05-28-2019 02:33 PM
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  1. eric002's Avatar
    So, just out of curiosity, I know this is all personal preference but how many people have a case on their pixel 3, versus a dbrand skin? Or both? Thanks for any input. Just wondering...
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    05-22-2019 08:10 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    So, just out of curiosity, I know this is all personal preference but how many people have a case on their pixel 3, versus a dbrand skin? Or both? Thanks for any input. Just wondering...
    I had a case for a while actually like 6 of them that I rotate then I got a dbrand skin but I wasn't crazy about how it felt in the hand. Yes it added good grip but I just didn't like the feel. So lately I been rocking the phone naked since the back finish feels great, however, I hope I don't drop it. I do put a case back on when I go somewhere where the risk increases like near pool side since I have cement around and small rocks.
    05-22-2019 08:22 PM
  3. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Spigen case ... Every Pixel, but especially this glass backed 3.
    05-22-2019 09:05 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moment case, with the wood back. No skin, no screen protector.
    05-23-2019 02:06 AM
  5. o4liberty's Avatar
    No skin I use the OtterBox symmerty case which is thin but protective.
    05-23-2019 06:28 AM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I currently have my peel case no screen protector.
    05-23-2019 06:59 AM
  7. usedtolovephones's Avatar
    Since I dropped and cracked my 2XL (first time that this has ever happened) I've been using a case, and that too a protective one. Right now settled on the incipio dual pro. Loved the stealthy black look and feel. Makes the phone a bit chunkier but hey... Can't afford another repair.
    05-23-2019 08:01 AM
  8. HyperM3's Avatar
    Always a case, every phone. Currently using a Ringke one. Also put a glass protector on the 3xl this time. Not that I drop my phone a lot, but I like the ability to drop my phone without worry. Im always resting it somewhere it may fall when working on my car or my bike or something.
    05-23-2019 08:36 AM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    I figured most people would use a skin in addition. Wow.
    05-23-2019 08:44 AM
  10. HyperM3's Avatar
    I figured most people would use a skin in addition. Wow.
    Both a skin and a case? Not sure why. Most cases are either clear or not. If clear(like mine) I want people to know its a Pixel. If not clear, then you dont see a skin. Plus, arent most skins like 3 times the cost of a case? I never see the value in spending more than $10 on a case that will last the full year of the phone until I get the new one.
    05-23-2019 08:47 AM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Both a skin and a case? Not sure why. Most cases are either clear or not. If clear(like mine) I want people to know its a Pixel. If not clear, then you dont see a skin. Plus, arent most skins like 3 times the cost of a case? I never see the value in spending more than $10 on a case that will last the full year of the phone until I get the new one.
    Yes, very true. I'm just so obsessive about my phone lol I have the white pixel 3XL with the clear peel case on it.
    05-23-2019 08:49 AM
  12. HyperM3's Avatar
    Yes, very true. I'm just so obsessive about my phone lol I have the white pixel 3XL with the clear peel case on it.
    Is the peel actually a case though? If you drop it, is it going to protect the glass? Or is it more of a surface protection against scratches?
    05-23-2019 09:36 AM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    Is the peel actually a case though? If you drop it, is it going to protect the glass? Or is it more of a surface protection against scratches?
    Yep, nope. It's literally just the thinnest case in the world. There's no protection whatsoever. I'm not hard on my phone's though...
    05-23-2019 09:38 AM
  14. ptkelly's Avatar
    I figured most people would use a skin in addition. Wow.
    I went to get my clothes at the laundry and the woman was laughing as she brought out my laundry. "What are you laughing at?"
    "Your underwear. It's all different."
    "It's whatever's cheapest the day I buy underwear and besides, no one but you and me will see it."

    That's my thoughts on skins. I buy a phone for a lot of things but styling isn't one of them. I have a Spigen Neo Hybrid that fits in my belt holster just fine. No one sees my phone without it's cover except me and the folks at my service provider.

