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  1. m.vasquez009

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    Does anybody know if their are any available cases for this phone yet ?? Would the cases made for the international version fit the at&t version
     

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    Since it's now days from release, does anyone know if there are any cases for sale specifically for the AT&T variant of the SG2?
     
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    I saw a cheesey black soft gel one at best buy today. Case-mate also makes an aluminum one..waiting on their rubber ones.

    I need a case bad.
     
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    Got my TPU ATT version case today, it's a black business like no-frill case cost under $10, comes with gloss screen protector too. I'd say it's a good deal given the price. If you want a fancy one, look elsewhere.

    http://is.gd/PAyJ2i

     
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    My Otterbox commuter case arrived today. I ordered it through Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/OTTERBOX-Samsung-Galaxy-i9100-Commuter/dp/B0055Q5F36/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318702337&sr=8-4
    and was sure to ask first if it'd fit the AT&T S2 and the guy said it would. I was still skeptical but it came today and I put it on and it fits perfectly. At first the rubber layer seemed like it wasn't as snug as I'd like until I put on the hard shell outer layer. It's PERFECT!
    It's the best case I ever owned. I do wish they had the more rugged version (I forget what they call it) that my wife has on her iPhone being I'm in construction but I think out of all the choices this is the very best one...plus..."nothing" will really protect the screen as far as cases go and the screens half the phone so......It does come with a screen protector fwtw.
    The nice thing is the button covers are sort of a button of it's own.
    The button(s) on the left for sound are just a hair hard to press which is a GREAT thing being I end up changing the sound levels when I don't want to when I go to click the right side button being it's directly opposite of the sound buttons which is a stupid design. I tend to squeeze the whole phone. It's sort of awkward squeezing just the right side...anyway..
    I love this Otterbox case!
     
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    The international version will not fit the at&t version. There are some nice tpu cases on amazon. Just search "i777 cases argyle" on amazon
     
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    I picked up a case on day one at the local AT&T store. They had two; a Casemate "pop", and a "Ballistic" case (Otterbox ripoff? Not sure.) I got the Casemate, mom got the Ballistic. The Ballistic is bulkier and clearly more protective of the phone should you drop it, but both are of good quality.

    My only complaint, for both cases, is the rubber lining along the edge of the face. It is TOO grippy; makes pulling the phone out of my pocket a real chore.

    Also, my case (the Casemate Pop) has a kickstand on the back -- don't buy this case for the kickstand. It barely keeps the phone up, and one little nudge of the surface will knock it down.
     
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    Does this case also have holes for the noise canceling hole? I've read that is the biggest difference.
     
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    According to the Casemate site, the POP is for the European version only. I am now wondering if they have the POP case at my ATT store.
     
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    I'm using TPU gloss case - not too bulky and it does the job. It has a generous gap for the power button.

    Skinomi is pretty good, although it does have a little orange peel effect.
     
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    I also got the international otterbox commuter and it fits perfectly...but i did notice that a hole is blocked on the top of the phone by the headphone jack cover...not sure how big of a difference it makes.
     
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    So I just did a few test calls with and without the otterbox on and I could not tell a difference in call quality with the case on or off. I think it is safe to use the international otterbox w/ AT&T version.
     
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    phones and cases are tricky now since almost all cases are manufactured to fit slightly different manufacturers and models.


    i tested and found the luxmo carbon fiber case, link below, perfectly fits the captivate, infuse and galaxy s 2. i tested all 3 phones when i was in a corporate at&t store.


    samsung captivate:
    the size 8, "siz8", carbon fiber case, link below, also easily handles my seideo extended battery on my captivate. it is not a perfectly tight fit, which is good, because a tight fit makes it difficult to remove the phone. however, it is an excellent fit for the captivate (with or without an extended battery), the infuse and the galaxy s 2. for arguments sake, the captivate and galaxy s 2 are very close in size, in my opinion.


    for a leather luxmo case for a stock captivate, NO CASE, NO EXTENDED BATTERY, siz8, size 8, see the link @ cell phone trek: http://store.cellphonetrek.com/cell-phone-pouch-siz8-014.html

    for a leather case for a captivate WITH an extended battery OR a case, cell phone trek is getting a new model, "siz4", size 4, which is larger than siz8. confusing, i know. anyway, call them to order.


    samsung galaxy s 2:
    however, i DO NOT know for sure if the carbon fiber case will handle extended batteries on the infuse or galaxy s 2. i just bought the galaxy s 2 and there seems to be enough room for an extended battery or cover for it with the carbon fiber case, but seidio, my favorite extended battery vendor, does not have an extended battery for the galaxy s 2 yet, and i have never used phone covers. so i can not say for sure. however, the captivate and galaxy s 2 are very close in size, so i would bet the galaxy s 2 with an extended battery will fit the carbon fiber case perfectly.

