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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlazeD OnE, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. BlazeD OnE

    Thread Starter

    I'm just curious as to how many people leave there phones naked.
    And how many people use a skin or case, or even screen protector.
    Personally, I won't leave the house without my otterbox commuter case on, I just feel like it would be for me to leave me house without clothes on, Dones't feel right.

  2. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Android Enthusiast

    I have no case or screen protector...I guess I'm just a rebel ;)
  3. Cajun83

    Cajun83 Well-Known Member

    I use a couple different cases but no screen protector. I have a red slip on case and one of the black silicone cases... phone always has one or the other on it.
  4. mhrebin

    mhrebin Well-Known Member

    at the moment I run the phone naked. I have a seidio case, clear snap together case and one of those high gloss semi rigid skins. In the end I can't stand cases because the phone just feels so good in the hand. The seidio case is the closest thing to naked, to me, but it just didn't work for the long haul.

    anyone wanna buy my extra cases? lol
  5. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    I have a zagg screen protector and a couple different silicone cases for daily use...... I also have one of the more rugged waterproof otterbox cases for when Im on the tractor (Ive run over a phone or 2 in the past :( ).....wife has a zagg and one of the hard cases with the "pretty" pictures on hers

    if you decide to get a pouch/holster of some type it makes a difference in what type of case use....... even the thinner silicone cases wont fit in just every holster ( I had to look around to find one that fit )
  6. lessit

    lessit Well-Known Member

    Here's why I use both:
    Keeps glass from getting scratched. Peel off and apply a fresh protector - just like NASCAR.
    If you drop the phone and it has a nice silicone skin, it is less likely to be damaged. After all, I own it and would have to pay for a replacement/repair.
    I want to keep it "as new" if I decide to sell it down the road.
  7. jerryrp

    jerryrp Newbie

    I use a screen protector which has save my glass many times. I ordered a 3pk and on the second one already. I have a silicone slip on and it's worth it since I've dropped it on the hardwood floors a couple of times and it gives the phone some grip to handle...
    IMO... worth the few dollars...
  8. mc48

    mc48 Android Enthusiast

    I have never used a screen protector but used a silicone case for a couple of months but stopped using it a few months ago and since then have enjoyed going completely naked. Sometimes I use a leather holster on my waistband but when actually using it, there is nothing, nothing like the feel of it naked, the way it was meant to be. It has a nice feel and size. (this is starting to sound xxx rated ;) I have heard stories of course about ppl having them slip out of their hands and breaking but I am pretty careful with it. Maybe I will regret it someday if that happens but I don't regret the pleasure I get out of it now, naked :)
  9. en WyCe

    en WyCe Member

    No screen protector, but I do use Wrapsol Ultra.
  10. CampD

    CampD Newbie

    Clear silicone case only, floors are hard!
  11. BlazeD OnE

    Thread Starter

    Great responses guys!, whenever I do take off the otterbox case, I love the feel of the phone naked and contemplate putting it back on. Now that I have root, I'm extra careful with the phone, Root is like getting a new phone again! I haven't dropped the phone on a hard surface yet..knock on wood.. but if I do I hope I have the otterbox on. I've gotten used to the extra thickness of the case but it isn't that bad it's easier to hold. But like other have said there's just nothing like the feel of the phone naked.
  12. hattrick

    hattrick Well-Known Member

    Naked for the last 5 months. No scratches or dents (*knocks on wood).
  13. RasJacob

    RasJacob Newbie

    I used a snap on cover for the first two months and then took it off. This phone is just to damn sexy to be covered up!

    I dropped it in my driveway the day after I took the cover off. It landed on battery side down thankfully. It got a few little dings on the battery cover, but I wiped it off and now you have to look really close to see them.

    I don't know if I can ever go back to a case.
  14. dannydanko

    dannydanko Lurker

    I use an otterbox commuter too. love the hard plastic/silicone hybrid and it feels great in the hand
  15. SyDTRaKKeD

    SyDTRaKKeD Android Enthusiast

    my eris has been in the buff since day one... theres a youtube vid somewhere of this guy taking like a key and a knife to the glass and... guess what? no scratches! (i've heard if you were to drop it really hard onto something pointy and it hits just the right place it could crack tho...) I'm pretty careful with my phone and haven't dropped it yet so I don't need a case... i think thats what i usually end up doing tho is after i've had a phone for a long time and it does start to take a beating... i'll get a case to cover up the boo-boos...
  16. surgeon0214

    surgeon0214 Android Enthusiast

    mine has been butt naked since when I got it in February, not a single scratch yet :D
  17. eghill1125

    eghill1125 Well-Known Member

    I use a snap on case ( black rubber ) i assume it is like the Otterbox ones. I tried to go naked with mine at the beggining, but it was just a little too small and light weight for me. Felt like I would crush it in my hands, so the case has been on since and really like the case on it..
  18. Sytar

    Sytar Newbie

    I use a screen protector only. I have checked for a case of some sort that would work for me, but I like the minimal feel of the phone.

    My wife has the same phone, and has a silicone case as well as the screen protector. She tends to drop hers a bit more then mine.

    So far I love the feel of it, and haven't had any major issues. I did drop it once, but it landed on a rug so no damage.
  19. I use the snap on case and holster that they sell at verizon; feels good in the hand, and the holster isn't too... obnoxious, I guess? I'm still also using the free screen protector my eris came with, seems to be doing its job.

    Edit: Another plus of using the case/holster combo is that the snap on case is just thick enough to create some insulation between you and the battery/phone. No more hot phone problems for me!
  20. tank112002

    tank112002 Lurker

    I work in a industrial enviroment and looking for a case for my HTC Droid that is simular to the otter box defender case any suggestions ? also needs to have a belt clip/ holster
  21. kushdoctor

    kushdoctor Newbie

    no case or screen protector. I've got some dings on the rubber part of the phone and dropped it a couple times but nothing bad has happened yet.
  22. VonKannick

    VonKannick Well-Known Member

    Screen protector only. Dropped it a few times, no substantial damage so far. The back flew off once and the volume buttons bounced out, but I found the little sucker and snapped it back in. No harm, no foul.
  23. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    Since there is absolutely no reason to use a screen protector unless you keep a bunch of diamonds in your pocket with your phone, I do not use one. I used to, removed it a few months ago, no scratches.

    I do use a "gel" case that I purchased on Ebay:
  24. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    I'm just the opposite. It just doesn't feel right if I have something covering the phone. It's such a nice looking phone, why cover it? It's like when people put those front "bras" on their cars. All it does it make the car look worse and it traps dirt underneath which ultimately scratches the finish and ends up making things worse.

    I also HATE screen protectors. They make the screen look like crap and the Eris' screen is virtually scratch proof anyway. I used to put screen protectors on my stuff (my DS, my old PDA, etc.) but I eventually woke up and realized they're mostly useless unless you're working in a harsh environment and constantly have dirt and chemicals on your hands. To the average user all it does it make you think you're adding protection to the phone when you don't really need it. But then again my phone goes in a pocket all by itself when I carry it around.

    In the end I'd rather my phone have some minor scratches and dings then have any sort of case/protector on it.
  25. razorclose

    razorclose Well-Known Member

    Never without my otterbox commuter. I took my first eris out of its case for 3 minutes, and what happens?...my brother hits it out of my hands, and it falls to the concrete and shatters :p
    in addition, with a case, my phone doesn't feel so gosh darn feminine, needs a little girth to it!

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