05-03-2015 06:09 AM
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  1. Codger1212's Avatar
    Although... the Incipio feather case for the Droid Maxx weighs 18g and the J&D for the Turbo is only 15. I guess I'll know how nice it is tomorrow when it arrives.
    True but it has been established that it does not fit the Ballistic Nylon version, which I have. Also, thinness is great but I want grip as well.
    02-05-2015 02:06 PM
  2. dcallan's Avatar
    J&D has the soft touch plastic surface. It is not grippy. The best I have found for thin cases is the Bear Motion shell I had for the Moto X. It felt like a sandpaper material. My favorite by far. Shame they won't make one for the Turbo.
    02-05-2015 04:01 PM
  3. Snareman's Avatar
    My blue J&D arrived today. The color is nice. Its impressively thin, much more so than the Diztronic if that's possible. It fits really well and is just barely larger than the phone. As far as grippiness, I'd put it between the stock phone back and the Diztronic. You can tell there is a little rubbery feel to it, but not a grippy rubber as dcallan said. I don't know why someone can't make a grippy cause this size.
    02-07-2015 02:54 AM
  4. dungoyle's Avatar
    As I've stated many times, I prefer to carry my phones sans-case (aka nekkid). However, If the time comes and my Tempered Glass Screen Protector does not protect my phone and the glass breaks, then I will cave in and put a case on it for additional protection upon receiving my one time free replacement from Verizon.

    In preparation for this possibility, I've purchased the larger Seidio Clip holder which I had read would accommodate many of the thinner cases out there, and I've bought the Diztronic case as well as the Cimo to test. The Cimo was thin enough to fit into the holster and clip in with confidence. The Diztronic was not. It did "fit" into the case, but the clip was obviously under stress, and I would not be comfortable carrying the phone with that combination. I also felt that the Cimo was more comfortable in the hand than the Diztronic. Although the Diztronic is a very well made case, and not "thick" per se, it seemed to add just enough additional bulk to make it uncomfortable in my hand. Admittedly, I'm a small guy -- 5-5, 150 lbs, so the BN Turbo is already stretching the limits of what feels comfortable for me.

    So, while I continue to carry sans-case with the smaller Seidio clip holster, I have a backup solution if I ever go that route using the large holster and Cimo (for now).
    02-07-2015 07:11 AM
  5. jrmt077's Avatar
    Based on all the comments in this thread, I purchased the J&D case on Amazon. I am very happy with it. I have the Tudio and Cimo clear cases, which are fine, but not as elegant, thin or light as the J&D. IMO, its the best minimalist case, it follows the subtle curve lines on the DT exactly, has a silky light grip. Yes I know it offers minimal protection, but I am not looking for that, I would run naked except I don't want the daily scratches and mars to build up on my phone back. If you have the red DT, try the red J&D, its a wine red color, not "clown red", and will compliment your phone.
    02-07-2015 10:05 AM
  6. jerrykur's Avatar
    I just keep my phone in a slip case. The droid turbo is water resistant and comes with free screen replacement for the first year. That is good enough for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2015 11:04 AM
  7. lgbalfa's Avatar
    I just keep my phone in a slip case. The droid turbo is water resistant and comes with free screen replacement for the first year. That is good enough for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    i believe the free screen replacement is for 2 years not 1.
    02-07-2015 07:20 PM
  8. Snareman's Avatar
    After having the J&D case for a few days now I overall really like it. It could be a little grippier, but its good enough that I've never had a concern that the phone might slip out of my hand like it does with the naked phone. Its also significantly smaller than the Diztronic case. Its certainly not going to be as great for protecting the phone, but my goal was just to make me not drop it which this does successfully and only adds minimal bulk. I got the blue color which is pretty nice as well.
    02-09-2015 12:59 PM
  9. KA1OTE's Avatar
    Just received my PureGear slim clear/clear case. Purchased it on Amazon here.

    The PureGear fits my Turbo BN perfectly. I am quite pleased with all aspects of this case. The precision cuts for the camera/flash/sensor/speakers on the rear of the case are perfect. As are the cutouts for the headphones jack and charging port. The aesthetics of my BN finish are not covered which is one of the main reasons I wanted to give this case a try. The PureGear puts my BN backing on display nicely.

    Now if I could just figure out how to remove the Verizon logo from the BN back.. it appears to be similar to an iron-on patch or whatnot. I've noticed some Turbo BN phones do not even have the VZW logo. Would be wonderful if someone has removed this and take a few moments to explain the process to me!

    From my experience with cases for past phones, this is extremely thin and lightweight. It doesn't appear to add much bulk, if any. With eyes closed, I wouldn't even realize a case was on my Turbo except for the grippy plastic feeling. A major bonus for me as the Turbo is pushing the limits of my female hands when it's naked, let alone in a case.

    As for slipperiness, which I know is an issue most have with the clear cases... check out the picture below. I tried to take a picture of the back of my hand to emphasize the angle the phone is at, but I about dropped my phone, lol. Suffice it to say, in this picture, the phone in the PureGear case is resting on my palm.. no fingers are gripping it nor is a corner resting on my palm.. absolutely no support is provided to the phone/case combo. My hand is at about a 85 degree angle and the case is not slipping. Needless to say, I am pleased with the no-slip-grip it seems to have. Granted, if you put this on a slick surface, like a book, binder or arm of the couch.. then yes, it will glide right off. To me however, it is the grip in hand that counts and so far it's got it where it counts. lol

    Only issue I have noticed is it is rather difficult to remove once it's on the phone. This may ease over time and use. It is also a comfort knowing that it is on my phone snug and won't slip off on a corner like some other cases for the Turbo BN are known to do. Overall, I deduct only 1/2 a star for this as I do appreciate it.. until it comes time to remove the case.

