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    Default Case-Mate Barely There case?

    I noticed on Case-Mate's web site that they're finally showing one of their new HTC EVO 4G cases in stock:

    Case-Mate HTC EVO 4G Barely There Cases (Case-Mate HTCEVO-BT), HTC EVO Cases, Covers, Skins by Case-mate

    Has anyone tried this yet? I couldn't find any reviews. I think this is fairly new since it was listed as "Coming soon" last week.
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    Exactly what I am looking for - thanks for the link!
    Treo 650> Moto Q> Moto Q9c> BB Storm> HTC Touch Pro> iPhone 3G> Palm Pre> iPhone 3GS> Droid> Incredible> EVO 4G
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    It looks exactly like mine from ebay which I only this one has more coverage on the camera though.
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    i don't like it. i have a silicon gel TPU case that wraps around the top/bottom front parts of the phone. With my luck, if I had that case, it would fall in those areas and ding my phone up.
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    I have the Amzer version of this case and its only 12.95 with a screen protector. It's the perfect thin and light case that look and feels barely there. This case covers the back, sides and corners of the phone, the corners prevent the top and bottom from touching a flat surface.

    Amzer Simple Click On Case with Screen Protector - Rubberized Black For HTC EVO 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinster02 View Post
    I have the Amzer version of this case and its only 12.95 with a screen protector. It's the perfect thin and light case that look and feels barely there. This case covers the back, sides and corners of the phone, the corners prevent the top and bottom from touching a flat surface.

    Amzer Simple Click On Case with Screen Protector - Rubberized Black For HTC EVO 4G
    My problem with the Amzer case is that it doesn't appear to protect the camera well enough.

    I like how the Case-Mate adds a ring of a little extra height around the camera. The cut-out in that area is also smaller, providing more coverage.

    That's also my main gripe with the Seidio Innocase II. From all the photos I've seen, the camera lens appears to be nearly flush with the case (so it's probably slightly recessed)... which means it's probably OK if you just set it down on something, but it won't handle moving it around on an uneven surface as well as something like the Case-Mate. I might overlook that, but considering how expensive the Innocase is and all the fit problems people are having with it, I'm looking for an alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    i don't like it. i have a silicon gel TPU case that wraps around the top/bottom front parts of the phone. With my luck, if I had that case, it would fall in those areas and ding my phone up.
    I currently have the black HTC silicon gel case (from the Sprint store), and although the phone is very well-protected, the case is too bulky and it's just not pocket-friendly enough for me (too hard to put in / take out, collects too much lint).

    I always forget how nice and slim the phone feels until I remove the gel case and use the Evo bare.
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    Looks nice, I may get it. I tried the Black gel case from Best Buy (Rocketfish) and hated it. Way to "grippy" to take in and out of pockets, plus it attracts a lot of lint. It advertises, "Full Face Screen protection included." I assume that just means it comes with a separate screen protector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by minsc View Post
    Looks nice, I may get it. I tried the Black gel case from Best Buy (Rocketfish) and hated it. Way to "grippy" to take in and out of pockets, plus it attracts a lot of lint. It advertises, "Full Face Screen protection included." I assume that just means it comes with a separate screen protector?
    I also assume it comes with a separate screen protector.

    One potential problem I see is that it doesn't appear to have any felt lining in it. It's also not clear how it attaches to the Evo from the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    I also assume it comes with a separate screen protector.

    One potential problem I see is that it doesn't appear to have any felt lining in it. It's also not clear how it attaches to the Evo from the photos.
    It snaps on from the back. Like any similar case. No need for felt lining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akarol View Post
    It snaps on from the back. Like any similar case. No need for felt lining.
    Haven't a lot of people experienced scratches from cases that are purely hard plastic contacting the phone? Dirt tends to get stuck in between the case and the phone and then rubs up against it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    Haven't a lot of people experienced scratches from cases that are purely hard plastic contacting the phone? Dirt tends to get stuck in between the case and the phone and then rubs up against it.
    I have one on my ipod touch and haven't had that problem. They are really good cases.
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    This case doesn't do anything for putting the phone face down, does it? The screen would still be flat on whatever surface I set it on, right? And yes I have a screen protector but I still don't want to set my phone right on the display. I have the HTC version of the Innocase and it fits OK but the bottom has some flex. I like the looks but something like the barely there would be more my preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    This case doesn't do anything for putting the phone face down, does it? The screen would still be flat on whatever surface I set it on, right? And yes I have a screen protector but I still don't want to set my phone right on the display. I have the HTC version of the Innocase and it fits OK but the bottom has some flex. I like the looks but something like the barely there would be more my preference.
    It's not clear from the photos, but I looked at a review for the IPhone "Barely There" case, and they said that it did not protrude beyond the front of the case (actually sat slightly below it).

