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Hey guy's, please bombard Otterbox with requests to make a Vibrant case. Some of us over at XDA already started. Here is the link where you can make the request.

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Yeah sure. Otterbox is like $45 to 50 . No thanks.

I think the Body Glove case which is very similar is $19. Think those are at T-Mobile.
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Yeah sure. Otterbox is like $45 to 50 . No thanks.

I think the Body Glove case which is very similar is $19. Think those are at T-Mobile.
Some of us like to have top notch stuff. Sorry but when it comes to cases, you can't get any more top notch than OtterBox.
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Some of us like to have top notch stuff. Sorry but when it comes to cases, you can't get any more top notch than OtterBox.
Just saying there are similar ones out there for less. However, this case is $29, not $19. It will be months before Otterbox comes out with one. They havent even decided if they will make one or not.




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VegasTouch~ I see that's the new bodyglove case with the chrome on front. How do you like it? Does it come with a screen protector built onto it similar to previous iphone otterbox cases, or did you use a screen protector such as the invisible shield?
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VegasTouch~ I see that's the new bodyglove case with the chrome on front. How do you like it? Does it come with a screen protector built onto it similar to previous iphone otterbox cases, or did you use a screen protector such as the invisible shield?
I dont have one. A poster was talking about himself having one and why he bought it. Says he got his because his buddy beat the crap out of his case and his phone was fine. Sounds like a good alternative to an Otterbox and cheaper but it just looks real bulky. Then so do the Otterboxes to me. But, id buy that one if i wanted some great protection but im just looking for a better grip with some protection.


Here is the thread to the Body Glove case if you want to get a better idea. There is a picture of all the pieces that come with it.

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I have the body glove on my vibrant I like it and I love the kickstand it comes with comes in good hand, but front chrom cover feels cheap and taking it apart for sd swaps or anything like it is a nightmare I found using a butter knife to detach it on the side where they have the little opening for detaching purposes haha, anywho I'd rather much have an otterbox just becuase they are so damn reliable
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Seems to me that the vibrant doesn't need a case at all. It's pretty durable. Saw a youtube video of some guy doing all kind of durability tests. Pretty tuff device.
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I'm a big fan of Otterbox cases. I had one on all 3 of my BlackBerry's and wouldn't hesitate to pay the cost for one for the Vibrant; I think it's well worth it, and I much prefer the "screen in" orientation of their cases.

Thing is, it appears they're in no hurry whatsoever to make one for the Vibrant. When I asked about a case shortly after I got my Vibrant in July I received a rather snide reply essentially saying "When we get around to it." They made one for the Captivate right away, but no love for us.
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I think that between the otterbox company and AT&t company there is a good agreement since the iphone is for one carrier only and otterbox has the iphone in every case possibly made, anywho I got an email back last night after sending my request for information and a guy named John Steichen replied to me and I quote

"...At this point we do not have any information when that case will be released. I would say to keep an eye on our website, as it will have the most up to date information on any new releases that we may have. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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So from what I try to understand underneath all the crap he just wrote me is that there is no case coming for this phone anytime soon from them.
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I think that between the otterbox company and AT&t company there is a good agreement since the iphone is for one carrier only and otterbox has the iphone in every case possibly made, anywho I got an email back last night after sending my request for information and a guy named John Steichen replied to me and I quote

"...At this point we do not have any information when that case will be released. I would say to keep an eye on our website, as it will have the most up to date information on any new releases that we may have. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thank you,
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So from what I try to understand underneath all the crap he just wrote me is that there is no case coming for this phone anytime soon from them.
Indeed, my response was remarkably similar. I didn't take kindly to it either.
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I prefer the Seidio cases, as they're a bit more sleek, but Otterbox are great too. Anything's better than that ugly body glove one! (I had one, returned it. It's cheaply made).
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Seems to me that the vibrant doesn't need a case at all. It's pretty durable. Saw a youtube video of some guy doing all kind of durability tests. Pretty tuff device.
Which one did you see?
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Spoke to Otterbox a few days ago, they said they got news from the development branch that one is on its way but they don't have a solid date on when it can be expected.
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Hi to all vibrant users iam new from PR i have a vibrant from tmobile

i take my time to send to otherbox a message because i want a good case for my phone

and they answer me really fast sou here its the otterbox responde about a vibrant case check




