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    I have a Chinese knock off at home waiting for my 3, but I can tell you that I have at least a half dozen flip covers for my 2 that are knock offs too and they are all awesome. Save some money and try one of these out.
     

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    I'm a little hesitant about the Chinese knockoffs because some are saying that the S View screen feature does not work.

    I will try the Verizon store Thursday morning when they open. But I'm not too hopeful.

    I know Verizon too well, and I think it will be a miracle if they have them before Black Friday.
     
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    Is this the Defender or Commuter version? I dig the third color!
     
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    The only case i was able to find so far is the body glove which I bought on day one when I purchased my note 3 from my local sprint store corporate of course. I'm more of an otterbox guy myself but I couldn't let this beauty go unprotected :-( so I currently have a body glove but no luck finding anything more protective a.t.m. and as for wireless charging I haven't heard or seen anything I wish I have because I want to use it if possible no mods!!!
     
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    Any particular settings that affect the S-View case functionality?
     
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    that would be the defender but both the defender & the commuter come in the same colors.
     
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    I'm a new note user and was wondering if someone can shine some light on how the s-pen works on a screen protector. That's my biggest concern looking for a case.
     
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    Yes, the camera/action menu/music app in the screen of the s view cover.
    Without the s view cover and the lock screen secured with pin/password than you don't have the option "multiple widgets" under settings - device - lock screen - swipe options and so no option to have the camera function in your lock screen, only with the screen lock on "swipe" you have this.

    So in short s view cover with note 3 secured with lock screen pin/password gives the camera/music/action menu :)

    edit:
    Sorry, misunderstood your question, not sure if the Chinese things give the same options as the Samsung s view cover.
     
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    Worked fine on spigen protector when i had it on note 8 and note 2
     
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    Defender.

    The colours are Merlot, Surf, Glacier, Black - in that order.
     
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    I'm waiting for the spigen slim armor view. I like the cover idea and you can answer through the cover. But the selling factor for me is that it locks
     
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    got a link to an N3 version?
     
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    I'm thinking about a simple diztronic TPU case, or the Spigen. They haven't announced it yet, but if they make this view case, it would look like the one for the S4, with a larger window. You can see the S4 version here:

    SPIGEN SGP Galaxy S4 Case Slim Armor View | SPIGEN SGP

    and there are several youtube reviews on it.
     
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    Sorry Kolio, missed your post.
    What I have read from different sites is that the genuine S View cover has embedded pins that allow the device to wake and sleep when you open and close the cover, and that the cheap knockoffs don't have them.

    Not sure if the actual functionality (S View area activated in the window) is affected at all.

    I know the genuine one is expensive, but to me it looks classier and more understated. I figure I will just grimace and pay it.

    They are selling them on Verizon, but you have to call and do it. It came out to a total of $62.04 which includes overnight shipping to my office.

    I'm hoping the beast and his blanket get here about the same time.
     
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    I ordered that case directly from I-Blason on the 4th and still nothing. They don't answer the phone or reply to emails. You might want to try another company. A lot of complaints on Facebook.
     
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    Just to keep you guys in the loop, I have black and white versions of UAG case on order (available as soon as released), and just received Seidio SURFACE. I will also get Spigen Neo Hybrid and Slim Armor. All intended for review, just waiting for my display model of Note 3 to arrive, sometime next week. As soon as everything in - get ready for a series of Twister reviews ;) Unfortunately, I won't get Note 3 until Verizon sends me review model, so for now have to settle with display model.
     
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    THX!
    You can scroll through the knock-off window,if you have the glove setting enabled,that's about it.

    I probably won't opt for the real deal,don't mind paying for it,but,I'd have to try one out before forking down $60-$90 (std & QI ENABLED,avalable in 1-2 weeks from MOBILEFUN UK).

    Looks nice,but,still feels a bit awkward in-hand.Ordered the "SAMSUNG" ;) S-VIEW from e-Bay primarily because it was one of the few that were in-stock/shipping around the time I ordered my phone.I just wanted a couple of relatively cheap cases until the "perfect" case rolled along.

    So,I've settled on this:

    Amazon.com: Bear Motion Premium Bumper Ring Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Note III (Black) (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    Ordered this:
    Amazon.com: iloome Galaxy Note3 / Note 3 ScreenMate Flex Flexible Glass 8H Hardness Premium Screen Protector with Oleophobic Coating: Cell Phones & Accessories

    But,I'm gonna wait to install the screen protector,if I ever do,& use this instead:

    Welcome to Liquid Glass Protection - Crystalusion

    Crystalusion Liquid Screen Glass Protection for Mobile Phones Laptops Glasses | eBay
     
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    Let me know how that liquid glass protection works!

    Seems very interesting.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it.In theory/appearances, this could seal any micro imperfections.
    One thing I'll look for when it comes in:
    How easy will it be to remove the coating?
    Only reason I'm curious is that this will not work well with a screen protector installed over it, touch sensitivity will be adversely affected, it's an either/or,not both.

    I'm not worried, I'd much rather have this coating/sealant than any screen protector.

    One HUGE advantage would be that it plays nice w/any case, no curling/peeling to worry about.
     
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    I'm very curious about that. Never heard about it until you posted. Definitely keep us posted on your thoughts.
     
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    According to the website description they are extra raised 'metalized' buttons, which will not flake and peal like painted plastic.
     
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    My spigen case arrived today I will post some photos.
     

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