thanks to this thread I realized there is a WORLD of accessories for the Samsung phones we never had when we had Evos. we have spent the last few hours looking online and just placed an order on Amazon for 6 different cases plus a Hyperion extended battery.
as these come in i'll try to review and post pics in case anyone is curious about these. remember, some are for me, some for my wife (should be obvious which is which):
"SPIGEN SGP Samsung Galaxy S3 Case Illuzion Leather Protection Book Cover Wallet Case for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, International, 3G, US, LTE,"
"Luxury Designer Inspired CC Logo Quilted PU Leather Back Hard Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300"
"Deluxe Brown Mono Samsung Galaxy S3 S III i9300 Back Case"
"QCell Samsung Galaxy SIII Extended Battery TPU Case Blue (Compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung L710, Veri"
"Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S III Extended Battery HoneyComb TPU Case White (Hyperion Retail Packaging) **Compatible with ALL Hyperion, Qcell, Onite, Anke"
"Silver Aluminum Case + Stylus Pen for Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Bonus: comes with a cell phone strap"
HTC Wizard -> HTC Evo 4G -> HTC Evo 3D -> Samsung Galaxy S3 -> Samsung Galaxy Note II
Motorola Xoom 10.1 -> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 -> Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1