04-04-2011 03:01 AM
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  1. Jace's Avatar
    I'm surprised not to find a sticky or guide on favorite case makers. I see some $25 cases like Seidio and Otterbox, and then there are some $3-5 ones on Amazon by random makers. What about the ones Verizon sells? Is there any sort of prevailing wisdom about which cases are best? Silicon, hard, etc.?
    03-19-2011 12:23 PM
  2. asianrage's Avatar
    Here's what I've found.

    There's a new type of case called TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) that offers optical clarity of a hard plastic case while being extremely flexible. You can find a bunch of choices on eBay. I've bought an Epik case in black and matte, a choice that's not available outside of eBay. It should be here soon.

    I've also found on eBay a bumper style case (black rubber surround w/ a clear plastic back), supposedly made by Luxmo. It'll be here soon.

    Case-mate just released a Pop! case for the Thunderbolt.

    HTCPedia.com offers HTC branded case, along with Verizon cases.

    Verizonwireless.com also offer a dual layered case, with an inner silicon lining and a hard plastic outer.

    BTW, Otterbox hasn't released any design yet.
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    03-19-2011 12:57 PM
  3. graphickellie's Avatar
    I got one from Verizon. I normally NEVER purchase anything from them but I get a 25% discount from my employer so it was only like 12 bucks. plus they had purple... my favorite color! LOL it's one of the soft rubber like ones.
    03-19-2011 09:34 PM
  4. rdmartin1's Avatar
    I got the combo phone cover/holster deal from Verizon and I love it. Only con is with it I won't be switching batteries throughout the day like I did with my uncovered Droid 2 but I have an extra charger so no fear
    03-19-2011 10:14 PM
  5. mo-bile#AC's Avatar
    I go naked.
    03-19-2011 10:16 PM
  6. flashpiti's Avatar
    I got the platinum brand one from best buy which is a rebranded seidio and is very nice and includes a holster. There's 10% off this weekend too.
    03-19-2011 10:18 PM
  7. panicprone77's Avatar
    I'm not using a case but if I do get one, it will be an otterbox if they ever come out with them.
    03-19-2011 10:28 PM
  8. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I got this one from verizon and I'm in love. Attachment 7498

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
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    03-19-2011 10:46 PM
  9. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Here are some picture of the Seidio Innocase.




    The case fits nice and tight there is very little chance of it coming off from a drop. It very easy to put on and remove and doesn't add to much bulk.
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    03-19-2011 11:03 PM
  10. asianrage's Avatar
    Here are some picture of the Seidio Innocase.




    The case fits nice and tight there is very little chance of it coming off from a drop. It very easy to put on and remove and doesn't add to much bulk.
    Thanks for the pics.

    Is that a rubberized soft touch finish on the case? Does it cover the interior side of the case as well, along with the felt lining? How's the plastic?
    03-19-2011 11:32 PM
  11. asianrage's Avatar
    I got this one from verizon and I'm in love. Attachment 7498

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    Can you take some shots of the case as it cover the phone? Is it a two piece installation deal? Does it add a lot of bulk to the phone?
    03-19-2011 11:35 PM
  12. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    it adds a little bit of bulk, but nothing drastic. I would upload a picture now, but I do not have another camera so I'll have to use my fiance's iPhone to take the picture and post it tomorrow. It is a two piece case and literally is the easiest install ever. Maybe I'll post a video of putting it on, but its silicon with a hard shell around it. Whoever designed this needs a medal.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt using Tapatalk
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    03-19-2011 11:58 PM
  13. akira751's Avatar
    Here are some picture of the Seidio Innocase.




    The case fits nice and tight there is very little chance of it coming off from a drop. It very easy to put on and remove and doesn't add to much bulk.

    I was going to buy that but I found that Seidio makes almost the same set up for Best Buy under the name of Platinum for $34. I will post pics later.


    Here is the link to the Best Buy the pic show a Evo 4G but its for the Thunderbolt.

