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  1. 94gixxerod's Avatar
    Folks, went with my old standby. Otterbox Defender; and, yeah, I drop my phone alot!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-06-2014 08:45 PM
  2. 67srbell's Avatar
    Anyone received the Speck candyshell yet? Thoughts?

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    Identical to every other speck candyshell grip that ive ever had: pretty thin, good grip, protective, expensive, can get oily from fingerprints at times and sometimes the grips on the case grab your pocket's fabric somewhat.

    In other words, exactly what you'd expect. Nothing new.
    11-06-2014 09:06 PM
  3. LeoNote4b's Avatar
    SPIGEN STRONG GLEX metal slate
    Amazon lied. They didn't ship in 3 days. They shipped in 1.

    But after reading the reviews, this is going back to the store because it will apparently scratch your phone. I'll wait for Verus Thor.
    11-06-2014 10:08 PM
  4. kmroth20's Avatar
    I got the Otterbox Defender case as well and I love it!
    11-07-2014 09:33 AM
  5. dbpaddler's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. Since you asked, "why not", I'll give you my reasons. In the past I owned many Pro Clip and RAM solutions for vehicles and motorcycles. Personally I have a few issues with them that make them not ideal for me. We'll stick to the Pro Clip. While it is an excellent quality solution, it is not easily removable (like on a whim). I like to have something that pops in and out easily and leaves my vehicle stock. I change vehicles often so I would need to change mounts when I change vehicles, and being of premium quality, these are not cheap. They are often also either blocking a vent (hot natured and live in the south, unexceptable), or in a less than ideal location. The phone holders (note 4 currently not listed on pro clips website) even without a mount, are as expensive as my two complete mount purchases I already made. In the end, I have several reasons pro clip are no longer ideal for me. But it is an excellent product for the right person.
    Always good to hear opinions. And unfortunately, when you the advantage of crevices in the dash, some dashes are more placement friendly than others. Older cars can be a bit limited as can some of these one piece type dashes. Do see a lot of vehicles with the mid console radio height type placements like you see with the bracketron, and they have gotten more creative when utilizing the vent areas to go to the side or above. Actually good from a visibility point of view as it keeps your eyes closer to the road, and you have States where you aren't allowed to attach anything to the windshield and I think on top of the dash.

    If you're constantly bouncing between different vehicles, they do have a suction mount option. Would like to see a cup holder option with an amps mount so you could use the cradle of your choice and not the cheap ratchet ones. If you only move between a couple vehicles, a lot of customers just buy the two dash mounts, one cradle and a move kit. Makes it easy to just pop the cradle off of the mount and into another car.

    So there are options to keep it someone cost effective. My discount always helps too. My MDX only had a low console mount so I opted for the Bracketron mount where you remove the dash bezel and mount it to the radio mount. Then I've had the same adjustable cradle since my Samsung Epic,and it works with the Note in the Slim Armor case with a little room to spare.

    Cup holders aren't an option for me because I often have two drinks (water and something) and it sits so low, your eyes are far from the road. Bad enough I'm looking at the phone as it is.
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    11-07-2014 11:06 AM
  6. keyzlife's Avatar
    So I just received my Spigen Slim Armor today. I don't feel the negative reviews of it are completely justified IMO. I was expecting it to be slimmer than the Tough Armor but it really isn't. The TA just offers more protection due to the squared edges whereas the SA is rounded. The TA also has a slightly higher raised lip on the screen side. So far I have the TA, SA and the Verus Iron Shield. The Slim Armor is by far the most comfortable to hold in the hand. It is slimmer than the OtterBox commuter but due to the TPU being firmer than the OB's rubber/silicone inner, I would expect moderate drops to be sufficiently covered. Time will tell. The rounded sides of the OB are why I have always used them in the past, but I find the SA to be just as if not more comfortable to hold. Plus you get a kickstand! My 5 and 7 year olds have been watching movies on mine for over two weeks with no kickstand issues.

