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As beautiful as the phone is, I ALWAYS put a case and screen protector on my phone first thing. When I took my Note 8 out of the case for trade-in promotion, it looked brand new.

This time I opted for the Camera lens protector by Spigen as well. This is my Spigen Neo-Hybrid. Rugged, pretty minimal, and attractive. Once the Bluetooth pen comes out, I'm curious what Spigen might design for it as well
 

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peterg21

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Here's my later case I received today, I had one for my note 20 ultra, so went back to later case, love the sleek look and how thin it is and how it feels.

It is beautiful in terms of its minimalistic look. I am really interested and have looked at the website. One question.
As beautiful as the phone is, I ALWAYS put a case and screen protector on my phone first thing. When I took my Note 8 out of the case for trade-in promotion, it looked brand new.

This time I opted for the Camera lens protector by Spigen as well. This is my Spigen Neo-Hybrid. Rugged, pretty minimal, and attractive. Once the Bluetooth pen comes out, I'm curious what Spigen might design for it as well

I received that exact case today whereas since I received my phone some two weeks ago I have had the Caseology parallax. I purchased the Spigen after I thought the parallax had a little too little camera protection. The Spigen does have a bit more of that but for some reason it seems to collect more lint/other stuff around the edges after removing from my left front pocket (I vacuum my pocket daily).
 
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It is beautiful in terms of its minimalistic look. I am really interested and have looked at the website. One question.


I received that exact case today whereas since I received my phone some two weeks ago I have had the Caseology parallax. I purchased the Spigen after I thought the parallax had a little too little camera protection. The Spigen does have a bit more of that but for some reason it seems to collect more lint/other stuff around the edges after removing from my left front pocket (I vacuum my pocket daily).

Not a speck of dust on mine, though I carry it in a jacket or vest pocket!
 

2003vstrom

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Later cases are no option for me, as there is too much bad vibes involved.
I rather buy the original cases at ipitaka.com .
yeah but they don`t have a case that's exactly like the latercase that covers the bump completely, your the second person that has said that, , but a person can`t even order one from ipitaka.com, but until some can show me the "other" company has one exactly like then one I purchased, then it`s latercase all the way!
 
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peterg21

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yeah but they don`t have a case that's exactly like the latercase that covers the bump completely, your the second person that has said that, , but a person can`t even order one from ipitaka.com, but until some can show me the "other" company has one exactly like then one I purchased, then it`s latercase all the way!

The case no doubt looks very attractive but clearly does not offer any drop protection. That said, with Latercase being out of Toronto, being sold by a reviewer and then I see another link from China -Aliexpress - and Pitaka - they all look the same. Edit: I was wrong. Pitaka case is different as said by you. I just looked at their site.
 
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The case no doubt looks very attractive but clearly does not offer any drop protection. That said, with Latercase being out of Toronto, being sold by a reviewer and then I see another link from China -Aliexpress - and Pitaka - they all look the same. Edit: I was wrong. Pitaka case is different as said by you. I just looked at their site.
yeah I`m pretty careful with my phones and i have big meat paws and always have death grip on my phone, but yes the Latercase is different from the Pitaka cases, and I love the minimalist feel of the latercase. and I like it when I can slip it in my pocket with ez, with out all the added bulk that some case`s have.
 
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This is one of the first times that Ringke case has disappointed me. I got Torras non-yellowing case and so far seems pretty good. Both are clear cases which show off the phone's design vs opaque cases.
 

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Have received my ultimate shield in black today... Wow what a nice case :) in Black :)
 

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