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Casabella Pouch Review (and a few others) and Phone Dimension Reference

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By irishrally, Senior Member on 17th November 2012, 10:04 PM
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This review is for the Casabella Pouch for the Nexus 4:

The casabella pouch is a micro-fiber, draw-string pouch. The material is thicker and more furry than a standard fine micro-fiber sunglasses pouch.

It fits the Nexus 4 perfectly, with enough room up top to allow the draw string to close the pouch, fully protecting the phone. There is also enough room inside that you are not dragging all sides of the phone against the material as you remove it from the pouch. Some people might say they like a tight fit because it cleans the phone when being removed, but I think it just adds to the likely hood of scratching the screen.

I also tried this Green Onion case when I had the Galaxy Nexus:

It's a really nice looking and feeling pouch, smaller than the Casabella, and also a thinner less furry micro-fiber material, but still not as thin and some of the $2 ones on amazon. If I'm remembering correctly, this pouch will not fully zinch on top, but it's pretty close. There will also be more rubbing going on pulling this out of the pouch. Remember I used this with a Galaxy Nexus and don't have it anymore. It will be a tight fit on the Nexus 4 but should work.

The Green Onion pouch also as a small pocket on the front for a credit card or ID. The white version gets dirty quickly but a grey version is also available.

Gizmoskin Ultra Slim Slip Pouch:

Nexus One style Android Neoprene Pouch:

Tech 21 d3o Leather Pull Tab Pouch:
I had the smaller version of this pouch for the Nexus S and it is very high quality and worked as it should. It was a fairly tight fit on the Nexus S. Also, looking closely at the picture, the design has changed slightly from the Nexus S version - there is no credit card/ID pocket on the front anymore. I expect the quality to be the same, but can't say for sure. d3o is some alleged impact resistant technology/material.

Spigenn SGP Leather Pull Tab Pouch:
Galaxy Nexus Version:
SGS3 Version:

Krusell Luma Premium Leather Pouch for 4.3 - 4.8" Phones:
Krusell in various colors:

Mofi Kangaroo Pouch for SGS3: (UK)

igadgitz Synthetic Leather Pouch:
Galaxy Nexus version:
SGS3 Version:

Phone dimension reference to help with accessory selection:
Nexus 4: 5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
Galaxy Nexus: 5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)
Samsung Galaxy S3: 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
Samsung Galaxy S2: 4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm)
HTC One X: 5.29 x 2.75 x 0.35 (134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm)

It looks like most pouch style accessories for the Galaxy Nexus,Galaxy S3, and HTC One X will fit the Nexus 4.
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17th November 2012, 11:44 PM |#2  
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Very nice. Thanks for this.
18th November 2012, 07:36 AM |#3  
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Just got the Casebella for $5.72, Thanks!
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Originally Posted by thebest

Just got the Casebella for $5.72, Thanks!

Oh nice the price dropped.
28th November 2012, 10:42 PM |#5  
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Thanks for posting. Now which pouch to get!
29th November 2012, 01:48 AM |#6  
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Yep, no problem. I just received the Nexus One style eBay pouch and it's a really tight fit, and the material is not as thick as the original N1 pouch. I'm trying to stretch it out with some stuffing to see if that will help.
8th December 2012, 10:25 PM |#7  
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I used the neoprene pouch from my galaxy nexus and it fits just fine, it was already pre- stretched from using it.

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9th December 2012, 01:58 AM |#8  
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i couldn't find cases like these anywhere... i'm just about to buy a camera case at best buy and call it a day until ballistic releases their case...
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Most of the cases for the phones you mentioned will fit the phone with a skin on it, but not if you have a case. I have the ringke slim case on my phone and bought this pouch for a gs3 and while the phone without the slim case fits, the slim case doesn't. Not to mention the poor quality of the case. If anyone finds a leather pull case with a nice interior (microfibe, suede, etc) and that will fit the phone with a case on it, p,ease let me know. Until someone. Ones out with a dry apply screen protector that curves to fit the screen, I'm rocking it without a front protector, so I need a good pull case that won't scratch the screen.

20th December 2012, 07:34 AM |#10  
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Just want to verify that the CASABELLA I Pouch fits great with the Bumper installed on the N4.
See pictures for fit.

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Originally Posted by irishrally

Nexus One style Android Neoprene Pouch:

I have this one.
It's a bit of a tight fit, but it works great for keeping the phone in my pocket without a case.
Quality is good.
Plus, I love the bugdroid...
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