On past phones I found the cheapo ebay cases have an issue with the stud that goes in the belt clip only lasting a few months, after buying many I swore them off. I just ordered a Monaco aluminum case, there is a thread with lots of detailed closeups on here somewhere. Search for the words "Monaco" and "pictures" in the thread title. Not here yet, can't post personal experience for a few days
okey guys this is the item i bought from ebay...this link was given to me by anothe droid user from this site and i really liked it... i been using it for past few days..works perfectly...and the best part is its under $6 !! comes with free car charger too !!!here is the link NEW HARD CASE COVER+CAR CHARGER FOR MOTOROLA DROID A855 - eBay (item 370325207623 end time Jan-27-10 07:06:40 PST)
"Motorola Droid" best decision I have ever made when comes to smartphone
Got the Monaco aluminum case. Fits perfectly, keeps the keyboard in place which I like. You can open it to use the keyboard pretty easily. Its not rubbery like the Body Glove case, so I guess its a little less protective but I think it still provides good protection. The stud for the belt clip is very solid, and it clips in very securely. Overall its a really solid case. But, I am not going to keep it because it has two drawback that are big for me but might not be for someone else. First, the clip does not have notches to hold the phone in a horizontal position. Second, the case forms a frame around the screen and its hard for my large fingers to swipe out the notification panel. If you don't want the phone in a horizontal position and have regular size fingers, this is a great case.
instead you blame Motorola on that? um... This is their make or break hit, with extensive support from Google, certain requirements have to be met before this beauty could be released, and something such as the body of the phone especially with metal, the chance of it going wrong is actually very small, simply because each moving part (the keyboard sliding rail), the screen glass, the battery lid, etc etc, would not fit and assemble into a phone that you and I now carry if the body is not made to the correct size.
But instead all you people would like to protect the oh yeah, board sponsor of course, for poor manufacturing qc? for making one piece of crap without consistence and based their mold on poor quality prototypes of the droid? um...
yeah, lets blame moto instead, its so much easier.
PDair Aluminum Metal Case for Motorola Milestone A855 - Open Screen Design (Black) by PDair - PDair.com
i think these two brands are made awefully similar, so either one will be fine, i chose PDair cos i get a free leather keyring too, nice for my car keys.