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  1. theacousticprophet

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    I'm just about ready to make the jump to the DInc2 from my Eris ('ole girl is still running strong almost 2 years in, though) and I've been looking into different cases that are available.

    I'm wondering if anyone has tried out this Verizon case (shown in their case + car charger combo).
    Set Your Location (<-- I don't know why the link looks like this, but it works)

    I have essentially the same version of this case for my Eris (different texture, however) and I really like it. The added kickstand seems to be a welcome feature as well.

    I'm weighing out between this and Seidio's Active case w/ holster.
    seidioonline.com

    Although this case looks really nice, because of how I wear my phone, I am not a fan of the "top-hinged" holster, and prefer the Verizon "slide in from top" style holster.

    Any 1st hand opinions either way?
     

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    I definitely would NOT recommend the one that comes in the bundle! I had it on my phone for two weeks when I dropped the phone and it happened to hit right on the bottom corner which isn't fully protected. Did lots of damage to the 'housing' at the bottom of the phone! Please buy one that completely covers all edges around the phone.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, pamwy.
     
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    I second the tpu case. It's the slimmest, offers good protection, looks good and is also priced well
     
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    I actually like the 2-piece verizon case, with the holster. I had the same one for my Eris, too. For me, it just works well, because I always use the holster, and I can slip the phone in/out easily. I've been lucky because I've not had a problem with the case not holding up to minor trauma.

    OTOH, for all the great reviews that they get, I'll never use an Otter again. They're huge, bulky, have no holster, and the screen protector gets pretty grody after a while.
     
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    I got the Seidio Active case (without holster) in blue from Ebay. I think it works great, like the feel. It can be a lint magnent if you're wearing light colored pants or a light colored shirt pocket.

    I had the Verizon case initially that came with the back protector, and the front was a holster. Well I dropped it, and of course and landed on the top where the power button is scratching the phone. It's an okay case, if you just want to protect the back battery cover...
     
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    I also have the Verizon holster/case and have quit using it due to no protection on top, bottom and front. I have ordered the Seidio Active but it has not arrived yet.
     
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    I have the Seidio innocase for my Eris, and I must say it is very well built and feels great in the hand. The felt lining in both the case and holster is a nice touch as well. I'm sure their active case for the Inc2 will be quality.

    As stated above, I'm really not a fan of the top-hinging holster design so I went to the verizon case and never looked back. The fact that the top and bottom of the phone weren't protected never really bothered me because I've never dropped the phone. *knocks on wood*
     
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    I have the Incipio double cover. So far, it has two thumbs up from me.
     
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    I just got a TPU case the other day for my inc2 and I think I'm in love with it.
     
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    I also got the TPU case as well and it is my favorite case. Feels good in the hand and picks up no lint or dust. It also has raised edges for further protection. I think the link is for the same company I got my argyle one from which is very pretty.
     
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    I just received mine, and ordered it based on this recommendation. It seems very nice, but I find that it is almost impossible to adjust the volume through the case.
     
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    I've only ever had all black cases for my phones. The white/gray case here really has my attention, however.

    Incipio HTC Incredible 2 SILICRYLIC Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core, HTC Incredible 2 Soft Shell Case, HTC Incredible 2 Hard Shell Case, HTC Incredible 2 Carrying Cases, HTC Incredible 2 Premium Cases

    ...Maybe it's because it kinda reminds me of a storm trooper?...

    I wonder how long it'd take before the white starts to discolor from coming into all of the crap that you never see on a black case.
     
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    ^I've had my eye on this case for a while now as well. It looks really nice. Was also worried about the white part. I had a white/blue case before, and the white part started turning yellow/dirty from everyday activities & touching the case/phone.
     
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    After some use it will become easier to adjust volume. I actually like it that way as it keeps me from accidentally changing the volume. Just do a long press on the buttons and it works better. I just got another tpu case in pink and i am having to work out the volume again. The pink case is really pretty on the phone.:D
     

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