    there are 2 new leather luxmo cases which are even bigger and will fit a galaxy s 2 with a cover or extended battery according to cell phone trek, who i spoke to today. see "leather cases" below. the correct size is "siz4".



    samsung infuse:
    the infuse fits the carbon fiber case nicely, but the carbon fiber case seems to me to be too small if you have the infuse WITH an extended battery OR a case. otherwise, the infuse WILL fit nicely in the carbon fiber case below.

    there are 2 new leather luxmo cases which are even bigger and will fit an infuse with a cover or extended battery according to cell phone trek, who i spoke to today. see "leather cases" below. the correct size is "siz4", size 4.


    the carbon fiber case has elastic bands which allow expansion and more flexibility, so i bet it would handle an extended battery for the galaxy s 2. since the infuse is larger i can't guess on the infuse with an extended battery or case fitting the carbon fiber case.


    LINK: carbon fiber case, "siz8", size 8 phones, http://store.cellphonetrek.com/case-siz8-003.html


    i spent over 8 hours on the internet trying to find a nice quality HORIZONTAL case for the samsung captivate (i own a captivate), infuse (don't own) and galaxy s 2 (just bought one). PRICE WAS NO OBJECT, BUT I FOUND IT FOR $10, + SHIPPING. i would have paid a lot more. i ooked at 15 different manufacturers, ranging from low to high end, including men's leather stores who specialize in leather products and accessories. i have no business ties, nor do i get anything for this blog, so if you find a case, with permanently stitched belt loops AND a belt clip, as i discuss below, please post the manufacturer, model number/name and where to buy it, just like i did.


    my requirements:
    1. a permanently stitched, fixed (non-rotating) belt clip so it will not break off, for when i wear shorts on the weekend.


    2. in addition, permanently stitched belt loops you insert your belt into. why? so, it will not fall off. belt loops prevent the case from being displaced and coming off. i want one case i can wear with BOTH shorts (without belts) and pants (with belts)


    3. conservative, attractive, upscale, not for little kids, not neon, not fugly, nice quality, low key, not cheap looking, dorky looking or a piece of crap, etc.


    4. horizontal only. i originally thought i only wanted a verticle case, but i found out the hard way a verticle case poked and jammed against my leg getting in and out of my car, since a verticle case hangs down. no, i am not a fatty. i bought a vertical case, hated it, and gave it away. a verticle case is harder to pull a phone out of because only the short end of the phone can be grabbed.


    a horizontal case is unobtrusive and you will forget you are wearing it, and very easy to grab your phone out of because you grab the whole long length of the phone, which is longer than just the top. luxmo has a hole you can poke your finger in to slightly raise the phone to grab it easily!


    5. a large, magnetic cover, not straps, that clip together, not noisy and time consuming velcro, etc; magnetic only, which is fast and easy to open. i do not want to wrestle with my case and drop my phone, which i did with another manufacturer.


    6. the case covers the corners of my phone so all edges of my phone are protected and thus, won't stick out. so if i drop it, the edges of my phone will not be damaged, period

    for me, the manufacturer is Luxmo. you can go to where ever you want to buy it; i do not care. i found 99.99999% of the distributors charge about the same, and saving $0.50 is not for me. if you want to waste hours of your time to save a nickel, good for you; go for it.

    for me, the distributor is cell phone trek, who has a huge selection and many different manufacturers, not just luxmo.


    cell phone trek link: http://store.cellphonetrek.com/cell-phone-cases.html


    i have purchased and like "carbon fiber", which means a very high class vinyl, and it has a very nice feel and texture.


    new, captivate, infuse, galaxy s 2 horizontal leather cases with room for a cover or extended battery:
    Luxmo just came out with 2 horizontal leather cases, "siz4", size 4, which cell phone trek will sell, slightly oversized, for the captivate, infuse and galaxy s 2, and should have room for cases OR extended batteries. i say "OR" because i do not know if it will handle a phone with BOTH a case and an extended battery. please call cell phone trek to ask yourself. most people do not have extended batteries AND covers, since covers rarely fit if you ALSO have an extended battery. cell phone trek has it, Luxmo item code lpsaminfdl2hbk, Luxmo upc code 885926035745, $12.99, a fancier model with a magnetic or velcro cover fastener (if you feel magnets interfere with phones, which i have not experienced). there will also be the standard horizontal leather case, "siz4", size 4, which is also nice.


    cell phone trek contact:
    the person i deal with is a manager named jerry (or gerry), who is super nice, super smart, patient, informed, and interested in helping. his time definitely wiped out any profit they made. jerry is @ 407-261-8700, in florida. sorry, they do not have an 800 number, to save money i suppose.


    other ideas?:
    if you see cases with permanently stitched belt loops with a permanently stitched belt clip for a horizontal leather or carbon fiber case, please post them! i posted this as i was very impressed with Luxmo, and the distributor, cell phone trek. you do not have to buy a luxmo, or from cell phone trek. i am only sharing what i liked and found.
     
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    please see my post above.
     

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