Tips The Official Accessory Thread

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  1. jhawkkw

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    You have a good case, screen protector, wireless charger, dock or other accessory that you want to share with everyone? Well this is the place for it. I'll try to keep the OP updated as they come in. All other staff is welcome to make changes as well. :)

    Cases:

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    Wireless Chargers:

    Docks:
     

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  3. Rxpert83

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    I got a white 32gb, and really want a black slim cover, but I'm really worried about the black cover rubbing off on the white back.

    I'm going to wait on buying a case until I can get some more info
     
  4. Bonezmcgee

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    So is this actually worth it? I mean, it does have Gorilla Glass 3.
     
  5. Biaviian

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    Gorilla glass can and will scratch. Silica sand is a phone's worst nightmare in terms of scratches. It will scratch any Gorilla glass you can find. I've also heard horror stories of buttons on jeans scratching it. I haven't had any issues with my N4 getting scratched but I baby my phones. I don't put ANYTHING in the same pocket as the phone and use my left pocket to avoid all rivets/buttons on jeans.
     
  6. Orion

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    Hmmmm there's so many selections of cases I want. On top of the list is the Neo Hybrid case from Spigen. Cruzerlite is another choice. I'm currently using one for my Galaxy Nexus. Love it. I'm really digging those cases from the play store. I love the fact they have the Nexus logo on the back.....desicions decisions. I will get those Spigen screen protectors though.
     
  7. Rxpert83

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    I know I love the nexus ones too.

    Too bad they are $35 :rolleyes:
     
  8. Gatman

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    I am just about to pull the trigger on this one on Amazon. Torn between this one and the Slim Armor, but I kinda like how this one looks a little better so I think I'm going to go with it.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
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    I'm hopefully ordering my Nexus 5 this afternoon.
    Need to knock with are there any cases that have a lip on the front, so it helps protect the screen if it's dropped.
     
  10. Apollofrost

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    I heartily second this. My LG Esteem survived tons of drops because the Trident case it was in had almost a 3/16ths inch lip. The last thing I want is it landing on a pebble and breaking the screen.
     
  11. Schex13

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    So is the less expensive Steinheil ones too? I do want a screen protector but don't want to spend all too much.
     
  12. Orion

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    Same here. I think the 15.99 protectors will be fine. That's the one I'm getting.
     
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    Any good car chargers are out there?
     
  14. NYCHitman1

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    I modified the OP to include SPIGEN SGP's cases. I ordered both the Ultra Hybrid and the Slim Armor. I personally love the Slim Armor with my SGS4, but I thought the Ultra Hybrid deserved some love too. SPIGEN FTW.

    SPIGEN sells a car charger adapter that just requires you having your own microUSB cable to charge the device.
     
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    I read that many wireless chargers don't work when the phone has a case on.
     
  17. Gatman

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    While I was looking around on Amazon, I noticed most of them listed a distance for the wireless charging. Some were 5mm, while others were 8mm. Since most cases are less thick than that, I would think you'd be ok. I had asked this very question in another thread last week and a few folks chimed in that their Nexus 4 had indeed charged with a case on.

    ~Gary
     
  18. jhawkkw

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    That looks awesome, I might need to pick myself up one of those. Also added to the main list.

    It completely depends on the case. The thickness and the material will make it vary case to case.
     
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    I'll let you know when I get my Ultra Hybrid case tomorrow since it came with an ultra crystal screen protector.
     
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    Since you guys can take advantage of wireless charging as well, just wanted to share with you the Qi wireless car dock/charger that I purchased for my Note 3:

    Amazon.com: Qi Wireless Car Charger Pad Charging Transmitter For Nokia LG SAMSUNG S3 S4 NOTE: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Similar form factor to the one posted by jhawkkw earlier. I still haven't received my Qi receiver for the Note 3, but I plan on updating my experience with the charging dock, once I have that in. So far, it's been fine just plugging in the microUSB through the bottom portion of the holder.
     
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    Any update on this? I ask because I bought the same protector and noticed how google's own plastic packaging has the slits cut out of it for the correct areas.
     
  23. NYCHitman1

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    The reviews seem to be more about the screen protector that comes with the case than the case itself. I almost never rely on the reviews anymore. I'll buy it and if I don't like it, return it.
     
  24. Rxpert83

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    I'm having issues with my spigen slimarmor.

    It hugs the device so tight it holds the power button down and reboots it. Haven't hit the sweet spot yet where it works
     
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