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Accessories Reviewing 2 TPU Minimal Cases

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by desicrator, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. desicrator

    desicrator Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 2, 2010
    So I ordered two cases on amazon to replace the Carbon Fiber one I bought with it from Verizon.

    I wanted to replace the Carbon Fiber one because it was too bulky, buy I had wonders over what kind of case to get, Hard cover? Rubber? or this TPU?(Which I had never heard of before.)

    I came down to the
    - $8.00 Amzer Luxe Argyle Skin Case for Motorola Droid X MB810 - Smoke grey
    I figured this would be a safe bet because people seemed to like it, however A am not a fan of the design...

    I also ordered a Black Trim Clear Ice Cube Case for Motorola Droid X (MB810)$8.81 this is TPU but with a plastic back, and kinda a cool design.

    SO, I received them both today.

    -Both cases are minimal, however the Argyle is a little thicker, but not a lot.
    -The Plastic back on the Black Trim Ice cube, Feels great in my hand, almost like a full plastic case. while the argyle kinda slimy and like a silicone case.

    And now to the biggest difference.
    The side buttons

    -The Argyle's side buttons are mushy and hard to access and cannot plug in a head phone because the hole is too small.

    While the Black Trim Clear Ice Cube Case, hardened the TPU on the buttons, Literally feels like you are touching the buttons, I am not even exaggerating.

    I would Recommend the Black Trim Clear Ice Cube Case for Motorola Droid X (MB810)
    Amazon.com: Black Trim Clear Ice Cube Case for Motorola Droid X (MB810) Verizon Wireless: Cell Phones & Accessories I bought mine from ClazzyGadgets, (not sure if there is different manufacturing by the companies)

    I just wrote this up because I was looking for a comparing review of these two before I bought them. so maybe some one else could benefit from it, and heck even If you are skeptical it is only $8.00.

    And yes I do realize there are cases that offer "better" protection, but I did not have 20+ dollars to spend on a single case. The TPU looks to offer solid protection from a standard drop.


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  2. droidx2010

    droidx2010 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    The Black Trim Clear Ice Cube Case is virtually identical to the high gloss silicon one you can get from Verizon, which I have on my phone and highly recommend. The only difference between the 2 is this case covers the power button, where on the Verizon case the cutout for the headphone extends over the power button exposing it. Also, the Black Trim Clear is cheaper than what I paid at Verizon. Great find!

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