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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hal1, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I know it's not out yet, but I'm already dreading the pathetic choice of aftermarket cases and holsters, not to mention the sucky Verizon ones. Seidio doesn't even have plans yet on the website for the Moto X
     



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  2. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    That's one of the downfalls of carrier exclusives...There definitely won't be options like you'll find with say the galaxy series or the iPhone. Anymore though, I've been perfectly happy with the generic offerings on eBay. I bought a $6 case for my droid DNA and it held up great the entire time I owned the phone.
     
  3. jamielov

    jamielov Newbie

    I got a speck case for my maxx. The phone was actually TOO thin for me, lol, and I like how this added a thicker feel and grip to to smooth back, and also kept the front screen and camera lens on the back lifted off surfaces when I put the phone down. Hoping for something similar, and also one that doesn't cover the front speaker at all.
     
  4. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I'm using a Speck Grip on my Maxx with a seidio holster made for the S4 active. I've got small hands so I need something grippy. I Don't see one yet for the Moto X so I'm not holding my breath on one for the Turbo.
     
  5. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Android Expert

    I've been using the sucky Verizon cases and screen protectors since my first smartphone, the Droid Incredible. I always use their TPU (high gloss silicon on their site) and their clear screen protectors, and when my phones have been retired they look like the day I bought them. I use the TPU case because it gives the cushion of a silicon case, but it doesn't have the rubbery feel of a straight silicon case. Like a cross between silicon and hard plastic. But that's just me.
     
  6. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

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  7. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I'm not a fan of flip cases but that looks pretty nice.
     
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  8. PeninaD

    PeninaD Member

    Also showing Defender, Commuter, and Lifecase on the Motorola site.
     
  9. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Seidio hasn't done the 2014 Moto X so I'm guessing that this on is not likely either for them.
     
  10. Montana Man

    Montana Man Android Expert

    Ordered this belt-loop case on Amazon today, made for the Turbo. $10.02 w/ shipping. It's about 4-6 weeks out though.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member

    i bought the 64gb model today. It has the ballistic Kevlar backing. the three model phones they make all have a different back on them... Why:thinking::thinking::thinking:

    I tried on the otter-box commuter and the Incipio (spelling???), that they had, and it fit a little funny.
    From what I was able to conclude was most cases will fit great on the plastic, or smooth backed phones, but may be an issue with the "Ballistic Kevlar":thinking::thinking:
     
  12. As I read it there are four models ...
    32GB Kevlar Black
    32GB Kevlar Red
    32GB Ballistic Nylon Black
    64GB Ballistic Nylon Black

    You apparently got the 64GB Ballistic Nylon Black ... right?

    ... Thom
     
  13. Sovby

    Sovby Member

    Any cases with a kickstand? I have one for my note2 & plan on getting one for turbo
     
  14. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member


    yeah the Verizon sales rep kept calling a Kevlar but I see now its just nylon and yes it is a 64 gig
     
  15. Someone else pointed out ... "just" is "ballistic" ... it is apparently the same technology as bulletproof vests.

    ... Thom
     
  16. Vaetix

    Vaetix Well-Known Member

    I picked up the Moto flip case and took it back a day later. It just makes the phone too big, and trying to use the screen through the window is easier said than done. It's a nice idea, and I'm sure it'll be great for some people. But it certainly isn't worth the stiff price tag.
     
  17. akita

    akita Android Enthusiast

    That looks ugly as F. Do Not Want
     
  18. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast

    I posted this in another thread: I purchased the turbo on release day and was surprised to find they already had a lifeproof case! Fit didn't quite work out though. The mic was off center and covered and the 'home' button was cut too close so that it was hard to tap. Took it back to store and tried another; either the first a dud, or LP has quickly fixed these problems. I fit a OB Defender to the phone for a test and found it fit quite well 2 days after release of Turbo.
     
  19. akita

    akita Android Enthusiast

    That's incredibly annoying that some manufacturers do not properly "beta" test their cases before release to the public. I'm always cautious of 1st week released cases for new phones. Give it about 2-3 weeks and by that time you should have much better selection for cases and those specs should be refined to match the actual phones.

    Side rant: I've found that your simple TPU cases provide the same level of protection that Otterbox and other "premium" cases offer at a fraction of the cost.
     
  20. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    This will be the first time going without a case. The phone is water resistant, the Ballistic Nylon on the back seems tough and it's got gorilla glass 3 on the front. Not to mention Verizon will replace a cracked screen once over 2 years for free. If I would ever crack the screen, I might put a case on the second one, but for now I'm going naked!
     
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  21. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Does anyone know what the specifics of the screen replacement are? If you bring a phone with a cracked screen to a Verizon Wireless store, will they swap with a certified refurbished device from the store stock, like the Apple Store does if you have Applecare+ on an iPhone, or will they just send it off to Motorola for repair? If it's the latter, what is the turnaround time?
     
  22. coulterjosh

    coulterjosh Well-Known Member

    Has anyone purchased and still using the lifeproof case. I had one on my s4 and loved it but don't want to be the first to do the test lol
     
  23. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    For anyone interested, Diztronic (TPU-Cases) has confirmed that they will be providing cases for the Turbo later this month...
     
  24. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Android Expert

    I ordered the Moto flip case with mine.. if I don't liek it I will return/exchange it, probably for the life proof case.

    On my current maxx I just have the bumper case with the cheesy VZW screen protector. Unsure if I will use a screen protector on the turbo
     
  25. Rich123

    Rich123 Newbie

    I got an Otterbox Defender and a 3-pack of the Verizon plastic anti-scratch screen protectors for my Turbo Ballistic Nylon 64GB at the Verizon store when I got the phone on the 30th. I checked the fit and it is perfect. A lot better than the Defender I had gotten for the iPhone 6 that I returned. It looks like they had a real Turbo or mock-up to do the case design. The headphone and micro USB flaps are not too stiff and the jacks are perfectly centered in the case.

    After testing the fit I carefully removed the built-in screen protector of the Defender. It is junk! It doesn't fit against the screen and the openings at the top and bottom can allow dirt to get in. It also reduces the touch screen response. I cleaned up the residual adhesive from the front piece with GOO GONE and then washed it with hand soap and water and dried it. I installed one of the Verizon clear protectors and put the phone back into the case. The Defender belt clip serves as a "kick stand".

    Regarding the Ballistic Nylon: Any dust or dirt is easily brushed away. I fiddled with the "smooth" back models in the store and they seem slippery plus they aren't available in 64GB.

    The Shell Holster with Kick Stand case is not as nice as the Defender: It is difficult to slip the phone holder part out of the belt clip holster; You can only slide the phone/kick stand part phone face into the holster; It only slides in in one direction and orientation. I have seen reviews of this type case where the belt clip tends to snap off at inopportune times. The Otterbox can hold the phone in either direction.
     

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The Motorola Droid Turbo release date was October 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 21MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3900mAh battery.

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