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MYBAT Jolt Case mini review - amazing case for only $6

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19th February 2013, 07:57 AM   |  #1  
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I'm not that great at prose. Bullet points for all of you!

Bought from here. Also comes in white and red.

Notes:
The great big DANGER sticker and Big Scary Laser sticker is something I bought separately.

Pros:
  • It's 6 freaking dollars!
  • Does not feel cheap
  • Volume/power buttons retain their 'click'
  • Reasonable protection
  • High lip for drop protection
  • Lip does not impede touching the edge of the screen
  • Stand actually useful (comfortable angle)
  • Slippery enough to slide into my pocket, grippy enough to comfortably stay on a table
  • Does not attract fingerprints at all
  • Fit is very tight, phone absolutely won't come out on its own
  • Feels comfortably rugged but not ridiculously so
  • Would not be afraid to drop the phone whilst in the case

Cons:
  • Volume/power buttons have very little definition on the case, very easy to accidentally press volume down whilst holding the phone
  • Stylus cutout could be a tad bigger
  • Larger headphone connectors may not fit
  • Larger microUSB connectors may not fit
  • Can be a little fiddly to get the phone out of the case due to tight fit

Neutral:
  • Stand only has one angle (I like it for the simplicity, but each to their own)
  • Stand feels a little flimsy (I don't think it will break unless someone smacks the phone down whilst standing)
  • No dust covers on the jacks (I personally like this as I hate having to remove dust covers when I want to plug anything in)

Wrapup:
For $6 shipped I couldn't be happier.
Unless I find something hugely better or the otterbox commuter drops in price by $20, I'm sticking with this.

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19th February 2013, 09:00 AM   |  #2  
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Re: MYBAT Jolt Case mini review - amazing case for only $6
I've got the same case, modded it to use with my flip cover and it works great. With the flip cover on I can fold it back and prop the stand on it or it lays flat in front like a keyboard on a laptop. The only problem I have with it is the kickstand is a bit flimsy.

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I've got the same case, modded it to use with my flip cover and it works great.

I think I might give this one a go - can't say no to extra protection!
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I think I might give this one a go - can't say no to extra protection!

I put the flip cover on, then put the case on and marked it just 1mm-2mm from the top and bottom of the flip cover then removed the case and cut it down to the little groove along the back edge, then cut along the groove. Afterwards I sanded the back edge with 200-1800 grit sand paper and it looks factory finished now.

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I put the flip cover on, then put the case on and marked it just 1mm-2mm from the top and bottom of the flip cover then removed the case and cut it down to the little groove along the back edge, then cut along the groove. Afterwards I sanded the back edge with 200-1800 grit sand paper and it looks factory finished now.

I like to break stuff!

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Monty, i found one exact replica of the Otterbox Commuter for $5 and mod it to have a thin kickstand.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2153383

I spliced in the kickstand from a $9 TPU casing. The point is it's more protected from drops & has a functional stand without the $70 cost from where I come from.

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Monty, i found one exact replica of the Otterbox Commuter for $5 and mod it to have a thin kickstand.

If you can find me an ebay link I'll happily buy some to experiment with!
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If you can find me an ebay link I'll happily buy some to experiment with!

Sorry, mate. I could only find it in a kiosk shop chain here called Swisstech. Nothing online.

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Im pretty sure THIS is the same case.
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Im pretty sure THIS is the same case.

Correct, it is identical.

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