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Found A Holster?????

OP Bronx31

9th December 2007, 06:57 PM   |  #91  
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Originally Posted by BennTech

fizzie, you're talking about the Seidio holster, not the Wireless Galaxy holster, right?

The bottom part of the Seidio holster more than adequately holds the phone, even with the Start/OK mods in my Seidio review. The real problem is the tab accidentally opening, as you indicated. Since the incident in my review, I have had 2 more accidental pop outs. One of them knocked my Kaiser completely out and it fell to floor. Fortunately, the floor was only a few inches away because I was under my desk messing with wires at the time. Whew!

And this whole accidental opening thing is what's so funny about all the face-in advocates (including Seidio themselves) who are opposed to my ideas of making the Seidio holster reversible. They're so obsessed with face-in protecting the screen that they refuse to even acknowledge that a few minor design changes could make the Seidio holster fully reversible. I guess the very idea of using the Seidio holster face-out is sacrilegious to them. Yet if they really want protection, they shouldn't be using a holster! I mean, let's face it, whatever could potentially press/scrape against the screen could just as easily press/scrape against the holster's tab and send the phone crashing to the floor, which would be far more damaging than a little scratch on the screen. Plus there's the wear and tear you mentioned because over half the phone is exposed.

In contrast, a leather pouch offers much better protection without the risk of accidental popout. But with leather pouches I end up accidentally pressing buttons when I'm fumbling to pull out my phone and inevitably send important calls straight to voicemail. With a holster, I don't have that problem. Plus the holster is faster on the draw--even faster than the releasable clip found on some leather/metal cases.

So ultimately what you're really getting with a holster is not protection, but convenience. Say, you know what would be really convenient? A face-out holster! Oh, comes the face-in zealots with their "Face-in protects the screen" mantra. (In all fairness, I have to reiterate from other posts that most of the time I use my Seidio holster face-in to protect my screen, too, but also like to flip my phone face-out for accessibility.)

I came to ATT from the nextel world and face-in is how all their holsters work... I like the face in idea, especially because the speaker is on the back of the phone, so it would be easier to hear with a screen in clip... I went to FRY's last night, not a single viable option for a holster... I'll have to keep looking around
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