Yes, but a leather exterior.
What would be really kewl would be a dark, brown weathered leather exterior, I mean, while I am dreaming
Here's a quick rundown of two slipcases I've tried for the Motorola DROID.
This first one I bought at BestBuy for about $15, a Lowepro device pouch.
It works OK, its well padded but as you can see it has a flat oval bottom which adds a ton of extra bulk. Overall I don't like it much so after a few recommendations I bought this next one:
G1 OEM case. Purchased on Ebay from global_dl (OEM PLANET) for $3.95 with free shipping! NEW OEM T-Mobile HTC G1 Google Phone Pocket Case Pouch - eBay (item 110455540978 end time Dec-08-09 21:05:32 PST)
I have to say its freaking awesome, best bang for the buck for sure. Check out how well it fits.
I put the DROID in screen down to make use of the wider part of the case and I feel its safer in my pocket than the glass facing out anyway. The G1 case doesn't add a lot of bulk as you can see and it seems to have enough padding to prevent the glass from cracking during a reasonable drop. Partially open sides make it really easy to grab the DROID to pull it out and an added bonus is that they allow for the DROID to be hooked up to a charger.
Thanks to anyone who suggested this case before, I'm very happy with it.
Last edited by Zodduska; 11-23-2009 at 04:41 PM.
I'd also really like to see a case with a magnet in it so app developers can get creative with it. I loved having my blackberry on vibrate in the case, and regular volume out of it. Probably one of the only things I miss from the blackberry. It's totally possible with the droid, just tricky since the case manufacturers would have to collaborate with an app developer.
I want a fully enclosed vertical leather case with all the cut-outs necessary to fit my Droid, and a flip-up front so I can access the screen without impediment, and a removable belt clip. Just the ordinary case I've grown accustomed to with all my prior phones in the past.....doesn't seem like a lot to ask (although the slide-out keyboard might present design problems). Whatever. I'd even accept such a case that required me to remove the phone from the case to use the hardware keyboard.
Last edited by racklefratz; 11-23-2009 at 07:05 PM.
The Cellet line is out at:
Cellet® Products :: Chargers, Cases, Proguards, Charms, Skins
for anyone that's curious. It's pretty extensive, so it could be that there's a variant that would fit the Droid better. Everyone is trying to use iPhone cases, and I just don't think that's working, the Droid is Longer/thicker/less wide. Seems like some older phone would have the right dimensions, but if there is, I haven't found it yet.
When I did a search on Droid at the Cellet site, they came up with a number of cases, not this particular one , but here's some examples:
So apparently there are ones that Cellet considers as fitting the Droid. The pipeline is at least starting to fill up some, finally.
G1: 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
Droid: 115.8 mm x 60.00 mm x 13.70 mm
So the G1 is narrower than the Droid. The Droid volume is less, but I was concerned about the width. The pictures out on eBay looked a little tight, but the phone does seem to fit fine, from what I could tell from your pictures. On that type of pouch, I usually would put the longer (nominally back) side towards the outside of the pocket, figuring that the added protection is needed there, with the glass/screen towards the inside (body). If it gets jolted, then, mostly that would be from the outside, and you have maximized protection of the screen, by facing it inward. Does by any chance the GTMax case have a stiffened/protective back? Some of this sort of cases do, to kind of backup the padding.