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I'm new to the world of smartphones, and this Charge is certainly on my short short list.
Now, I'm seemingly the last of two or three people in the office without a smartphone, but I guess resistance is futile. My big gripe with these devices is that they're made so beautifully; nice lines, super thin, etc, etc... and then everyone throws a dang otterbox on it and triples the phone size. What's the difference if its plastic or aluminum if you're going to cover it with rubber anyways?
Anyways, I am curious what is out there for cases right now, and how much good these things actually do for the phone. Is there a slim case that doesn't take away from the design features of this phone, but also provides some sort of protection? What are y'all using?
- 05-15-2011, 12:28 AM #2
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I'm currently using the kickstand case from Verizon. It has a thin back case of plastic that pops on and off, with a collapsable kickstand on the back. I hardly notice it. The separate front piece slides on nicely and had a belt clip attached. It's quite nice. I use it mostly without the front piece. The negatives I see are:
- Limited protection unless the front piece is on it (as would be expected)
- The belt clip is bulky, so might be in the way if you don't need it
- It won't work with an extended battery.
I didn't look at them, so I'm guessing a bit here, but I think Verizon also offers some silicon sleeve protectors that fit over the phone like a glove. Helps protect and cushions (slightly) if (heaven forbid) you drop it. Also helps you grip the phone better. I've had something like that on a previous phone and loved the way it felt in my hand because it was more grippy. Not sure if it protexts much other than against scratches.
Also I expect there will be quite a variety of 3rd party cases.
Hope that helps.
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