    It's just me, but I always get a black phone, but the black phone in the Slim Armor in Gold looks Awesome! I'll post some pics if anyone wants.

    Sent from my SVF14N16CXS using Tapatalk
    11-07-2014 03:30 PM
  7. Yogi217's Avatar
    So I just received my Spigen Slim Armor today. I don't feel the negative reviews of it are completely justified IMO. I was expecting it to be slimmer than the Tough Armor but it really isn't. The TA just offers more protection due to the squared edges whereas the SA is rounded. The TA also has a slightly higher raised lip on the screen side. So far I have the TA, SA and the Verus Iron Shield. The Slim Armor is by far the most comfortable to hold in the hand. It is slimmer than the OtterBox commuter but due to the TPU being firmer than the OB's rubber/silicone inner, I would expect moderate drops to be sufficiently covered. Time will tell. The rounded sides of the OB are why I have always used them in the past, but I find the SA to be just as if not more comfortable to hold. Plus you get a kickstand! My 5 and 7 year olds have been watching movies on mine for over two weeks with no kickstand issues.

    It's just me, but I always get a black phone, but the black phone in the Slim Armor in Gold looks Awesome! I'll post some pics if anyone wants.

    Sent from my SVF14N16CXS using Tapatalk
    I'm liking the Slim armor too. I agree that I disagree with some of the negative reviews.

    I'm also waiting on that grip shell. Can't wait!
    11-07-2014 04:51 PM
  8. dbpaddler's Avatar
    Slim Armor is a nice case in general. The fit and finish is solid. It seems slim for a dual layer case. I just returned mine because I didn't like the kickstand, and I don't really care for dual layer cases.. I'm not that scared and can Don without the bulk just fine. Never had phone damage with single layer tpu cases.

    The Ringke Slim took a drop today onto my deck and into the cement step at my front door. Didn't even see a scuff on the case and the phone is fine.
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    11-07-2014 07:13 PM
  9. doubleplay86's Avatar
    After searching through the cases on this forum as well as XDA, I ordered a bunch of hybrid rubber/tpu with clear solid back cases from Amazon and just got them in. Figured I would give some thoughts to help anyone else looking at these cases.

    - Spigen Ultra Hybrid in Clear - This is sold out on Amazon now... I will be returning or selling
    - i-Blason Halo Scrach Resistant in Clear
    - Ringke Fusion in Clear - Apparently this is not even available anymore on Amazon now... I will be returning or selling
    - Verus Crystal Mixx in Clear

    After putting each one of the cases on the phone, there were some distinct differences.
    • Based on feel, both the i-Blason and Verus cases were much more comfortable to hold than the Spigen Ultra Hybrid and the Ringke Fusion, which had relatively sharp edges and corners
    • From a clarity perspective, they all were extremely clear, but the Spigen TPU sides were a bit cloudier
    • Every one of the cases has a lip or small ridges on both the front and the back of the case to protect the screen when the phone is straight down and the camera when the phone faces up
    • The indentations that the i-Blason, Verus, and Ringke cases had over the volume and power buttons made them a bit easier to work with than the flat Spigen buttons
    • The Spigen felt like the most rigid case and probably best in case of a drop, but they all fit snug and looked to provide great protection for drops
    • The Ringke case had a bit of an issue with bending of the tpu on the edges of the phone, but the others all had very clean edges and retained their shape, with the Spigen and the Verus having the most crip edges
    • The i-Blason was the only case that had bottom cutouts that were made larger to accommodate all versions of the Note 4 holes
    • The Ringke case was the only case that had covers for the power and headphones ports


    In the end, the feel of the i-Blason Halo and the Verus Crystal Mixx in my hand as well as the snug and perfect fit led me to keep these two.