    I have considered selling skins that will make inexpensive laptops look like Apples so that people who think they can buy "cool" but can't spend $1,000 to be cool can get by. I suppose if someone sold a skin with an Apple logo they'd be hauled into court. Of course, a skin that simply says, "Steal me, I'm not great but I'm expensive," might do the job. If a crook has a choice of stealing an iPhone or a ZTE which way will he go? You've seen teenagers mobbing an Apple store and ripping off merchandise but have you ever seen twenty teenagers mobbing the cellphone counter at a Walmart?
    05-23-2019 10:05 AM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    I went to get my clothes at the laundry and the woman was laughing as she brought out my laundry. "What are you laughing at?"
    "Your underwear. It's all different."
    "It's whatever's cheapest the day I buy underwear and besides, no one but you and me will see it."

    That's my thoughts on skins. I buy a phone for a lot of things but styling isn't one of them. I have a Spigen Neo Hybrid that fits in my belt holster just fine. No one sees my phone without it's cover except me and the folks at my service provider.

    I have considered selling skins that will make inexpensive laptops look like Apples so that people who think they can buy "cool" but can't spend $1,000 to be cool can get by. I suppose if someone sold a skin with an Apple logo they'd be hauled into court. Of course, a skin that simply says, "Steal me, I'm not great but I'm expensive," might do the job. If a crook has a choice of stealing an iPhone or a ZTE which way will he go? You've seen teenagers mobbing an Apple store and ripping off merchandise but have you ever seen twenty teenagers mobbing the cellphone counter at a Walmart?
    Yeah, see for me, style on my smartphone is always been important however try not to go crazy crazy with it... The Peel case is not much of a case much more of basic protection at best. I'm not rough/hard with my phone at all so getting a regular case is not necessary. at first when I got my 3XL, I was going to just a Dbrand skin, but figured I would buy the peel case for right now. Yes, you're right, having a white phone with a clear thin plastic case is a very good combination right now.
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    05-23-2019 03:32 PM
  16. Coop61's Avatar
    I have 4 different cases. But my favorite is my Kerf Dark Walnut case
    05-23-2019 06:26 PM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    Nice nice gotcha
    05-23-2019 07:43 PM
  18. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Yeah, see for me, style on my smartphone is always been important however try not to go crazy crazy with it... The Peel case is not much of a case much more of basic protection at best. I'm not rough/hard with my phone at all so getting a regular case is not necessary. at first when I got my 3XL, I was going to just a Dbrand skin, but figured I would buy the peel case for right now. Yes, you're right, having a white phone with a clear thin plastic case is a very good combination right now.
    So in that same vein.. Do you feel like your device is an extension/reflection of your personal style instead of just a tool? More of a personal statement, not just a device?

    I ask because I feel like this is becoming a "thing" (or more likely is already a "thing", has been for quite some time and I'm just catching up to it). Device and personal style much like a taste in clothing ...
    05-23-2019 08:13 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    So in that same vein.. Do you feel like your device is an extension/reflection of your personal style instead of just a tool? More of a personal statement, not just a device?

    I ask because I feel like this is becoming a "thing" (or more likely is already a "thing", has been for quite some time and I'm just catching up to it). Device and personal style much like a taste in clothing ...
    Yeah, that's exactly how I feel. That and I'm always obsessed with my cars and phones. I love to personalize things and customize my things. Mhmmmmmm
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    05-23-2019 08:19 PM
  20. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Yeah, that's exactly how I feel. That and I'm always obsessed with my cars and phones. I love to personalize things and customize my things. Mhmmmmmm
    Interesting ... I can't say that I've given that much thought to it. I'm thinking if I did, I'd probably have more accessories/cases around. Phones in particular have always just been about getting the right mobile companion for my user case/work flow.

    So let me ask you an additional question of two, if I may ... 1) Why'd you buy a Pixel ? and 2) How'd did you personalize it and why that way?
    05-23-2019 08:36 PM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    Interesting ... I can't say that I've given that much thought to it. I'm thinking if I did, I'd probably have more accessories/cases around. Phones in particular have always just been about getting the right mobile companion for my user case/work flow.

