Originally Posted by Dawg
do you like the hard meatl case I thought about one of those but i use it too much to take in and out all the time.
I love my metal case. I don't have to ever slip it out of its case unless I want to mess with the battery or sim card. I can talk on the phone with the door shut, and can hear my calls without a BT device with the unit in the case and the door shut just as well as when the unit is nekkid. It's just as easy to handle my calls with the unit in the case and the door shut.
I can type emails with the unit in the case by simply swinging the door open. It actually helps my grip of the unit while I type, and I find it doesn't interfere with my typing at all. And I certainly don't need to remove my 7290 from the case to read emails or view the screen. Just pop the door open.
About the only time I ever take the unit out of the case is to admire the BB in its beautiful nekkidness. And it's easy to do so. The unit fits snugly and easily slips out. As opposed to those rubber cases which are a pain to remove the unit from when you have to. The metal case adds very little bulk to my unit, easily slips into my pockets (again as opposed to the sticky rubber condom like cases), and keeps my unit safe when I slip it into my back pocket in a pinch and sit on it. I think you'd like it -- especially since you work construction.