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    Default What is the best case for the N4?

    I'm ideally looking for something similar to the Otterbox Defender.

    Post links if you can.

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    Default Re: What is the best case for the N4?

    Best bet for anything of the sort is an ionic Guardian from Amazon, Google/LG didn't send too many of these devices out to manufacturers for them to make cases for them, so really they may be waiting to order a phone first so they can then build a case for it, we are all waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Prodigy View Post
    Best bet for anything of the sort is an ionic Guardian from Amazon, Google/LG didn't send too many of these devices out to manufacturers for them to make cases for them, so really they may be waiting to order a phone first so they can then build a case for it, we are all waiting.
    Does that case come with a built-in screen protector?

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    dont think so.
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    I'm hoping Speck will make one of there Fitted cases for the Nexus 4 as I love the feel of there cases. I have submitted a ticket into them just as I did to get the Fit Folio case made for the Nexus 7, please take a minute to vote if they get enough votes for it they will produce it. Due to the lack of good cases out there I don't think we can afford to pass this one up






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    I was looking around on amazon since I was one of the lucky ones today. This will be only my second candy bar phone, as I've had a Pre, and a samsung slider before my current HTC Radar. Are the hard cases actually good at protecting? Or is gel a better way to go? I have found a few, but I'm not sure if they'd actually protect the phone from falls.

    Hard case with soft touch plastic - Amazon.com: SF Matte Black - Rearth Ringke SLIM for LG Google Nexus 4 Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case - ECO Package: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Soft Gel case - Amazon.com: i-Blason Slim Fit S Line Flexible TPU Case for Google Nexus 4 Smart Phone E960 LG 8gb 16gb (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories
    I had one of these for my radar, but i played with it constantly and stretched it out. it also covered the microphone hole on my phone which was super annoying since no one could hear me.

    So does anyone know which kind is better at protecting? I'd rather not have a huge monolithic slab that i have to keep in my pants. I'm not prone to dropping, but accidents do happen so I'd like to have a little bit of precaution with it still looking good. Any help would be great
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    Just ordered this from ebay. $5.33 free shipping. I have this on my gnex and its not fancy but provides nice protection.

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    I just got my iBlason TPU case in the mail from Amazon. I got the clear/frosted color and it looks really good, but I just wish the whole thing was completely clear. It adds a good amount of grip on the sides, and some on the back. It doesn't want to slide off every non-level surface now . Believe me, once I slapped that case on my N4 I let loose a sigh of relief. I had survived a week without a case without sustaining any cracks/scratches. I would really recommend this case for now, at least until some of the bigger case manufacturers come out with their own cases. Personally i'm longing for a Speck Candyshell for the Nexus 4 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVagabond View Post
    I was looking around on amazon since I was one of the lucky ones today. This will be only my second candy bar phone, as I've had a Pre, and a samsung slider before my current HTC Radar. Are the hard cases actually good at protecting? Or is gel a better way to go? I have found a few, but I'm not sure if they'd actually protect the phone from falls.

    Hard case with soft touch plastic - Amazon.com: SF Matte Black - Rearth Ringke SLIM for LG Google Nexus 4 Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case - ECO Package: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Soft Gel case - Amazon.com: i-Blason Slim Fit S Line Flexible TPU Case for Google Nexus 4 Smart Phone E960 LG 8gb 16gb (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories
    I had one of these for my radar, but i played with it constantly and stretched it out. it also covered the microphone hole on my phone which was super annoying since no one could hear me.

    So does anyone know which kind is better at protecting? I'd rather not have a huge monolithic slab that i have to keep in my pants. I'm not prone to dropping, but accidents do happen so I'd like to have a little bit of precaution with it still looking good. Any help would be great
    Does that first link say that it comes with a screen protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oto3 View Post
    + Screen Protector For Nexus 4
    That's a good deal... but for some reason my gut tells me that a hard case might not be the best for the nexus 4. I feel like dust and sand could get sandwiched between the nexus 4 and the case, leaving the back scratched after long use. I guess I would pair the hard case with a protector for the back (ie. XtremeGuard, Zagg Invisible Shield). Also, hard cases don't give much in terms of shock protection, which is a category that the Nexus 4 desperately needs. I think a TPU case is the perfect solution (at least for me). But that case is good looking and should fare well in terms of external scratch protection (just don't drop your Nexus from too high up)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    Just ordered this from ebay. $5.33 free shipping. I have this on my gnex and its not fancy but provides nice protection.

    Just received the Kay's case from Amazon. Looks exactly like this (but in black).. I imagine they all get it from the same supplier from China or somewhere. Typical cheap plastic/rubber case, nothing special.. fit's snug enough though. Definitely does not look or feel as nice as the OEM bumper case.. but then again, it does offer backside protection. This case will work fine for the time being until a nicer one comes along.