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Hi otterbox i just curious about if your going to make a case for the samsung vibrant part of the galaxy s line if u make one reply a message iam interested of buy one hope u make one soon thanks

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We are currently working on a case for this device, I recommend keeping an eye on our website or Facebook page where we will be sure to post more information as soon as it is available (alt response: I anticipate sign up for email notification to go up on our website soon



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Hi to all vibrant users iam new from PR i have a vibrant from tmobile

i take my time to send to otherbox a message because i want a good case for my phone

and they answer me really fast sou here its the otterbox responde about a vibrant case check




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We are currently working on a case for this device, I recommend keeping an eye on our website or Facebook page where we will be sure to post more information as soon as it is available (alt response: I anticipate sign up for email notification to go up on our website soon



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Thanks for the update. I've been waiting far too long for something from Otterbox. I do hope to see something soon.
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Otterbox is working on a Commuter Series case, but most Vibrant owners would prefer a Defender Series case.

There are already other manufactures and resellers who are marketing something akin to the Commuter Series case.
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OtterBox - Commuter Case for Samsung Vibrant Mobile Phones - Black - 63-0540-05-BB - Best Buy

I guess its comming soon.....hurry otterbox!
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Hey everyone. Check this out:
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Hello everyone,

I just recently got the Vibrant and I want to know what is the hype on the otter box cases. I have never heard of them but there seems to be a lot of anticipation around Otter Box coming out with a case.

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I just got the Otterbox Commuter case for the Vibrant. It's a nice case, but EXPENSIVE considering it's just a gel case with a plastic cover to go over it and an included screen protector. I would say, at MOST, it's worth about $15. Definitely not the $32 I payed for it.

After having used the Otterbox Defender case with my Blackberry 8900 for the past 2 years, I was very impressed with it's quality and design. It was also rather expensive, but it saved my phone from "numerous" drops. To this day, when I take the Blackberry out of the case, it looks absolutely brand new.

I hope my Vibrant will hold up as well after 2 years in this less protective Commuter case. If it at least had a holster like the Defender series, I'd feel it might be worth $25. But without even that, and Otterbox saying they will not be proceeding with making a Defender case for the Vibrant, I would say don't bite on the Otterbox Commuter unless it hits the $15 price point (if ever).

Here's Otterbox's comments on the matter, if anyone's interested...
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Btw, the Otterbox Commuter is definitely nicer than the Seidio case alone (from what I can see in the videos). But the Seidio has that really nice HOLSTER. So, I'm wondering, will the Otterbox Commuter "fit" in the Seidio holster??? I'm tempted to buy just the Seidio holster to see if I can have the best of both worlds (even if the colors might not match).
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Try this case , looks just as good as the otterbox.


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Try this case , looks just as good as the otterbox.


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I just ordered one of those for my Vibrant! I'm nosy to see how they are made. I love the fact that they seem like an Otterbox, but you can get these in COLORS! I always wished that they would have made them in colors, anyway, I should get them sometime this week and I'll let everyone know what I think of them
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I just ordered one of those for my Vibrant! I'm nosy to see how they are made. I love the fact that they seem like an Otterbox, but you can get these in COLORS! I always wished that they would have made them in colors, anyway, I should get them sometime this week and I'll let everyone know what I think of them


Ya let us now how you like it, and did get a clip with it?
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I just got them in today's mail, they seem solid like an otterbox. I had ordered three of them, one in Red, one in Orange and one in Blue. Once I figure out with my mom who gets what color, I'll post some pictures of the Vibrant in one of them.

It comes with a plastic cover for the screen, and then the hard plastic case like what the otterbox has, and then the gel skin that fits on top of the plastic case. The gel skin seems a little thicker then the gel of the otterbox (Compared to the two otterbox's I had, both for a Blackberry.) Anyway, once I can put one on my phone, I figure I would have played with the case some more but as for right now, I really like them.

I did not order it with a clip, the site I ordered it from (Didn't order off the makers website, found it cheaper at $24.95 with free shipping & $10 dollars off since my order was over $50.) but I'm not sure if they offered it. I would want to see the clip before I pay extra for it. The last clip I had from otterbox was crap and is another reason why I have no issues switching companies to something better. I'll look into the clip right now
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I just got them in today's mail, they seem solid like an otterbox. I had ordered three of them, one in Red, one in Orange and one in Blue. Once I figure out with my mom who gets what color, I'll post some pictures of the Vibrant in one of them.

