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By Anderson2, Senior Member on 18th March 2014, 01:49 AM
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3rd April 2014, 03:35 AM |#11  
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I've pretty much tried them all. You compromise on flips though in my dealings. I have tried the cruzerlites, too thick for me....the elegant rock, nice, but a tad too flimsy and no smart cover and "settled" on the Seidio Ledger flip case. What sold me was the led cut out. There's issues with the soft touch backing scuffing off at the corners, but Seidio will work with you in replacing it if you want.

Have they resolved this issue or is it still present?
 
 
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Have they resolved this issue or is it still present?

I want to say yes for the most part, because the same issue did not occur with the revised Ledger case they sent me. It went though the same usage as my three other ones and this one for the most part came out with flying colors. However, I do see some slight rubbing off on the bottom of the case, which I can deal with and if it becomes very unsightly, I can go back to Seidio and ask for a new one. I still love the case and still use it as my daily driver case. Not too sure what will happen when my replacement air dock charger comes back. The ledger does not work with that, unless the air dock guys remember to ship me my sticker to put on the back of the case to reinforce the magnets. The reason why the air dock doesn't work is because the soft touch is not glossy in any way and the "micro-suction" pad doesn't adhere. Sorry I digress....

I got the ledger and it has a led cutout for the notification. Also has a smart cover and a pocket to put my google wallet card in it...nah not really, but I could
6th April 2014, 09:06 AM |#13  
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Thank you very much.

Following up, I don't see myself using this case on a daily basis. Don't get me wrong, I like this case but I prefer the bulky Ballistic case over the leather case. I did a few drop tests on softer ground to see what kind of arrangement the Anker will land in. In the midst of falling, the flap opens up occasionally, causing the face of the phone to be exposed to the floor. In terms of protection, I would not rate this case highly because of the magnet's incapability of clasping the covers together. If you're sure you won't ever drop your phone, go for it if you prefer leather cases.

For now, I'm sticking with the Ballistic SG Maxx. You never know what might happen.
6th April 2014, 09:24 PM |#14  
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Krusell Malmö FlipCover for LG Nexus 5
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Currently using Melkco Premium Leather Case for LG Nexus 5 - Jacka Type (Black LC)
http://www.melkco.com/scripts/main/v...BKLC-NEX5.html
9th April 2014, 05:50 AM |#16  
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I have the lg flip cover in black OEM from Google. Found it to be the best. I got an extra one too. Will ship anywhere USA pm me.

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10th April 2014, 07:40 AM |#17  
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http://nexus5accessories.com/rock-sl...t-flip-covers/

I bought this one (orange) off ebay.co.uk and it is a very good case! Inexpensive too. No magnet however but you get used to it as it fits phone very very good.

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A lot more pictures here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rock-Elega...-/321292355714

Purchased this a few days ago per your suggestion, I don't mind it not having led cutout since it looks pretty good imo, do you have any actual pics? mine is coming next or the week after.
10th April 2014, 01:03 PM |#18  
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Purchased this a few days ago per your suggestion, I don't mind it not having led cutout since it looks pretty good imo, do you have any actual pics? mine is coming next or the week after.

Made a few quick snaps









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10th April 2014, 01:21 PM |#19  
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Made a few quick snaps

Can you clarify a point? The title says "clear back". Does that mean the part of the case that covers the back of the nexus 5 is transparent?

What is the rectangular cutout on the orange leather looking cover in your images? What is it for and is it on the front or back of the nexus?

How much protection does this case provide against accidental falls?

My wife has a red back nexus 5. What color case would work best with that?
10th April 2014, 01:27 PM |#20  
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Can you clarify a point? The title says "clear back". Does that mean the part of the case that covers the back of the nexus 5 is transparent?

What is the rectangular cutout on the orange leather looking cover in your images? What is it for and is it on the front or back of the nexus?

How much protection does this case provide against accidental falls?

My wife has a red back nexus 5. What color case would work best with that?

Clear back means that it is transparent as it can be seen from the pictures.

I haven't dropped it yet and hope I would not drop it any time soon but I think it offers quite good falling protection.

It is not a cutout but a metal plate with brand logo and it is not on the back (can be seen from the picture).

Black would probably be nice with it.
10th April 2014, 02:36 PM |#21  
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Clear back means that it is transparent as it can be seen from the pictures.

I haven't dropped it yet and hope I would not drop it any time soon but I think it offers quite good falling protection.

It is not a cutout but a metal plate with brand logo and it is not on the back (can be seen from the picture).

Black would probably be nice with it.

Thank you very much. That is helpful.

Is the like clear plastic back slippery? Easily scratch able?

Can the case fold completely back (180°) on itself or just open like a book?
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