Brand of case for your ThunderBolt?

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    What brand of case will everyone be getting for your ThunderBolt?
    What company do you think makes the best cases, and why?
    Are you going with rubber/silicone, hard/plastic, or leather?
    Are you going with a heavy/rugged case or a thinner/lighter case?
    Are there any better companies out there for this type of accessory not listed?

    Note – (I’m assuming that these companies will all make versions for the TB, which might not end up being true, and release times will vary for some)

    Update - There appears to be 4 separate schools of thought on the issue: (now that many responses to the poll have been given)

    1) Seidio Innocase II (or Active X, or Rugged) - Innocase shipping now, Active X coming soon, very good products (I just got mine)
    2) Otterbox Commuter (or Defender) - top of the line (I'll likely upgrade to this later), not available at release (1-3 months after?)
    3) Going naked - taking risk of scratches/drops, really confident in caring skills/durability, would rather be as thin/smooth as possible
    4) One from eBay or Amazon - cheap, can get the job done, have designs, but fit, materials, and protection may not be the best
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    If I do decide to get the thunderbolt ill just be wrapping it in ghost armor just like how my fascinate is now. Fully protects from scratches and has a lifetime warranty. For a traveling case, I'd get an otterbox case definantly

    Sent from my Fascinating Galaxy S
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    The only reason I did not include Ghost Armor is because it does not protect from impact at all. Also, the Otterbox case will not be available at TB's release, and might take a while to come out (like with the EVO).
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    The Thunderbolt will be my first fancy phone, so I don't have any experience in cases. I am really skeptical about buying such a big phone and then making it bigger with a full blown case, so I was very interested in the products like ghost armor, Zagg, or phantom skinz.

    Does anyone have an opinion they would like to share about these skin type protectors vs silicon case vs hard case? I would be carrying the phone around in my pants pocket, so size is an issue.

    I would also be interested in good screen protector brands, though that's a little off-topic.
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    I already bought a couple cheap ones on amazon for my sister and me, just to tide us over until we have a good idea of what we want. I just figure its a $250 product so it should be safe right out of the box.
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    Naked for me, I tried a case on my D1 back in Dec. of 09 for like a day and hated it. Not one drop in 14 months, I'm VERY careful with my phones.
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    A phone this expensive is an investment. Drops are bound to happen, so some sort of impact protection, not just scratch protection, is a good idea (although maybe not for everyone). I will carry this phone in my pocket, and still get a case and have room, just not a huge bulky one.

    Also, I made another thread in the Thunderbolt Accessories section of this forum about screen protectors, so look in there to get a good idea of some of the brands out there.
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    It'll either be a Seidio or Otterbox for me. I'm hard on phones, and this being my first smartphone I want it to be protected as much as possible. I'm leaning towards a Seidio right now.
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    I've owned Seidio in the past with my old htc fuze, highly recommended!!
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    Where is trident?!?
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    I used a Seidio Innocase for my Droid, and it did a great job of protecting it. So I ordered an Innocase and a holster for my TB last night. It will probably arrive long before the TB!
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    How long will it take for the Otterbox to come out after the phone is launched? I was looking at the comuter but if it takes a month or two I may just get the Seidio.
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    what about a Zagg invisible shield case?
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    It took a few months for them to come out with a case for the EVO. If I had to guess when they will make one for the Thunderbolt, I'd say 2-4 months. I would be very surprised if they came out with one within a month of release. I think the Otterbox Commuter will be the best all-around case for this phone once it comes out, but I think I'll just get the Seidio Innocase since it's available now and maybe sell it in a few months and upgrade to the Otterbox.

    ZAGG makes screen and body scratch protectors, not cases.
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    guitarchris,

    I might just fellow suit as well. The otterbox looks really good! They are already selling the Inspire 4G case and that phone was recently announced on ATT. Let's hope the same for the Tbolt..that's if the phone ever get's released lol
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    For those interested in the Seidio Innocase II available now (or the Active X or Rugged in the future), or Seidio's screen protectors, extended batteries, and other accessories, use the coupon code "DISC2011" at checkout to get a 10% discount off of your entire order from seidioonline.com. I ordered my black Innocase and 1600 mAh battery Sunday night, they shipped out Monday, and I expect to receive them today or Friday.

    Another great feature about the Innocase is that the bottom half is conveniently removable, thus giving greater access to the charging port on the side (might come in handy for docking capability?).
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    The innocase is part of the Rugged case isn't it? So if I order the innocase now, can I just order the outside parts of the rugged, or do I need to order the entire assembly?
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    Would like to hear from early adopters (once the phones comes out and the cases are in use) how the kickstand factors into the case design...
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    I'm really picky about phone cases so it's hard to buy online. Does BB sell Seidio?
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