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Accessories Seidio Active X Case Black Review (25+ pics!)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by betatech, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. betatech

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    Well Just received the Seidio Active X case for review I have to say I was surprised. You are provided with three pieces. Outer Screen protector, a rubber back skin, and then a Plastic Skeleton to go over the rubber back piece. Installation was breeze and this case is easier to remove due to the design of the Plastic Skeleton. Outer Screen protector is pretty simple to remove but having finger nails will benefit greatly! Another thing to note: Since the Skeleton is a separate piece, changing colors will be simple ( if you wanted to could even paint it! ). Sliding Mechanism was not affected at all.

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    Outer Screen Protection Piece does have a taller lip and it is a little thicker but feels strong. With the taller lip I didn't find any affect or issues with comfort on the use of the screen or buttons. The finish is smooth with a rubbery feel, and yes you may find that one or two little bumps within the finish - (If you really want to remove the bumps in the finish then use 1500 or 2000 wet sand paper and very Lightly go over the bumps. Make sure to wet the paper - this will allow you to keep the finish). The tabs are located on both the top and bottom of the piece and sectioned in the middle ( view pictures above ). -- This is nice since the most common issue with cases is scratching or restriction due to the tabs being placed on each side.



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    IMO - I love this! Provides protection for the phone without the possibility of the case scratching the phone itself. Both the Power and Volume buttons are covered but fit the form of the phone and require the same amount of pressure to be pushed. As for the cut outs - Match perfect- Mic, USB, Headphone, Camera, and LED, and if by chance yours does not you can also trim whatever excess you need to since its rubber.


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    The back Skeleton has a very smooth finish with no bump in sight. The skeleton itself is very sturdy along with the clips located on each corner. Now the design was to set for most common point of Impact. On any phone there are 6 points - Top Left and Right Corner - Bottom Left and Right Corner - Left Side - Right Side. The Skeleton was designed around these 6 points of impact along with using the rubber skin interior as a shock absorber. The skeleton Case Wraps around on each point which in truth allows for a sturdier construction due to each point of impact being supported both by form and curvature.


    I will provide pics of the phone within the case once the Camera is charged.

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  2. Kelmar

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    Not likely, sorry :(

    Just make another 2 posts :)
     
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    No problem, wasn't sure how the limit was set.
     
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    Hey Beta, thanks for the pics! This is the case that I most likely will be picking up but in blue. What screen protector are you using with your phone? I see it has the cut out for the front camera and sensor.
     
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    any question I had u already answered in that post. ordering mine asap
     
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    Looks like it will be a real dust collector around the edge of the screen.
     
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    I'd rather have it collect dust around the edges than chips and cracks from accidental drops.
     
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    what case won't trap a little dust ? none I.m.o .. take it apart as frequently as u prefer and clean it off.
     
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    Another awsome post thanx
     
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    im liking the look of this case. I'm worried about one thing. I had a zig zag screen protecter on my evo then had a case from this brand. It was two peices. But it would lift up the screen protecter on the egdes. Will this happen with the epic. Cause when I had my evo either really could only pick screen protecter or the case. Hope I won't have this problem
     
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    I've never had an Invisible Shield attach itself to any external case.

    I assume you'll be applying the IS to the naked Epic first (as opposed to trying to apply it with the second case on already) and doing what's necessary to apply the IS perfectly (washing hands, cleaning screen and removing lint, choosing a dust- and lint-free environment, carefully applying solution, placing protector very carefully after removing cut out pieces with a scissors tip or long pin, finessing the centering so that everything lines up, squeezing out bubbles and extra solution, etc., etc.). It's a lot of work, and the Epic probably doesn't need an IS, but once you apply it correctly, an IS isn't going to attach itself to an external case.

    I repeat: I've never ever had that happen with any device.
     
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    i got mine today ... i like it but am gonna have 2 get used to not having the rubber texture like my sprint one did. also gotta get used to power button but it looks amazing .. this thread & a few others made me pull the trigger . thanks!
     
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    I'm anxiously waiting for the burgundy version.
     
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    does this add much bulk? cause i really need a case since i droped it for the first time the other day ;/
     
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    No. isn't obviously as thin as being caseless but its not bad
     
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    where is the cheapest place to buy this case at? and does it make the phone lose oncde the case is off? i dont think i want a screen protecter but i do need a case badly...will this be my best bet? or will otter come out with one you think...is that there name?
     
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    My phone has a slight buzz when it vibrates (the top and bottom halves of the phone vibrating together)... did your phone do this? And if so does this case eliminate that?
     
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    Got my black active x case yesterday through Amazon. This thing is SWEET!! Anyone looking for a case that will more than adequately protect their phone from an accidental fall should get this case. Great looking, quality case!!

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    I just received the blue version yesterday. It does add some bulk but not very noticeable.the bottom piece on the slider is a little loose but nothing to worry about I believe. My daughter did drop my phone today from about 3ft high.I am glad I had the case! I would reccomend tbis case.
     
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    I've been using this case for several weeks now and it is by far the best I've ever used. Dropped it about a week ago face down, and the case kept the screen from hitting the ground.

    Thanks for sharing the pics! They helped me decide to order one.
     
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    I purchased the maroon case for my Epic. Love it!
     
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    A couple of questions. I currently have the Seido "Surface" case & holster. I rotate between batteries, so I have to take the back case off regularly. I have just broke one of the small tabs that holds the back part of the case to the phone, that was my second back part of the case (Seido sent the recent one out under warranty). Obviously, that was not the phone case for me. My questions are: 1) Does the back case clip on to phone in such a way where it can handle being taken off the phone once a day? 2) Do you think the holster for the Active X is the same as the one for the Surface Case? I would rather just buy the case instead of the case & holster combo.
     

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