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Old 04-10-2006, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lgreenberg - I like to upgrade my OEM plastic case with a leather case. My most important factors are:

Slim factor
Style
w/ sleeper magnet

I like the OEM leather case but I understand it is quite bulky.

Your suggestions appreciated.
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I quite like the STi
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The OEM case is very functional but it is quite bulky.

Based on your needs I'd go with th Fortte STi.

It meets all your requirements.

Slim - yes (you might consider the fixed clip option. I haven't tried it personally but out of the six clip options it looks like the slimmest.

Style - yes. You can choose from a variety of colors and even special order all leather (no elastic sides) if you so desire.

Sleeper Magnet - yes. It has one and works perfectly.

If you don't like the idea of having a topless case than take everything I said above and apply it to the Fortte Vertical Pouch. It's not as bulky as the OEM case.

www.fortte.com
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I thought you were going to say Naztech - that's style!

Not sure about the slim factor though.
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The Naztech does not have a built in sleeper magnet, which is one of the original poster's requirement.

Thus it's ruled out.
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lgreenberg.....can you tell if this case on eAccess is the Fortte open case but just re-branded?
http://www.eaccess-estore.com/store/...g.asp?item=290

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I'm fairly certain it is.

Either that or a copy.
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lgreenberg.....can you tell if this case on eAccess is the Fortte open case but just re-branded?
http://www.eaccess-estore.com/store/...g.asp?item=290

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I'm pretty sure it is too, though that particular item appears gone now - there are a few other cases there that appear to be re-branded Fortte:

http://www.eaccess-estore.com/store/...g.asp?item=288

Fortte does work with retailers and distributors (see their site), and these have a shield on the front just as Fortte's. A couple of bucks cheaper, but I'd pay the extra to get rid of that huge eAccess name on the front.
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Lgreenberg - I like to upgrade my OEM plastic case with a leather case. My most important factors are:

Slim factor
Style
w/ sleeper magnet

I like the OEM leather case but I understand it is quite bulky.

Your suggestions appreciated.
I'd go with Fortte's STi (as stated) or the GizmoSkin - it's nice leather, has a slim ratcheting fixed clip, and has a smaller side profile than the OEM version. There were some problems reported with the previous version, but those have been addressed and it's a really nice case.

I ordered the STi in all leather with the fixed clip - it has the smallest profile and I don't care to wear it any way but vertical.

It's personal preference - do you want a flap or pouch style case?
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I have the OEM with clip leather holster and the pouch (w/o clip) on order. My thought is to have my local shoe repair shop remove the flap from the pouch to make it slimmer. It might be a bit loose with the regular battery but will be quite tight with the extended battery.
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