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  1. jdailey1981

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    I have been carrying my droid in a hard plastic case, but doing this added extra bulk to the phone, plus the case made the phone hold heat. It was a nice case, but it needed to go, and I am now carrying naked. I love the natural feel of droid.

    Also, regardless whag people say, the screen WILL scratch. I have a small scratch in the middle of mine. It doesn't affect anything though.
     

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    So, where is the question? :p

    The Verizon guy sold me a case the day I bought my phone, but it quickly wore and became quite unattractive. He also sold me those screen protectors. After my first Droid bit the dust, I chose not to get a case for the new phone.

    Over the past 5 months, I confess I've dropped it a few times. Having some sort of case would have been nice, but most of the Droid cases fly right off anyway and don't do a whole lot of protecting. The same can be said for the screen protector, which was just bubbly after a while.

    I have a few dings and 2 minor scratches on my phone. It still looks pretty damn good, and it's way easier to transport without the bulky case.
     
  3. takeshi

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    Uh, ok. What's the point of this thread? Was there a question or discussion topic? Or was this a PSA to let people know that Gorilla Glass isn't unscratchable? :thinking:

    You do realize that you can use a screen protector without a case, right?
     
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    I have had my phone for just under a year there are some dings around the edges but no scratches yet. Never had a case, Naked is good...
     
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    ditto.... NEVER had a case on any of my phones. had one for my pearl, collected lint. storm, the storm is a really good looking phone, just sucked BAD. droid, makes it bulkier.

    phones aren't designed with cases in mind. enjoy their curves!!
     
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    bodyglove case fits good n tight. carry it in my front pant pocket.
    mines 9 months and is just starting to show wear.
     
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    Got my Droid the day after release (my fiance the same). Neither of us have any scratches on the screen (Gorilla Glass FTW). Cases and screen protectors are worthless, if you actually take care of a device that is worth hundreds of dollars. And if you're not, well shame on you.
     
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    Well, I am a clumsy soul so I got a screen protector for my droid and, as for the back and sides, I decided to try a Zagg skin instead of a case. It won't protect it from breakage but it has kept it from getting scratched on the several times that I have tripped and fallen and my droid has flown out of my hands. Did I mention that I am clumsy?
     
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    Had my phone since launch week and it's been naked ever since. I keep it in my pocket with keys, garage clicker and whatever else I keep in my pockets. The glass is completely scratch free. In fact I just cleaned all the face grease off just to check before replying. Yup, no scratches.
     
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    Screen can scratch, but it's extremely difficult. Here's a list of the only substances that I know of that can scratch glass:

    1. Broken glass
    2. Sand
    3. Ceramics
    4. Diamonds

    That's pretty much it.

    Funny side note: My girlfriend bought an Evo from Sprint and they upsold her a case and a handful of screen protectors. The screen protector made the screen look like shit... super blurry. I told her she didn't need it because "it would take a diamond to scratch the screen". What I didn't take into account is the fact that she wears diamond earrings every day.... oops. She's got some tiny surface scratches on there now that don't affect use. She still didn't put a screen protector on though.
     
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    I carry mine around naked as well....i also go without a case...lol

    in all seriousness, i dont have a case, and probably never will. i do however have a TINY scratch on the screen...not even sure how or when it happened since i only carry it in an empty pocket. kinda makes me mad, but it is almost invisible unless you really look at it close.
     
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    The screen is plastic so of course it will scratch. Best to use a screen protector.
     
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    You're joking, right? No, the screen is not plastic. It is glass. Glass is really, really hard to scratch. For 90% of users, a screen protector is wholly unnecessary. If you are exposed to lots of sand, it might not be a bad idea.
     
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    I have had my phone for almost a year now and not a single scratch with NO casing at all.
     
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    Gorilla Glass is plastic?
     
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    Definitely NOT plastic!
     
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    That hurt! Don't do that! Ouch ouch ouch ouch!
     
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    I love my droid like I love my women....NAKED....
     
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    :D

    I carry mine naked in a pouch on my side.
     
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    You carry a naked chick in a pouch? ;)


    Mine's been naked since I got it. There's one rub mark down on the chin from a piece of sawdust that rubbed in there when the phone was in the clip on my belt. Other than that, no other scratches or dents.
     
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    It will be outdated before you ever scatch it up enough to bother you.
     
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    NICE dude:D
     
  23. mumfoau

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    I'm shocked by how many folks don't use cases. I bought the otterbox commuter and, though it does make the phone more bulky, it doesn't make it much heavier in my opinion. I did like the feel of the device the 3 days I had it before putting the commuter on this past Monday (got the device on Friday, 29-Oct-10). Just took the commuter off and already enjoying the nude feel again.
     
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    I'd like a phone having nothing on it, but I do have the case of the dropsies on one too many occasions
     
  25. mumfoau

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    I've always been very good about taking care of phones so I should be fine. I may keep the otterbox on though since I don't have insurance having purchased from craigslist.
     

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