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I Love My Desire Case

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JohnnyBravo1000, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I am so glad I purchased a case for my Desire and it showed its worth today!

    I am a bit OCD when it comes to looking after things. I keep my house spotless and keep everything nice and clean. As a result, getting a decent case for my Desire was a must.

    I've had my Desire for a few months and the case served its purpose for the first time today. The missus and I got out of the motor (me carrying lots of shopping bags!) and my Desire fell out of my pocket onto the road.

    I was dreading what state my Desire would be in, and gave it a very thorough inspection when I got into my house.

    There was no damage at all to the Desire, and very minimal damage to the case which is hardly noticeable!

    The case is one of the flexishield ones from ebay, and it's warranted its
     


  2. UKseagull

    UKseagull Android Enthusiast

    Good to hear that there's no damage to your desire. :)

    I bought a gel case on ebay, it only cost about
     
  3. nickkr

    nickkr Member

     
  4. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    I'd really like a case for the desire, but I haven't found one that doesn't, in my opinion, make the phone look crap. So I'm sticking with a leather pouch till someone creates a truly invisible silicon case. :p
     
  5. celticone

    celticone Well-Known Member

    You're a neat freak. Check for dust now ;):D
     
  6. jim_h

    jim_h Android Enthusiast

    I had a couple of gel cases for my Hero, but I got sick of them picking up dye from my jeans and changing colour. When I got the Desire, I forked out on a Case-Mate Tough. It's bulky and heavy, but looks pretty good, has the silicon skin around the phone and a rigid ABS plastic outer shell. Belt and braces for my baby :D
     
  7. SL4VE

    SL4VE Well-Known Member

    i dropped my iPhone without a case, exactly the same way got a small hardly noticble chip on the shoudler, but loads of dust had moved into the visable screen area :-(
     
  8. 4wallcamping

    4wallcamping Lurker

    I too am a bit OCD.

    I am to be getting my HTC Desire in about a week and a half in the USA. I already have on hand:

    Noreve Case http://www.noreve.com/langue/en/product/Housse_cuir_HTC_Desire_-_HTC_Bravo_Tradition.html

    Samsung 8gb Class 6 MicroSDHC Samsung 8GB Micro SDHC PLUS High Speed memory card Class 6: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    The ZAGG invisibleSHIELD http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/htc-desire-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php

    A car charger and my data transfer USB Cable...

    Yes, I'm OCD and I'm waiting for my US Release on US Cellular next week in the USA.... Coming from a Blackberry Curve 8330. I always wanted an iPhone, but where I live the reception of AT&T it was never practical. Finally with Android I am getting a decent SmartPhone!

    Cheers to all...
     
  9. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    :D

    I got a bargain! The same case sells for between
     
  10. WozzaTT

    WozzaTT Well-Known Member

    I've got the same case as you Johnny - can't go wrong for the price.

    I bought it only for the obvious protection it provides but I really like the way it also makes the phone feel more substantial, solid and firm in the hand.
     
  11. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    Joke is on you, you wont be able to charge the phone with that case on, nevermind just a waste of money
     
  12. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    Of course he will. When you're charging the phone you don't need the cover flipped over the front, and when the cover is flipped backwards you can easily get to the charging port. Where's the problem here?
     
  13. twe

    twe Newbie

    I got a bestskinsever total body protector on the whole phone plus a tu mixed case over it - double protection!
     
  14. 4wallcamping

    4wallcamping Lurker

    Unless I'm missing something; all I need to do is plug it in. I place my phone each evening on my night stand and plug it in. Opening the latch and having the flap open on my night stand doesn't appear to be a problem; it appears I will be able to charge just fine and doesn't appear to be to complicated.

    Regards.
     
  15. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast

    I bought a "leather" flip case; the phone clips into a moulded back piece, and a front cover flip up and a magnetic clip holds it in place. I use it when I'm carrying it then take the phone out when I'm at home or work.

    I tried a gel case and protector, but I didn't like them, I wasn't convinced the protector was anything more than a sheet of plastic, offering zero protection should the screen get knocked.
     
  16. sharshar

    sharshar Newbie


    How thick is the gel? I haven't seen any myself, but I'm just assuming that the "gel" ones would give more cushion. The more cushion, the more protection..?? But I guess not..ey?
     
  17. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    A gel case on the phone increases the distance over which the phone decelerates and spreads the force over a larger area, which lowers the forces on the phone at the point of impact. But not by much. It'll be enough to defend against cosmetic damage and will effectively cushion small drops or drops onto soft surfaces, but if you drop your phone onto something hard you could be in trouble, gel case or no.

    The screen protector on the other hand is an inflexible bit of plastic purely designed to stop mild scratches. it will provide next to no impact protection.
     
  18. Frank_Toronto

    Frank_Toronto Newbie

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