Looking for a Case.... Screen Wiggle

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  1. Tony Romo

    Tony Romo New Member

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    I want to protect the Droid as well as maybe reduce the wiggleness of the screen from the slideout.... Any case recommended?

    Bodyglove?

    Some silicone one?

    Is there a case that doesn't let the keyboard slide out, might even be better....

    The screen wiggle is really starting to bother me.:icon_ banana:
     
  2. SwordOfWar

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    I bought one of those hard plastic 2 piece covers for the phone. You cant fit them in the docks with it on, but it does make the screen a bit more tight, since the tabs that grab the phone each over the edge between the screen and the keyboard parts.

    It also makes it a little harder to slide the keyboard out. Seems perfect for your complaint, though.
     
  3. Tony Romo

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    Is a hard cover more protective than a silicon? do they absorb impact better? Where can I buy this?
     
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    Never used a silicon so i dont know. Ibought the case when I bought the phone, at an official verizon store. They had several clear-color hard plastic cases. Its a 2 piece. One snaps on top, and the other snaps over the back of the phone.
     
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    The body glove removes all wiggle for my droid. The protection against bumps and drops is great too, but I love how solid it makes the phone feel more than anything.
     
  6. Tony Romo

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    where can I buy them?
     
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    I bought mine at a Verizon store.
     
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    I havent notice the "wiggle" or the "oreo effect" as they called it when the Palm Pre did it. I have the bodyglove case, but I went a few days w/o it too and never noticed this wiggle. I would certainly take it back and have them compare it to other Droids they have in stock. Phonedog.com did a review of the Droid and his too had the wiggle. Maybe I just didnt pay attention or notice.
     
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    Verizon didn't have any... is it worth it? Should I order it online? Any other case?
     
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    Tony, I have the same exact problem with mine. I've already replaced my Droid about 3 times for various reasons and this 4th one now has a loose slider that is wiggly, however I'm past my 30 day period, so I'll have to live with it I suppose.

    Having had 4 different Droids, I cannot believe how much each varied in terms of quality. Don't get me wrong, the phone is great in terms of functionality/speed, but damn you would expect a higher quality of design/hardware to match.

    I picked up a silicone vase from the Verizon store which definately makes the phone more solid with minimal bulk. The case has a very snug fit, and take away any gap you might have between the sliding pieces. I would also imagine the silicon case provides the best protection in terms of drops and impact absorbtion.

    The case does giving the slider a little more resistance, but my Droid stil does open up (come loose) in my pocket which drives me nuts. Also the silicon provides a lot of grip but does kind of make the phone hard to slip into your pocket.

    All in all, a pretty good buy, but I'm still going to pick up the seido case to see if that is any better.
     
  11. Steve H

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    I have the Body Glove on mine. It adds a bit of bulk to the phone but if you are inclined to drop you phone (like me) I would think you want the BG.
     
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    I have the Verizon shell/holster combo and the Seidio case and I must has the Verizon case make the screen extrememly SOLID. No wiggles and it was very stiff sliding the screen out. The Seidio is a touch looser but still holds the screen in place.