What's Your New Shiny?


#584

I got a thin, translucent gel case for my HTC 10. It’s just enough to protect the phone from accidental drops without adding a lot of bulk, and it’s clear, so I can still see my pretty phone. :wink:

Edit: Okay, I didn’t get the completely clear case. I got the purple, almost clear case.


#585

This is my first smartphone without a plastic back so I used to have no issue slapping a case on a phone. It really did seem to be a shame to slap a case on this phone, but I had to do it. At least I picked out a decent looking case. The smoked plastic goes well with the black on the phone. The phone is a lot easier to grip with the case.


#586

That’s the same case I’ve gotten for my last 2 phones. In fact, it helped make the decision for me because they only make cases for certain phone lines.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The Dragonlady got my hand-me-down upgrade with that case on a Galaxy S3.

I haven’t bothered with the screen protection film. The glass on these phones is sufficient.


#587

I had an orange UAG case on my old S3. They didn’t make one for my G3. I now have the same color case as my son does for his iPhone 6 plus.


#588

You just described every reason I put a case on my iPhone 6s.

The Otterbox Commuter I put on it is pretty impressive.


#589

I had something like that on my old Droids, but it never felt like enough protection.


#590

I’m generally pretty good about avoiding accidents with my phone. If I do drop it, it’s usually not a bad drop. Last week, my phone wouldn’t have been saved by a case, since it hit a protruding piece of metal directly on the screen at just the perfect angle to shatter. It still works, so I thought about just replacing the screen, but decided on the new phone instead.


#591

The Moto X is on sale right now for Mother’s Day, $100 off. Ordered one last night for the step-son. I really like mine, as does the wife. :slight_smile:


#592

I tend to go Otterbox for phone protections. Admittedly, I have small-ish phones, but it’s a good mix for me being clumsy and working in DCs and such.


#593

I had an Otterbox. My phone certainly felt safe, but there’s no point in having a sleek phone if you’re going to cover it up in a clunky case that triples its size.


#594

My HTC 10 shipped. It should be here on Thursday. :slight_smile: Just two more days with the broken phone.


#595

There’s a fine line between enough protection and too bulky in cases. I’ve never liked Otterbox for that reason. I had to put a case on my S7 Edge as there was no way I could easily grip a strip of aluminum sandwiched between two pieces of glass. I certainly have a much better grip on my phone with the case installed. It seems to offer decent protection without being too bulky.

I bought my wife a clear Speck case for her gold S7. A good point she made to me was that the Edge screen exposes itself to more damage due to the design. You can’t get decent lip protection from a case all around the screen since it’s curved on two sides.


#596

Depends on which Otterbox you’re looking at. The Defender series is the big, bulky one and I agree that it’s a bit much. I’ve for a Commuter on my phone and it’s a nice balance. I think one of the “bumper” type cases that’s just a thin silicone shell around the phone wouldn’t make it thick enough for me to feel like I’m getting a good grip on it.


#597

Upvote here for the Commuter line. I had a Defender and it wouldn’t fit in any belt case. The Commuter fits most, and while it’s a little bigger, it’s not huge.


#598

I just got battleborn for ps4 that is my new shiny!


#599

Any good? I signed up for the Beta and then ran out of time to mess with it.


#600

it seems fantastic, but ive only spent about 40 min with it last night. im playing on ps4 and seeing a few points where it staggers but other than that its running nicely


#601

I’ve looked at the Commuter cases and they aren’t bad. For the level of protection they offer, I will get something similar that I like more for whatever reason. I’ve been happy with UAG in the past. My son loved both of his UAG cases for his iPhones.

That being said, I wouldn’t recommend an Edge version of any Samsung phone to those prone to dropping phones often. A case that could protect that screen fully would probably ruin the reasons for having that uniquely curved screen in the first place.


#602

I’ve been out on the bike twice now and it’s very nice to ride. First time out, I realized why I had been given the recommendation to go with a tall enough bike that I can’t put both feet on the ground while sitting on it: If your legs are bent too much because you’re sitting too low, you’re not getting as much power as you move the pedals. And 24 gears with finger shifters are quite a step of from a 10-speed where you had to move a lever to shift gears.

Now I just need the little trip computer to come in that I ordered from the bike shop so I can tell how far I’m riding and what the current time is. I think I averaged about 10 miles both times and that was enough without making me excessively tired.


#603

Take a picture!