1. heckenka's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am starting construction/carpentry job this monday and I am interested in buying a more rugged case for my m8. I want something that is dust proof since there will be lots of saw dust and dirt everywhere. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I would like to not spend too much but id rather get something that works and not waste my money.
    09-02-2014 11:29 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender is a great case for your needs. It's dust proof, heavy duty protection and comes with a built in screen protector.
    09-02-2014 11:57 AM
  3. heckenka's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender is a great case for your needs. It's dust proof, heavy duty protection and comes with a built in screen protector.
    The ones ive found have cutouts for the speakers in the screen protector so it isn't completely dust proof. The speaker grills are my main concern. I suppose they may not make one that does cover the speaker grills since it is a main feature.
    09-02-2014 03:32 PM
  4. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    If i was in that position, i think i would have 2 phones.
    1 for work that i wouldnt mind using and possibly getting dirty or messed up, then my awesome baby M8 that i can use with nice clean hands. LOL

    Those speaker grills are going to get filled up quick. Im not sure your going to find a case thats truly sealed like you want it.
    THe biggest problem is, sealing it will also cause the sound to not vibrate properly, any audio produced by the speakers will be muffled. Be it a ring tone, or audio from the earpiece.
    09-02-2014 03:45 PM
  5. heckenka's Avatar
    If i was in that position, i think i would have 2 phones.
    1 for work that i wouldnt mind using and possibly getting dirty or messed up, then my awesome baby M8 that i can use with nice clean hands. LOL

    Those speaker grills are going to get filled up quick. Im not sure your going to find a case thats truly sealed like you want it.
    THe biggest problem is, sealing it will also cause the sound to not vibrate properly, any audio produced by the speakers will be muffled. Be it a ring tone, or audio from the earpiece.
    Well I have an old galaxy s2 that still works well, maybe ill use that at work, except the sim cards are different sizes. I may just leave it in my truck.
    09-02-2014 05:28 PM
  6. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    You can get a SIM adapter in order to use the same NanoSIM with the Galaxy S2.
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    09-02-2014 05:56 PM
  7. pikachu95's Avatar
    Or maybe you can get a pouch type of thing for your phone and carry it in there while you're at work.
    09-02-2014 09:53 PM
  8. Star-Lord's Avatar
    09-03-2014 01:26 PM
  9. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    SUPCASE All New HTC One M8 Case - Unicorn Beetle PRO Full-body Hybr... Amazon.com: SUPCASE All New HTC One M8 Case - Unicorn Beetle PRO Full-body Hybrid Protective Case with Built-in Screen Protector (Black/Black) - Dual Layer Design + Impact Resistant Bumper for HTC One M8 2014 Release: Cell Phones & Accessories

    After looking at the pics, to me it looks like they left the speakers wide open. Which is fine for being able to hear it, but that goes back to my original posting, you wont be able to dust / water proof it and still be able to functionally use it or hear it. This case comes close but it leaves the speaker grills exposed to dust and debris.



    Much better than otterbox.
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    09-03-2014 02:29 PM
  10. heckenka's Avatar
    I think i am actually going to get the supcase and replace their screen protector with a glass one. I think that with the way its designed, i may be able to work out a way to cover the speaker holes.
    09-03-2014 04:37 PM
  11. Star-Lord's Avatar
    I don't think you're going to find a case that can cover the speaker grille. That would defeat the purpose.

    It is resistant to dust more than the otterbox was. It's a very tight fit which helps against dust.
    09-04-2014 02:06 PM
  12. vincent thomas1's Avatar
    Supcase

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    09-05-2014 07:29 PM
  13. pamelak38's Avatar
    Otterbox defender does not cover the ports, I bought one, and got dust in my charging port and could no longer charge my phone
    04-23-2015 12:09 AM
  14. Dylan Solis's Avatar
    Try this one. Looks pretty sealed and has the charging And audio port sealed too.
    I've had this one and it's pretty good now I just used my One naked because I like to show it off.

    http ://goo.gl/a5U1yo

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-23-2015 01:32 AM
  15. RobDogOne's Avatar
    Ummm...you're wrong! The otterbox defender case DOES cover the ports...
    Maybe if you actually owned the case you would know that.



    Posted via My htc One M8
    04-23-2015 01:44 AM
  16. RobDogOne's Avatar
    Try this one. Looks pretty sealed and has the charging And audio port sealed too.
    I've had this one and it's pretty good now I just used my One naked because I like to show it off.
    Ummm...you're wrong! The otterbox defender case DOES cover the ports...
    Maybe if you actually owned the case you would know that.

    http ://goo.gl/a5U1yo

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Posted via My htc One M8
    04-23-2015 01:45 AM
  17. rm05's Avatar
    I also work in a dusty environment and have found nothing better than simply wrapping the phone in a cheap polythene freezer bag. It works 100% and can be thrown away when dirty.
    puch96 likes this.
    04-24-2015 01:03 PM
  18. Super Dave426's Avatar
    It fits in a sandwich bag too. I work in construction and use a Seidio Surface with Holster and a Tempered Glass protector and don't have any dirt issues. Holsters screen in and the speakers are on the same side, glass protector came with lens covers too.
    04-25-2015 08:30 PM

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