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  1. badelhas's Avatar
    Glass to protect plastic? lol
    02-10-2017 09:55 AM
  2. DLong4's Avatar
    I bought the Stilgut case for the Blackberry DTEK60, in Cognac real leather, from Amazon Prime, and it is a perfect fit for the Alcatel IDOL 4S Windows phone.

    They make a variety of case types, some with clips. I bought this one without any clip closure, and it works well:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3629807

    As a bonus, this case makes it much easier to use the fingerprint reader. All I have to do is open the case front, and Windows wakes up, and then I place the index finger into the leather opening, which allows for precise placement.
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    02-19-2017 03:29 PM
  3. nate0's Avatar
    I bought the Stilgut case for the Blackberry DTEK60, in Cognac real leather, from Amazon Prime, and it is a perfect fit for the Alcatel IDOL 4S Windows phone.

    They make a variety of case types, some with clips. I bought this one without any clip closure, and it works well:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3631553

    As a bonus, this case makes it much easier to use the fingerprint reader. All I have to do is open the case front, and Windows wakes up, and then I place the index finger into the leather opening, which allows for precise placement.
    Good find and seeing the BB android model, is/could be more business focused I bet many more cases start popping up all over for this phone type.
    02-24-2017 11:24 AM
  4. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Frustrating, though not unexpected, looking for a case for this bad boy. Tried a cheapie from Amazon but it didn't fit perfectly, so I'm just grabbing the Incipio dual pro. Half price on the T Mo site right now.
    02-27-2017 11:18 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Just added a Band 2, so it is like Glance and Motion Core both on steroids.
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    02-27-2017 10:07 PM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    My wife ordered this DTEK60 case:



    https://www.amazon.com/Alcatel-NageB...pUvbUpU3634775

    I liked how it has cutouts for both rear speakers, which some cases don't.

    Flip cases are a plus if the phone is carried in a purse with other objects that could contact the screen. I carry my phone in a pocket with nothing else so the screen doesn't need any protection.
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 03-07-2017 at 06:16 AM. Reason: better product link
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    03-05-2017 10:22 AM
  7. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Thumbs up for the Incipio Dual Pro. Perfect fit, feels good in hand, seems protective.
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    03-05-2017 01:49 PM
  8. DLong4's Avatar
    Flip cases are a plus if the phone is carried in a purse with other objects that could contact the screen. I carry my phone in a pocket with nothing else so the screen doesn't need any protection.
    Another advantage of a flip case with the 4S is that the OS automatically wakes up when opened, and is locked when closed; no need to double-tap.
    HoosierDaddy likes this.
    03-06-2017 07:24 AM
  9. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Another advantage of a flip case with the 4S is that the OS automatically wakes up when opened, and is locked when closed; no need to double-tap.
    Interesting. What is the mechanism? When shopping for cases, I noticed that some flip case descriptions said the case does NOT support auto wake. Since the cases were advertised for DTEK60, I thought auto wake was something specific to that device and didn't give it any more thought. If The Idol 4S for Windows also has the feature, I'm curious what is different about some flip cases that "breaks" auto wake.
    03-06-2017 07:51 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I believe it is done via magnet.
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    03-06-2017 11:33 AM
  11. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I believe it is done via magnet.
    Are you saying the phone can tell if there is a magnet near certain locations on its surface? So it goes to sleep when it senses the magnet and wakes up when the magnet moves?
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    03-06-2017 03:49 PM
  12. editguy's Avatar
    Are you saying the phone can tell if there is a magnet near certain locations on its surface? So it goes to sleep when it senses the magnet and wakes up when the magnet moves?
    I will put words in his mouth. Yes, that's what he's saying.
    03-06-2017 05:39 PM
  13. DLong4's Avatar
    Interesting. What is the mechanism? When shopping for cases, I noticed that some flip case descriptions said the case does NOT support auto wake. Since the cases were advertised for DTEK60, I thought auto wake was something specific to that device and didn't give it any more thought. If The Idol 4S for Windows also has the feature, I'm curious what is different about some flip cases that "breaks" auto wake.
    The Stilgut case I bought has no magnet that I am aware of. Here it is again, as noted earlier in this thread: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3635354

    UPDATE: Yes, there is a faint magnet in the cover!
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    03-06-2017 07:19 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Are you saying the phone can tell if there is a magnet near certain locations on its surface? So it goes to sleep when it senses the magnet and wakes up when the magnet moves?
    Yeah... Don't ask me the technical details. Something in the firmware and a magnetometer must be on board, I assume. This has been around for years on tablets.

