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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jephdood, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. jephdood

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    Opinions on the best ones out there? Want something that fits well, protects, but doesn't add too much bulk.
     

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  2. Rube8514

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    Otter box...they have non-bulky cases also. I have the Commuter case and love it.
     
  3. MadBrown

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    I use the ones sold at the Sprint store and love them. They're overpriced ($20 for 2), but work perfectly.
     
  4. scottmbolt

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  5. jephdood

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  6. I got this one.
    HTC Sprint Hero Skin Case Burgundy Other colors too.
    $6.00, fits well and has been durable. It does add some bulk though. Also, %off coupons for this site are almost always available if you Google it.
     
  7. scottmbolt

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  8. jephdood

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  9. scottmbolt

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    I consider myself an ebay connoisseur, from both selling and buying points of view.

    When I buy, I look at both

    1. Sellers location - never buy from an over seas seller. Their shipments take twice as long, and they are not as reliable.

    2. Feedback, of course :D - along with how long they have been an active seller on ebay
     
  10. jephdood

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    That's not really what I meant. It's the same seller, and seemingly the same product.. but different prices. But, whatever. I'll just order one of 'em and hopefully it's what I'm looking for.
     
  11. scottmbolt

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    Common sense says ... but the one thats cheaper :eek:
     
  12. jonwlewis

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    I originally got the HTC silicone gel case. Took it back and bought the Otterbox Commuter Case from ebay. I LOVE it. It gives great protection without being too bulky. I recommend it to everyone!
     
  13. skoo9382

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    i don't like silicon cases because eventually they will stretch out. I too have the Otterbox Commuter case and i like it a lot. It has protection to the max. i am more than confident that if i would drop it, the phone would not have a dent in it. It does add a little bulk to the phone, but #1 all cases will add some bulk, and #2 it kind of gives the phone a more sturdy feel in your hands.

    just my 2 cents.
     
  14. pseudopod

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    After having several Silicone Gel cases, I decided to upgrade the following case:

    seidioonline.com

    I too agree that the Gel cases stretch out over time and I hated how it would come off so easily after a while
     
  15. mozman

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    I do not like the silicone cases. I had the 2 pack from sprint. it is a lint magnet, especially if you put it in your pocket. I got one of the tpu material cases and like it a lot better. It is thinner than the sprint silicone case and no lint! Search for it on the web you can fine them with free shipping for less than $10. I got mine just under $8.
     
  16. 08crewmax

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    Couldn't do cases my self, so I went the best skins ever.
     
  17. dominicanyor

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  18. jephdood

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    Well, I ordered the cheapy rubber Ebay one.. but I got it in a package with some other stuff I needed also (home charger, car charger, extra usb cable).. all for $8.99 shipped. So if the case sucks, no biggie. I got all the other stuff for a good price anyway.

    Those TPU cases look interesting.. do they have them in plain black?
     
  19. rphilp

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    I just purchased a case by "Body Gloove" at Sprint Store. Great feel and looks good. Not a Gel but has a great feel.
     
  20. Lizzrd

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    I've long been a fan of silicone cases for their protection with drops (my devices don't get dropped *that* often, but it's always a possibility), but I agree that they are lint magnets. Wish I'd seen those new Otterboxes. :cool:

    I got the Body Glove case with the clip. Clips aren't that practical for me as a nurse, but that kickstand in the clip sealed the deal. I had recently bought a silicone case with a kickstand for my iPod Classic and love it - I feel the same about the case for the Hero. It's fantastic being able to have the device sitting up without having to hold onto it.

    I bought mine on eBay for $15 plus reasonable shipping. A retailer in the local mall wanted $30 for the same case.
     
  21. 06rubi

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    I ordered a otterbox case on Friday afternoon and it was in my mailbox on Tuesday! Now I just need my phone to put in it. It was ordered on Thursday, so hopefully I'll get it today!
     
  22. UnsavvyUser

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    My personal experience is that overseas sellers are not less reliable than U.S. sellers, and I've bought a fair amount of stuff. If you can wait that extra week to receive it, it's usually worth it as they are way cheaper.
     
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