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  1. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    Yes, after I charged the first time, I specifically tested for that. Took it off the charger and put it back on. Nothing happened. I then turned screen brightness to full and ran the video intro to a FPS game, which got me down to 98%. I turned off the screen and put it back down and the screen came on with the lightning bolt showing. :)

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  2. mrsmumbles

    mrsmumbles Well-Known Member

    Thank you! :D:thumbup::beer:
  3. CrystalSC

    CrystalSC Well-Known Member

  4. pepsis

    pepsis Member

  5. Hunter5

    Hunter5 Well-Known Member

    With all my past devices, even my N7, I have always used the Seidio Active cases, they are expensive but I love the way they fit, don't add alot of bulk and you can get them with a holster (I don't carry my phone in my pocket). I checked their website and they are in production for the N5, I signed up for them to notify me when they come available.
  6. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Well-Known Member

    I think they changed it to Dilex now, right?
    I think thats the route I am going, but it sucks they aren't ready. All the while the phone sits unused..
  7. alhc78

    alhc78 New Member

    Got the Same case but in purple. Don't have my phone yet but I have always loved diztronic cases. Have bought one for every phone I've owned in the last yr. always been satisfied.
  8. Hunter5

    Hunter5 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think you are correct, I just couldn't remember the exact name. Hopefully it won't take too long to complete production.
  9. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Well-Known Member

  10. MKeditor

    MKeditor Well-Known Member

    New UPDATE:

    I ordered the Google Nexus 5 case. It was expensive but I bite on the hook. It's better than the Spigen above. It is a bit thinner, stylish and the side buttons are better. Having said that, it's not $30 better. I really liked the Nexus 4 bumper case. The buttons on that were great.
  11. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    I pretty much agree. At first I didn't like how it flattened out the back and the smoothness, but it is growing on me (at that price, I have to like it :rolleyes:). It does protect nicely while not seriously changing the footprint (I got the black case and have the black Nexus 5, so you have t look closely to see the difference). I do wish they had done a true bumper like the one for the Nexus 4, but I'm ultimately glad I got this case.
  12. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Well-Known Member

  13. DMajor239

    DMajor239 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone heard of any charging cases? I've been looking but can't find anything.
  14. jalan94

    jalan94 Well-Known Member

    See this thread: http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=795100 PowerSkin PoP'n charger/case
  15. g01851

    g01851 Well-Known Member

    Here's what I just ordered, based on my research and info in both threads:

    2 different cases:
    Spigen Google Nexus 5 Case ULTRA HYBRID [Black]. Good protection, with built in screen protector, and you can put custom graphics in for new looks
    Caseology Slim Fit Premium Matte PU Leather Hybrid TPU Case. Less protection but classy look
    Screen protector:
    Invisible Defender - Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector. Inexpensive, and has holes for face sensor and front cam.
    Car mount:
    Aduro U-GRIP PLUS Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount. Inexpensive and simple design.

    Might check out the Nokia wireless charge plate from ATT store, it's like 1/2 price! ($24.95)
    Nokia Black Wireless Charging Plate
  16. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Well-Known Member

    SEIDIO | LG Google Nexus 5
    Seidio 'dilex' black dual layer case, now shipping. Formerly known as the active case I believe....
  17. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    I ordered last night. I'm disappointed that the Convert case is stuck "in development", as I prefer to have the ports covered, though I think the Active/Dilex cases (in general) provide otherwise equal protection. I don't see the advantage of the inner hard layer if you're going to leave all layers on all the time - I don't "convert" the Convert case on my Galaxy Nexus.
  18. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Well-Known Member

    SO..The convert and dilex look like the same concept...?
    Is the convert much more heavy duty..........?
    Seidio apparently doesnt like to RESPOND to emails. They just seem to prefer to send auto-generated press releases...