    If we assume the Evo case is similar, then this case won't protect the screen when putting it face down. But, personally I think I prefer it this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    It's not clear from the photos, but I looked at a review for the IPhone "Barely There" case, and they said that it did not protrude beyond the front of the case (actually sat slightly below it).

    If we assume the Evo case is similar, then this case won't protect the screen when putting it face down. But, personally I think I prefer it this way.
    For me 95% it's face up (i don't do conference calls or nething like that with my phone) and I have a screen protector. I think it's just mostly getting over the fact that I don't have a "lip" to save me if I do drop it and it lands wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    For me 95% it's face up (i don't do conference calls or nething like that with my phone) and I have a screen protector. I think it's just mostly getting over the fact that I don't have a "lip" to save me if I do drop it and it lands wrong.
    I understand... mostly the peace of mind aspect. I have the HTC gel case right now and I do appreciate how I can just set it face down without worrying about it (it has a lip). But that extra lip also seems to make a big difference in making it feel more bulky for me, so it's a trade-off like anything else. I think the bulkiness bothers me more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    I understand... mostly the peace of mind aspect. I have the HTC gel case right now and I do appreciate how I can just set it face down without worrying about it (it has a lip). But that extra lip also seems to make a big difference in making it feel more bulky for me, so it's a trade-off like anything else. I think the bulkiness bothers me more.
    Have you seen a case like the barely there (with the thinness of the material) but also that has a small (doesn't have to be big just enough to lift the screen off the table) lip? I haven't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    Have you seen a case like the barely there (with the thinness of the material) but also that has a small (doesn't have to be big just enough to lift the screen off the table) lip? I haven't.
    The only one I can think of that *might* fit those requirements is this:

    HTC Evo 4G Rubberized Shield Snap On Hard Case Black

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it might have a small lip. It's only $7 so it might be worth a try
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    Have you seen a case like the barely there (with the thinness of the material) but also that has a small (doesn't have to be big just enough to lift the screen off the table) lip? I haven't.
    Seidio, it's very thin and the camera doesn't touch when you lay it on the back and the screen doesn't touch when you lay it face down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    The only one I can think of that *might* fit those requirements is this:

    HTC Evo 4G Rubberized Shield Snap On Hard Case Black

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it might have a small lip. It's only $7 so it might be worth a try
    I MIGHT try it, but it's hard to tell if it keeps the camera from getting scratched, too. Damn thing has to have a camera that sticks out. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by thekarens View Post
    Seidio, it's very thin and the camera doesn't touch when you lay it on the back and the screen doesn't touch when you lay it face down.
    I've been hearing mixed things about the Innocase II, even the updated version. I wanna believe that I wouldn't have any problems, but the ones that I've held are just as think as the HTC case that I'm using now, which is very similar in design to the Innocase.
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    This case looks too thin to me. I have a couple off the Innocase II's (original and the newer rubberized one) and while I like them they feel a bit loose.

    I got the HTC gel skin and while it increases weight and bulk I don't really mind. But then I am a very big guy and the evo is tiny in my hand.

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    Maybe a good alternative...

    http://store.androidcentral.com/talo...A123A7238.html

    it's only $10 and looks like it keeps the screen raised up a little. Just wondering how thick the back part of the case is. Like will it keep the camera raised up, too.
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    I have the Seidio Innocase, but Im tempted to go ahead and order one of these to see what its about
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    Yeah the pics look good. It looks like a good fit. I have the HTC two piece case (similar to the Innocase) and it's just a little too big for me. I'm very picky. I want a thin case that protects the camera and screen when the phone is set down, all of the corners (eliminates barely-there), and looks good (subjective I know). The only problem I have with the HTC case is it's thick.
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    this case looks like it protects the camera pretty well, but the screen gets no protection as there is no lip at all
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