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Cannot find grippy skin. Do they exist?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Miles of Lief, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Miles of Lief

    Miles of Lief Newbie
    Thread Starter

    First off I want to say that I find it absolutely amazing that there are so few phones with a more rubberized or soft tacking material backing. I've had the Moto X for the last two years and that phone has the ultimate back from a feel and grip perspective. Windows phones do it too I think. So now fast forward and I take the plunge to a Galaxy S7 and I am just shocked that people are in love with this premium build/material crap. Same thing with Iphones and all the premium devices. How is this possible? Clearly the majority of the world has never owned a device with a backing like I described above or the phone makers would be forced to make more as people would be demanding it. Once you've had a device like that you never want anything different. Who the heck cares about premium materials when they literally slide out of your hand! They are worthless devices!

    No I will never use a case ever. So now I go and try to order a skin that has grip and they are impossible to find. I ordered DBrand skin and it has absolutely no grip - so that was a total fail.

    Anyone have any ideas? I am completely frustrated and just simply want a paper thin skin that feels like tacky rubber or silicone or something grippy. This has to exist for the S7.


  2. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    I agree 100%. I had the LG G4 prior and really miss the leather back. I also ordered a skin from dBrand and was hoping it would help (apparently not). The search continues.....
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  3. Miles of Lief

    Miles of Lief Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hilmar2k - I would return it without opening it. Very disappointing since their website sort of leads you to believe their skins are grippy. Although I had to dig really hard to find any mention of grip on their website.
  4. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    Yes what he said....Egrips!
  5. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Android Enthusiast

    I also agree 100% and I think I may have the solution. What about using the same spongy, rubberized grip that you find on tennis racquets or golf clubs. Sporting Goods stores sell rolls of this type of grip tape. So I'm thinkin all I'd have to do is buy a roll, cut it to fit the back and sides of my S7 and boom, sweet grippy-ness
  6. BandOfBrothers

    BandOfBrothers Well-Known Member

    I've seen online YouTube videos using Glock Grip Tape.

    I think I'll be using the leather case myself.
  7. wrchad23

    wrchad23 Well-Known Member

    I just installed the Dbrand matte grip and it is a lot more grippy than it was. I like it a lot.
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  8. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Yep, I've used Dbrand on my Note 4 and they work & look great! They fit really good too. I just ordered some the other day.

    What I ordered:
  9. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    The egrips for s6 works great on the s7 edge..but too big for s7...check it out on amazon
  10. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Now that I've had the Dbrand skin on my phone for a week, not only does it look great, it fits perfect and the phone is not slippery anymore. Perfect.
    And I don't have to stare at all the logos and writings on the rear anymore
  11. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    @jack58; In your spare time are you a musician who uses a symbol for a name? I can't help but notice that you are seriously into purple. ;)
  12. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    What? Me like purple? What gives you that idea???

    Seriously, I'm a 74-78 UW Husky Alumni and their colors are purple and gold. 'nough said.
  13. grdh20

    grdh20 Well-Known Member

    The rear glass is the dumbest rear material know to man. Especially with the branding all plastered about. Metal isn't much better quite frankly. We only have ourselves top blame as complaining for premium materials got us here. That said, I have the dbrand black matte which to me looks better than the glass with branding. Then I have a barely there case mostly to help hold the edges witch are otherwise constantly false touching. I probably should have just waited for the next Note I guess, but the way I have it now seems fine. The only thing I would have done differently is raise the edges of the "barely there" case just slightly to protect from a glass to ground flat fall.
    jack58 likes this.

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