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Old 12-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With all the reset business around, and how the battery needs to be removed for a hard reset, has anybody had issues with the tabs on the seidio cases wearing down and causing it not to latch as securely as when it was new?
At 30-40 a pop (with s&h), it make me a bit hesitant to take it off as much. I just got the case today, and I really like it, but it realistically is more of a 10-15 dollar case. Seidio... bring the price down. This wear issue may not be as much of a concern if the cases were cheaper, I'd probably have bought a few of them from the start.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With all the reset business around, and how the battery needs to be removed for a hard reset, has anybody had issues with the tabs on the Seidio cases wearing down and causing it not to latch as securely as when it was new?
At 30-40 a pop (with s&h), it make me a bit hesitant to take it off as much. I just got the case today, and I really like it, but it realistically is more of a 10-15 dollar case. Seidio... bring the price down. This wear issue may not be as much of a concern if the cases were cheaper, I'd probably have bought a few of them from the start.
I agree that this is a concern, the tabs and notches wearing out. My suspicion is that the case, while hearty in design, was NOT engineered taking into account how often we have to rip it apart to reset the phone. And IMHO at $35 a pop [discount and shipped], replacing the case even once a year is too much.

I was one of the first with a Seidio rubberized case and have probably had to take the case apart about 50 times for this or that reason. In looking at the tabs and notches with a jeweler's loupe I have NOT seen any real wear, at least to the extent that the case does not clamp together tightly.

I hate having to take apart and reassemble the case to do a reset. But I have it down now on how to do it, so it's not a hassle. Now I'm just concerned, as you are, about the clamping mechanism wearing out.
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How often do you have to reboot your Pearl? I rarely do.
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How often do you have to reboot your Pearl? I rarely do.
I was doing a lot of reboots when I was tinkering with various program installations and playing videos. Each of those activities caused problems, especially when trying various video formats.

All self inflicted, I admit.
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I am curious as to how difficult it is to take the case off. I have a couple of media cards that I swap out depending on my needs.
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I am curious as to how difficult it is to take the case off. I have a couple of media cards that I swap out depending on my needs.
I've got a pretty good system down when taking mine off. I've probably removed it about 50 times already and I haven't had any issues with the tabs wearing down.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am curious as to how difficult it is to take the case off. I have a couple of media cards that I swap out depending on my needs.
There's a trick to taking the case apart, that I mentioned elsewhere. I'll go through it since breaking that $30 rubberized case would be a drag indeed.

I have found that taking it apart from the case's side works best.

I am right handed. What I do:

I hold the case in my left hand, with the display facing the palm of my left hand, the top of the Pearl pointing upward to the sky or wall depending on where you are doing this.

I then put my right thumb on the upper half edge of the case, by the hole for the right function button.

I put my left thumb on the low part of the case, by the hole for the volume adjustment.

Then I gently apply outward pressure on both thumbs to split apart the case.

This method seems to put very little stress on the tabs holding the phone together, so I assume the tabs will last longer, and more importantly, not break or suffer damage.
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Wish I had seen this thread earlier, I think my rubberized case has one of the tabs near the top damaged, and no longer closes correctly. Not going to buy another one, for the price think it should have lasted longer. Will just use this one till it no longer works at all.
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Nothing like OEM
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what's the warranty like on these suckas?
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Yeah, you got that right, the OEM leather case I have is looking better and better. While it does not "show off" the BB as much as others do, gives good protection and not made of plastic that could break. And cost less too
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Buit there's a big difference between a "play-through" case that doesn't affect any functions, and a pouch or case that requires you to take the BB out every time you want to use it. I would not want the hassle of restricted access, personally. (For the record, I have a BSE and an OEM silicone skin over that. Complete access to the screen and all buttons, and everything is protected. )
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So True, thats what stops me from using the OEM pouch, like the protection, but having to "remove" the BB to get to everything is kind of pain. I might just continue to use the Seidio belt clip case, but put one of the silicone skins on the BB to protect it. Also I tend to think that the OEM leather case will also muffle sound so ringers may not be as loud.
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I dont know if it is a crime to say this on the forum, but i bout a rubberized case for my Pearl that cost 12.99 w/ free shipping. I went to daydeals. I cant put the website name in because I have less that 10 posts so far, so just add a .com at the end of daydeals. The case i got looks exactly like the one on the Seidio, it even comes with a clip. I hope this helps

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Do these cases offer any type of warranty or discount on a second case at all?
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Do these cases offer any type of warranty or discount on a second case at all?
Even if you get a second case, it will have the same problem.
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I found this clear blue case on ebay for $12 bucks including shipping. I fits perfect has the correct slot for the speakerphone and still works perfect with my seidio holster. I recomend it highly. the same guy sells Blue, Smoke, Clear, opaque Black and Red.

Just thought i would give my 2 cents.
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I absolutely love my rubberized case. It's perhaps the best case I've had for any phone or mobile device. There is only one issue of fit & finish, where it seems like the USB side of the case doesn't snap closely together. I can push on the top & bottom pieces and see significant movement between them. I also can just pull the two pieces apart with very little pressure. The other side is nice & tight with no movement between the top & bottom. Same for the top & bottom.

I really wish Seidio would chime in here and offer some sort of "send us your old one (if the tabs are worn so much that it doesn't close properly) and get a new one." sort of deal.

I'd even be willing to cover shipping both ways. Or at least offer an exchange + cost, for a new one. Sort of a trade-in/trade-up, but with the direct purpose of keeping original buyers in possession of a well functioning case, taking in to account how many people seem to do frequent hard resets.

So far I've been really impressed with Seidio's customer service and attentiveness to customer needs & wants. This would definitely be another positive step.

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I really wish Seidio would chime in here and offer some sort of "send us your old one (if the tabs are worn so much that it doesn't close properly) and get a new one." sort of deal.

It would be nice I agree I have the skinned holster and now after only 3 months it doesn't "click" or stay in the position I put it anymore. I used to wear it upside down for better comfort. but now it just falls to vertical if I try to wear it horizontal. Would love to trade it for the leather case but after I spent $90 with them already (case, skin and holster) I can't do another $30 for a while.

My rubberized case broke on the top part next to the keypad. I took it off once a week just to clean the pearl. I would love to replace both but at $60 who can?
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It would be nice I agree I have the skinned holster and now after only 3 months it doesn't "click" or stay in the position I put it anymore. I used to wear it upside down for better comfort. but now it just falls to vertical if I try to wear it horizontal. Would love to trade it for the leather case but after I spent $90 with them already (case, skin and holster) I can't do another $30 for a while.

My rubberized case broke on the top part next to the keypad. I took it off once a week just to clean the pearl. I would love to replace both but at $60 who can?
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