, please post here or just send an email to


  7. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

    I am interested!!!
  8. neags23

    neags23 Active Member

    I'd be interested in a case that allows you to lock the phone into one piece, but also still allows for the keyboard to be unlocked if you do want to use it.

    I use it occasionally for gaming, and every now and then I like to see the full screen while typing.

    I'd definitely pay for some kind of locking mechanism case.
  9. Iczer

    Iczer Well-Known Member

    I'd love one!
  10. droid51378

    droid51378 Well-Known Member

  11. gme109

    gme109 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, one of those! Add me to the list.
  12. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

  13. jfenton

    jfenton Well-Known Member

    Definitely interested
  14. clone923

    clone923 New Member

    Interested as well...
  15. ross620

    ross620 New Member

    me too! im interested
  16. Othan1

    Othan1 Well-Known Member

    yup, interested.
  17. GrooveRite

    GrooveRite Well-Known Member

  18. Bitbang3r

    Bitbang3r Well-Known Member

    Here's what *I* want to buy:

    * Start with an Innocase, but cover the buttons with silicone or pliable rubber plugs that make contact with the underlying buttons (like the Droid Otterbox). Put texturing at the contact points to make the point where you're supposed to press easy to find by touch. The plugs aren't to keep out dirt and water (though it's a nice side bonus) -- they're to give you something to grip on the proper half of the phone so that when you grab it with one hand and hit the power button with your thumb or index finger, you won't end up shearing the phone and making it pop open (or jiggle disturbingly and risk dropping it).

    * Add a 2200-2400mAH extended battery with new back and styrene spacer (to fill the gap between the stock battery and extended back if you want to use the old battery as an emergency fallback power source). Why 2200-2400? Another website determined that the "usable" capacity of Seidio's 3500mAH extended battery was ~2800mAH, and the "usable" capacity of most cheap 3500mAH batteries from China sold on eBay was around 2200-2400mAH.

    Here's the key: for most Evo (and Epic) users, the stock 1500mAH battery (like ours) is grossly inadequate... but the Seidio 3500mAH battery is just a little bigger than most users really wanted to tolerate, and generally exceeded the urgent daily power needs of most users. In other words, 2800mAH of usable power was nice, but 2200 was a huge improvement over 1500 that was basically good enough to keep nearly everyone happy. More importantly, just about everyone liked the "Chinese" battery back better than Seidio's... to the point where more than a few people bought a Seidio extended battery AND a cheap Chinese one just to get the nicer back. Then found out that Seidio's battery was about 1mm thicker, and the Chinese battery backs just wouldn't quite fit.

    This is the kind of real-world market research money can't buy. It demonstrates that there's clearly a market for batteries with as much capacity as possible... but a middle ground that Seidio could exploit with batteries delivering 2200-2400mAH of useful power (probably 2800-3000 nominal mAH, if you go by the scale that rates Seidio's nominally-3500mAH battery at 2800 useful mAH) that are thin enough to be tolerable to just about everyone.

    * Don't forget the styrene spacer. That 5-cent block of plastic is sized to sit on top of the stock battery and fill the gap so it can be used with the extended-battery's back. The assumption is that 99.9% of the time, you'll just use the phone with the extended battery, and keep the charged stock battery around for emergency use. A phone back is kind of fragile. A 1mm x 2" x 3" block of plastic isn't. Plus, it has a cavity formed into it that's the size of the stock battery to keep the contacts from shorting out and take up even less space. When you need to use it as a spacer, flip it over so the hollow cavity faces up :)

    * Now, add a rubberized exoskeleton that clips onto the Innocase-like inner shell. When attached, the keyboard is securely locked in place, and it's just like the phone doesn't have one at all. The phone is also better-protected against drops. Because it's easy to remove the exoskeleton, and because the underlying case can be used on its own, it's a win-win compromise. People who like the keyboard can attach the exoskeleton when they need the added protection, and people who hate the keyboard can leave the exoskeleton in place all the time.

    * Make it even MORE perfect with the addition of a GameGrip purchased by Seidio from the guy who makes them that are customized to fit onto an Epic that has the Innocase-like case attached, but the exoskeleton removed (obviously... the Gamegrip sits over the keyboard. If the keyboard can't slide out, there's nothing to attach the Gamegrip to). This is really the icing on the cake. The guy who makes Gamegrips would almost certainly never do a production run JUST for Epics with an extended battery and specific case... but if Seidio showed up and ordered a few thousand from him, I'm sure he'd be happy to get a batch made. If they RETAIL for $15, they're probably dirt cheap for him to make, and Seidio could almost certainly buy the customized ones from him for a fraction of that price.

    IMHO, this would be an awesome product bundle for Seidio to sell, because NONE of their competitors could really match it. Otterbox doesn't sell batteries. Other cases don't fit phones with extended batteries, and even on older phones like the Evo, cases that will work with an extended battery are basically nonexistent. And, if by some miracle of God, you managed to find a case that worked with an extended battery, you could forget about using it with a stock Gamegrip.

    Only Seidio can really bring all 3 elements together in the same box and enable Epic owners to enjoy a battery that lasts all day without having to cripple the phone and sacrifice half the stuff that supposedly makes it cool and desirable in the first place, protected by a decent case that can provide additional protection and secure the keyboard when/if desired. Then enable buyers to play arcade games without having to disassemble half the phone, first.

    Would I buy one? HELL YEAH!.
    o0Syn and latinmaxima like this.
  19. nchargreed

    nchargreed Well-Known Member

    Rsvp +1
  20. foch3

    foch3 New Member

  21. nchargreed

    nchargreed Well-Known Member

  22. flonkas

    flonkas Well-Known Member

    I defiantly would buy a thin one peice case for my epic. Please make this!
  23. foch3

    foch3 New Member

    I found one! Though it's not black it's just clear silicone. I have been having problems posting ebay links and not sure what I'm doing wrong, but here it is.

    After many attempts just copy this listing number in to see 330482481040

    EDIT: looks like their out or took the listing down

    Powercellers: response to their listing "This is a one piece silicone case. Yes it would keep the slider closed."

    The Picture is just a representation though so I have no idea of the contour. I was going to buy one but I'll wait and see if a black one comes out.
  24. Active Member

    I would also like to see a one-piece case! I'm surprised one hasn't even been developed yet.
  25. rangers28

    rangers28 Active Member

    I posted this in another forum as well because I, too, would snap up a one piece case in a heartbeat!!! I NEVER use the physical keyboard....why, oh why won't Sprint give us a keyboard-less version?!?!? [​IMG]

    Anyhoo, I would REALLY love just a simple little "bumper" type of thing like the Jphone users need for the death grip nonsense. Just a simple, thin rubber/silicone/tpu ring that would go around the phone, keep it from sliding open, and also provide a little measure of security if it gets dropped on its corners.... Anyone else?

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