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  1. rkchkjhk27

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    I've been trying to locate cases for my new thunderbolt online, and would like something that offers protection without being too bulky. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     

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    i just ordered one of these:

    BLACK Crystal Skin TPU Soft Gel Case HTC Thunderbolt - eBay

    i personally love TPU cases. they fall somewhere in between silicone and hard plastic, so you get the benefits of both IMO. one piece, snug fitting protection that doesn't add bulk or have snaps to break when removing to put the phone in a dock.

    there are other styles of TPU cases offered on ebay as well, just search "thunderbolt tpu case" and check out all the options.
     
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    Need one :(
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    I got a seidio innocase.. It feels great and adds no bulk to the phone
     
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    seidio makes good products, but i immediately veto any plastic case because the snaps always break on me. as often as i take cases off to use a dock, swap the battery, or take the SD card out; they are bound to wear out over time.
     
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    Thanks, What's the seidio case feel like, does it feel like hard plastic or more rubbery? I have looked at some case-mate cases and really like the ones they have for the Evo, and am wondering if they will make one for the ThunderBolt in due time.

    HTC EVO 4G Tough Cases, Hard Cases for HTC EVO 4G
     
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    Need one :(
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    No snaps. It is a slider.. You just slide the phone it it and slide on the bottom piece :)
     
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    I plan on getting the Seidio Active X when it's available.

    seidioonline.com
     
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    hmmm, i may have to look into one of those as well. i haven't used a seidio product since i had my BB Curve 8330, and it was snaps back then. i made the switch to TPU when i got a BB Storm 2, and carried my Droid naked because there were no TPU cases offered. sure, having one would have held the keyboard closed, but i never use it anyway.
     
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    +1 Seidio Innocase. Had one on my Blackberry and now on my Palm Pre. Great cases, feels great in my hand, and as HTCT said above, adds very minimal bulk.
     
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    OtterBox answered my tweet yesterday saying they had somethings in the works for the thunderbolt
     
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    seidio active case and holster for me :)...love the one on my inc
     
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    I picked this up at VZW today, along with the car dock that someone else already posted pics of. What I liked about this is it's a holster/case combo.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Need one :(
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    It is a hard case but it has a smooth feel to it.
     
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    sedio innocase surface II it looks like for me. the TB is alredy a bit thicker, so im looking for minimal bulk. going to take a chance on it!

    excited!
     
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    The innocase is the nicest case I have used. I don't normally use cases but they are nice when you get one that fits properly. I ordered one for the thunderbolt and hoping it works out well.
     
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    I bareback my phones.
     
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    Pronstarz going bareback! Old school! lulz
     
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    Need one :(
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    You guys that ordered the innocase will not be upset!

    If you hadnt ordered yet try these discounts codes..

    DISC2011

    GREEN11

    The first one worked for me 3 weeks ago.
     
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    Not just that, but it's a good way to spread STDs....Signal Tower Degradation.
     
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    To all: I was about to order but got a little busy- where is the best place to buy? straight from SedioOnline? I saw amazon was 2-4 wks shipping. any other reliable places?

    Thx in advance--
     
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    I think there's actually a Sedio member on here. I bet he'd appreciate you going through him, and may even give you a forum member perk. Do a search although I think he had a thread started about TB accessories on here somewhere.
     
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    Thanks Tx- how do I search for him? I am relatively new to the forum, should i just search sedio?

    thx-- chriz
     
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    Yeah, I think that's his member name, although like I said, I think he has a thread in here somewhere. It's probably on page 2. He has some pics I believe as well. And the good part about it is people that represent a company on these websites tend to do so because they have a genuine interest in helping people who are interested in their products so you won't get some yahoo in a 3rd world country that isn't very knowledgeable about their product. The guys that spend extra time in these forums are professional to the x degree.
     
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    I found it on the second page, thx for your help
     

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