07-18-2011 01:20 PM
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  1. neilept's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the way the 3d is built that I have no need for a case. With the rubberized back, the battery cover that covers the sides, and the way the screen is recessed somewhat, it seems like it was designed as if it has a case on it already. While I miss my kickstand, this phone is really designed well. While at first I didn't like it being narrower, it does fit better in my hand.

    Have to say, great job HTC!
    06-27-2011 09:59 PM
  2. Over-iOS's Avatar
    Yeah, plus the BB insurance is helpful invade something does go wrong
    06-27-2011 10:19 PM
  3. shawn427's Avatar
    You are a brave man
    06-27-2011 10:24 PM
  4. Over-iOS's Avatar
    I had an iPhone 4 since launch with out a case till I got the evo 3D. And that things made out of glass!
    06-27-2011 10:29 PM
  5. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    Brave soul. Good luck
    06-28-2011 08:32 AM
  6. firemedic1343's Avatar
    To each his own. I don't buy insurance, so some people call me crazy. But with the $168 over 2 years plus the $100 or so deductible, I'd rather risk it. Especially since there are 2 phones on my plan. I'd rather just buy a used Evo OG 4G off ebay if I screw up my 4G.
    06-28-2011 09:39 AM
  7. rahrah12's Avatar
    The main reason I got a case was because I didn't like the idea of setting the phone down on the 3D lens.

    My Treo's never had a case and for some reason I was able to hang onto that cloth sleeve that came with the Pre.

    I usually get insurance for 1 year and drop it.
    06-28-2011 10:05 AM
  8. theotherlinh's Avatar
    going case free as well. but I don't like it so far. well, I love it caseless, but putting it down on it's back a lot, I hate that it's basically leaning on the edge of the camera border. I can't put it face down either because of no lip.

    and now, I'm kind of liking the idea of a kickstand case especially at work. so... if someone has a case w/ the same material as the stock battery backing w/ a kickstand, I'm game =) or at least a similar material.. I'll make my own stand at work if I have to, heh
    06-28-2011 11:27 AM
  9. zmann's Avatar
    I need a case because of camera lens. The body glove case makes the device look awesome and protects the lens. I also do much cycling and have a smartphone bike mount on my handle bars. You must lock it in tight so it is secure and I will not do that without a case.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    06-28-2011 11:31 AM
  10. aznmode's Avatar
    Yeah, plus the BB insurance is helpful invade something does go wrong
    Will best buy charge deductible for damaged phones? For sprint TEP it's $100 deductible. I may switch. The only thing I don't like is that they dont cover lost or stolen.
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    06-28-2011 01:47 PM
  11. aznmode's Avatar
    I need a case because of camera lens. The body glove case makes the device look awesome and protects the lens. I also do much cycling and have a smartphone bike mount on my handle bars. You must lock it in tight so it is secure and I will not do that without a case.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    Same here. I'm afraid of messing up the rear camera lens. I may just get one of those back case cover like I had on my EVO 4g just to protect the back.
    06-28-2011 01:49 PM
  12. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    I need a case because of camera lens. The body glove case makes the device look awesome and protects the lens. I also do much cycling and have a smartphone bike mount on my handle bars. You must lock it in tight so it is secure and I will not do that without a case.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    I wouldn't worry about the camera lense...

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...ml#post1007503

    And if the front screen is anything like the OG EVO, no worries there either. I have my OG EVO for 12 months with no case or screen protector and it never got a scratch on it. Kept it in my front pocket at all times. The only thing a case is really going to protect you from is a hard fall. But there are tons of youtube videos of guys throwing their OG EVOs all over the place and nothing happening. I'm just not willing the take the added size to my already large device for a slight increase in not getting broken during a fall. I'll take the insurance hit for a replacement.
    06-28-2011 03:05 PM
  13. Verdes8891's Avatar
    I have got a hip case for mine. But else wise, i like it better with a case on it. Plus i have the igrip car dock, cant really use a case with that.

    Sent from my 3D EVOlution
    06-28-2011 03:08 PM
  14. enthuz's Avatar
    I have got a hip case for mine. But else wise, i like it better with a case on it. Plus i have the igrip car dock, cant really use a case with that.

