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  1. TheStapher7

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    I've been eyeing out the OtterBox one myself :rolleyes: , anyone have previous experiences with the brand?
     

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    Otterbox is most definitely one of the higher quality and safety cases you could possibly look into. For most phones/ipods/etc. Otterbox always is in the top 2-3 for cases in regards to safety and quality build. They come extremely recommended.

    That said, their only downside is the bulkiness. I personally enjoy a slimmer case, I went with Diztronic for now but was looking into the other seino or casemaster super slim one.

    PS. There is another thread Here with 2-3 pages of information.
     
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    Excellent! Thank you for the heads up on the other thread Rhystatic.
     
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    my gf bought me the case mate barely there case the other day, so once it gets here we shall see how it does. looks pretty nice and I have liked case mate's cases in the past
     
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    Diztronic FTW. Just came via UPS, adds much much much less bulk than the vzw case. I'm probably going to return the Verizon case, I really like the diztronic a lot....great fit.

    Oh, and less than $15 shipped overnight. Can't beat that.

    Only thing I don't like is that I keep bumping the volume buttons when trying to lock the phone, because they aren't really raised at all so I can't tell I have my finger on them. Wish there was a cutout for them like there is for the power button..
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I may go this route. I bought the Diztronic/TPU case which is nice and doesn't add much bulk, but I can't get used to putting a phone in my pocket. I've been holstering a TBolt in a Seidio and I think I'll go back to doing that with the GNex.
     
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    Adding my two cents in; I also have the Diztronic case, the same as Fabolous, and I'm loving it so far. Barely adds any bulk at all.
     
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    Someone in the epic release thread mentioned they cut the volume rocker section out of their TPU case and it solved a lot of the issues. Has anyone tried this, or consider trying it for their own device/case combo? I'm getting the extended battery and want to make sure this issue can be resolved!
     
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    Thanks for this post! I also got the Otterbox and was disappointed it didn't have a kickstand. After you posted that I played with it and realized it did. The only reason I got the Ottorbox is a I have a one year old who always finds a way to get his hands on my phone. This thing looks like it could survive what he can dish out.
     
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    huh, I have the extended battery and had no problem with the case. The sales person told me it was designed to handle it.
     
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    had same issue but now have a custom made one w/ a cut out where the volume buttons are. (aka took a razerblade to it and cut it out) not awsome but effective. cant beat the price for the case so didnt feel to bad about making slight adjustments to it.
     
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    just did...works great and probably should have been a cut out to begin with. take your time and use a sharp razerblade. made the cut a little bigger than the buttons so your finger fits in better.
     
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    Haha. Was planning on doing the same to hold me till I can figure out a permanent case.:)
     
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    Can you post a pic of how it looks. I would be interested in cutting mine out too.

    Thanks
     
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    still cleaning up the edgeing a little but here is what i got. works a lot better with cut out. probably will have to adjust again once i get the extended battery
     

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    No, I think it was a little later than that. It happened when skinny jeans and ski hats became fashion statements. I can't stand putting a phone in my pocket. Holsters provide the ability to have the phone on my person, without having a giant phone in my pocket.
     
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    Dang it! Went to order at Seidio and found out the promo code expired 12/15. :(
     
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    Anyone know if the Barely There cases fit with the extended battery?
     
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    Or the Seidio Surface for that matter?
     
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    Well, I bought the TPU case. It's not bad, but I think I might try the barely There. I always hate cases on my electronics. :/ I found one I love for my Galaxy Tab (the OEM one, believe it or not) so I'm hoping it's not too good to be true to find one I love again. The TPU case just gaps a tiny bit on the sides, and that drives me nuts. I have an XO skin coming, too, I only buy the wet application protectors, now.
     
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    With all these different cases how would you know if it'll fit the car mount or docking stations? It would be a pain if you constantly have to remove the case in order to use the dock or mount.
     
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    I just got the Otterbox. First time I have ever had a case. I have the standard battery and it seem my case is just a bit longer than the phone. So if I shake it I can feel it slide back an forth in the case. Anyone else have this problem or did I just get a bad case?

    Oh I forgot to add. The screen protector on mine has a slight blur to it. When it is not on the phone it is not crystal clear. Is this normal too?
     
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    i think a more accurate statement is that we didn't expect the phone to be released so late...
     
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