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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by lauriep, Nov 4, 2009.

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    I work with horses, so am in a high dust environment all the time. I want a fold-over belt clip holster, but most I've seen have magnetic closures. I want a lot of protection, but easy access. I intend to leave the phone "naked" to start, so a snug fit is good. Any suggestions??? Also, must be secure belt clip, not cheap plastic, as I am hard on them.
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    it seems as though many companies will be releasing holsters and or belt clips for this phone... you may want to steer clear of the ones that close with a magnet for the reason it could cause the phone to go into GPS or HOME mode.

    i can promise you there will be several options from the VZW store at the release.
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    I have heard this mentioned several times, but I honestly think that Motorola Accounted for this. I doubt that they would make a phone that would be impossible to build a case for. 80% of holsters use magnetic closure. I'm SURE you will be able to use magnetic closure. On my blackberries the magnet has to be in the EXACT spot to enable function.
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    i agree on this... but will definatly try out the case before i buy it.
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    All I have ever used are holsters with magents. I guess the only other options are some sort of button or velcro?
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    I agree with medicThree and can't believe they wouldn't have accounted for that, but somewhere in all the info I've read here over the last few days, I've seen something that advised against employees pushing holsters with magnetic closures. For a legit reason, or do they not know so don't want to take chances?
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    My guess, they don't know. Honestly.
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    I purchased the Eddie Bauer branded magnetic holster when I picked up my phone at Best Buy. It was all they had that would fit the Droid at the time...

    Unfortunately it does exactly what people have been worrying about- it puts the phone into Navigation/ Dock mode every time I place it in the holster.

    It's either going back to the store or going to be re purposed for my iPod Touch.

    Sorry for the bummer news.
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    Well, at least now we know!
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    The G1 has an actual micro compass in it (for Google Street View), which magnets in close proximity tended to screw up, so G1 owners learned to avoid cases with magnet closures (not easy). I don't know if the droid also has a micro compass in it. Anyone know yet?

    I plan to buy a droid today. If I decide I want a belt clip, I will be buying a Seidio, once they have them available for the droid. IMHO, they have the best quality (and no magnets are involved).
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    from what i understand seido has no plans on making a case for the DROID.... this kinda upsets me because they make some of the best cases out there.
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    I got a nite ize holster for my bb, hopefully they will make one that fits the droid. or it may fit in the one i got. I will get my droid tommorrow so i will check. Its the BEST ive ever had for protection.
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    I used a belt case with magnet closers and it TURNS ON the phone each time I slip it in there.
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    Yeah just stay away from magnets unless it is a dock of some sort. Case + magnet = fail
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    I don't know where you heard that, but if I were a betting person (I'm not), I would be money that considering how successful the droid is already after 3 days, Seidio will eventually come out with both a case and a holster for the droid.

    I spoke to a VZ rep at a call center last evening, and he said that they sold 700 droids already just that day, and just at that one call center. Multiply that by however many call centers they have, VZ stores, online sales, Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, Costco, and independent contract retailer sales, and I see no way that Seidio is going to ignore the market for such a hugely successful phone, when that is their business. That is just not going to happen
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    someone from this site sent them an email and the responce he got from them was there are currently no plans to manufacture a case for the droid but that can change at anytime depending on the popularity of the device.


    so from that and seeing how this device is selling i would imagine that it would be smart on their part to bring one out. I used to work in marketing and if they dont even have a design or anything done it will take a good 6 months to get a product out to the customer.
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    That was just a boilerplate response by some employee to the inquiry.

    6 months ... No way, and I will prove it ... read below:

    The G1, the first Android OS phone, was released on Oct 22, 2008. I bought mine within days. I recall that there was discussion of the Seidio case fairly soon thereafter on an Android forum I frequent. So I went back just now and did a search, and sure enough, I found a reference and a link to the Seidio case for the G1 on this particular forum as early as 12-20-2008, less than 2 months after the G1 was released! See here, post #10 in this thread:
    Seeking Rubber/Plastic Back Case - Android Community Forums

    Now we know from this that at minimum, Seidio had cases on the market (and therefore holsters too, since they sell them as combos as well) as early as under 2 months after the G1's release, and probably earlier than that, possibly weeks earlier. The G1 sold fairly briskly when released, but in nothing like the numbers that the droid is selling in.

    So from this research of mine, it is reasonable to expect to see Seidio cases and holsters for the droid on the market in considerably less than 2 months time from Nov 6, probably in just weeks from now. I'm sure Seidio has a droid and is already hard at work on it.
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    the manufacturers can get the phones dimensions month before a device is released....

    thats how so many other companies already have screen protectors and holsters for the droid.
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    actually it looks like there working on accessories... this is on the front page of the seidoonline.com website

    [​IMG]
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    I got this from Verizon. It looks really nice and gives great protection. The back portion is easy to snap off when docking in the media dock at night to use as my clock.
    Verizon Shell/Holster Combo
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