    So let me ask you an additional question of two, if I may ... 1) Why'd you buy a Pixel ? and 2) How'd did you personalize it and why that way?
    Yes, I don't know if it's just me, or my generation, but a phone hasn't just been just a means of communications for me. It has also been a way to customize and stylize it to my liking. An extension of my personality as you put.

    Okay awesome questions... 1. find previously owned of Verizon Galaxy s8 but I've also owned in the past Nexus 6P and a Nexus 6. The reason I had to buy a Galaxy s8 was because my Nexus 6P had fried out from the inevitable boot loop issues. With that being said, I've always been a stock pure Google fanboy for myself! Why? You have an unadulterated operating system, no gimmicks at all, industry leading camera hardware/software. all of court Google applications and services work beautifully/flawlessly/famously with the phone. now, I am not saying or suggesting that Samsung Galaxy phones are bad whatsoever. Obviously they're also very good phones. Samsung markets them nicely, and they sell a ton! I'm also a geek as you can tell so, for me, having a niche/ nerd type of phone I love!

    2. The ways I've always found in my smartphone life to customize my phone, have always been custom cases or just a DBrand skin. Now, I've had bright orange carbon fiber skin on my older Nexus 6P. I also have a pet peeve where I hate thick cases. I'm not in the line of work that requires me to be tough on my phones. actually, I'm in computer networking so I am not rough on my electronics at all! With that being said I hate the both and thickness of cases unless it's absolutely necessary in your life. do I necessarily need the combination of the brand skin plus my Peel case? Probably not, that might just be my obsessing over it hahaha I probably won't buy a D brand skin so quickly if at all. Just wanted to know everyone's opinion of what they use on their phones.
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    05-24-2019 06:10 AM
  22. ptkelly's Avatar
    Eric002: "Yes, I don't know if it's just me, or my generation, but a phone hasn't just been just a means of communications for me. It has also been a way to customize and stylize it to my liking. An extension of my personality as you put."

    I understand what you're saying but, like sports, I don't get it. I saw a friend of mine standing holding pizza at his car in a parking lot and pulled over. "What's up?" "I locked my keys in the car." "Don't you carry a spare key in your wallet?" "Yes, but my wallet is in the car, too." "Why isn't it in your pants pocket?" "It ruins the line of my slacks."

    Oh, right, I forgot that part. On my phone case, color is only important as far as it prevents the phone from disappearing when I set it down. First consideration is convenience and second is protection to the phone.

    My personality stands distinct from any of my "things". People hate me, or not, for what I am and what I do and not for how pretty my stuff it.
    05-24-2019 08:37 AM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    Eric002: "Yes, I don't know if it's just me, or my generation, but a phone hasn't just been just a means of communications for me. It has also been a way to customize and stylize it to my liking. An extension of my personality as you put."

    I understand what you're saying but, like sports, I don't get it. I saw a friend of mine standing holding pizza at his car in a parking lot and pulled over. "What's up?" "I locked my keys in the car." "Don't you carry a spare key in your wallet?" "Yes, but my wallet is in the car, too." "Why isn't it in your pants pocket?" "It ruins the line of my slacks."

    Oh, right, I forgot that part. On my phone case, color is only important as far as it prevents the phone from disappearing when I set it down. First consideration is convenience and second is protection to the phone.

    My personality stands distinct from any of my "things". People hate me, or not, for what I am and what I do and not for how pretty my stuff it.
    Well, I suppose, the only thing that I can say is to each their own. Haha
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    05-24-2019 09:25 AM
  24. o4liberty's Avatar
    I use a skin on my pixel book but that's it not enough protection for a phone IMO.
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    05-24-2019 10:28 AM
  25. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah, got you, I know what you mean.
    05-24-2019 10:34 AM
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