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How do you Protect your Phone?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by QrafTee, Nov 9, 2009.

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How Would you Protect your "App Phone"?

  1. Holster or Pouch

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  2. Hard Clip-on Case

    10.7%
  3. Silicon Skin

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  4. Protective Film (Invisible Shield, Ghost Armour, Phantom Skinz)

    19.6%
  5. Only Screen Protector

    12.5%
  6. Combination of the Above (Please Specify)

    19.6%
  7. No Protection

    12.5%
  1. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member
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    If you had an "App Phone" (Apple iPhone, HTC Touch Pro 2, Motorola Droid, Samsung Omnia II, Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, etc.) what would you use to protect it?

    I'm planning to get an "App Phone" so I'd like to know what would be the best solution and it might also prove useful for other Android Forum members as well--none of my phones have been worth protecting thus far.

    Personally, I was thinking of using the combination of a Protective Film, a Hard Clip-on Case, and a Holster (generic type which will work with the clip-on case).

    Also, I would like to thank you all in advance for helping me out.
     

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  2. MSU

    MSU Well-Known Member
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    I just got a Body Glove hard case for my Moto Droid and it is nice and all, but it makes putting it in and pulling it out of your pocket hard. It also makes sliding out the keyboard hard. But, I would destroy the phone if I didn't have it. I'm pretty sure I will have to take it off also when using a doc, etc.
     
  3. JonKyu

    JonKyu Well-Known Member
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    I would advise you to make sure that your protective film is thin enough to fit into a hard case. Most hard cases were designed to fit on the phone with nothing on it and sometimes the thickness of protective film (zaa for example) are still too thick to be combined with a hard case.

    Unless by protective film your talking about just the screen protector, in that case you might be fine. Just warning though wouldn't want you to buy something that won't fit together.

    P.S. don't you think a protective film and a hard case is a little excessive? why not just get the hard case?
     
  4. TheNorthernForest

    TheNorthernForest Well-Known Member
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    I don't use any of those selections in that list, lol.

    The way I protect my phone is by not letting anyone (that I don't trust) use it. I'm a pretty careful person, so I usually go all two years without a scratch on my cell phone. :)
     
  5. awmobjects

    awmobjects New Member
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    I have the Body Glove / belt clip combo with a Wrapsol screen protector.

    Anthony
     
  6. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Well-Known Member
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    How do you guys clean the screen? I have not got the film cover yet.. any ideas will be good..
     
  7. geekygrl

    geekygrl Member
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    I carry my G1 around in my pocket usually, or in the front pocket of my backpack when I am on my bike. I use the HTC provided screen protector film that came with the phone and a leather slip case made by Sena that I originally bought from Apple for my iPhone - and it fits the G1 perfect :D

    Not really shock proof but it wont get scratched!
     
  8. johnLEE

    johnLEE Well-Known Member
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    i have this case and of course the screen protectors.
     
  9. cpetku

    cpetku Well-Known Member
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    How many attempts does it normally take to get a screen protector properly aligned on the Moto Droid? My first attempt was in vain as the protector seemed to be just a hair wider than the screen. Eventually got a speck of lint under it and had to throw it away...
     
  10. Space Mountain

    Space Mountain Active Member
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    InvisibleSHIELD and the Body Glove hard cover from Verizon. Good combo for me.
     
  11. kkluesner

    kkluesner Active Member
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    Body glove + screen protector here..
     
  12. kkluesner

    kkluesner Active Member
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    LOL that WAS like surgery... :eek: But finally I got mine to line up.. and only had to do a little snipping at the very top.. you can even tell. :) I had a cleaning cloth... and a can of air sitting next to me... making sure there was no dust in the area.... and then started the "surgery"
    I did have to pull it up 2 times.. to realign... but only used the plastic sheet to touch the protector.. as to avoid fingerprints. ;)
     
  13. FlaJim

    FlaJim New Member
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    No link came through on your post. What kind of case are you using?
     
  14. jba999

    jba999 New Member
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    I saw a youTube on how resilient the droid screen is. In fact, the guy keyed the droid several times and there was no damage. If this is the case, why do you need a screen protector. I can understand needing a case but a screen protector?
     
  15. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member
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    Fingerprints, and just in case...
     
  16. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
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    As mentioned above, finger prints / oil can interfere with the operation of the phone.

    And a skin is so cheap, why not? It's cheap insurance in case something sharp enough might be able to scratch the glass.

    The skin is disposable, the screen - less so.
     
  17. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
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    I hired a ninja to go everywhere with me and protect my phone! :D:D
     
  18. nosignal

    nosignal New Member
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    screens are tough but the backs are not. this is where insvisibleshield and wrapsol do a really good job. especially wrapsol since it hides fingerprints. but invisibleshield is good too.
     
  19. Gremlin256

    Gremlin256 Well-Known Member
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    Can someone explain what is wrapsol? Thanks
     
  20. I just bought a blue rubber hard case from google for 5 bucks. Once it gets here i'll let you know how it keeps my phone.:D
     
  21. pilotcharles747

    pilotcharles747 Well-Known Member
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    invisishield and hard case
     
  22. nosignal

    nosignal New Member
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  23. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member
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    I have a HTC Eris with a screen protector on the display and a black silicone cover on the rest.
    :)
     
  24. radioz

    radioz Active Member
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    I have a Droid with the VZW 'hard case' - it snaps on to both halves and is actually slightly padded, offering some protection if I drop it.

    I carry my phone in a modified Nite-Ize holster for now. I'm looking for a nice leather holster to replace it with.

    radioz
     
  25. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member
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    Black silicone skin and skinomi screen protector
     

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