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Accessories Leather pouch with magnetic closure OK for Droid X?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cumby, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Cumby

    Cumby Active Member
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    I have been researching the different leather pouch cases out there for my Droid X. I like the ones with the magnetic closure flap. Im wondering if they are safe to use with my Droid. I read on a post where someone said the Verizon pouch they bought was velcro, and on another post, someone said the magnetic pouch cut their phone on whenever they put it in the case. Can anyone confirm if there would be any issues with using a magnetic case? Ive also noticed that many of the cases have the metal contact for the magnet exposed. Seems to me that this would potentially scratch the phone over time with pulling it out against the strap. I am looking for a horizontal case with a swivel belt clip that is roomy enough to fit the phone when it is in a thin silicone or plastic shell.
     

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  2. tritan

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    I work as a firefighter and a secure case was important. I am working on a review of the ripoff velcro pouch designed for the military , fire, ems, construction etc. Your phone won't fall out of this . Hope to have a review by the weekend. talking to the owner for some time on the phone on why the do a velcro closure(loud) over a magnet and the answer was security magnets aren't strong enough if your case goes upside down.
     
  3. Ric WRX

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    I have a Forte leather case with a small flap and magnetic closure works great even upside down.
     
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  4. krs123

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    Magnetic case caused problems for my X. Turned on Car dock and caused other issues also.
     
  5. Cumby

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    I spoke with a sales person at the Verizon store and she said they had been seeing some problems with magnetic cases.
     
  6. xliderider

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    I use the app Dock Blocker to prevent the Dock programs from opening when using my leather horizontal case. Dock Nothingness has been mentioned in other threads as well.
     
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  7. HVAC1447

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    I have one of those Verizon magnetic cases and I found that if the screen is facing my hip the phone starts clicking and comes out of sleep mode (maybe wrong terminology). if I have it with the screen facing out, its fine
     
  8. Martimus

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    I have a Verizon leather case and have had no issues whatsoever.
     
  9. redifrogger

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    Dock nothingness doing the trick for me. Awesome. I've been living with this problem for a couple of months. It would also turn the phone into landscape mode and I had to shut it off and turn it back on to correct. No more!! :)
     
  10. DougFNJ

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    I find the case to be nice and secure. Verizon has cheap leather cases for the other Droids where the sides are as thick as paper and easily ripped and worn. This one is thick secure leather, and the sides have thick leather as well as elastic. I have no fear that it will rip like the others. The bottom of the beltclip has a stainless steel cover to keep the leather area from prematurely wearing or the stitching from fraying. The flap is great also. It is also very thick, and they curved it inwards to the center so you can feel to grab it to open easily if you are lefty or righty. I haven't had any issues with it going into car mode or dock mode, I think the leather is thick enough where it isn't setting off the magnet. Try it in the store, if you see that the screen is on, ask for another case.
     
  11. Trooper

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    No issues here for me either.
     
  12. pilot145

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    I had no luck with dock blocker (would stop car dock from launching, but wouldn't keep my bluetooth/gps from turning on automatically).

    Also no luck with DOCK NOTHINGNESS.

    I found an app called 'NoDock' (root). Instead of changing what the phone does when it detects a magnet, it basically makes it stop detecting the magnet, so it's as if nothing's there at all.

    Works like a champ!

    Here's the post I put on DROIDFORUMS.net:

    Is there an app or service I can disable or freeze to stop magnetic sensing?
     

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