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    Default [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Hello everyone!! I am pleased to tell you that I ordered my Seidio Active case for my incoming Note 2 (Verizon) from the AC Store on Thursday November 15th and I received it today, Saturday November 17th. Awesome shipping from the AC store indeed from Florida to Upstate NY in 2 days, very well packaged, and an awesome price at $31.41 shipped. As I don't currently have the Note 2, I can't offer a complete review yet but that will come after I actually get the phone so here, I will post up a bunch of pictures and initial thoughts.

    I have been looking forward to this case because I've had one for my HTC Thunderbolt for over a year now and it's still in great shape. It has saved my phone from numerous drops from various heights, it causes zero "abrasions" or "rub-off" like harder plastic cases cause on the body of the phone, and I think it looks very utilitarian which is what I am going for with my phone. Now, pertaining specifically to the Note 2 case, it's pretty much the exact same thing as far as design is concerned. Highly durable plastic skeleton outer shell with a rubbery gel inner shell that is what actually makes contact with the phone and this is why there is no "rub off". The grip is fantastic of course and the magnetic kickstand looks classy as could be and opens and closes as smooth as butter. The first thing I actually noticed about the case after unboxing it was precisely how thin this phone is going to be compared to my Thunderbolt with gigantic extended battery. I used to strictly use Body Glove cases until I realized that the hard inner plastic was causing this undesirable "rub off" I'm talking about. Once I actually get the phone seemingly on November 29, I will add my full review to this thread so everyone can get an idea of exactly how awesome Seidio cases are. Enjoy!! And if you have any questions, comments or want more pictures, let me know!!

    I apologize for the busyness of the first pic. My Thunderbolt camera wouldn't pick up the picture without a lighter background.








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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    I received mine today from the store here. Its a really great case. The holster is a great fit but unless you are 6'10" I can't imagine wearing it on my belt... That's just from the size of the phone though. Worth the money.
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    While I'm not planning to get one of these cases myself (at least not at the moment), it would still be nice to know if that very weak magnet has any affect on the S-Pen.
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tari View Post
    While I'm not planning to get one of these cases myself (at least not at the moment), it would still be nice to know if that very weak magnet has any affect on the S-Pen.
    I will have that answer in a few more weeks!!

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    You did a review for the case with no phone? LOL... well I have the case on my phone and have no trouble with the S-Pen. Seidio already confirmed that there was no trouble also in their announcement post.
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffW#AC View Post
    You did a review for the case with no phone? LOL... well I have the case on my phone and have no trouble with the S-Pen. Seidio already confirmed that there was no trouble also in their announcement post.
    Indeed I did just to keep peoples excitement up and to answer some initial questions that were strewn throughout the announcement thread.

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Just got mine for my note2 30 minds ago. .. It doesn't feel snug or secure... This is my first. .. not smug like say an Otter box...is this right or wrong? No issue with pen and stand
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by gandu View Post
    Just got mine for my note2 30 minds ago. .. It doesn't feel snug or secure... This is my first. .. not smug like say an Otter box...is this right or wrong? No issue with pen and stand
    The Seidoo cases for fairly snug but since they're made with the rubbery gel material, they will feel a little not snug if you will but believe me, they work fantastically.

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckawd View Post
    Hello everyone!! I am pleased to tell you that I ordered my Seidio Active case for my incoming Note 2 (Verizon) from the AC Store on Thursday November 15th and I received it today, Saturday November 17th. Awesome shipping from the AC store indeed from Florida to Upstate NY in 2 days, very well packaged, and an awesome price at $31.41 shipped. As I don't currently have the Note 2, I can't offer a complete review yet but that will come after I actually get the phone so here, I will post up a bunch of pictures and initial thoughts.

