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By Randomjoel, Member on 16th April 2014, 05:38 PM
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I really want the Dot View case for this phone. Did anyone mange to get their hands on one and dicovered that they don't like it? Why don't youlike it and would you sell it?
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16th April 2014, 05:54 PM |#2  
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I just got it today and I absolutely love it! The only thing I don't like is, when you flip it back then its a little slippery! But thats all! It fits great and just looks great on the phone!


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16th April 2014, 06:08 PM |#3  
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I have mixed feelings about it. When I bought my HTC One from Verizon, I was told that they weren't going to have the Dot View cases in stock for at least a month or two due to the high demand of them. Because of this, I picked up the Incipio Black Feather Case. Funny enough, the next day after buying I get a phone call from Verizon saying they got a single dot view case in being held for me. The case itself feels incredibly cheap. While it definitely feels like it can protect my screen, the backing of the case feels just like a cheap plastic. For the cost of the case, I was expecting something a little bit better in the build quality.

As for the case itself, its too gimmicky for me for the time being. It only works with default HTC apps. I use a different SMS app (Sliding Messenger Pro) and the Gmail app for my email. Neither of these are supported by the dot view case. I've tried googling around to see if there's a work around for these or a separate dot view app that allows these but have yet to find anything. The only thing I could use the case for was the time, answering phone calls, voice dialing, and changing my volume. I really wanted to be able to see my sms / email notifications on screen.

Im also not a fan of the folding case in general yet. I'm not used to the folding and I often text with one hand so it makes it rather awkward to try and hold the case open in order to text.

I don't know though.. if I could use my own SMS / Gmail apps with it instead of the default HTC ones, I might want to use it again. Until then, its going to sit on my desk unused.
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9th May 2014, 09:52 PM |#4  
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Thumbs up Dot View case Pros and Cons
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Originally Posted by Randomjoel

I really want the Dot View case for this phone. Did anyone mange to get their hands on one and dicovered that they don't like it? Why don't youlike it and would you sell it?

I have been using the HTC Dot View case for about 2 weeks now. Here are some simple pros and cons

Pros:
Look...Seamless and perfect compliment to the M8
Feel...plastic and rubber that seems like a good build
Protection...Fully covers screen with rubber "dot" flap and plastic back wraps the back and corners of the metal body of the phone
Alerts...Easy to read 8 bit type text and icons (looks great in the dark)

Cons:
Price...I got mine for $50 at an AT&T retail store
Dust/lint...gets trapped in the "dots" find myself using a can of BlowOff keeping it clean
Alert Limitations...can only use the HTC apps with this case

I would recommend if you have $50 to blow. I personally don't like 3rd party accessories so willing to pay for the HTC branded products. I love my DotView case but trying to provide a unbiased opinion.
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I just got mine in the mail a week ago. So far, I love it. I just hope that HTC releases updates to allow third party notifications like Gmail, Facebook, etc. I would also really like if they could integrate a music player controls as well. But all in all, it's a great accessory to such an amazing device.
9th May 2014, 11:23 PM |#6  
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Anyone with a warm black dot view? Is it black or grey? Also if you can post the part number (you can find it on box backcover)
10th May 2014, 10:40 PM |#7  
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Anyone notice a couple of holes are kind of shiny inside? Like something is on the plastic film that's in the holes. Anyone cleaned theirs yet? Would water and soap be ok?
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Anyone notice a couple of holes are kind of shiny inside? Like something is on the plastic film that's in the holes. Anyone cleaned theirs yet? Would water and soap be ok?

don't poke or remove the peices in the holes it keeps the stuff off it screen and I just wiped it down with some water it cleans up quite nicely I wouldn't use soap some soaps kill pixels so yah... No glass cleaner either my friend sprayed his with some trying to make it shinier it killed the Nfc tag in it
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I think the idea behind the case is solid but its execution is flawed. Mine seems to loose its grip on the top corners as the plastic is too hard and needs a more grippy material. I've swapped 3 cases now. Its been mentioned before about the short hinge not letting the front sit flat on the back. I do love and find the display very useful. Hopefully a third party will be able to remedy the faults.

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11th May 2014, 04:53 PM |#10  
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I think the idea behind the case is solid but its execution is flawed. Mine seems to loose its grip on the top corners as the plastic is too hard and needs a more grippy material. I've swapped 3 cases now. Its been mentioned before about the short hinge not letting the front sit flat on the back. I do love and find the display very useful. Hopefully a third party will be able to remedy the faults.

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Just looked at my DotView and to be honest I can't notice any of those flaws. Had mine on awhile now and it'd still holding solid.

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Cyanogenmod Compatability
If I flash CM11 Nightly on my Verizon M8 will the dot view case still be compatible?
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