    Since I am a case fanatic, I will certainly be ordering a few others so I can swap them out depending on my mood (actually eyeballing the clear/black option from PureGear right now). But the PureGear clear/clear will remain in my arsenal and for now will serve as permanent case. Personally, I give it 4.5 stars (reduced due to the slight difficulty of removing it).

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    02-09-2015 06:37 PM
  10. Toes Up's Avatar
    KA1OTE, thanks for the review. Nice write up.
    I could be wrong, but I think that the 64 GB does not have the Verizon logo on it whereas the 32GB does.
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    02-09-2015 08:28 PM
  11. KA1OTE's Avatar
    KA1OTE, thanks for the review. Nice write up.
    I could be wrong, but I think that the 64 GB does not have the Verizon logo on it whereas the 32GB does.
    More than welcome. I actually decided to cut and paste my review and put it on Amazon. lol
    I just created a new thread about this very topic.
    I've seen plenty of 32GB Turbo BN phones without the logo.. turns out VZW didn't add them to the BN (32GB or 64GB) version at first. So those who got one of those Turbos in the first batch around release time, they don't have the logo.
    02-09-2015 09:13 PM
  12. lgbalfa's Avatar
    i received the J&D case and i really like it.

    reminds me of the incipio feather i had for my droid maxx.

    does not offer a lot protection but i like the minimalist approach and clearly this is the thinnest case on the market for this phone.

    i purchased the diztronic and returned it as that case is significantly thicker but obviously offers more protection.

    i do wish the J&D had a better grip but overall i like it and would recommend it if you are looking for a minimalistic case.
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    02-10-2015 12:05 AM
  13. Snareman's Avatar
    i received the J&D case and i really like it.

    reminds me of the incipio feather i had for my droid maxx.

    does not offer a lot protection but i like the minimalist approach and clearly this is the thinnest case on the market for this phone.

    i purchased the diztronic and returned it as that case is significantly thicker but obviously offers more protection.

    i do wish the J&D had a better grip but overall i like it and would recommend it if you are looking for a minimalistic case.
    I agree. Now I have 2 Diztronic cases that I'm never going to use. What color J&D did you get?
    02-10-2015 12:13 AM
  14. lgbalfa's Avatar
    I agree. Now I have 2 Diztronic cases that I'm never going to use. What color J&D did you get?
    i got the black and red.

    right now using the black.

    are we aloud to cell phone accessories on this forum?
    02-10-2015 12:16 AM
  15. Snareman's Avatar
    i got the black and red.

    right now using the black.

    are we aloud to cell phone accessories on this forum?
    How bright is the red? I have the red Diztronic, but thought the color was a little bit too bright red. If the J&D is a little more subdued I might be interested in getting one.
    02-10-2015 12:21 AM
  16. lgbalfa's Avatar
    How bright is the red? I have the red Diztronic, but thought the color was a little bit too bright red. If the J&D is a little more subdued I might be interested in getting one.
    it is a "wine red".

    not too bright.

    my phone is red and and seems to compliment the red phone well.

    not bright at all.

    i had the red diztronic and it was an awful match to the red phone.

    like you said, it was too bright.
    02-10-2015 12:26 AM
  17. lgbalfa's Avatar
    I agree. Now I have 2 Diztronic cases that I'm never going to use. What color J&D did you get?
    see attached pics for how the red J&D case matches the red phone.thinnest case available?-sam_0016.jpgthinnest case available?-sam_0017.jpg
    02-10-2015 04:46 PM
  18. Snareman's Avatar
    see attached pics for how the red J&D case matches the red phone.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for the pictures. Looks like it matches almost exactly.
    02-10-2015 05:17 PM
  19. lgbalfa's Avatar
    Thanks for the pictures. Looks like it matches almost exactly.
    yes it is pretty close.

    good match.
    02-10-2015 05:34 PM
  20. lgbalfa's Avatar
    update on the J&D case.

    had it for only 2 weeks about and it is already starting to peel on the on side near the buttons.
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    02-17-2015 12:44 PM
  21. teeitupmo#WN's Avatar
    You get what you pay for.
    02-17-2015 12:53 PM
  22. lgbalfa's Avatar
    it is not even that cheap the cost.

    about the same as the diztronic.
    02-17-2015 12:57 PM
  23. Snareman's Avatar
    You get what you pay for.
    Most of these thin cases are in that 7 to 10 dollar range. So far no problems with mine and I have had about as long.
    02-17-2015 01:00 PM
  24. teeitupmo#WN's Avatar
    Diztronic cases are fine but cheap. All the 8-$10 cases less the quality feel of the Turbo, HTC M7/M8, and iPhone. With the exception of Rearth Rinke cases. The cheap feel of some Samsung devices..the 8-10 cases don't make the phone feel cheap any more so, then they already do. My 2 cents
    02-17-2015 01:03 PM
  25. jrmt077's Avatar
    Yes, I got the J&D case (see my comments above) and still love the looks, but I thought to myself that if anything chips it will be the cutout around the buttons. Its vulnerable to nails, rings, placing phone in cup holder in car, etc. On the other hand the price is so reasonable, stock up and replace every few months or when it bothers you
    02-17-2015 01:06 PM
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