Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by silentflow, Dec 14, 2011.
I've been eyeing out the OtterBox one myself , anyone have previous experiences with the brand?
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.
Excellent! Thank you for the heads up on the other thread Rhystatic.
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
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..
I'm going naked on the glass and Case-Mate Barley There for the case.
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.
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.
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!
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.
huh, I have the extended battery and had no problem with the case. The sales person told me it was designed to handle it.
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.
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.
Haha. Was planning on doing the same to hold me till I can figure out a permanent case.
Can you post a pic of how it looks. I would be interested in cutting mine out too.
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
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.
Dang it! Went to order at Seidio and found out the promo code expired 12/15.
Anyone know if the Barely There cases fit with the extended battery?
Or the Seidio Surface for that matter?
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.
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.
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?
Any thoughts on Best Skins Ever? I was thinking of going with one of these + the Diz TPU case + extended battery if needed
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i think a more accurate statement is that we didn't expect the phone to be released so late...