[maemo-users] Protective case for N900

From: R. A. Bilonick rab at consolidated.net
Date: Tue Aug 17 20:09:53 EEST 2010
On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 11:41 +0200, Alejandro López wrote:
> Thanks to you an Erik. I just order mine.
> R. A. Bilonick wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 15:55 +0200, Alejandro López wrote:
> >> Has anybody bought one of these cases?
> >>
> >> http://www.otterbox.com/nokia-cases/nokia-n900-cases/nokia-n900-commuter-series-case/
> >>
> >> They look wonderful on the website, but are they really effective? Are buttons (i.e. volume, photo, power buttons, etc) still usable? Is the N900 still usable once wearing one of these? What about the size? Does it increase too much?
> >>
> >> I received a low-quality case with my N900 and I ended up removing it as it was quite disturbing and useless, but so far my device has fallen twice and I don't want to wait until it breaks...
> >>
> >> Thanks for any useful comment.
> >> Alejandro.
> > 
> > 
> > I use one on my N900. It can be a little difficult removing the stylus
> > and moving the unlock button on the right side. With a little practice,
> > it's fine. All the other buttons work just fine. Also, it does not
> > interfere with the keyboard. I haven't felt the need to install the
> > protective clear screen.
> > 
> > I also keep the N900 w/Otterbox inside a small Lowepro black
> > (simulated?) leather  Volta 20 case (~$15 at Walmart). It's almost a
> > perfect fit and fits in my pants pocket nicely.
> > 
> > Rick B.
> > 
> > ________

I think you will find that it is a nice case. It fits the N900
perfectly. I think it is just too easy to drop these devices. I can't
tell you how many times I've seen people drop their mp3 players at the
gym. The rubber lining inside the hard plastic shell I believe will help
absorb some of the energy. You can remove the bottom case when necessary
although it takes a little effort and practice. You start at the lower
left corner (near the micro usb port). It's a little more flexible at
that corner. I looked on-line at every case available for the N900
(including the Nokia one - although it is not available in the US).

I'd be interested in your observations once you install the the

Rick B.

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