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Accessories TPU Case Review

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chaznsc, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    Hello,
    Picked up a TPU case in smoke Grey a couple of weeks ago and thught I would write my thoughs about it.

    PRICE: The price is right. The quality of the case would demand a higher price I felt. (But see the whole review)

    FEEL: The case is smooth, yet has some tooth to it, not sticky, but you wont just drop it. It feels good in the hand.

    LOOK: It looks nice on the phone, doesnt make it look like a toy. My wife has a purple version and it also looks good.

    FIT: It fits the phone well, and its too soft around the front edge. It slides in an out of my Verizon Leather case fairly well.

    BUTTON ACCESS: This is where the case and I part ways. The buttons for camera, power and volume control are nearly unusable. I cant take photos unless I really press hard. The same goes for volume control. Since I use the HOME button to turn it on I didnt have issues with powering on the Dx. I had REAL problems with the button actions.

    In the final tally, the case is well made, looks good, fits the device, & the price is right, but the button access is a show stopper for me.

    Hope this helps someone.

    chaz

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  2. Trooper

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    Wow 121 views and no replies.

    I just wanted to say I agree with you 100% on this review. The lack of button access is bothering me as well. So I've been back to a naked Droid X for now.

    Wishing Otterbox would come out with something, but at this point meh. Not sure what to do.

    Thank for taking the time to write this up!
     
  3. Btros

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    I agree with both of you guys about the button access; I hate it. Thinking about going with the Verizon thin silicone case.
     
  4. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    Thanks guys, glad it helped.
     
  5. jayloren724

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    i just got the same case, for the price you can't go wrong. I ended up cutting out the silicone over the volume and camera buttons with an x-acto knife. The camera button is easier to press now, at least i can press half way down for focus; but the volume buttons are still a little difficult to get to; might open it up a little more.
     
  6. Napalm

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    I was just about to ask this question. Could you not cut, grind it open a bit and smooth it out?
     
  7. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Well-Known Member
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    Im not much of a surgeon, not to mention the plastic is fairly tough. Bottom line is the case needs some work to make it function. I'm not a fan of buying something and having to mod it just to make it function.
     
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  8. Trooper

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    +1!
     

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