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Tips PowerSkin for HTC ThunderBolt 7/15/11 - Pre-Orders Available Now

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paduncan, Jun 18, 2011.

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    Where did you order it. Looks interesting but I can't find a place to order
     
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    Thanks ships in 1-3 months. I will just sign up for the mailing list and see what "discount coupon" they provide once the store opens. Mixed reviews of those cases with other phones on amazon
     
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    I had seen this and it does look like an elegant solution for getting more battery time.
     
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    I like the idea and have been waiting for TB version but $60 is pretty steep for 1500 mAh.
     
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    Maybe I can't figure this out because I don't yet own a Thunderbolt, but what is the purpose of that rather ostentatious protrusion on the left side?
     
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    Looks like that is part of their design on all their cases
     
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    Thats where it plugs in to the micro usb port. The kick stand doesn't work though so I will wait for some reviews first. But it looks like a good idea.
     
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    The video shows popping the phone out of the case for kick stand use. Might even act like a dock but I would like to see some hands on reviews as well
     
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    So if this if just another battery, what's the point of the on off button?
     
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    Turn it off so it isn't trying to charge the phone battery at all times
     
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    So is it kind if like a portable powermat?
     
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    No it is a skin. The like a case with a built in backup battery.
     
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    Just got my email and placed my order. Add POWERUP2 for an additional 10% off!
     
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    It covers the kickstand and looks quite large and juts out on one side. Not for me...
     
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    that thing looks huge. and its cool you can use it as a "desk dock" but covering the kickstand is a deal breaker for me. not that i would ever need this anyway.
     
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    how is this better than getting an extended battery?
     
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    The thickness is just obscene! Compare this to their i-phone powerskin and an obvious question arises, WTF where they thinking when they designed the android line?
    Just look at the pictures:
    The bottom 2 are for Thunderbolt.
    I also just got Sensation for work and wanted to get this case for it as well but not now.

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    1" thick? Really? Makes the phone look like it's 1990's model.
    But the i-phone case is nice and tidy.
    Hmm...
     
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    You can use it as a life raft.

    The bolt looks good in silver you know?
     
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    It doesn't look like it would add much more bulk than an extended battery.
     
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    Extended battery only adds bulk to a portion of the back cover and you can cover that with your hand while holding it, this thing is the whole back of the phone. Seriously, would you go to this from a nice thin phone? Imagine pulling that thing out in public, kids would ridicule you! :p
     

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