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Review of UAG (Urban Armor Gear) case for Note 2 w/lots of pictures!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twister6, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Good idea. Thanks for the link
     



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  2. I grabbed the white UAG case to go with my titanium Note 2. I love it, especially with the orange insert. It really adds that little pop of color. I get a lot of people commenting on and admiring it. I think I'm going to spray paint the black insert so that I'll have my own, unique case.

    Overall I'm very happy with the UAG. It even survived a fall falling flat on its face. Granted it was only 3 or 4 feet but it did land on tile.
     
  3. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    You know what I heard some people do? They go to Lowes or HomeDepot painting department and pick up color samplers. Perfect freebie for UAG ;)

    I'm into black'n'white theme, so have my white N2 with white UAG and black insert. But waiting for black carbon fiber vinyl stick on sample from ebay to try it out. Once I get it, and if it looks ok - will post it here.
     
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  4. I love that idea! There is something about me that likes the diamond pattern on it though. I wonder if it can be replicated somehow......
     
  5. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    Here is how it looks with CF insert. I ordered 4"x8" stick-on vinyl black CF piece for $0.99 (shipped, 3D Mitsubishi 4"x8" Carbon Fiber Vinyl Sheet Blk Sticker Film Wrap Adhesive | eBay).

    The effect is subtle, but does look cool. Pictures don't do justice because of light angle. One thing to mention, since it's a stick on vinyl, I traced and cut it out and then sticked it on the back of my black insert. This way I can still flip it to use my original black insert pattern, and also it's thicker now thus absolutely no movement when I shake the case!

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  6. is Twister the same person as vectron on XDA?
     
  7. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Android Enthusiast


    Yep
     
  8. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    I have multiple personalities :) j/k :)

    I started posting at AF before XDA, and awhile back needed to look up something on XDA where I did a quick registration under my temp screen name. Later when I started to post more reviews on AF I realized that XDA community will benefit from it as well, and continued duplicating review posts in parallel. Nothing I can do about it now, but everyone knows my reviews by a signature granite counter top in the kitchen I use to take my pictures. Got even called "Martha Vectron Stewart" on XDA forum lol!!!

    Plus, vendors adding my review pictures/links to their FB pages as well. You can even find it on UAG FB page :)
     
  9. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    In addition to black CF insert (I used black vinyl CF on the back of the original black insert), I made another one with silver CF insert which I stick on the back of original orange insert. This way I still have both original black/orange textured inserts, and on a flip side I have black/silver CF which thickens the insert so it doesn't rattle and adds a nice 3D texture to it. Here is how it looks with silver CF (was a few bucks from ebay, just search for silver CF sample).

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  10. mach1man

    mach1man Android Expert

    Ok so I'm looking at buying the UAG case for my note 2 and I want to know if it works/plays well with a zagg screen protector. Thanks
     
  11. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
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    Assuming you have zagg sp on now, what case are you using with it? I have/had many cases (refer to the link in my sig), but never used zagg sp. GN2 glass is curved toward the edges, and any high quality screen protector (3H hardness, PET japanese film, crystal clear with no orange peel, no rainbow effect under any light, and no plasticy feeling to the touch or stickiness when using s-pen) - will have a cutout with an extra margin away from the edges of the phone where it might not stick well due to curve of the screen. Btw, what I have listed above as definition of quality screen - is exactly opposite of what I read from a number of users on this forum about zagg with its orange peel and sticky feeling. Again, I'm basing it on other people's replies. Just my opinion - if your screen protector doesn't come too close to the edge, you will be OK with most of the cases. If it is too close to the edge, I would try looking into Spigen or iSmooth screen protectors or a higher priced tempered glass ;)
     
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  12. mach1man

    mach1man Android Expert

    Yea the zagg is edge to edge protection. I'm just using the Verizon shell case now but it's not a lot of protection
     
  13. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Hi mach.

    Moved your thread to the UAG case thread. Also sent you the link.

    Carry on.
     
  14. Savatage79

    Savatage79 Member

    Had one for my S3, instantly bought one for my Note 2....absolutely love it.
     

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