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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jackdubl, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. ScoobyWRX

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    How are people finding the clear covers?
    I got a cheapy S Line clear blue cover, and it sort of sticks to the phone cover in places, giving the look of being wet? :thinking:
     

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    My new case. It came with a stand but sadly no screen protector.
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    Whats that thing to the left of the case? Looks like a plastic moustache!?!?
     
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    Today I received via post the aluminum hybrid case I purchased off ebay.

    I would not recommend anyone purchasing it if they want a case that is actually ALUMINUM, as this case has a painted plastic shell. That doesn't mean it's a bad case, just that it is not accurately portrayed on ebay. But on the plus side, it shouldn't interfere with my signal...

    I'm also not liking the silicon liner. I thought it would be more of a TPU-like material. If this case drags every time I take it out of my pocket, it will be removed and relegated to a dusty drawer somewhere for emergency use only. Overall, I'd rate this 2 out of 5 stars. If it were REAL aluminum and TPU, it would have gotten 4 stars, with the last star dependent on how well it fit the phone once it gets here.

    So it goes. That's the risk I run buying something from China off ebay. Hey, at least it was only $4. And maybe I will like it once I have the SGS3 in hand.
     
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    Its a stand it came with
     
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    I have my seidio surface but no phone yet. Its just like the one on my rezound. I posted in this thread a video for the rezound seidio surface.
     
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    Do you have link for this case?
     
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    Sorry - I just now saw this. Actually, I don't have my phone yet, but the top cover does fold all the way flat against the back. I'll let you know when I get the phone Monday (fingers crossed).
     
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    I don't think the Verizon link works, but the case is an Incipio case, and should be on this page. The Incipio cases are usually cheaper on Amazon, just so you know. And SmartphonePedia (sp?) has them as well, with video reviews of the ones they carry.
     
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    So you're saying that the case you ordered said it was aluminum and it's not aluminum at all?! It's just a plastic case painted to LOOK like aluminum?! I'd be pretty annoyed at that even if it was only $4.

    It's too cheap to be worth while returning it to China but that is the option they are likely to offer you. I'd let them know that it's false advertising and demand a refund without you having to pay to ship it back to them. If they refuse you should leave a negative feedback. Those places hate negative feedback. Mention in the feedback that the case isn't aluminum.

    I wonder if all of the companies selling that case have the same case that isn't aluminum at all. Could you provide a link to the one your ordered?

    Benny
     
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    Although I didn't actually buy the case, here are the manual steps that nascar01 provided me that worked:

    shop>smartphones>add galaxy s iii to cart> select new customer> enter zip>shop accessories only > type galaxy s iii in device compatable>select the first one 16gb white > then scroll down to device covers.

    Unfortunately, this color combination (White/Gray) only seems to be available via Verizon's web site and would have bought it if I had a white phone.

    Since I got a Pebble Blue one (not yet shipped), I preferred the Incipio SA-305 Silicrylic Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core for Samsung Galaxy S III - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Dark Gray/Light Gray from Amazon for $20 shipped.
     
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    The link works. Click on it then type Galaxy s iii in the box for show accessories for. Then click next. I know they are cheaper on other sites but I ordered from Verizon because I get 25% off on accessories plus no one else has that color.

    I paid $24 and some change with tax.
     
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    That case is a metal bumper, there is no back. It's completely open.
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    What the plastic piece looks like...
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    Ah, I see. I wasn't prepared to navigate the VZW site; I thought you were trying to link to the product page (which I still couldn't access...). Thanks for the update/instructions. Please follow up when you get the phone to share your thoughts on the case. It looks nice, but I've never been a fan of silicone over the power/volume buttons. I'm hoping it works well because it is nice looking and has a good balance of thinness and protection that I want.
     
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    That is what an x-acto knife is for ;) Would be pretty easy on the incipio Silicrylic line of cases. But then again who wants to take a knife to their nice new case when there are so many other options out there :D.
     
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    I will do. I currently have the same case on my droid bionic. The silicone they have covering the buttons is very flexible. There is absolutely no resistance to pressing the volume rocker or power button. It is as if there is nothing there covering it. It's that easy. Don't let that scare you away. I wouldn't buy any other case than this. The amount of protection combines with the sleekness is perfect.
     
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    That looks like a nice case. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos with the phone in the case. Hint, hint...

     
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    Ok, I had seidio cases for both my og evo 4g and then my evo 3d....they both came with a "soft" shell that wraps around the phone, and then a "hard" shell that wraps around both, that hooks onto the soft shell with 6 latches...on both, 2-3 of the 6 latches always broke off....now u might say if that happened with my og evo why the hell did I make the same purchase for my next phone? Well I got the seidio extended battery for my 3d and if I wanted a case for that, seidio was the only choice I had...
    This time I'm trying to stick with oem sized batteries, and paid about $10 for an "acase" while I wait for my otterbox...it's a third of the price, same concept "hard over soft shell" but feels WAY more solid...seidio might make the best extended batteries (but they're expensive) but IMO their cases SUCK...
     
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    Do you charge tax for shipping to the CA?
     
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    I just received mine in the mail, it looks exactly as pictured above. Unfortunately no phone yet so I'll update when i have mine
     

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