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BEST CASE for Nexus One

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mkrmec, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey all

    I've been playing around with my Nexus One in my new OtterBox case.

    It's the Commuter version. AND IT'S AWESOME!!!

    The phone grips more, it has a more rugged feeling to it, before I had a feeling that the phone is quite fragile, now .. it's like it's unbreakable hehe Love that the rubber closes up the miniUSB port and the audio hole.. so no dust can get in.

    You get a screen protector with it... when I opened it up I really hope that it's not the screen protector that distorts the colors and stuff like the one from Zagg... AND IT'S NOT!! :D it looks awesome. The only bad thing about it is that it's not scratch resistant and it scratches quite easy. Ohh well can't be perfect like the case is :D

    EDIT:
    I have to say one thing.. when you apply the screen protector.. start applying it at the bottom where we have the capacitive buttons.. looks like it's a few milimeters to short :D the top part is covered by the rubber so you won't see the minimal gap :D

    I must say this is the best one I bought so far and probably the last one, because it's just too good!!


    BUY IT VIA ebay .. it's cheaper for some weird reason :D

    LINKZ:
    Google Nexus One Commuter Series Case // OtterBox.com

    eBay link to the seller:
    [​IMG]OTTERBOX COMMUTER CASE for HTC GOOGLE NEXUS ONE 1 NEW - eBay (item 350377183341 end time Aug-27-10 18:25:05 PDT)


    It took a week to ship it from USA to europe.. so I was surprised on that too..

    ENJOY

    PICTUREZ:
    ImageShack(TM) slideshow
     


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  2. tardman91

    tardman91 Member

    I would love to see some pictures at different angles. I'm thinking about getting one of these.
     
  3. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i noticed it's hard to picture my phone with my phone.. :D fail .. gonna try picture it with my Kodak zx3 that I got with me :D but focus sucks on pictures... probably gonna do a movie :D brb
     
  4. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    I have bought and returned a dozen or so cases I bought for my N1, except this one. I LOVE this case!!! I would not trade it for anything...

    I use my phone as a music player for working out in the gym. My phone has fallen off the treadmill/elliptical machine a few times (accidents of course) and no damage whatsoever. The WORST that happened was I had to re-seat the SIM card.

    I give this case a 20 out of 10... :D
     
  5. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    And the commuter version isn't the one that has the best protection :D if you wanna go crazy with the protection go for the defender one :D
     
  6. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    Personally, I think the Defender is a bit overkill, but it was not available when I bought mine. :p
     
  7. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    Hmmm, this thread came along just in time. I've had my phone for months now but dropped it for the first time last week, then again this week! :eek:
    Gave me quite a scare so I was really considering a case.

    Thanks for looking out and recommending guys, that's what makes this forum great :)
     
  8. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I just dropped it today.. it fell and I was shocked as hell.. there is a nice scratch on my protected screen now :D thank god it's only that :D


    EDIT:
    Added pictures...
     
  9. tardman91

    tardman91 Member

    It's $1 cheaper through Amazon ($21.99) and I got free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime. It comes tomorrow. I can't wait!
     
  10. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have to say one thing.. when you apply the screen protector.. start applying it at the bottom where we have the capacitive buttons.. looks like it's a few milimeters to short :D the top part is covered by the rubber so you won't see the minimal gap :D
     
  11. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    I didn't use the included screen protector. I have not found one yet that I like.
     
  12. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Did you even try it on?

    I can't say anything bad about it... I doesn't F up the colours and it's smooth.
     
  13. tardman91

    tardman91 Member

    I have a BSE on mine, so I won't be using the screen protector anyway.
     
  14. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Since the otterbox screen protector is kinda not scratch proof :D I ordered myself a Clarivue Screen Protector Ultra clear. Can't wait till I get it.
     
  15. Drhyde

    Drhyde Android Enthusiast

    Mkrmecm, did you buy yours from eBay or the official site?
     
  16. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    on ebay .. the link I gave on my first post
     
  17. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    Yeah, but it smudged worse than without the protector so I took it off.
     
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  18. tardman91

    tardman91 Member

    Got mine today and I LOVE it! The fit and finish is great, and it adds very little bulk to the phone, which was something I was worried about. It's hard to judge from the pictures how bulky the case is. I'm very happy with it. It feels better in my (large) hands now than before. It has a more solid and substantial feel to it.
     
  19. jonno2k

    jonno2k Newbie

    Dumb question maybe but I ask because the pictures looks like it might be possible... but can you charge it in the desktop dock with the case on? It looks like there are holes in the case but I wonder if the dock pins are long enough...
     
  20. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No you can't use it with any stock dock. It's just too bulky you can't even see the pins when you got it on. 2nd picture from my first post.
     
  21. jonno2k

    jonno2k Newbie

    I see... I thought image 7 showed the gold contact pads but I guess that's just part of the USB flap. Still.... looks nice.
     
  22. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nah that's just holes cut out so the usb flap can move more freely.
     
  23. topcat88

    topcat88 Lurker

    also using otterbox commuter. love it!! my only concern is since i have to keep pushing the power button to unlock the phone the rubber of the power button might break before the other parts of the case does.
     
  24. Talderon

    Talderon Android Expert

    That's one reason I rooted and have installed a custom ROM. Trackball Wake (you can also set it up for Trackball Wake and Unlock as well).

    :)
     
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  25. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yep trackball wake and lock on power button.. 50-50 double the life span :D
     

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