Yeah I don't have a case or anything yet. I don't know if I really need it because I'm usually around a charger and have a car charger so a lot of the time when I'm at work and go to lunch I'll plug it in and when I'm driving places or running errands or whatever I'll plug it in. Basically whenever I'm in my Jeep I have it plugged in. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with the extended battery sooner or later though. Just like I didn't "need" a 16gb sd card which is way overkill for what I need but I bought one anyway because I'd rather have too much than not enough. Even though it says my total room on the card is 11.35gb and my available space is 11.24gb. Any idea why the total available is so much less than 16gb?