Droid Keeps Sliding Open in My Pocket!

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    Hey guys, I've had my Droid since December. I keep my Droid in my pocket most of the time, and about half of the times that I pull it out of my pocket, I find that it is slightly to half open.

    This isn't such a big deal, but I'm one who gets easily annoyed at these things. I'm overprotective of my gadgets, and in this case it makes me think that whatever is holding the screen in place will get looser and looser a lot faster and my Droid will end up like one of those T-Mobile sidekicks with the messed up loose screen that just falls right open.

    What prompted me to finally post this on the forum is that today I found that while my Droid was open, my keys scratched off part of the protective screen on the back side of the sliding screen. Once again, yes I'm overprotective- maybe borderline OCD, but does anybody have a fix to this?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    I'm the same was (OCD) with my droid, best suggestion I could give you, and I would be a little harsh on yourself for not doing it already.. but never have anything but your Droid in one pocket, especially not keys. There have been a few times mine has slightly opened on me, but the slide is as solid as ever.. and due to it being the only thing in my pocket I never run the risk of it scratching.
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    Oh, I forgot to specify- I have phantom skinz on my Droid so I have not experienced any scratches. But that is definitely something I will do from now on, considering that the back of the screen is not protected by phantom skinz.
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    This is going to sound silly, but I had the same problem, and I just make sure now that I put my Droid in my pocket the opposite way - i.e. in such a way to where whatever I'm doing that causes it to push open slightly, is pushing against it in the "close" direction... if that makes sense. I also agree with Omega...
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    Someone mentioned putting some tape on the back of the screen to make it harder to open. Personally, I don't mix things in with my pocketed droid and I don't worry about the screen sliding open.
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    Maybe wearing tighter fitting pants might help :icon_ banana:
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    I put my keys in the same pocket all the time. Lets roll that video once again:

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    what I do is....I bought the belt clip for it...and instead of leaving it attached to my belt...I "clip" it to the inside of my pocket........works GREAT!!
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    I think you should get the Motorola DROID A855 Case Clip Holster.The thing about your pocket is that you have to consider your phone will start collecting all the dust or lint from your pocket. May not be alot but in time this will make its way into your phone.:blackdroid::blackdroid:

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    This is not a joke: chicks hate cellphone holsters. FYI.
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    this is not a joke either......you know what chicks hate more?.....

    guys that have droids with key scratches :):icon_ banana:
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    lol....If your worried about what a chick thinks about your holster then you really dont have "game" to hook up with these broads anyways...lol
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    Holster wearer and proud. If a chick has a problem with it, I don't need her (and you probably don't either).
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    Interesting to hear holsterers points of view on this matter.
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    I bought this case/holster combo mainly for the case. I did give the holster a try and the phone kept sliding out of it. Terrible design IMO.
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    I bought the same one, never had a problem with it sliding out of the holster... I never use the holster thou...just the case:)
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    Thats weird, I have this holster (shown in pic) and it never comes close to sliding out. Its actually holstered really tight when done correctly, and even if you slide it in the wrong way (screen facing out) its harder to slide in...??...I think you may have purchased a defect or I just lucky with the one I got.

    The design could be slimmer though!:blackdroid::blackdroid:
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    Yeah, maybe I just got a bum holster. Everyone with that holster try this: Place the phone in the holster as shown in the picture. Hold the case and holster up-side down. Grab the holster by the clip only and vigorously shake it. Does the phone slide out? Mine slides out within a matter of seconds.
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    Slipped out after 7-10 seconds of shaking... The reason it slips out is because there is no clip or ledge to secure it once fully inserted..
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    Yeah, I saw that. I used the holster for a day and every time I went for my phone it was halfway out of the holster. I didn't want to risk it falling out so I ditched the holster all together. The case is great though, absolutely no complaints with it.
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