    Sent from my 3D EVOlution
    Does your hip case have enough room for the EVO3D with a case like the Body Glove or other slim (barely there) cases?
    06-28-2011 06:06 PM
  15. zmann's Avatar
    Does your hip case have enough room for the EVO3D with a case like the Body Glove or other slim (barely there) cases?
    I have used the generic sprint leather case with a belt clip since my pre. The evo fits perfect in it even with a case.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    06-28-2011 06:23 PM
  16. enthuz's Avatar
    I have used the generic sprint leather case with a belt clip since my pre. The evo fits perfect in it even with a case.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    Back to the store I go. Thank you.
    06-28-2011 07:03 PM
  17. thatguy7#AC's Avatar
    I agree with the OP. I haven't ever had a case on any of my phones. The Evo 3D seems to be in a case already. I will, however, do use screen protectors.
    06-28-2011 07:47 PM
  18. cloak.n.dagger's Avatar
    I have got a hip case for mine. But else wise, i like it better with a case on it. Plus i have the igrip car dock, cant really use a case with that.

    Sent from my 3D EVOlution
    I'm pretty sure the igrip car dock has a removable insert that will allow a cased EVO to be docked. Check it...

    iGRIP - Holding Solutions for Cell Phones, Navigation Devices & MP3 Players

    Below the main image, the second thumbnail in the top row show the insert being removed and indicates is can be docked with a case!
    06-29-2011 02:59 PM
  19. JKTex's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the igrip car dock has a removable insert that will allow a cased EVO to be docked. Check it...

    iGRIP - Holding Solutions for Cell Phones, Navigation Devices & MP3 Players

    Below the main image, the second thumbnail in the top row show the insert being removed and indicates is can be docked with a case!
    Correct. I just bought one and tried an Otterbox Commuter in it while I was there. The shape of the case make about as much difference as the size. The Commuter would work but needed a little finagling and the USB port cover would have to be cut off, or pulled through the front (which would be goofy) to keep it out of the way. I didn't buy it only because I wasn't 100% sure I could get it to be an easy drop in as it is with the insert and the EVO 3D naked.

    I also tried another thinner case but it was slightly too long and would not fit in the dock at all, only because of length and the shape of the ends.

    I can see it working with a lot of cases, but you really need to try it first. I'm pretty sure the Commuter case would have ended up working OK and I may regret not buying it (and getting the 25% discount) along with the **** and another Commuter case for another EVO.
    06-29-2011 04:57 PM
  20. roark1138's Avatar
    I bought the iGrip car dock and was hoping the Commuter case would work, but I don't think they are good match, unfortunately. I can see myself eventually screwing up the USB port trying to jam things in there.

    I eventually passed on the Commuter -- though it's a great case!

    Instead, I've got an Invisible ZAGG and am hoping that Powermat will release a receiver back for the 3VO. Fingers crossed.
    06-29-2011 06:12 PM
  21. zmann's Avatar
    My casemate barely there case just arrived. Looks and feels great and adds just about no bulk.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
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    07-08-2011 11:05 AM
  22. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    I personally haven't used a case since the HTC Mogul days. I usually roll with Seidio's holster & an extended battery & I'm set.
    07-08-2011 11:26 AM
  23. zmann's Avatar
    I personally haven't used a case since the HTC Mogul days. I usually roll with Seidio's holster & an extended battery.
    As far as a holster goes I been using the same sprint generic leather case for 3 devices now. Even with hard case on phone still is a perfect fit. And has a nice belt clip on it. Don't trust sedio extended battery ever since a little more then a year ago when I had my pre, myself and others tested there so called extended battery and it had same power as a stock battery. They were basically screwing people. I use mugen extended battery, they are fantastic batterys.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    07-08-2011 11:32 AM
  24. Jeratain's Avatar
    My casemate barely there case just arrived. Looks and feels great and adds just about no bulk.
    Thanks for this. I've been waiting/looking for a minimalistic case, and this looks perfect. I ordered one.
    07-08-2011 02:02 PM
  25. zmann's Avatar
    Thanks for this. I've been waiting/looking for a minimalistic case, and this looks perfect. I ordered one.
    I love it. Feels good in hand, it's like hard rubber, and the camera lens looks pretty cool and is protected very good. If you never seen the phone before you would not know it had a case on it unless you looked closely.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    07-08-2011 02:21 PM
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