    Now on to finding a good screen protector!
    11-07-2014 07:59 PM
  10. eclectic11's Avatar
    I'm a minimalist. I prefer not to have a case and my main concern is scratches on the metal sides. Therfore, these are the 3 cases I prefer. In the back the spigen neo hybrid. To the left the spigen ultra clear hybrid. The newest front and right is the MiniSuit clear air case. The MiniSuit is exactly what I had been looking for. Crystal clear and very minimal for scratch protection while preserving the look and presence of the phone. The spigen cases are my durable drop protection go to's. However, the spigen neo hybrid is still too bulky for me. Hence the reason I have a protection plan. Just need a tempered Glass solution without a halo.

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    11-07-2014 11:39 PM
  11. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I have a grey Body Glove case that is pretty cool that I am willing to pay forward. The first member that PMs me with their name and address I will gladly send it out to you.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
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    11-08-2014 12:22 PM
  12. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    BTW I went with the Tech 21 classic tactical case. I had the same on my iPhone 6 Plus and it was amazing.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-08-2014 12:23 PM
  13. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    That was fast. Sorry to the rest of you, but got a response within seconds. Case will be on its way to its new owner.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-08-2014 12:26 PM
  14. keyzlife's Avatar
    BTW I went with the Tech 21 classic tactical case. I had the same on my iPhone 6 Plus and it was amazing.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    I just checked out the Tech 21's. The material they use for shock absorption on the perimeter of the phone is pretty impressive! Does your case give adequate screen side protection if it were to fall on the screen? Thanks.

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 4
    11-08-2014 12:42 PM
  15. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I just checked out the Tech 21's. The material they use for shock absorption on the perimeter of the phone is pretty impressive! Does your case give adequate screen side protection if it were to fall on the screen? Thanks.

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 4
    It does. I had one for my Note 3 last year and loved that one too.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
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    11-08-2014 12:49 PM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Anyone got his OtterBox Commuter Series case already? I'm thinking to get the AQUA SKY color but would love to hear from first hand about someone experience with this case
    Amazon.com: OtterBox Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Case Commuter Series - Retail Packaging - Aqua Sky (Aqua Blue/Light Teal)
    Attachment 146895
    Best case yet for the Note 4. Very soft rubber liner that won't scratch the shiny edges of the phone. Got the white & grey model for our white note 4. Plus it has the right mic cutouts for the Verizon version.

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    Also going to get the black one to mix & match colors.
    11-08-2014 04:15 PM
  17. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Man that case looks thick.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-08-2014 04:17 PM
  18. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Man that case looks thick.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    Thinner then the UAG

    Attachment 146902
    11-08-2014 04:23 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Thinner then the UAG

    Attachment 146902
    Ha. That looks thick too.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-08-2014 04:24 PM
  20. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Ha. That looks thick too.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    You got me there
    11-08-2014 04:26 PM
  21. Preach2k's Avatar
    My new TPU came for my Verizon GNOTE4. Spigen sent an updated TPU for my Neo-Hybrid.


    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    11-08-2014 10:10 PM
  22. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    My new TPU came for my Verizon GNOTE4. Spigen sent an updated TPU for my Neo-Hybrid.
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...59a1e4fc6d.jpg

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    And what you going to do about the frame with the incorrect holes?
    11-08-2014 10:53 PM
  23. Preach2k's Avatar
    And what you going to do about the frame with the incorrect holes?
    I made the old TPU work. I will give it to a friend of mine that ordered a Spigen case. If it doesn't come with the new Universal TPU.


    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    11-09-2014 12:44 AM
  24. swade8's Avatar
    Wow! I just went to amazon to locate a Spigen Slim case, and to my astonishment, not one is there. Did they pull every case off Amazons site, till they can fix the Verizon variants?

    Sent from The One and Only, Amazing---> Note 4<---
    11-09-2014 01:32 AM
  25. jmz768's Avatar
    And what you going to do about the frame with the incorrect holes?
    The frame is irrelevant, as long as the TPU isn't covering the hole, it works just fine. I modified my TPU with a Dremel almost two weeks ago and have not had a problem.
    11-09-2014 01:38 AM
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