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  1. Shockwave78

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    Anyone seen any Verizon Nexus cases from the "big name" case companies online? I found a few lower brand/quality ones on Amazon but thats about it.
     

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    Verizon has the Otterbox Defender for $50...
     
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    That "barely there" case from case mate looks perfect, but will it work with the extended battery?
     
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    I have an extended battery on the way and will order the case today. Hopefully i can report early next week.
     
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    I don't see anything on the Case-Mate site that says the Barely There case will fit the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus. :(
     
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    I will let you know, I just ordered it. Their customer service is awesome. If it doesn't fit, no problem sending it back.

     
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    Agreed. Mine should be here in days. I'll report back on the Barely There on an LTE phone as soon as it arrives.
     
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    So here's the deal. I have teh extended battery. I know some people are using the stock back, but there's just too much tension in it for me to be comfortable with it. But even *with* the stock back, with the extended battery, the Barely There case has a gap at the bottom. It just *barely* still clips onto the sides. The power and volume buttons don't line up exactly, but they're usable. Basically, you can still use it, if you really want to. I decided not to, I have a screen protector, but I think I'm going case-less, and will just get a pouch.
     
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    Have it and love it. Only gripe is that the screen shield doesn't cover the whole screen... only the part that actually displays stuff. I would prefer if it was a perfect fit for the entire visible surface.
     
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    I know there are a few cases floating around out there (and some more which are ambiguous as to model), but I haven't seen what I want.

    I'd like something that is more like a band around the edges. Not covering the battery cover (but can come near), somewhat rubberized so it won't slip out of my hand (but not actual rubber that attracts lint/cat hair), and can be hard surface/snap together or a stretchy-ish piece. I'd love if it was a bit raised around the front for grip (and to cover that all-around crevice that will be a dust collector).

    Prefer a stretch-on or easy clip-on style so I can still get it off for various docks/holders/etc. if I want.

    Basically, I just want to feel like I'm not dropping the dang thing, not giving it an excuse to overheat (that battery cover gets hot!), and have a bit of surface grip to prop up against stuff on my desk when I'm supposed to be working.
     
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    I think I found what you're describing! :D

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    Rubber Helmet Bands
     
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    Pretty much! ;)

    Some thin cut-outs for the power/volume buttons, and I'm all set. AND I can shoot it at annoying people (note to self: remove phone first!).
     
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    VZW has the silicone one.
     
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    It picks up lint pretty readily, though. I'm going to send it back.
     
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    They also have the Otterbox Commuter for $35 (or whatever is the same price that Otterbox sells it for). But unfortunately, last time I looked, both were on back order and list as "will ship in 1-2 months".

    I don't know if its still going on, but if you go directly to the Otterbox site, they're offering free shipping. Its not as good as Amazon's 2-day if you have Prime, but you'll get it a lot sooner. Its also not that much more expensive to upgrade to 2-day from Otterbox. Depending on what state you're in, it'll cost extra because of tax, so it depends on how patient you want to be.

    Also, if you want to use the 3-pin dock connector, the Otterbox Defender blocks this. I don't plan to use it, and I love my Defender case.

    Edit: for some reason, even though you wrote "Verizon", I was thinking "Amazon" - they're the ones that have it on back order.
     
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    I have never owned a Rearth case before but I came across their Ringke slim and it looks very nice. For people looking at Case-Mate Barely There or Incipio Feathers might want to check them out. It covers the phone top to bottom and there are more colors to choose from. I ordered mine in mint today and I can't wait to try it out.

    Rearth Samsung Galaxy S 2 Ringke Case

    Edit: The link says Galaxy S II but it takes you to a Galaxy Nexus case.
     
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    I just ordered a different one but you've got me second-guessing it. Those look great!
     
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    @moondrius, best looking case yet. Have a barely there on order but going to get a Rearth one also. Just too sweet. Now I have to decide which color I prefer.
     
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    Thats good to hear! Does the case add a lot of bulk to the phone?
     
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    Still waiting on my Rearth case, but it's urgent now. You guys won't believe this but the Barely There case just moved fail. Indeed, I dropped my SGN onto my coffee table from the top of my Xoom when I picked up the tablet. Where did it hit? The small rim at the top that is not protected whatsoever by the case. It left a tiny little nick. It's not terrible, but I know it's there. Such a PITA. Anyway, I'm not trying to imagine just what is the purpose of the Barely There since it doesn't protect leading edges. Bah Humbug.
     
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    i'm curious if the rearth case will fit with the extended battery on too...
     
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