Best drop-protection case?

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Accessories' started by omegamuff1n, May 9, 2010.

  1. omegamuff1n

    omegamuff1n New Member

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    So I just got my new droid incredible yesterday, and when the best buy guy offered insurance for $10/month, I said no cuz I probably can't afford it, but it made me realize how vulnerable my new phone is to being toast after a single drop from my hand to a hard ground.

    So I'm asking you guys, what do you think is the best shock-proof case for the HTC incredible? As in, if I drop it from my hand to the ground, it won't crack the screen or anything like it might if I didn't have a case otherwise?

    I don't need a holster or anything, I just carry it in my pocket.
     
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    Otterbox - not sure if available for you phone yet.
     
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    Nope. Not yet,but they will soon I'm sure,and when they do, I'll be first on the ordering list;)
     
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    omegamuff1n New Member

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    Otterbox looks like just a skin to me. :blink:

    How is a thin applied skin going to protect against shock?
     
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    Not at all - there's 3 layers of protection,a touchscreen membrane, a hard plastic shell, then over the shell is a rubber jacket. Most cases are this way,but they make a few different styles,depending on the device. check out their site:
    We've Got Technology Covered // OtterBox.com
     
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    Whoa, that's expensive. If most cases are that way then what's a cheaper one? Probably one I could just snap on or off?
     
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    Impact resistant cases aren't cheap.
     
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    The high gloss silicone case I got from Verizon seems to provide some level of protrction...
     
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    They're worth every penny - I've used otterbox on every device I've had for the past 5 years. But until they have one for the Incredible, check this out if you want something a bit less pricy, but still good protection:
    HTC DROID Incredible PB31200 Cases Store - Fommy.com
    I'm using this one temporarily - not too bad for the price:
    http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page.asp?skuno=88112
     
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    omegamuff1n New Member

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    That amzer case looks great. How is it different from the otterbox? Like is it worse? And if so what makes the otterbox soo much better?
     
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    There is no rival to Otterbox when it comes to durability and longevity. The Amzer isn't nearly as sturdy or strong. Same with Seidio, which I'd consider the second best on the market. But nothing, and I mean nothing, beats an Otterbox. The Otterbox Defender and Commuter cases will be available within the month, so just sit tight and keep checking the Otterbox website.

    And no, I don't work for Otterbox or anything. :) Just a brand-loyal customer who has seen their worth in proven environments.
     
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    The amzer isn't worse, it's just a different type of protection. It's good for everyday protection,like tossing it on the table or whatever - as for me, I work in construction,so my phones take quite a beating - and otterbox cases are built like tanks! They withstand alot more than your average case.That's what their intended to do tho, hence the price. If you aren't in an everyday situation were you put your phone in potential danger alot, then chances are-you don't need to spend money on the otterbox. The Amzer will do just fine,or seidio innocase too. But, if you work or play in situations where your device is gonna get banged around alot, or outsidde in weather alot, or dirt and dust - then there's no other way to go.
     
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