seidio cases or otterbox ones that is the question

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    i was looking at some reviews and still dont know which to pick anybody have some advice im trired of walking around with a naked G nex (invisable sheild coming soon)
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    I've always loved my Otterbox but I've looked into the Seidos too... I'll be following this too... :)
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    Just got an otter box for my nex and it feels sweet. Can even use the clip as a kick stand.


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    The Otterbox Commuter was a great case for my Bionic - now, with the Nexus, I feel like the silicone AND the hard shell would widen it a bit much for me. I've got an order in for the Seidio SURFACE combo.
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    I used a Seidio surface case for 2 years on my original Droid. It saved my phone from two falls, one onto a hard tile floor, and the other onto asphalt. Frankly I think all these heavy duty cases are overkill. The Galaxy Nexus is a much lighter phone than the original Droid and despite people's claims that it feels flimsy, it seems very solidly built to me. Bear in mind that I was using the holster on my Droid both times I dropped it, and I will be using it on my Nexus. It provides a very solid extra layer of protection, and while I don't wear it on my belt, I do clip it over the outside of my pocket, which keeps the phone from falling out. The only complaint I have about the Seidio cases is actually about the holster, which is that after about a year and 3 months the spring broke in the clip that holds the phone in place, and on my replacement the pin that goes through the middle of the same clip to hold it in place got a bit loose so it doesn't grip the phone as tight as it should. It still works, but considering how much Seidio charges for these cases it's rather annoying. Personally I would recommend buying any Seidio case off Amazon instead if you can find it, as it will usually be cheaper there.

    Edit: forgot to mention the two best things about the surface cases. They're REALLY thin, and REALLY grippy. I never feel like I'm going to drop my phone when it's got a Seidio surface case on it, and it adds very little to the overall bulk of the phone.
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    well im kind of leaning tward the active seidio case or the commuter otterbox one
    the kickstand would be cool and i want a clip
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    seidio cases don't hold The extended battery
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    I have a Defender with the built-in screen protector taken off and an Invisible Shield installed. I like it very much.
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    but on my droid1 ive allways used the 10$ ebay cover
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    I got the Otterbox last night! I'm liking it so far... All except of course the screen protector! So I have my skinomi on the way! :happy3:
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    how easy is it to take off the built in one razor blade? or it just pops out if u push hard enough
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    A couple things on the Siedio. As mentioned by other people prior to this, Seidio is saying that they will not work with the extended battery and cover. Also, a reviewer on Amazon is saying that the Surface case has the hole for the three prongs cut into the wrong side of the case. If you look at the video review below (40 seconds in), he points to that hole as a place to put a coin in to help you remove the case but I think it was a screw up on their part and the hole is cut into the wrong side. I'm not sure how important it is to have access to those three prong contact points, but it's worth pointing out.

    (Thanks to Vakharn for the video)

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    It's very easy. I took a pocket knife and wedged it between the plastic and screen protector then it just came right off. It leaves some glue residue on the plastic so I would use some Goo Gone to get it off.
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    LOL, i just punched it out : ) Only two knuckles went through but still. i was looking for a way that it could come off easily and maybe i could put it back on, but after like 5min of trying to be i nice i poked it... real hard
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    Thought I'd a my .02 cents.
    I returned the Otter box That I bought at VZW mainly because of the built in screen protector. Otter box said to me that it guaranteed for one year and will replace if it scratches.The other main reason for the return was the belt holster.
    I never felt that it held the phone in place securely compared the the Seidio case the I had on my DX.
    So I stopped on by Android Central and bought the Seidio case and Holster combo.
    I was a bit hesitant because at the time the only surface case they had was a purple color, its a dark purple and looks kind of rich not to happy looking (pc). The Holster is black.
    I also HAVE the EXtended battery.
    At first the fit was a bit to tight for the surface case buy it does go on. This morning I made a alteration.
    On the inside of the surface case they have some glued on felt. The felt had impressions from where the battery cover was pressing to hard so I removed two strips of the protection felt,About 3/8 of and inch on both edges,top to bottom, portrait position.
    My past experience with the surface case was that the molded clips that hold the case together tend to wear out, To many battery pulls .I expect to have to buy a new case in a few months when they go on sale so I'm more than happy with the current case. I may still remove a bit more of the protection felt to make for a better fit.

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