    Platinum Series - Case for HTC EVO Shift 4G Mobile Phones - Black - HTC21SB
    03-20-2011 12:01 AM
  14. rocor1993's Avatar
    I have this one also, I like it, it is very easy to put on and take off. I am planning to use the media dock at my bedside, so I need one that was easy off/on. I just wish it came in more colors.
    03-20-2011 12:06 AM
  15. RetiredJedi's Avatar
    I would like to see one of these companies design a case with a kickstand that let's the phone lean to the opposite side as the stock kickstand. So it could have the center taken out so the stock kickstand worked but then that "hole" is framed with whatever material and that frame is the opposite kickstand. Make sense?
    03-20-2011 08:08 AM
  16. Littleairjordan1's Avatar
    could you take a picture of the front of the phone with the case on as well? thanks
    03-20-2011 11:52 AM
  17. withravenoushunger's Avatar
    I got one from Verizon. I normally NEVER purchase anything from them but I get a 25% discount from my employer so it was only like 12 bucks. plus they had purple... my favorite color! LOL it's one of the soft rubber like ones.
    lol weird. exact same situation with me. I got 25% off the phone and accessories so I picked up a case and screen protector. I like the case design because its a soft case under a hard one
    03-20-2011 08:48 PM
  18. Raiders Fan 223's Avatar
    I bought the case-mate pop case... should arrive in the mail within a few days
    03-20-2011 11:02 PM
  19. bdragon's Avatar
    I would like to see one of these companies design a case with a kickstand that let's the phone lean to the opposite side as the stock kickstand. So it could have the center taken out so the stock kickstand worked but then that "hole" is framed with whatever material and that frame is the opposite kickstand. Make sense?
    I'm not sure If the Body Glove case lets you do this, but it comes with a removable video kickstand belt clip. It's $18.75 on eBay right, which I'm thinking of getting, due to function and price. Hope link works, if not, just type "thunderbolt body glove" in search field.

    Body Glove Hard Shield Cover Case For HTC Thunderbolt - eBay (item 330544347800 end time Mar-24-11 23:15:24 PDT)
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    03-21-2011 06:45 AM
  20. bdragon's Avatar
    I really like the Seidio Innocase II, but I'm short on cash and on a real tight budget right now. I've been searching for a case with all the right things I'm looking for. Innocase is the only one that has a separate cutout for every feature and the front is as thin as it comes(not taking anything away from the screen). Body Glove is next on the list and is the one I'm gonna settle for. It looks more sturdy, but the Innocase looks better overall IMO.
    03-21-2011 06:54 AM
  21. akira751's Avatar
    I really like the Seidio Innocase II, but I'm short on cash and on a real tight budget right now. I've been searching for a case with all the right things I'm looking for. Innocase is the only one that has a separate cutout for every feature and the front is as thin as it comes(not taking anything away from the screen). Body Glove is next on the list and is the one I'm gonna settle for. It looks more sturdy, but the Innocase looks better overall IMO.

    I feel your pain check this out. Its made by Seidio and looks like the Innocase and a little cheaper. I love mine.

    Platinum Series - Case for HTC EVO 4G Mobile Phones - Black - HEC20SB
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    03-21-2011 08:13 AM
  22. flashpiti's Avatar
    I feel your pain check this out. Its made by Seidio and looks like the Innocase and a little cheaper. I love mine.

    Platinum Series - Case for HTC EVO 4G Mobile Phones - Black - HEC20SB
    I agree, I bought one on Friday and Best buy has a 10% off coupon that I think is good until today, so for about $30 you get the case and holster, and both are quite nice.
    03-21-2011 08:32 AM
  23. bipolarbear187's Avatar
    I tend to always buy my cases on ebay, just because you tend to get the most bang for your buck there and definitely the most variety...also, you can try out a few case for the cost of one at the VZW store. Here are the two I bought to try out:

    HTC Thunderbolt 4G Hybrid S-Line Wave Case - Smoke - eBay (item 170614859308 end time Apr-11-11 10:09:02 PDT)

    BLACK Hard Shell Case Cover Verizon HTC Thunderbolt - eBay (item 280622328635 end time Mar-29-11 14:05:28 PDT)

    I'll share my feedback once they get here...there is also a black version of that first one that looks really nice. But I don't know if there are any still available.
    03-21-2011 10:38 AM
  24. FD2's Avatar
    Here are some picture of the Seidio Innocase.




    The case fits nice and tight there is very little chance of it coming off from a drop. It very easy to put on and remove and doesn't add to much bulk.
    Nice Larry, I went Sena.
    03-21-2011 01:24 PM
  25. anon(75289)'s Avatar
    I JUST got my seidio II case from fed-ex right now. I waited to order anything until I had the phone in hand because I didn't know if I wanted to rock it naked or not. But then I just didn't like any of the cases that verizon or BB had. So I jumped on amazon friday evening and 2 day shipped me the burgundy seidio case. I've had their cases before on my droid1 and really liked the feel and how little extra bulk they added. I must say I am really liking this case.
    03-21-2011 04:04 PM
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