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Amzer Hybrid Silicone Skin Jelly Case

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by PHiZ, Jan 22, 2010.

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    http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page...del=Motorola Droid A855&cat=Cases&skuno=85314

    Fommy.com finally has some video of their "Hybrid Silicone Skin Jelly Case." Many people were waiting for info on this case because it was supposed to combine a solid internal structure with a shock-absorbing silicone outer.

    Now that there is video up, it does not appear that there is a metal or hard plastic internal structure, and that it is merely a silicone jelly case. Albeit, perhaps a firmer silicone than seen on more traditional silicone cases. Also, it appears that it is only available in an argyle pattern, and not in solid colors.

    Looking at the video, it appears that the power, volume, and camera buttons remain covered by a thin layer of material. I'm a little worried that the only thing holding this case on is the very thin silicone strips. I have experienced several silicone cases tearing in the past. Although, again, this appears to be a sturdier silicone judging by the video.
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    I was really hoping that this case would be more like the video for the Motorola Cliq Hybrid Silicone Skin Jelly case.

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    That case looks just like the Epik cases for the blackberries. That was my favorite case, I may have to check those out.
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    Looks like this one covers up the 2nd mic hole on the back.
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    What 2nd mic hole?
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    in the back theres a hole for a noise reduction mic.
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    Hi,
    Anybody have any input on this case? From the video it looks like a really nice fit. I don't care for the patterns on the case but could live with it. If anybody that has purchased it could comment, that would be awesome! Also, how big of an issue will it be with the 2nd mic being covered up?
    Thanks
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    wheres this 2nd mic? i can't find it...
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    Anybody try this case yet?
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    I may grab one of these and try it out since it's cheap, I ordered a leather top case also so if this one is flimsy, I'll use the leather case.

    I don't care about the pattern on the back either and I also do not know where the hole for noise reduction talk comes from, there is only the camera on the back of the case.

    I'm in a toss up between a metal case and this one now.
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    I actually saw that clip about 2 weeks ago and I really like it, but when I went to order it I noticed that it only had a 2 star rating out of 5 so unless someone has tried it and liked it, Im not ordering it
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    I just saw that also on amazon while buying blue rays, I bought a monaco metal case and a leather Krusell so that takes care of the phone in and out of work, although I paid almost $70 for both.
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    I have seen what appears to be the same argyle pattern silicone cases on Amazon and eBay. Although, they differ from the pictures of the Amzer cases in that they have a single cutout for the rear speaker. (The Amzer version appears to have small bars over the rear speaker.)

    Also, they have the non-Amzer ones here:
    http://www.accessorygeeks.com/motorola-droid-silicone-skins.html
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    DCMUGEN88 on ebay has cases like this for other models. I have done business with him before and he said that he will be getting these for the Droid its just when his manufacturer gets him the material. The Epik case for the droid was amazing, and was like 4 or 5 bucks. Best case I have ever used.
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    Got one

    Since I couldn't find much input on this case I just decided to go for it. I got the black one from Fommy.com. I ordered it on a Thursday night and received it the following Wednesday in the mail, not too bad. Anyway, the case fits really well and I really like how the tabs fold over the edges of the phone. It is really secure. However I do have a really big issue with it, the case doesn't have "cutouts" for the Power button on the top, the volume rocker, or the camera button. The "jelly" is raised in those areas to account for the buttons but isn't too forgiving so you have to push down quite hard to power on the phone. Maybe it will "loosen" up over time but I have a feeling I may scrap the case all together or possibly try and notch out cutouts myself with a razor blade over the buttons.

    It is possible the issue with the power button could be my phone. I have used other droids and for some reason my power button on the top seems to be "lower" than others, it isn't flush with the outside of the phone but rather a tad bit below the bezel of the phone. So even without a case, I sometimes had to push the power button two or three times before it would unlock... (been thinking about starting a thread to see if others have this issue)...

    Oh, I was also concerned about the Argyle pattern on the case, since I got the black one, you can't even really see the Argyle. If you are not within a foot of the phone, it just looks black.

    One other nitpicky issue was the "jelly" is peeling just a bit on the side with the usb port. It is peeling on the top and bottom pieces in the same spot. I would assume this is the location where it was attached to the mold or something for manufacturing and when they detached it from the mold it creates this small blemish.

    Anyway, my two cents in case someone was looking for a bit more info on this case.
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    okay just got mine in today, was the red one, and since i have had it all i can say is it has to be the best case i have ever used i mean its amazing and i like the red color, it feels great it looks great and it is a perfect fit on my phone... but wait i mentioned phone right, okay so it sucks as a phone case... amazing and awesome case? YES.. phone usability? NO.... it covers up both mics on mine so i gonna have to do something about that or take of the top piece and like the other guy said the power button is really hard to press down and its because the power button spot is hollow and way to high so when you press it down its not reaching the button so maybe fill it with something? i know im gonna use a hot wire and make a spot for the front mic and the back mic... maybe try something with the power button who knows...

    so... want a great case? BUY IT NOW
    want a case you can use easily? RUN AWAY NOW
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    haha, yeah I'm laughing at thorn11166's review. But it! It's awesome! Except that it sucks! haha. I'm sure we'd all be grateful for any pics ya'll wanna share. D-roid, maybe raise the profile of the buttons a little? I might suggest some foam sticky tape. Aka double sided tape. Both D-roid and thorn11166 ordered direct from Fommy? I'm curious how the ebay ones compare. My suspicion is that the Amzer ones have a better fit and finish... Also The Motorola Droid A855 Crystal Silicone Case - Solid Black comes w/ Free Shipping. has a similar argyle patterened silicone case, but with better button cutouts it seems.
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    I tried one on my Droid today and I really liked it. The only thing is they only had clear and blue and I wanted a more girly color. But seems like it gave the phone great protection and nice grip. But I read some reviews on Amazon and people don't like these at all. They say it covers mic, it stretches and falls off easily. They are saying not to waste your money on this.
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    I've had my amzer case for over 2 weeks now and I do like it, provides great protection, the only thing that gets me is the power button...Sometimes its hard to push but it has became easier since I got it. I say get it.