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    I am looking at getting one of the seidio cases (active or surface) but am wary of the magnetic mechanism for the kick stand and it affecting the s pen. I know another case has a magnet and the pen won't write correctly. Has anyone had a problem with either of these cases?
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    I haven't had any problems with my active so far.

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    The area directly above the magnet interferes with the s-pen. I've had 2 friends with the surface case that said it didn't, then asked them to write their name in the lower left area and they saw how it screwed up with the pen. If you're very particular about using the pen, stay away from it.
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    this is a VZW Note 2 with the Sedio Surface case and the kickstand. NO issues with the pen anyplace on the screen.
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    Ok thanks for the replies everyone. I may just go with the otterbox defender and use the clip as the stand :)
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    Most of the issues seem to be with the Surface model. Not as many people have noticed it on the Active one. I'm going to try and get my hands on an Active case this weekend to compare.
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    Ok cool. Let me know how that works out if you get one
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    Any updates?
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    I never had an issue with the surface or the active, however the protection the active(looks like it has at least) offers makes it an easier choice for me. Surface won't really do anything if dropped, either way I've had no issues with the active :).

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    So wait which one did you end up getting then?
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    I have both but i use the active primarily (out of those 2 at least), i swap between my commuter and active almost every day lol.

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    Here's a roundup of all the cases I have for the Note 2

    Ringke Slim - very nice slim case with a rubberized feel. Probably one of the thinnest cases but the downside is that the top and bottom edges are exposed

    Cruzerlite Androidified TPU case - have three of them. Fairly thin feel, but what I don't like is that the tight fit actually pushes up the edge of my screen protector

    Otterbox Commuter - not much to say about this one. Otterbox's reputation precedes them. The downside is that there is no belt holster for it. If there was, this would be my favorite case.

    Speck Candyshell - slips onto the phone much like a TPU case. Has a fairly soft rubbery interior with a thin, hard plastic shell. I believe it is an AT&T "exclusive" as it came packaged in an AT&T branded box. Slightly thicker than a Seidio Surface.

    Seidio Surface - this is, by default, the one case that I use on a daily basis and that is purely because it comes with a belt holster.
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    Ah ok cool. Do you think one could fit the Hyperion extended battery with the Active case if one did this mod to it:

    Home-made 128 GB micro-SD - xda-developers
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    I'm looking at getting the Otterbox Defender because of the many reports that the Seidios magnet effects some or many screens via the sPen, where you aren't able to draw on the bottom around where it effects the screen. If there was a way to take off the magnet and use velcro, WHILE being able to use the extended battery via the Active one THAT would be perfect I think. Do you happen to know if the magnet could be taken off?
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