    I have been looking forward to this case because I've had one for my HTC Thunderbolt for over a year now and it's still in great shape. It has saved my phone from numerous drops from various heights, it causes zero "abrasions" or "rub-off" like harder plastic cases cause on the body of the phone, and I think it looks very utilitarian which is what I am going for with my phone. Now, pertaining specifically to the Note 2 case, it's pretty much the exact same thing as far as design is concerned. Highly durable plastic skeleton outer shell with a rubbery gel inner shell that is what actually makes contact with the phone and this is why there is no "rub off". The grip is fantastic of course and the magnetic kickstand looks classy as could be and opens and closes as smooth as butter. The first thing I actually noticed about the case after unboxing it was precisely how thin this phone is going to be compared to my Thunderbolt with gigantic extended battery. I used to strictly use Body Glove cases until I realized that the hard inner plastic was causing this undesirable "rub off" I'm talking about. Once I actually get the phone seemingly on November 29, I will add my full review to this thread so everyone can get an idea of exactly how awesome Seidio cases are. Enjoy!! And if you have any questions, comments or want more pictures, let me know!!

    I apologize for the busyness of the first pic. My Thunderbolt camera wouldn't pick up the picture without a lighter background.








    Chuck,

    Your pictures are of the case with kick-stand in landscape.
    Does the kick-stand also allow the GN2 to stand in portrait position or is the phone too big?

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    It does not support portrait mode unfortunately. The kickstand doesn't lock into position if you will but rather it uses the weight of the phone to stay open. Can't wait until next week!!

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Not a huge fan. I bought the case, and it's nice, but it's not tight enough on the phone. The soft rubber moves around a lot. I bought the surface as well, and it's much nicer. I do switch between both though. The kickstand on both is a little wobbly too because it's so far to the right. I actually wrote reviews on the page for the cases :P
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by cjbrigol View Post
    The soft rubber moves around a lot.
    This was a concern of mine, how bad is it?

    Some cases I have seen with that type of soft rubber have more of the hard back wrapped around the sides so it isn't an issue. Looking at this case that is something I was thinking about.

    I bought one anyway.
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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    I bought the Case Mate stand case and love it. The fit is tight and there is no magnet to deal with on the stand, It has a nice grip on the sides and if you have a white note, it looks amazing. It also works in portrait.



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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    It looks pretty good. Nice and rugged. That should take a few knocks and scratches very well, I expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams#AC View Post
    I bought the Case Mate stand case and love it. The fit is tight and there is no magnet to deal with on the stand, It has a nice grip on the sides and if you have a white note, it looks amazing. It also works in portrait.



    from my Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
    That is a neat case. If only it came with a holster and different colors. I still like the active. Have had it for my evo and evo 3d and it's been the best case for me.

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    Default Re: [REVIEW] Seidio Active Case for the Note 2

    I have the Seidio Surface with the kickstand on my note 2 and I discovered the magnet by the kickstand interferes with writing with the s-pen. Because of the magnet, It creates a "deadzone" right around the opposite side of the magnet(if you have the phone upright in portrait position, the deadzone is around the bottom left hand part of the screen). pen strokes crossing the deadzone become very light or not visible at all unless you press harder. Can you confirm if this happens on your active case? try dragging the s-pen very lightly and see if there is any inconsistency. for me the problem was most prominent when you using the s-pen to handwrite text while web browsing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KickingBear519 View Post
    I have the Seidio Surface with the kickstand on my note 2 and I discovered the magnet by the kickstand interferes with writing with the s-pen. Because of the magnet, It creates a "deadzone" right around the opposite side of the magnet(if you have the phone upright in portrait position, the deadzone is around the bottom left hand part of the screen). pen strokes crossing the deadzone become very light or not visible at all unless you press harder. Can you confirm if this happens on your active case? try dragging the s-pen very lightly and see if there is any inconsistency. for me the problem was most prominent when you using the s-pen to handwrite text while web browsing.
    Does not happen with mine.



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    Xda forum has info with magnet on active interfering

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickingBear519 View Post
    I have the Seidio Surface with the kickstand on my note 2 and I discovered the magnet by the kickstand interferes with writing with the s-pen. Because of the magnet, It creates a "deadzone" right around the opposite side of the magnet(if you have the phone upright in portrait position, the deadzone is around the bottom left hand part of the screen). pen strokes crossing the deadzone become very light or not visible at all unless you press harder. Can you confirm if this happens on your active case? try dragging the s-pen very lightly and see if there is any inconsistency. for me the problem was most prominent when you using the s-pen to handwrite text while web browsing.
    Yes this happens with my active case as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markster1 View Post
    Yes this happens with my active case as well.

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2, finally!
    Same here, the magnet messes it up.

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