  19. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Seidio seems to have three lines of cases: Surface, Active/Dilex, and Convert. The Surface is a hard case. The Active/Dilex is a silicone layer held in place by a hard exoskeleton, leaving all ports uncovered. The Convert is a combination of the Surface, and an Active/Dilex sized to fit over the Surface case instead of the naked phone, and all ports (including the camera) are protected by silicone flaps. The idea behind the Convert is that you can remove the additional protective layers and use just the Surface case when less protection is warranted or less bulk is desired. Based on my experience with the Active case, I don't see the Convert providing any additional drop protection, but having the ports and camera protected can provide peace of mind in certain environments.
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  20. fisterkev

    fisterkev Well-Known Member

    I ordered the Spigen Slim Ultrafit for both my and my wife's Nexus 5s, thinking I'd just use them as stopgap cases until something better came out. They're cheap. But I am pretty impressed with them - extremely light and add almost no bulk at all to the phone. I wanted some protection but do not want to compromise the slim form factor of the phone, it is part of what makes it so attractive. This case doesn't compromise it at all.

    I got the black version for mine and the white version for wifey. They are identical but for the color. I think they are a different cut than the clear ones, as these do in fact have corner protection. The fit is VERY snug, but I haven't found it to damage the phone. You do have to press the camera lens to remove it, but I don't plan on removing it so this isn't an issue to me. There were reports that the cutouts for ports and buttons were sharp but I didn't fine this to be the case on mine. All cutouts are perfect as far as I can tell.

    I was planning on just using these as interim cases but unless something comes along that offers better protection without compromising the form factor of the phone I am happy to keep them.
  21. g01851

    g01851 Well-Known Member

    Both cases are 'adequate'. The Spigen case has button covers that are really squishy and not very easy to use. The Caseology case looks nice, but the bit above the buttons (edge part between button and screen) makes them a bit tough to press down, especially the power button. Both fit snugly... good for cheapo cases I guess.

    The Invisible Defender screen protectors are meh too... they are really smudgy, and show fingerprints immediately.

    Haven't tried out the car mount yet, stay tuned!

    I did get the Nokia charge plate from the ATT store... nice little device, eazy to use. Just plug it in, drop the phone on top, and voila! Make sure you don't let the greeters or service kids convince you they won't work with the N5, because they do! They were still $24.95 as of last saturday (Dec 7th).
  22. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    I currently have the Ballistic SG Maxx case and holster.

    The screen protector included with the Ballistic case is NOT rigid - it's pretty flexible, but much more sturdy than a standard screen protector. It also doesn't sit flat on the screen, so each time you tap you're pushing the screen protector onto the screen. Since the silicone layer overlaps the edge of the screen protector, it may be possible that I could have made some adjustment, but I removed it for the remainder of my evaluation. The silicone later fits well on the phone, and has flaps that cover the headphone jack and USB port, and the relatively bulky corners seem like they could protect the phone from quite a drop. The plastic layer (they call it two layers, but it's one piece) is a very tight fit over the silicone layer, making it difficult to install or remove, but for long term use I think this is a good thing. Unfortunately, the plastic is not nearly "grippy" enough for me - I constantly feel like the phone is going to slip out of my hand. End result - it's going back.

    I also have the Seidio Dilex case and holster, but it just arrived today, so I can't really say much about it yet.
  23. shelliewnj

    shelliewnj Well-Known Member

    Well, as I've said, I'm a dropper. I have my spigen clear back case I referenced in my first post. I've dropped it a bunch of times already from various Heights and to various surfaces and it's been protected. I'm happy. (no phones were harmed in the making of this message) :)
  24. g01851

    g01851 Well-Known Member

    I have the Nokia 900 charger. The phone gives off a little sound when you put it on the charger, along with the battery lightning bolt in notification bar. It also can start up a 'daydream' (look in settings > display > daydream). I have mine set to an analog clock... it drifts around the screen while it's charging. It goes black in about 10 seconds if you removed the phone from the charger pad.
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  25. mrsmumbles

    mrsmumbles Well-Known Member

    Good to know, thank you. :thumbup::beer:

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