    I will put words in his mouth. Yes, that's what he's saying.
    LOL

    UPDATE: Yes, there is a faint magnet in the cover!
    Vindication!!!
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    03-06-2017 09:55 PM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Vindication!!!
    Is that a vacation in India?
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    03-07-2017 05:17 AM
  16. PFSP's Avatar
    Originally Posted by HoosierDaddy
    Are you saying the phone can tell if there is a magnet near certain locations on its surface? So it goes to sleep when it senses the magnet and wakes up when the magnet moves?

    Yeah... Don't ask me the technical details. Something in the firmware and a magnetometer must be on board, I assume. This has been around for years on tablets.
    Magnets... pshaw!

    Clearly it's vacuums.
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    03-07-2017 04:16 PM
  17. RickInFla's Avatar
    Do a VIDEO!
    I am curious now "...contains our German engineered formula that will be absorbed into the screen...The nanotechnology fully cures in 48 hours.". That is from their faq.
    I might try this actually. I will read up on your review once you post it. 9 is one level down from hardness of diamonds is 9h referencing tempered glass hardness?...Thanks.
    A "formula that will be absorbed into the screen"??? Sounds scary to me; could somehow ruin the material over time?

    Well now that we are talking about a hardness scale, I wonder what the hardness of the glass that the Idol 4s is made from is? In one spot, I saw that it is "Dragontrail" glass (the competitor to Gorilla Glass), but is it really the "base" Dragontrail, or is it the harder and more resistant Dragontrail Pro?? And then which Gorilla Glass (2? 3?) does it compare to?
    My brother-in-law has a Lumia 640 (with Gorilla Glass 3 screen), he puts it in his jeans pocket with other things all the time, and no scratches, which makes me think I really didn't need a screen protector on my Lumia 635.
    03-08-2017 09:55 PM
  18. Chubbynaga's Avatar
    I got this one, really slim, and doesn't make my phone ugly. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    03-13-2017 10:04 PM
  19. John Bianchi's Avatar
    Two things:

    (1) I got this case from Amazon.com. I love it for several reasons. First of all, I've got the unlocked model, so I can't get insurance. Second, this is the first time I've ever had a phone that felt BETTER with a case on it. I'm typically a naked/insurance guy, but this one is great with the cover. And it snaps on and off quite easily.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3638055

    (2) CHARGING STANDS!
    The USB-C port is off-center. This is really frustrating me, because I cannot find a good charging stand for it. Anyone found a stand with an off-center USB-C plug?
    03-14-2017 01:06 PM
  20. dorelse's Avatar
    I ordered this one...it'll be here tomorrow so we'll see!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3638120
    03-14-2017 06:59 PM
  21. editguy's Avatar
    I ordered this one...it'll be here tomorrow so we'll see!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...pUvbUpU3638195
    Does the stand snap closed?
    03-15-2017 01:16 AM
  22. dorelse's Avatar
    Does the stand snap closed?
    I'll be able to tell you in 6 hours when it arrives. :)
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    03-15-2017 09:37 AM
  23. dorelse's Avatar
    A few pictures...love the case. Fits great, love it. Keeps the phone nice & slim, and protects the Boom key from accidental presses. Its a keeper.

    wp_20170315_18_07_37_pro_li.jpgwp_20170315_18_07_55_pro_li.jpg
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    03-15-2017 10:12 PM
  24. AccentAE86's Avatar
    I hate cases too, but after paying bigtime for breaking a couple, I have given in and put on a case. So I wanted one with the smallest profile that would minimize the bulk of the case. I went with the IMAK cowboy. It's a hard case with grip coating. IT is thin, and wraps the corners for drop protection. It also sits higher than the glass so the glass doesn't touch the surface if laying it face down. I'm on my second, my first one broke after a couple drops, and my phone survived without a scratch. So not bad. They are killer cheap too on ebay. Like $5-8 shipped.
    03-16-2017 02:00 AM
  25. dorelse's Avatar
    I hate cases too, but after paying bigtime for breaking a couple, I have given in and put on a case. So I wanted one with the smallest profile that would minimize the bulk of the case. I went with the IMAK cowboy. It's a hard case with grip coating. IT is thin, and wraps the corners for drop protection. It also sits higher than the glass so the glass doesn't touch the surface if laying it face down. I'm on my second, my first one broke after a couple drops, and my phone survived without a scratch. So not bad. They are killer cheap too on ebay. Like $5-8 shipped.
    That's what I've pictured above. Amazon doesn't call it the Cowboy in their description though.
    03-16-2017 09:15 AM
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