1. fivegear's Avatar
    So I know a lot of you guys probably don't like to use a holster, but I like the protection and convenience of it. My problem is with the side located power button on this phone I am always turning the screen off or on when I lift it out of the holster.

    So what do you guys use for a carry solution? I am not a fan of phone cases usually. I do like the soft gel covers if I had a way of easily carrying it with that on the phone. I need to protect my phone and keep it within easy reach. Thanks for any input!
    12-05-2011 09:44 AM
  2. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Mine just goes in my pocket. No cases or screen protectors for me either. But to each his own.
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    12-05-2011 09:52 AM
  3. fivegear's Avatar
    I guess my experience of being a boy scout as a kid stuck with me (always be prepared), I have way to many things in my front pockets that should never be mixed with a phone. So I don't ever put it in my pockets as a result, but I have often thought about it.
    12-05-2011 10:11 AM
  4. crocostimpy's Avatar
    I was a holster guy for years. Going back to the late '90s with an Ericsson (pre-Sony) WAP phone, through 2 Treos and a Pre. It was kind of my geek flag, flown proudly. With this phone I've switched to pocket mode, it's so thin and light. I have learned to put it in head-first to avoid the power-switch bump on retrieval. I've also retrained myself to keep coins and keys out of that pocket. If you can't do that, consider a skin. Although drag coefficient may become a factor.
    12-05-2011 10:35 AM
  5. fivegear's Avatar
    Same here, I don't really care what my holster looks like as long as it serves the purpose but the E4GT is putting a wrench in that. I wish Samsung would put the volume keys where everybody else does, on the right hand side and the power button on the top!
    12-05-2011 10:59 AM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    I carry mine on my shoulder, like a bazooka. Because, well, bazookas are badass and so is this phone.
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    12-05-2011 11:31 AM
  7. error4o4's Avatar
    Sprints snap protector with the kick stand and a screen protector + my pocket
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    12-05-2011 12:06 PM
  8. fivegear's Avatar
    Sprints snap protector with the kick stand and a screen protector + my pocket
    How much does that protector with the kick stand add to the size of it? Would you guess it to still fit in a leather holster? I also have a Motorola Photon and I love the kick stand. I never would have guessed that to be a feature I would love but it's pretty darn nice.
    12-05-2011 01:39 PM
  9. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    I picked up a hard plastic case thats very thin and covers the back and 4 corners, then with it came a belt clip, keeps the phone face in for added protection. Came from a Sprint store and cost me 19.99 i think.
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    12-05-2011 02:53 PM
  10. Taz420NJ's Avatar
    I wear carpenter jeans, so I throw mine into one of the leg pockets. I used to carry in the 'lighter' pocket, but I've wasted the screen on my old phone several times by sticking a screwdriver or box cutter in there too.

    As for protection, I have one of these hard-frame cases ($6):

    Newegg.com - Transparent Clear Touch Hard Plastic Case Snap On Cover For Samsung Epic 4G

    It makes the screen inset all the way around on the front (not just the 4 corners) so it can't get scratched if it hits the ground.



    and the cheapo 3-for-$5 screen protectors. I'm mixed on these, because they are a total pain in the @$$ to apply. They are glueless, so they don't leave a residue when they need to be peeled off/changed, but any speck of dust creates a bubble that can't be smoothed down. This is important because they are VERY staticky and attract ANY dust in the area. The only way to fix it is to peel it off and use a piece of looped masking tape to pull the dust off the protector and screen. It took me nearly half an hour to get it applied with no bubbles/dust. Not sure if other/expensive ones are like this, but I know I would've been pissed if I had this much trouble installing one that cost $10 or more.

    My other gripe with them is they are not oleophobic like the gorilla glass is, so it is constantly covered in fingerprints. If anyone knows of protectors that are fingerprint resistant like the glass, I'd like to hear your suggestions!
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    12-05-2011 04:06 PM
  11. Slingbox's Avatar
    I front left pocket with TPU comfe and safe.
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    12-05-2011 04:27 PM
  12. Asian Kyle's Avatar
    back left pocket with ghost armor screen protector. I've always put my phones in my back left pocket
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    12-05-2011 05:45 PM
  13. duddy23b's Avatar
    Have the textured case that covers the sides leaving the front open and kickstand $19 from Sprint store when I bought the phone
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    12-05-2011 11:07 PM
  14. error4o4's Avatar
    How much does that protector with the kick stand add to the size of it? Would you guess it to still fit in a leather holster? I also have a Motorola Photon and I love the kick stand. I never would have guessed that to be a feature I would love but it's pretty darn nice.
    Pretty thin, barely takes up noticeable space. Still slides into pants no problem, jeans too.

    I'd say its as thick as a ball point pen head/ink well.
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    12-06-2011 12:19 PM
  15. Q-fugee's Avatar
    I just ordered Sedio's holster (no case). I'll report back when it arrives.

    --Qfg
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    12-06-2011 12:51 PM
  16. gottria's Avatar
    I just ordered Sedio's holster (no case). I'll report back when it arrives.

    --Qfg
    How much and where? I have the desktop and car cradle and find a naked E4GT is easier.
    12-06-2011 03:18 PM
  17. dragonladyRN's Avatar
    I also have the Seidio surface case and clip, and don't hit the volume button when taking the phone off clip. Fairly thin, use this combo at work for added protection. But quickly and easily slips off to place in car dock, and the stays "naked" for personal use.
    12-06-2011 06:59 PM
  18. ramonm2's Avatar
    I carry it like a Bouse in my new Nissan Sentra. All white case like my car.


    But really. Any case is better than no case. Ask my old Hero.
    12-06-2011 10:18 PM
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