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Old 04-04-2006, 06:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The thing I love about my forte case is the ruggedness. It has an open face which can leave the screen and keyboard unprotected which is a big drawback, but I love the case anyways. It just feels tough in my hands. This one is a keeper for me.
Corey: I was curious about the open faced fortte case. Does the case obstruct your use of the keys? Are you able to type, use the trackwheel and esc key with this case in place?

Also, how easu is it to replace and remove the case from your belt when a call/message/etc comes in? I am torn between a regular vertical case and this open faced case.

The advantage I see with the open face case is that it's ALWAYS in the case thus preventing any danage from droppage, etc. Although, you're right- the face is somewhat exposed. However I don't really rub up against htings too often. And more often than not the case will be under a sweater, shirt of some kind of a suit jacket.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I call it assumption of risk with these cases. I have a few now, but nothing like the esteemed case meister. Each has its pluses and each has it's minuses. That is where I take the assumption of risk. I use them for different things with the different clips. So everyone has a unique customer experience. That's why it's called free enterprise right? Good luck to all.

Oh and by the way, all the leather cases have survived my tire test where I put the BB in a leather case and run it over twice, once backwards and once forwards. The plastic OEM case failed that test.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I call it assumption of risk with these cases. I have a few now, but nothing like the esteemed case meister. Each has its pluses and each has it's minuses. That is where I take the assumption of risk. I use them for different things with the different clips. So everyone has a unique customer experience. That's why it's called free enterprise right? Good luck to all.

Oh and by the way, all the leather cases have survived my tire test where I put the BB in a leather case and run it over twice, once backwards and once forwards. The plastic OEM case failed that test.
THAT'S what you use the Trackwheel for.

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Old 04-04-2006, 07:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Corey: I was curious about the open faced fortte case. Does the case obstruct your use of the keys? Are you able to type, use the trackwheel and esc key with this case in place?

Also, how easu is it to replace and remove the case from your belt when a call/message/etc comes in? I am torn between a regular vertical case and this open faced case.

The advantage I see with the open face case is that it's ALWAYS in the case thus preventing any danage from droppage, etc. Although, you're right- the face is somewhat exposed. However I don't really rub up against htings too often. And more often than not the case will be under a sweater, shirt of some kind of a suit jacket.
Great question! Well here's my take. I like the open face as well. There is virtually no key obsruction on the front, but the sides are a little hard to press. The trackwheel took some getting used to, but now, I don't even notice it. I just like that it makes the 8700 feel a little bigger.

The removal and holstering of the case is very easy, but it does not have a ratchet swivel, so I am afraid in a stiff breeze it will take up like a pinwheel. Other than that, its great. A nice tight fit
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I understand the frustration that goes with a case getting messed up. But I also understand why Fortte won't replace it...the cases are made to withstand drops, scrapes and some spills...but I don't believe they create it to compete against an extremely stable object such as a steering wheel.

It all depends on how you got out of your car...if your like me and got out quickly, I don't blame the case for getting ripped...if it was slow and gradual then maybe I can see where the frustration comes from.

But I don't think any case that is out there can withstand the strain of being pulled in two different directions by two solid objects.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm not a Fortte fanboy. I won't spend $50 on a phone case. That could go better towards a new pair of shoes, or another phone. However, it is your error that you caught it on your steering wheel, and I have no sympathy for you. The fact that Fortte offered you a 30% discount is more than generous.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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ENOUGH! if you want to post your experience with a forte case, you may do so. Any further comments "attacking" or "prevoking" each other will not be tolerated. This is the final warning.
Corey, This is an excellent idea. These forums are to share information and reasoned opinions. I agree that it was started with language calculated to raise the ire of others (which it did), but it is time for you to close the thread.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:57 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Agreed. This thread has lost its value, thread closed
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