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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scubadown, May 17, 2010.

  1. scubadown

    scubadown Newbie
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  2. Zabii

    Zabii Newbie

    So you left the phone on your belt when you were in your car? That is your problem I learned not to the hard way with my Omnia when I broke two of the OEM holsters. It's not a design flaw, its you.
  3. b1gg134

    b1gg134 Well-Known Member

    It is ugly as sin... thats the larger problem here.
  4. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Android Expert

    I agree, which is one of the reasons that I returned my shell/holster combo. The sitting position is the most dangerous because like you said, when you get up you can push the phone out. I hate that it doesn't have a clip on top to hold the phone in. The extra step to release the phone would have not been that big of a deal. I liked the holster for my enV Touch because of that.
  5. scubadown

    scubadown Newbie
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    You may be willing to live with a bad design, I am not.
  6. vladfan

    vladfan Well-Known Member

    I agree with the OP. I have had this shell/holster combo since I got the phone. After less than a month the phone is very loose when putting it into the holster. If it turns upside down it will fall out. I am waiting for Seidio to come out with their spring clip holster so I can get rid of this piece of junk.
  7. Zabii

    Zabii Newbie

    I am actually replacing the holster with the n1 sleeve anyway, but not because its the holsters fault, its just to damned bulky.
  8. scubadown

    scubadown Newbie
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    This is where I dropped the phone. Shuttle launch pad after a launch. It gets kind of toasted. Lots of repainting to do. (Taken with Dinc)

  9. BrasiliaFlyer

    BrasiliaFlyer Newbie

    Love to see more pictures of the pad after the launch.
  10. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    Okay so people are complaining about what happens when they have the phone upside-down in the holster or are wearing it on their belt while driving.

    In other news, I got this beer mug but every time I shake it around vigorously, all my drink falls out. Clearly this is a design flaw. I also don't get why it is that whenever I sit on the toilet without putting the seat down I fall in.

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  11. vladfan

    vladfan Well-Known Member

  12. answerman

    answerman Android Enthusiast

    Actually I was going to post something similar... got a good laugh out of that. No holster is perfect. I've noticed the same thing about my shell/holster combo as the OP, and I just make sure that it stays vertical and that I take it off when I'm driving.

    For what it's worth, I've had the Seidio springclip holsters for my three previous HTC phones, and they have the same problem in a different way: if you wear them while driving, the clip hooks on the seat belt and unclips the phone when you take your seat belt off.

    Just pay attention, and your phone will be secure. I've had HTC phones for 6 years now, and I have never damaged a single one of them. Why? Because I'm careful and pay attention to what I'm doing. Just my 2 cents.
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  13. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    My point is it's a holster, not an armored lockbox. You have to be conscious of what you're doing. Keep the phone facing up and don't put it in any weird positions and you'll be good.

    Personally the driving thing is a moot point since I put it in a cup holder in the car. Why would you have it in the holster while driving anyway? That'd be REALLY awkward to get to if it rang.
  14. scubadown

    scubadown Newbie
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    Oh, let me see, I buy a phone holster but everytime I sit down, if I don't take the phone out first, it falls out, but that is not a design issue. You don't work for Toyota do you? Guess I need one with a latch.

    Another pic of the Shuttle launch pad, post launch.

  15. Karuk

    Karuk Android Enthusiast

    I went to a Verizon store this weekend to look at the OEM accessories. Tried them all and none of them seemed worth the price.
  16. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    Thing's never fallen out of mine while standing up, nope. But then again, I keep mine vertical. Speaking on straight physics, there's no way for the phone to drop out unless the OP is holding it at an angle where it can slide out, and if that's the case... well again it's a belt holster.
  17. Az Scooter

    Az Scooter Member

    I am thinking a can of rustoleum, and you will be good to go. That is cool, and amazing how quickly oxidation sets in after the extreme heat.
  18. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    love my holster shell combo :)
    had one with the eris also. it does have a one year warranty on it so...if the clip gets lose i`ll complain and get another one. trust!
  19. vladfan

    vladfan Well-Known Member

    I agree but it doesn't mean that this particular item isn't very good.

    I am waiting for Seidio to make their holster because after using them on 6 different phones, they are the best IMO. They hold the phone in safely and securely.

    BTW, I do as you do and put the phone in my cup holder so I can get to it.
  20. golfinglenn

    golfinglenn Well-Known Member

    I also like the holster. Holds the phone secure and screen inward. Have yet to have phone fall out in any situation. What kind of a car do you drive? I think it is probably the seats problem/poor design that would cause it to push your phone up and out. :eek:
  21. scubadown

    scubadown Newbie
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    The exhaust from the solid rocket boosters is very corrosive and we are right on the beach, with all the salt in the air. Crews get right on it after launch and wash everything down and then sandblast and paint.
  22. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I think its pretty good combo. I usually use a skin on all my phones. but I'm kind of diggin the shell combo. only thing is it deff scratches the sides if u ever have to take it out of the shell to do a battery pull. yes I am anal about scratches...lol!
  23. BzB

    BzB Android Enthusiast

    i don't even use the holster part. just the shell, which is very nice by itself and will hold me over until the seidio innocase comes out. only thing i don't like about the shell is that it doesn't fully cover the top corners of the phone, so those are susceptible to damage if dropped at the right angle. the sides and most of the bottom is covered though. if it did cover those areas i would be all set with no need for the seidio case.

    as far as the shell scratching the sides of the phone when removing it, hasn't happened to me yet and i've taken it out of the shell many times switching sd cards and what not. however, it is possible for any case to scratch the phone while removing it if dirt/sand gets in there but the case material by itself will not scratch the phone in normal use.
  24. gparadox

    gparadox Member

    I used the holster for the first time today; you just need to make sure it 'clicks'.. It is easy to miss.
  25. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Get yourself a blackberry holster...works great , phone fis perfectly and they have great quality.

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