Low-profile Galaxy Nexus Case?

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    I just picked up a Galaxy Nexus a couple days ago. It came with a black rubber case that I don't particularly care for and would like to find a new one. It's fairly bulky and has too much grip for my pocket (it catches on my pocket putting it in and taking it out, which I'm afraid will lead to dropping it). I'd like something harder and as low-profile as possible, the phone is already big enough lol. Any feedback would be appreciated

    ETA: I'm not looking for something all that colorful either. White/black would be my preference
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    The Best Buy near me carries Rocketfish cases - they're kind of a matte black finish... they're hard, but with kind of a smooth/rubbery feel. Hard to explain... kind of like Incase cases for the iPhone. Anyway, they're simple, and about as low profile as you can get. I don't know how much shock resistance they provide as they're pretty basic, but it sounds like it could meet what you're looking for.
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    thanks man. I checked their site but didn't see rocketfish, I gotta take my bike to the shop tomorrow and will check best buy at the same time

    I was also checking this out on ebay: White Phone Cover Hard Faceplate Bumper Case For Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE I515 | eBay

    looks pretty low profile, but I'm leery on the no-name brands having quality control
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    What bsweetness said. Diztronic is wonderful.
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    I love those cases... it's no Otterbox, but I just want scratch protection, and as you said - looks/feels nice.

    Curious, did that one have to be shipped from China? A lot of those TPU cases do. Also, I take it it fits the CDMA phone fine, but what about with the extended battery?
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    I also have this case and love it! I'm using the extended battery with the cover off.
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    No idea where it shipped from, I'm pretty sure it wasn't china though as it came in a regular Amazon box, so guessing it's made here in the US.

    As for the extended battery I'm not sure, don't got one. Fit nicely around my Nexus. I got it as something to throw on when I go out and play ball or something like that, but I've grown to like it on my phone all the time now.

    edit: Looks like wicked answered your question
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    I ended up giving the cheap ebay one a shot. At $7 shipped, I figure why not. It's actually pretty much perfect
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    if its low profile your looking for, go with the rearth ringke slim! a little pricey, but no other case even comes close to being as thin as this one. For those of you wondering there is a new updated ringke slim for the LTE Nexus. Best Part about it, it fits with the extended battery! if you order now theyre offereing fre shipping from their website, but currently only ave the white/ metalic cases.

    Rearth Samsung Galaxy Nexus SLIM Case
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    Thanks for the recommendation, I just pre ordered one. : )
    I've been looking for something as slim as the Incipio Feather but for the extended battery and this looks like the answer.

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    I had one.. Offers no protection at all.. The case chips and cracks after dropped. Great looking case, but not worth it. I

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    Better to have the case crack than the phone. I'd say it's doing its job
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    Otterbox commuter series...simply the best

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums
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    Because it's slim?

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    How is the grip? What's it made of?

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    just got the rearth case in white. Great case.
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    Love my Rearth case. It's low profile, but protects the corners where the phone is most likely to get dropped and dented.
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