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Epic cases...Any advice?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gme109, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. gme109

    gme109 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Are there any cases available for phones with slide out keyboards? And if so, has one been designed for the Epic yet? At this point I think I'd go with some sort of screen protector, and Samsung's leather pouch case.

    Also I'm not sure if the Epic plus some sort of case, or even without a case, would fit in a side pocket, so maybe the leather pouch attached to your belt is the way to go. All my other phones have been small flip phones that easily fit into a side pocket. This will be my first smart phone, so I'm wondering what others have come up with for a good protection strategy?
     


  2. ebay: epic case
    they come in 2 pieces and most descriptions say sliding works. i want to figure out something today too so i can have it for release day :)
     
  3. gme109

    gme109 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


  4. I ordered an $8 clear one on ebay just to have something to put on it from day #1. Usually the good ones start coming out about a month after launch. I have been looking for screen protectors and have not found any yet.
     
  5. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    I want a crystal gel skin case. Will they make that kind for the Epic?
     
  6. Twiztedheat

    Twiztedheat Lurker

    Zagg has them for 14.99, there invisi-shield ones. Check out Zagg.com
     
  7. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

  8. tx_brandon

    tx_brandon Well-Known Member

    Amzer Rubberized Black Snap On Crystal Hard Case For Samsung, Samsung Epic 4G - Cases - Fommy.com

    I prefer hard cases because every once in awhile I accidentally pulled out my debit card, license, and whatever cash was in my pocket with my covered BlackBerry. Hard cases dont grip items in pocket and pull them out, but I do prefer how they feel in hand when using the phone. I can get used to a hard case feel though.

    I just bought this case.

    [​IMG]http://cgi.ebay.com/Carbon-Fiber-Hard-Case-Cover-Samsung-Epic-4G-/350385665056?pt=PDA_Accessories
     
  9. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

    Yeah - I can't decide between the one you ordered, the clear, or the blue. The rubberized one you linked to looks really nice also - I'll probably end up looking for a holster - so it should be OK. But, it doesn't ship until the 9th. . . .
     
  10. ragnarokx

    ragnarokx Well-Known Member

    It feels weird ordering a zagg shield that's twice as much as my ebay case lol (I did it anyway).
     
  11. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    Any soft cases?? I saw one for the Moto Cliq at Tmobile that looked nice. I also liked one that I saw for the Droid X
     
  12. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

    Someone in one of the non-accessory threads said that he got a case for the Moment - and that screwed up the slide mechasim. I sure as $%^@ hope not!!!
     
  13. crow11ad

    crow11ad Android Enthusiast

  14. tlandroid

    tlandroid Lurker

  15. postermen

    postermen Newbie

    These come in two pieces. The bottom piece cover the keyboard bottom, and the top piece covers the top.
     
  16. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    The hard case I have on my Moment actually made it easier for me to slide out the keyboard because my finder has more grip when pushing it out. Without the case my finger slides a bit...
     
  17. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    clarivue for the screen protector. i'll prob go completely naked with the Epic, though. it's a big phone as it is lol
     
  18. spabman

    spabman Newbie

    I'm a bit hesitant of these hard cases I see on Ebay from aplusacc. The reason being that if the case comes up the edge of the screen, it makes it hard to make selections on the edge without bumping into the shell case. I had one on my Samsung Instinct and had to toss it, too annoying. I'm hoping for a case that covers the back and maybe edge, and letting a screen protector take care of the front. Anyone know if Epic has a glass or plastic screen?
     
  19. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    all of the two piece cases have little clasps that hook on the underside of the case and put a slight gap between the two halves of the phone putting stress on the sliding mechanism. Maybe some more than others. I just can't stand those two piece cases. They make the phone feel less than solid, and all seem to be bulky from the few I tried with my Moment. I'll take a nice belt clip holster. If it's not in a pocket it's in the holster. The phone is just much nicer to use when it's sans those two piece cases, IMHO.
     
  20. i see more patterns/designs/colors on ebay that i have last few days like tiger/butterfly/white
     
  21. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    i agree. in this one instance, i'd get a zagg for just the back piece and go naked the rest of the phone. it's gorilla glass so no need for a screen protector. this phone is made to be viewed without a case. it's so sexy :D
     
  22. dianneonly

    dianneonly Lurker

    Seidio has some cases out. You might take a look there.
     
  23. I ordered a screen protector on ebay from Germany.
     

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