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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blanco720, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast
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    So to you veterans of HTC products, what can you tell me about accessories? For example, the screens are known to scratch easy so I would by X screen protector that is easy to install and durable. Or, this otterbox case is good, but the HTC brand is cheaper and works just as good.
     



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  2. crea78

    crea78 Newbie

    I'm planning on getting either the Otterbox Defender or Commuter case which can be found here: HTC Desire HD Cases // OtterBox.Com The Defender will give you three layers of protection but not sure how much bulk it will add to the phone.
     
  3. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    The Otterbox stuff is pretty good, but if there other products are any indication, it will probably add way too much bulk for everyday use.
     
  4. Screen protectors are a must just stay away from InvisibleSHEILD and you will be fine, just remember when you get it look at if its clear or antiglare. Also get case as it will be good from minor protection from all kind of stuff.
     
  5. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I was hoping you might share brands that you have used in the past that you would recommend to use or stay away from. I am jumping into this game FAR later than most and your experience would greatly help the transition from my old crackberry...
     
  6. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    My must have accessories...

    1 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card - delivered today.
    1 Case - looking for a case like this one. Either black or smoke in color. The case I would love to have more that anything, is just like the one for my iPhone (Incase Slider). BUT!!!!! Incase doesn't make cases for HTC products.
    1 Screen protector - I am not 100% sure on this, however. I've had my iPhone 3GS since December of 2009 and not a scratch on the glass. Period. So, I don't know for sure yet. This could be a purchase at a later date.
    1 Micro USB Cable - this will be for an extra charger. I have a USB charger in my car, and with the USB wall plug adapter coming with the Inspire, it'll be nice to plug it into the wall in the bedroom and have a 2nd place to charge it.
     
  7. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast

    What do you mean stay away? I have been using invisiblesheild for a long time on many devices and they have all be fantastic! Care to explain?
     
  8. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    When you use the Device Selector on that site and pick the Inspire, it shows Desire HD accessories.

    I know the Inspire is essentially a Desire HD, but are the dimensions exactly the same and we can be confident in ordering a Desire HD case and it'll fit?
     
  9. I believe so but to make sure go to HTC website and get the dimensions and compare
     
  10. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    Laptop Dock FTW

    Certainly you'll want to get a micro sd card. I probably don't need 32GB but I'll get it anyway just in case. Also you want the normal things like a case and maybe an extra battery just in case you're out and using it a ton.
     
  11. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Android Expert

    From HTC's website-
    Inspire Specs- 4.8” x 2.7” x .46 (LxWxT). 5.78oz weight w/ battery
    DHD Specs- 4.84" x 2.68" x 0.46". 5.78oz weight with battery

    Looks like it is exactly the same with the Inspire figures rounded (not 100% sure but 98% lol)


    Definitely not getting an SD. I think 4GB would probably be enough for me. All of my apps are on a 512MB partition on my SD Card and I have over 100 of them. So I have zero need for a 32GB SD (plus I already have an 8GB Class 6 SD on my Liquid which I can easily re-format and transfer over if AT&T does not include an SD).


    Only accessories I need are a screen protector, a case. And MAYBE down the line, a dock (not necessary but I could see how it could potentially be useful).

    In terms of case, I am probably getting Otterbox. Little bit bulky, sure, but the ultimate protection for the phone coupled with sleek looks make it seem like a good investment. As somebody who has dropped my Liquid in the past (slightly ruining the screen, I would not risk it. Tho HTC probably has MUCH superior build quality to Acer).

    Furthermore, I do know for a fact that the Otterbox Defender AND Commuter Series also includes a protective membrane (or a self-adhering screen protector) for the screen so it kills 2 birds with one stone (making it more worth the investment).
     
  12. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Good point about the commuter series having a screen protector included. I didnt realize that! I wonder how long until they start selling them for the Inspire. I don't think I would be willing to pick up a desire case and risk it not fitting properly, however close the dimensions may be...
     
  13. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Android Expert

    Surprised nobody mentioned a car charger. I'd probably get a cheap standard Micro USB one (don't have any Micro USB phones).

    Furthermore, if battery life is a problem for me (since I like my brightness cranked high, 3G or WiFi at all times, sync at all times, sometimes listen to music through Bluetooth for hours. Occasional gaming. And not willing to change lol), I might buy a spare battery to keep in with me at all times. This really depends on how batt life is for me (I usually do make it throghout the day with my Liquid, only having a car charger at all times, and that has the 65nm Snapdragon tho underclocked and smaller screen but Liquid's battery is slightly bigger. So doubt I need it. Will see).


    I think that is it for me.
     
  14. terse storm

    terse storm Newbie

    What laptop dock?

    Docking is likely unachievable with the droid because you have to monkey around with microusb plug to get it in there.
     
  15. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    I did...

     
  16. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast

    It was a joke in wake of the insane laptop dock prices for the Atrix.
     
  17. Faramir82

    Faramir82 Newbie

    My Inspire is going to be completely naked.
     
  18. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Android Enthusiast

    I just check through PhoneArena, and the dimensions are the exact same except for one part. I will include a picture below:

    What do you think???[​IMG]
     

  19. What's different it looks the same to me?
     

  20. Same here naked like my woman lol
     
  21. mattbe213

    mattbe213 Android Enthusiast

    Ok, look at the picture now:

    [​IMG]
     

  22. That has to be a typo if the english measurements are the same the metric translation has to be the same as well. They made a mistake
     
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  23. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Android Expert

    Andrea is right. I wouldn't be surprised if they just rounded it to the nearest unit.
     
  24. All the desire HD stuff will fit im sure of it.
     
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  25. chief113

    chief113 Well-Known Member

    Andrea likes naked women?
     
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