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Maxboost Google Nexus 5 Holster Combo (10USD as of 12/6) and TYLT Vu

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6th December 2013, 03:46 PM   |  #1  
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I’ve used this forum as a source of ideas and I figured I’d give back and chime in to say, so far, I’m pleased with this case—AND it wirelessly charges with my TYLT Vu with the kickstand on! The construction of the case is not as strong as my wife’s OtterBox (she uses an iPhone—I know, boo) and the case is not as rigid as the TPU Diztronic on my legacy Galaxy Nexus, but the case has no obvious defects and also comes with a kickstand (it works, but is a bit clunky) and holster (I don’t use this though). The case has a soft-touch feel and gives a rugged/sturdy appearance. As expected, the case comes out far enough to prevent the screen from touching a table when laid face down and the buttons work fine when pressed. Also, for what it’s worth, the case I received does not have the Maxboost logo depicted in the stock photo.

I feel a got a lot for value for what I spent on this case and more information on it is at http://www.maxboostpower.com/shop/ma...le-lg-nexus-5/. I attached the stock photo to the OP just to simply make it easy for someone to get an idea of the case.

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19th February 2014, 12:17 AM   |  #2  
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I'm thinking of buying a Nexus 5 so thanks for mentioning that the Maxboost Google Nexus 5 Holster Combo and the TYLT Vu charger are compatible as I'm thinking of buying them too.

I have a question which I hope you can answer.

I gather the Nexus 5 has the notification LED on the bottom of the phone. Can the Nexus 5 be placed in the holster upside down so that the LED can be seen if the phone isn't fully inserted into the holster?
19th February 2014, 05:42 AM   |  #3  
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The Nexus 5 does have a LED light on the bottom and, while I don’t use the holster, I just put it on in order to reply. While you can put it on in such a way that the LED is exposed, it’s a bit awkward and inelegant as a fair amount of the holder hangs off the other side—so this wouldn’t be my first choice—but, perhaps, one could drill a small hole in the holster over the LED so that it still shined through.

For what it’s worth, I’m still pleased with the case even after using it for over two months. Its lack of rigidity might be a slight detriment as it’s easy to slightly push it off the bottom of the phone due to the speaker and power ports, but I still feel it’s a good value.
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20th February 2014, 02:49 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks BinkXDA for taking time to check it out and replying …. my current phone is always in a holster and the top 1/2 inch of the phone is out of the holster so I can see the LED. Maybe before I get the Nexus 5 I should wean myself off using the holster and think about getting a screen protector.
20th February 2014, 05:32 AM   |  #5  
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I have seen these cases since the 5 came out. And I know of a buddy of mine that has one on his GS2 and he loves it for the cost. I agree with the sentiment. My current set up is between a Spigen Neo Hybrid with a dbrand cf back on the case itself, but currently rocking the Seidio LEDGER flip case with kickstand. Like the Maxboost, both charges through on the wireless chargers fine. I have a Tylt Vu, Nexus Wireless charger, Orb, Verizon LG charging pad and Energizer Pad. For the Tylt, I can confirm that you can charge LED side up, but not sure if it will tend to overheating issues. I actually accidentally placed my phone upside down the other day and was surprised that it still charges.

Oh and for both the Spigen Neo Hybrid and Seidio LEDGER, I am using the Seidio Dilex holster for the Nexus 5. I wear office casual during the week and jeans on the weekend, so the holster is great for both uses IMO.
20th February 2014, 11:42 AM   |  #6  
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It looks very similar to the cases you can get on eBay for a few quid - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=141185200829

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Originally Posted by AndyPopely

I'm thinking of buying a Nexus 5 so thanks for mentioning that the Maxboost Google Nexus 5 Holster Combo and the TYLT Vu charger are compatible as I'm thinking of buying them too.

I have a question which I hope you can answer.

I gather the Nexus 5 has the notification LED on the bottom of the phone. Can the Nexus 5 be placed in the holster upside down so that the LED can be seen if the phone isn't fully inserted into the holster?

I've read somewhere around here, perhaps in other forums as well, that the Tylt VU tends to greatly overheat the N5. This Google search will bring up some relevant results:

https://www.google.com/search?q=tylt...m=122&ie=UTF-8

Not that any charger is going to get 100% great reviews and be without any problems universally, but just wanted to hip you to it for 'buyer beware's sake.
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Originally Posted by Joshmccullough

I've read somewhere around here, perhaps in other forums as well, that the Tylt VU tends to greatly overheat the N5. This Google search will bring up some relevant results:

https://www.google.com/search?q=tylt...m=122&ie=UTF-8

Not that any charger is going to get 100% great reviews and be without any problems universally, but just wanted to hip you to it for 'buyer beware's sake.

It's my firm belief that the overheating issue occurs when the user does not put the phone in the charger correctly. Meaning the coils lining up. If the coils are off, IMO, the phone then compensates and the heat generates because the coils are trying to connect with each other.

I am saying this outta my a$$ so take it as my opinion lol. But I have not had any overheating issues with the N5, but I did when I used it for my N4 running a custom rom with KK when it was first released.
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I've read somewhere around here, perhaps in other forums as well, that the Tylt VU tends to greatly overheat the N5.

FWIW, I’ve yet to have the overheating issue with this case and the Vu. Maybe the case makes me immune, maybe my Vus are less defective or maybe the Vu will fry my Nexus one day and we’ll collectively sue TYLT.

There’s an entire thread on this at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...522361&page=30.

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It's my firm belief that the overheating issue occurs when the user does not put the phone in the charger correctly.

There is no “correctly.” You should be able to drop the phone on it and have it Just Work. Or are we allowing TYLT to get away with the same crap Apple did, http://www.bytemods.com/news/198/bad...ding-it-wrong?
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FWIW, I’ve yet to have the overheating issue with this case and the Vu. Maybe the case makes me immune, maybe my Vus are less defective or maybe the Vu will fry my Nexus one day and we’ll collectively sue TYLT.

There’s an entire thread on this at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...522361&page=30.


There is no “correctly.” You should be able to drop the phone on it and have it Just Work. Or are we allowing TYLT to get away with the same crap Apple did, http://www.bytemods.com/news/198/bad...ding-it-wrong?

Check it. It even notes Nexus 5 in the literature as of 1/16/14

http://www.tylt.com/pdfs/TYLT%20VU%2...uctions-OL.pdf

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