It comes with a plastic cover for the screen, and then the hard plastic case like what the otterbox has, and then the gel skin that fits on top of the plastic case. The gel skin seems a little thicker then the gel of the otterbox (Compared to the two otterbox's I had, both for a Blackberry.) Anyway, once I can put one on my phone, I figure I would have played with the case some more but as for right now, I really like them.

I did not order it with a clip, the site I ordered it from (Didn't order off the makers website, found it cheaper at $24.95 with free shipping & $10 dollars off since my order was over $50.) but I'm not sure if they offered it. I would want to see the clip before I pay extra for it. The last clip I had from otterbox was crap and is another reason why I have no issues switching companies to something better. I'll look into the clip right now
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So far I like the case. It doesn't add much bulk but I feel it adds even more protection then the otterbox. I'll add pictures of it in the case tomorrow.
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How does the Otterbox compare to the Bodyglove case? Is it less bulky? Will the Otterbox fit inside the Golla pouch? I am currently using the Bodyglove case but due to winter weather, I added a Golla pouch [my wife calls it a man-purse bag] for added protection.
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The plastic shell of the Otterbox Commuter is very thin. It almost adds no significant thickness to the inner gel case, which is maybe slightly thinner than a standard $2 gel case.

I ordered the Trident Cyclops case from CellBatt last Friday (should be arriving today, Wednesday, if the USPS tracking information is correct). This was the cheapest place I could find according to Google's "Shopping" site, with a final price of $22 shipped from the west to east coast after the 10% off coupon ("CELLBATT10").

One of the things that motivated me to get the Trident Cyclops was the for the nice holster with a built-in stand that seems to be only available directly from Trident's website for $10.
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I expect that I will put the Vibrant through the same abuse as my Blackberry, so I'll report back in 2 years to let everyone know which case held up best; the Trident Cyclops or the Otterbox Defender.
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OK, I just received the Trident Cyclops case in the mail along with the holster/stand. Both are very nice, although not quite of the same quality as the Otterbox Defender I've been using with my Blackberry for the past 2 years.

The most glaring deficiency of the TC (and a huge disappointment) is the spring mechanism on the belt clip of the holster/stand. The OD has an acual "hinge" that the plastic belt clip pivots on, and tension between the clip and the holster is maintained with a metal spring. (The tension has held up great for the past 2 years.) The belt clip of the TC appears to be just plastic which bends when the clip is opened. Strangely enough, the clip that holds the phone in the holster has the same design as the OD clip. Hopefully, the plastic clip will hold up

Another problem with the TC case is the rubber plugs that cover the headphone jack and USB connector. Unless you have some really long fingernails, they're very difficult to open, since there's not much of a nub on the edge of each to grab on to. (Despite having average length fingernails for a guy, I had to resort to jamming a nail file in behind the nub to pry the rubber plugs up.)

Those are the most prominent issues I see so far, but I believe the advantages of having a holster with a kickstand and what appears to be a very sturdy case (which I would say is as good as the OB case, except for the plugs) far outweigh the problems mentioned above. (Although, the flimsy belt clip may be a critical flaw to the holster.)

Also, I've read about problems with the built-in screen protector reducing the sensitivity of the capacitative touch screen. Since I still had my screen protector on that came with the Commuter case, I didn't bother to test this, and just removed the built-in screen protector. The glue wasn't hardened, so it was fairly easy to do with the edge of a knife. (I just lifted up one corner and slowly worked around it.)

One other small annoyance TC is the thickness of the rim of the case surrounding the touchscreen. It's really just cumbersome and feels like your always reaching over something. Otterbox must have recognized this issue and purposefully made the rim on the Commuter case very thin. I guess it's a trade-off; protection versus accessibility.

If anyone is wondering which case to buy, the TC is massive (thus the need for a strong belt clip), but it definitely will offer better protection than anything on the market (that I've seen). The Otterbox Commuter, on the other hand is probably the best of the cases that are meant to be carried in a pocket, although $30 is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.

Personally, as long as the touchscreen still works well, I'll probably be sticking with the TC. If they would only make the rubber plugs easier to pull out and improve upon the belt clip hinge (up to the same standards as the OD), I would rate this case a perfect "10."

Hope this helps.
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gizzmo - Your review is spot on. I feel exactly the same about my new trident case. I just ordered Seidio Innocase II Surface Caseand im going to test that out then maybe order the holster for it although I hear bad things about it.
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