Does the DROID 3 Need a Case?

Discussion in 'Droid 3 Accessories' started by Allstarj765, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. JonDroid3
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    Droid 3 Cases - Need vents to solve hot phone problem

    Smart! I've wondered why there aren't vendors making vented cases. They'd help to solve the hot phone problem, use less plastic and still provide needed protection (just like the vents in bike helmets).
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    No way I'd go without a case or screen protector for my phone. My daughter & son-in-law both bought new Droids as well and she took the insurance on her phone, he didn't. (No idea why as they're both on the same plan ... ) She bought a case & cover for her screen - again, he didn't. Yep, he dropped his the next day and now it has a scratch across the screen & a small piece of one corner is broken off. He was so angry with himself that she almost gave up on saying "I told you so ..." Almost, but she didn't. I felt so bad for him!
    Please keep a cover on your phone, hon. (And I call everyone hon - male, female, hermaphrodite, whomever - so please don't take offense.):biggrin:
    Carol
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    I just got my D3 the other day, wife got one too. Other than the initial charging when they sat pristine in their boxes with the lids open and applying the screen protectors, these Droids did not go ANYWHERE without the cases on and yes I do have 0 deductible insurance too. Motorola is the one brand that makes their docks specifically so people with cases can use them so not having a case is just asking for it IMHO. Anyway we are using the Qmadix cases with holster and they are right up there with the Seidio case my wife had on her OG Droid. Fit is perfect, no movement of the faceplate, quality is top notch, it is rubberized, it leaves plenty of space to get at the number keys without getting in the way of your thumbs and it works in both the OEM Moto Car Dock and OEM Desktop Dock with 0 issues. It even fixes the "hard to plug into desk dock HDMI port" issue as I can literally let the weight of the phone drop itself down onto both prongs every time.

    And the biggest reason to use a case on this phone (and this was an issue with my old Epic 4G as well), is that the camera actually comes out a few millimeters past the battery plate so EVERY time you put the phone down you are impacting on that glass with most of the phone's weight onto that small spot. This is a pretty dang heavy phone and I can see it cracking over time or even right away if the user is careless. The Qmadix case recesses the camera a few millimeters and the phone is perfectly flat. This also allows one to make use of the very useful level apps to get tables and bookshelves perfectly shimmed when setting them up in your house...

    For those that complain about the thickness... sorry smartphones are big and if you are worried about thickness then definitely don't get a QWERTY. You should also probably wear pants that fit or get a holster or carry the phone in a jacket pocket or something. You want a thick phone, try an Epic in an Seidio ActiveX case or anything in an Otterbox.
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    I always get a case for the sake of my phone, i swear i go through phones more than i should lol, I like the Trident Aegis
    Amazon.com: Trident
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    Great thread. Can someone suggest a case for my Droid3. I'd really like one that doesn't cover the slider keyboard i use that often instead of the touchpad. Thank you for any help :)
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    I have the VZW kickstand case, but I've been wanting a Body Glove. Their about $21 or less on eBay, new. So, I recommend the Body Glove.
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    I have a Trident case from Ebay, and I absolutely love it. I have dropped my phone a few times with this case on, and there are hardly any scuff marks. It can be a pain to get off of the phone, but using the credit card trick it is a snap.

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    1. buy phone
    2. get insurance
    3. buy case
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    I never got insurance on my D3. I had it on my D1, never used it, didn't get it for my D2 because a friend gave it to me, and I didn't get it when I bought my D3 because I never used it on my D1...
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    Loving the otterbox commuter case for the droid 3. Makes it a little slicker but its just right to me. It feels solid. I also like the droid 3 naked also, but coming from only having tough phones for the last 3 years I feel a lot better about keeping a case on it. If only I could make this thing waterproof like my tough phones lol

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    Got a case called body glove for my D3 and it's paid for it's self already. I'm a construction worker so I'm up and down a ladder all day and well sometimes I drop stuff. My phone fell about 40ft off a roof onto a side walk and didn't hurt it one bit.
    I looked into getting an otter box but after a little research I decided to stay away from it. The plastic to me was not strong enough and I couldn't find one with a belt clip holster. The body glove that I bought not only has a belt clip but it's made out of some really strong plastic. it has a full warranty on the case. Anyone that want a good strong SOLID case would love this case.
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    i really dont think cares about your occupation lol (comming from a painter)
    to me a case is a personal choise..
    its a thin piece of plastic true but every mil of thickness strengthens it
    plus it helps keep the sides and back from being all scratches up if your worried about that kind os stuff
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    Only intention was to point out a strong study case, not my occupation. Only put that part in the text so people in are types of profession would know what kind of case to look for.
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    Lol well I'm an aircraft mechanic and the qmadix case/holster kept my d3 looking new after 9 months and also fit in all the docks.
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