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  1. climberman

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    I have the black silicon case from Verizon which I picked up when I got my too good to believe DNA last Wednesday....... why.....?....... just seemed like I should...... but since have been running naked since....... which is what I will be probably continue....... but worried about not just dropping the beauty but also...... can the back black surface get scratches?

    Never been a fan of cases and particularly with this slender beast..... but did see an Otterbox on line today which looked, for the usually beasty Otterbox series, slim - called the Commuter - have anyone have it yet??
     

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    I've used the commuter cases before for both the iPhone 4/s/5 and for the GS3, and for an otterbox they are pretty slim. They will be thicker than most cases but they will protect the phone.

    I actually really like the otterbox commuter cases. I'm waiting in one with more color though.
     
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    I too bought the black silicone case from verizon and also a screen protector. I put an otterbox on my rezound w/o a screen protector and it got scratched up. I'm not taking the chance even with the gorilla glass.

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    If you guys want a pretty slender case that offers some protection without the heft, look no further then Diztronic! Awesome TPU cases...
     
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    This looks promising. What phones have you used this one before? Any pictures you can post?
     
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    I am using the Verizon shell/holster case with a kickstand. Fairly slim. I used one on my INC2 until the kickstand broke. As careful as I try to be, I have dropped my phones and the case saved my past phones many times.

    Different question, does anyone know if the wireless charging pad will charge through a case? I would hate to always take it out of the case to charge.
     
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    I'm waiting for the Active :). Always loved seidio....


    that said, i went completely naked on my Rezound and loved it. Not sure I can bear to put anything over this beast
     
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    I'm hoping SGP releases a Neo Hybrid case for the DNA.

    I think I've tried just about every case out there at one time or another and that was by far the best. Unfortunately it fits so well, the small difference between the VZ GNex and international version was enough that it didn't line up correctly.

    For a dual layer case, it was even thinner than your basic TPU or silicone case.
     
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    For $15 shipped I just bought one. I didn't really want a case, but the camera sits so flush I worry about the wear on the lens without a case. Plus if I do drop it, the case will help a bit!

    Next...do I get a screen protector...It looks so great without one!! Anyone going to go naked with the screen with the Gorilla Glass 2?
     
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    Looks great for $12.50....like all the other DNA offerings a drill bit will be needed to make a hole for the rear notification LED! Amazing the case mfgrs :eek:miss the LED its so stealth
     
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    Go with the otterbox commuter when it becomes available at a good price. I bought tpu one on ebay for a buck for my maxx and waited and got my otterbox commuter brand new and shipped for 14. It has really good protection but the plastic shell is a bit slippery at first.
     
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    Just received my Otterbox Defender. It definitely makes the whole package bigger! Don't know if I'll keep it at that size, but the DNA naked is right at the limits of "big" for me (came from an OG Incredible), so any case would probably make the phone feel too large.

    My main issue so far is the built-in screen protector, which (on my example anyway) really inhibits the response of the screen. I have an iPhone 4S for work and the Defender on it has great screen response, so maybe I just got a bad one.
     
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    Got my case yesterday. Doesn't add much weight at all, and a bit of thickness to the back. I'll use it for a while until some of the other ones come out...if I can find something that is even thinner I might go that route. I love the DNA naked, but just can't stand the thought of all the wear and tear it would take without a case...especially the camera since it is so flush with the back.
     
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    Here u go guys

    Amazon.com: Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for HTC Droid DNA (Verizon) - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I've basically used Diztronic cases for all of my phones in the last year or so...

    Most recently the GS3 and shhhhh iPhone 5...lol

    Honestly though, they're cases are on the money, and the owner is on top of customer support if any is ever needed...

    Either visit they're site or check them out on they're Amazon Store.

    Good luck

    While going Naked is always fun, one drop can lead to all that fun coming to a very quick end. Rock a case, it's like a seat belt for your phone.
     
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    You have made clear for me that while running naked can be (quite) fun :) better judgement must prevail...... just ordered my Diztronics case....... next up is the best Nokia vertical charging stand..... just for the form factor fun :)
     
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    Ditztronic case for me. I've already dropped the phone twice (GASP). Once while in a seated position it slipped out of my robe pocket and the other time my darling (grrrr!) Bengel cat decided it was a hockey puck while sitting on my dresser. Phone emerged 100% unscathed from both assaults but that was enough to convince me that I may not be so lucky if there's a third time. No way, however, am I putting anything between myself and that wonderful screen! At $12.50 on Amazon I don't see how you can go wrong with the Ditztronic case.
     
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    Always more funnnn! But yes, with these expensive toys...protection from a case is always best!

    Enjoy, and yes I love the form factor of the Nokia charging station.

    Ughhhhh, don't ya just cringe when it hits the floor! For $12.50 ya can't go wrong! Enjoy...
     
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    Just put my beasty beauty DNA into my beautiful black brand new Diztronic case........really like it a lot - very sleek and very nice - does not add to the size of the phone at all - slender form factor the same - as a prior member commented the back of the case is a bit slick and therefore slippery but otherwise great - also the top of the case has a nice overlay on the power button which makes it a bit more responsive - very happy with this case :) And it charges wirelessly with the case on on both my flat LG charging pad next to bed and my Nokia DT - 910 vertical wireless charging stand
     
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    Anyone thought to ask Diztronic if they will add a hole for the rear notification light?
     
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    That rear notification light on the DNA is wonderful and an unexpected and seldom seen feature these days ..... that's coming from a BlackBery guy from years ago when you could land a 747 on the illumination from those BB notification lights......

    I am so impressed with this case ......if the back let that notification light shine through it would be a 10.....as it is the case is a 9.9 :)
     
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    I will email Clay tomorrow. Also going to ask him if they'll be making it in the smoke color?
     
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