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Silicone Case


Oct 10, 2006, 4:02 PM
Hey all,

I just bought a silicone/neoprene case cover for this phone off of eBay. It came with the case, covers for both displays, and a lanyard (strap).

It seems to work quite well thus far! For anyone that buys one of these, some tips to help you get it installed:

1. The covers have two protective shipping/installation covers on them, each side labeled "1" or "2". Peel the "1" cover off, and then cover it over the display you are working on. Take your time to make sure it fits, and don't cover it all the way right off, so that you can make sure it lines up and doesn't have too many air pockets/bubbles. Once it is in place, use the supplied cloth to seal it, and then remove the "2" cover. Then, do the same for the second display.

Oct 11, 2006, 6:57 PM
Duh, oops. Here's another idea: instead of trying to put the top and bottom in, or putting it in backwards, just take the top of the phone, and slide it under the bottom center-strap, through the top center-strap, and then into the top cover. Then, just stretch the bottom cover over the bottom of the phone. Voila.

That just proves that once again, the greatest discoveries happen on accident. I think that's called serendipity, or something. ;)

Oct 20, 2006, 8:43 AM
Thanks for the review, hex.

I looked at these on ebay. Any problem using the keys under the center strap?

Oct 20, 2006, 11:55 PM
Uhm....no, not really. Actually, I was sort of worried about that, but honestly, that is not a problem.

Probably the biggest annoyance would be that while the case fits tightly around the phone when closed, while opened, there is a bit of slack, and the cover tends to slip over the top or bottom part (usually the top). It's easy to slide back on, just a bit annoying.

However, I'd still rather do this any day than have to get a case out of my pocket, and slide the phone out. That was never even an option in my book, so for the one fault my case has, I can easily look past it.

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