1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Do you use a hard case or gel case?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ngo93, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    68

    Personally I use a hard case just for more protection if I drop it. Just wondering what everyone else prefers.
     

    Advertisement

  2. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member
    98

    Feb 10, 2010
    787
    73
    98
    Indiana,USA
    My otterbox has 2 layers. Gel/rubber?, then a hard shell that goes over that.
     
  3. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    68

    Ah, I was actually about to buy an otterbox but they didn't have a 1.2 version of the mytouch ><
    Aren't they kinda bulky though?
     
  4. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member
    98

    Feb 10, 2010
    787
    73
    98
    Indiana,USA
    It makes the Hero the perfect size, it still fits in my pants pocket no prob. I've dropped it a few times recently and I didn't cringe from the sound it made, when I dropped it pre otterbox it sounded like it broke from the drop. I don't worry about hurting my phone at all now!
     
  5. vbetts

    vbetts Well-Known Member
    58

    Mar 24, 2010
    263
    19
    58
    I use hard plastics, for a couple of reasons.

    1. We've gotten silicon gel cases in for the Moment before. They are garbage.
    2. We don't have a leather pouch that directly fits the Moment, so I need one to fit in my pouch at work.
    3. If I'm not using my pouch, the cases I sell have a belt clip attachment.
    4. I have a dock that I made that fits with the case or without the case, the silicon doesn't.

    Now out of the plastic cases, if I don't use a Body glove, I prefer soft textured. Unless I want a design put on the back of the phone case, which I get a solid colored plastic. What I want to do, is order a second battery door, sand it down, and do a plastic coat over it with a D for Detroit, and maybe a clear case for it.
     
  6. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    A hard case... when I use it anyways..
    My Droid usually goes naked :)
     
  7. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 1, 2009
    2,314
    329
    163
    Resource Consumer
    San Diego
    I like my phones like I like my women.....










    Dressed in whatever, as long they look nice.
     
    quest7 likes this.
  8. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Heh.. I wasn't sure where that was going until I scrolled down..
     
  9. catdax

    catdax Member
    25

    Jan 29, 2010
    9
    0
    25
    sequim,WA
    I use hard case but It is not slick. It has a slightly rubberized texture making it easier to hang onto.
     
  10. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    I use a hard case that I bought from one of those guys in the mall.
     
  11. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I went to the mall on a slow night and I talked one of those cases down from $20+ to $4 and then told the salesmen that I actually wasn't interested and walked away. :p
    Needless to say, he was pissed!
     
  12. vbetts

    vbetts Well-Known Member
    58

    Mar 24, 2010
    263
    19
    58
    If it's from Cellairis, the company I'm a manager for then $20 is a fair deal. Compared to how much Sprint sells there cases that are the same thing as ours for $35. Verizon, 22% off when you buy 3 for $20-$25. Also, not as much variety. Tmobile sells for $10, and AT&T only has clear cases. Where as Cellairis, $20 and buy one get one half off.
     
  13. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    68

    Dang! Shoulda just got it since the price was so good. But I emailed OtterBox and they said they were going to make a MyTouch version 1.2 case soon. So I guess I'll probably be grabbin that when it comes out.
     
  14. Wind65

    Wind65 New Member
    25

    Apr 29, 2010
    2
    0
    25
    Teacher
    Swiss Cottage in London
    Yesterday, a hard plastic skin arrived from Zagg Incorportated -- Invisible Shield. This three mm thick transparent plastic makes my phone screen, if it ever arrives, scratch proof. The plastic, according to the marketing, is the same one used by the USA military to cover the blades of helicopters. Check it out ZAGG | invisibleSHIELD | iPhone, iPod Cases, Screen Protectors, Covers, Shields, Skins, Invisible Shield
    You have to soap the plastic on and then it sort of shrink wraps to the phone, so this really adds a whole new fetishistic dimension to my obsession.
     
  15. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I really don't like cases though. It would have been a waste of money for me to buy it.
    Sorry topic drifter... Did you know you can actually get good quality cases on Overstock.com for around $2? I was very skeptic when I ordered a few for my mom's phone but we ended up being very happy with them.
     
  16. Nixot

    Nixot Active Member
    15

    Apr 10, 2010
    31
    0
    15
    I use a leather case.
     
  17. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    When we went, my girlfriend insisted on getting cases in almost every color. They have to match her purse, shoes, etc.. :rolleyes: So I ended up talking the guy down to $5 each for the 6 that we bought. She switches them out almost daily and I have had the same black one on my phone since we bought them.
     
  18. Jabes Devon

    Jabes Devon New Member
    15

    Apr 2, 2016
    1
    0
    15
    Male
    I got a phone case from the flea market and cricket wireless there a pretty good price and offer a lot of protection
     
  19. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    Moderator
    2,033

    Nov 17, 2009
    12,561
    12,259
    2,033
    Male
    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
    Manchester, TN
    I like my leather portfolio case. Holds the phone securely plus has room for cash & cards. My 2ยข :)
     
  20. FishenFool

    FishenFool Well-Known Member
    63

    Aug 1, 2013
    234
    79
    63
    Male
    Phoenix
    I'm right with you. When I go out my phone is naked in a holster. Prefer the feel of the glass screen and the special blue back that I have on it. When I get home it gets a cheapo 2 buck gel wrap for just in case one of my dogs knocks it to the floor. My wife on the other that drops all kinds of things gets an Otterbox type case as soon as she gets a new phone.
     
  21. jack58

    jack58 Well-Known Member
    123

    Apr 23, 2011
    901
    245
    123
    Male
    Photography, Computers
    Tacoma, WA
    Haven't used a case for years... my last four phones don't have any scratches on them. I don't drop them and do stupid things like talking with the phone on my shoulders while tying shoes or holding the phone over pavements, sinks etc. I have used skins, I like the one I just put on my S7 Edge... nothing on the front though.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  22. quest7

    quest7 Well-Known Member
    123

    May 9, 2010
    724
    132
    123
    Male
    Student
    oklahoma city, okla
    Otterbox symmetry and Defender with my extended battery.
     
  23. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Well-Known Member
    713

    Dec 31, 2011
    7,189
    3,924
    713
    Male
    Boston MA USA
    I like them both and don't forget the hybrids & leather hybrids as well. I change cases as the mood hits me.
     
  24. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
    1,108

    Jun 30, 2011
    14,742
    4,510
    1,108
    Male
    Samsung Leather Case for my S7 Edge

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  25. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member
    618

    Feb 3, 2011
    6,323
    3,078
    618
    Male
    Retired and loving it.
    Oklahoma grasslands
    good old hard rubber case for all of my stuff, more "bounce to the ounce" :p
     
    dontpanicbobby likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...