Which is the best case for the extended battery?

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  1. SSHGuru

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    I want something very light and unobtrusive. No otterbox cases or anything that is large.

    So far I have the Verizon Silicon Case - in Black. It's got high gloss but it's easily gripped and the phone fits in it like a glove. ($24.95)

    I just today got the Diztronic TPU case from Amazon for $9.90. It's a nice shade of grey which compliments the color of the phone itself. The back is Matte not Glossy which makes it much more slippery. It does have the area of the volume keys cut out which is nice - the VZ does not. The Black Verizon case seems to look better and the cuts are cleaner. The Diztronic case cut around the camera was uneven.

    So far the verdict between the two is the Verizon case although I could live with either one. They weigh virtually the same - but the Verizon case feels like it can handle a drop better. Also you get way more grip from the VZ case.

    Both cases fit the extended like a glove.

    I'd like to know if there are better cases which are very light, have a good grip, and look nice.
     
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    Same boat. Verizon case all the way. Would be nice if cutouts were around volume buttons.

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    I prefer Diztronic.
     
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    im using the incipio 2 piece one (hard shell over the rubber) and it fits fine on the ext. battery.
     
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    As I said the Diztronic isn't bad. However when I have the Diztronic on I get the feeling that if I dropped it there wasn't as much protection as the VZ case had. The Diztronic feels harder than the VZ which is bouncier. There is no easy way to describe it. Also I ordered the Matte because of fingerprints and the Matte is very slippery. I got a case just because the phone is slippery so I don't need a slippery case.

    The Diztronic is also hit or miss with the cutouts. The camera cutout is not rounded the same, and the speaker is off also. I read some reviews that said the same on Amazon.

    But for the price it was worth getting just out of curiosity. I'm going to give it to my father who has a Galaxy Nexus.

    I'd like to know what other cases people use other than these two.
     
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    How thin is it and can you link to it?
     
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    Using the basic black Verizon BlackBerry Silicone case. $14.99.

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    Blackberry?

    And the VZ is $24.95.
     
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    Same case I'm using with the extended battery and I love it!

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    My wife has the same case for her IPhone..

    The silicon case is .085 oz, this is 1.4oz so it's definitely bigger and heavier.

    Also people on the site say you can get the extended in but it's tight and creates a bulge. Do you have this issue?

    You bought the black on black?

     
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    actually it doesn't fit properly.


    seidio just came out with extended battery cases. they're pricey though.
     
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