    Personally looking forward to a nice flip case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socaltyger View Post
    Just received the Kay's case from Amazon. Looks exactly like this (but in black).. I imagine they all get it from the same supplier from China or somewhere. Typical cheap plastic/rubber case, nothing special.. fit's snug enough though. Definitely does not look or feel as nice as the OEM bumper case.. but then again, it does offer backside protection. This case will work fine for the time being until a nicer one comes along.

    Personally looking forward to a nice flip case.
    Probably a dumb question, but does the Kay's cases actually come with their logo on the bottom/back? I assume the different Kay's cases on Amazon that shows this is just their watermark added to the photos, but just making sure! Looks fugly IMO if their logo is on there...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by oto3 View Post
    + Screen Protector For Nexus 4
    If you try to use a screen protector with a hard case, you're gonna have a bad time.

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    I've used Otterbox Commuter cases on a bunch of my devices and really like that style of case. Went to the Otterbox site and started up a chat session with a customer service person to ask about Nexus 4 cases. Response was that they have no current plans to offer Nexus 4 cases.

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    Just got my Nexus 4 last night and I'm freaking out about breaking it. This is my first decent phone, the phone I've been using for the past 2 years was a Samsung Moment (my god was I an ***** for buying that without doing any research) and I dropped that thing about 200 times on every surface imaginable. While a crappy phone, it is fairly indestructible, I finally lost voice calling after 22 months something must have shaken loose. So, being prone to treating my toys like crap, what do you guys think the MOST protective case out there will be, looks being much less important. I kind of like the idea of a folding leather case like this
    Amazon.com: Poetic Slimbook Leather Case for Google Nexus 4: Computers & Accessories

    thoughts? Thanks
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    Yup I just ordered this one for 6.95, I figured I can cancel the order if I find better in the meantime, can't argue with the price
    Amazon.com: Poetic HardBack Protective Case for Google Nexus 4: Everything Else
    I'll look into PDairs thanks for the heads up
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickacs View Post
    Probably a dumb question, but does the Kay's cases actually come with their logo on the bottom/back? I assume the different Kay's cases on Amazon that shows this is just their watermark added to the photos, but just making sure! Looks fugly IMO if their logo is on there...LOL
    I ordered the Kay's case with the "S" line in the back. It's black one and it has NO logo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socaltyger View Post
    I ordered the Kay's case with the "S" line in the back. It's black one and it has NO logo.
    Thanks! I just ordered the Kay's black case, no "S" line. Can't wait to cover this nekked baby! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwin Mhael View Post
    This is my first decent phone
    DECENT phone? You got arguably the best Android phone on the market right now. Haha just messing around with you. But I would recommend the iBlason SoftGel cases. They don't necessarily look amazing or even as cool as the Poetic folio cases, but for the time being it has been a great case for me.
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    Might get an otter box if you bug them enough.

    OtterBox (@OtterBox) tweeted at 0:10 PM on Fri, Nov 30, 2012:
    @rcadden We don't currently have plans but the Power is in the People, so we just might change our mind if we keep getting requests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLGarion View Post
    Might get an otter box if you bug them enough.

    OtterBox (@OtterBox) tweeted at 0:10 PM on Fri, Nov 30, 2012:
    @rcadden We don't currently have plans but the Power is in the People, so we just might change our mind if we keep getting requests.
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    I'm using the case that I ordered from Amazon in the meantime.

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    I tweeted OtterBox about a Nexus 4 case too. If they get enough people expressing interest, they may decide to offer a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socaltyger View Post
    I ordered the Kay's case with the "S" line in the back. It's black one and it has NO logo.
    Hmm, kinda a buzzkill as I received my Kay's case today but HAS the logo on the bottom. I thought the pics on Amazon were their watermark logo My name isn't Kay, so that sucks azz.. LOL..
    oh wells.. Nice gel case, but I'll be getting something else at some point when more case choices are out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyLocz14 View Post
    I'm ideally looking for something similar to the Otterbox Defender.

    Post links if you can.

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    Yeah, I sent OtterBox and email yesterday and they say, at this time they have no intention of offering one for the nexus4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celliott96 View Post
    That's a good deal... but for some reason my gut tells me that a hard case might not be the best for the nexus 4. I feel like dust and sand could get sandwiched between the nexus 4 and the case, leaving the back scratched after long use. I guess I would pair the hard case with a protector for the back (ie. XtremeGuard, Zagg Invisible Shield). Also, hard cases don't give much in terms of shock protection, which is a category that the Nexus 4 desperately needs. I think a TPU case is the perfect solution (at least for me). But that case is good looking and should fare well in terms of external scratch protection (just don't drop your Nexus from too high up)
    Well it is gorilla glass 2. After seeing a scratch test, nothing can scratch it easily except when you use scissors and thing, keys and pencils in your pocket will most likely not scratch, just like things probably won't scratch and hard don't get shock protection? didn't know that...
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