Seidio Innocase Review/Pics

Genetic_Bloom

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Hey everyone, I just got my Seidio Innocase for my Droid in the mail yesterday and put it on and thought I would share what I think of it so far since it looks like no one else has here.

It's basically just 2 pieces of plastic with a soft touch coating that you snap onto the bottom piece and the top piece of the Droid separately. It's very easy to snap on and took me no longer than 15 seconds to get it in place. It seems very sturdy and the the coating on the plastic helps to get a firmer grip on the phone than without one.

It's very thin and it's not disgusting to look at like a few of the Droid cases I've seen. Obviously, I'd rather have it with no case but I had an incidient where it fell out of my pocket in class and hit the metal seat hinge and got a scratch on the metal spot so I'd rather be safe than sorry from now on (Plus, the case covers up the metal so no one can see the scratch now).

There's holes on the camera button, the volume rocker, the microUSB port, the power button, the speaker on the back, and also one for the microphone so that the case doesn't cover it up and no one can hear you because of it.

When you open it up there is a slightly increased slider resistance but I think it's just from the clips the bottom portion uses to stay on. It's not very much though so I don't see it causing anyone any problems. The top part of the case does go all the way down to the top of the first row of keys though so you will probably hit it with your thumbs until you adjust to it being there. The keys are still easily pressable but those with big fingers might have some problems.

I haven't had any tests with dropping it to see how well the case holds up but I hope I don't ever have one, I'm sure it will protect your phone just fine though.

Overall I think it's a great case and I'd recommend it those who don't want a highly noticable large case like the BodyGlove or some others I've seen. It's about $30 on the Seidio website which is not too much more than the other Droid cases I've seen. If you're thinking of purchasing a case for your Droid I hope this helped you decide!

And here's the pictures:


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Nice review!

Does the case make it more difficult to press the top buttons on the keyboard? How about the power button and volume rocker?
 

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It doesn't really make it more difficult to touch the top buttons on the keyboard you just have to touch them differently with your thumbs. You can't touch them flat like I used to you have to kind of point your finger to get at them. It's hard to explain, really. If you usually touch with just the flat end of your finger you'll have to adjust but if you've always used the end then you'll most likely notice no difference at all. I was one who touched them flat with my thumbs but after just half a day I've adjusted and don't have any problems at all. As for the power button I think the case makes it easier to press because the rest of the case is raised just slightly more than the phone itself so it creates kind of a "crater" that you can easily find the power button and press it whereas before it sat flush with the case and was sometimes harder to hit. The volume rocker is no different, the case doesn't really affect it at all.

I didn't really get a good pic of the power button, I'll try to add one in a bit so you can see what I"m talking about.
 

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I have a similar but leather case. My issue is, the top part makes it hard to use the top row of the physical keyboard. So I usually just have the back part of the case on the phone. Only thing, it makes the phone pretty ugly, especially when you're looking down at the phone with it closed.

Would you mind posting some pics of the phone with only the bottom portion of the case on?
 

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Been using mine for a month now, and really do like it. Note that it is NOT the rubbery type that you might have had on different phones. It's not quite tacky, but comes out of the pocket with ease and yet a bit nonslip for holding onto. The best part other than protection is that you now have a tiny lip over the hard keys at the bottom of the Droid, making it less likely to hit them accidentally all the time.
 

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Been using mine for a month now, and really do like it. Note that it is NOT the rubbery type that you might have had on different phones. It's not quite tacky, but comes out of the pocket with ease and yet a bit nonslip for holding onto. The best part other than protection is that you now have a tiny lip over the hard keys at the bottom of the Droid, making it less likely to hit them accidentally all the time.

I have a question. Have you taken the case off the front of the phone since you put it on? And if you have has it scratched the phone around the screen. The reason I ask is because I bought the shell holster combo from VZW and it scratched my phone.
 

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Great review, thank you. Seidio has an awesome case for me Blackberry that I used for a long time. The nice sort of grainy feel of the case wore off, but, the little tabs to connevt the two pieces togetgher never wore out. Quality stuff from Seidio
 

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I've had an Innocase Surface on my Droid for a couple of months and love it. Twice I've dropped the phone from relatively low heights. Both times it landed on a corner of the case and the bottom of the case popped off. I don't see that as a problem--I think the case absorbed the kinetic energy and the phone was just fine. I don't use the keyboard so I don't slide the phone open/shut. It's a very low profile case, sturdy and the soft feel is just perfect, not the gummy feel of a silicone sleeve such as I had on my BB.

Highly recommended.
 

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Good review, I can agree on all points. I just got this case as well a few days ago. It did seem a bit pricey for what it was, but the protection is probably still work this... Plus I think it looks and feels great!
 

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I have the car dock/mount, how difficult is it to remove the bottom piece? I will have to remove/install the bottom piece everytime I use the car mount.
 

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I purchased the case also and have been using it all weekend. It does not add a lot of extra bulk to the device, which I really like. That said, it will not work in the Motorola MM Dock. I intend to buy the Seidio Car Dock, that will work with the case on or off, and if that works well I will replace the Motorola MM Dock with the Seidio version that also works with the case on or off.

Another thing I like about the case is its ease of installation and removal. Since they are reasonably priced, I plan to get more than one color to be able to match any theme that I am running.

Great product!
 

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I purchased a similar case but this one looks a little more "refined". Nice review btw, just wish I would have waited and bought this instead.
 

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I have the car dock/mount, how difficult is it to remove the bottom piece? I will have to remove/install the bottom piece everytime I use the car mount.

I've never removed it so I can't say for sure but it's just holding on by a few little clips so all you have to do is release one side and the whole thing will come off. I couldn't imagine it taking more than 5 or 10 seconds to get it off, maybe less.
 

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I was hoping Seidio would make a case so that it would be easy to use the keyboard (top keys) but yet they failed to do so.
 

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I was hoping Seidio would make a case so that it would be easy to use the keyboard (top keys) but yet they failed to do so.

It isn't really hard to use the top rows, it's just different. I don't think anyone can really make a case that covers the top of the phone that doesn't interfere with the keyboard though because there's so little room on it to begin with. It's impossible to make a case that adds no width and the Seidio is probably as thin as any can get so I'm not sure there can ever be a case that doesn't somewhat get in the way of the keys.
 

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xliderider said:
I have the car dock/mount, how difficult is it to remove the bottom piece? I will have to remove/install the bottom piece everytime I use the car mount.

Hello,

Thank you for your interest! The bottom piece is not hard to remove, just remove the case from the space bar side of the keyboard first, then work your way to the screen side.

We do have both Desktop Sync & Charge and Car Kit for the Droid that allows you to use the Droid with or without the case! Check out our site for more details!

Regards,
 

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I agree the case is not hard at all to remove once you know how to do it. I have the car mount too but I only use it when I'm on a longer trip, most of the time I'm only driving for a few minutes.
 

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