1. PerfectReign's Avatar
    After purchasing my X3 in October, I immediately grabbed the Rugged case. Figuring I'd want to protect that beast, I wanted the best.

    Unfortunately, the case died sometime in December.

    I then bought the silicone case. Already, a mere four months later, the bottom of the case is cracking off.

    Now, the only other cases for the device are a "wallet" case and a "folio" case. Neither item suits me.

    Is it too hard to ask for a cheap rubberized silicone case? Those have always worked the best for me.
    zmancb7, ScottM2753 and aximtreo like this.
    04-18-2017 03:51 PM
  2. camaroz1985's Avatar
    You could try this one.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=K20otMIN

    I love all the Incipio cases I have had for my various phones.
    aximtreo likes this.
    04-18-2017 04:20 PM
  3. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Nice, but I'm scared of the fabric. My phones get stuffed in pockets all the time.

    Wonder if my son could print one.
    04-18-2017 05:46 PM
  4. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Yeah mine too. I had the same case for my Pixel, but I never took it out of the box so I can't comment on the durability.
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    04-19-2017 01:15 PM
  5. zmancb7's Avatar
    my silicone one that came with the bundle is also cracking at the bottom. Plus it's a dust magnet so having it my pocket it always a pain. I'm going naked for now, phone looks pretty slick but worry when I have it out sometimes.
    04-20-2017 07:11 AM
  6. mryan55's Avatar
    I am using the Incipio Esquire case for when I pocket my phone. I do often use a holster but the device doesn't fit in the holster with the case on.

    The cloth is holding up just fine, although I am not that tough on my devices. I actually like the feel of the case. It does also fit the desk dock aa well with the same desk dock cover as the HP cases.
    04-23-2017 11:01 AM
  7. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I always cased every phone I've owned. Recently began loving flip cases, simply for the reason that I am able to fully protect the screen and not have to use a screen protector and I can stand the phone up for media consumption in horizontal mode (netflix and youtube).

    I also think they look most professional and are awesome. HP's own leather folio case has outstanding build quality and performs great with the magnet that ensures that the case stays closed and doesn't flap around! Give it a go, I think you will like it.
    04-27-2017 08:37 PM
  8. mryan55's Avatar
    I have been thinking about giving the HP flip case a try as well. I have just gotten so used to holstering the phone though. Thanks for the opinion though. The HP folio case is definitely the most professional choice for the x3 so far.
    04-27-2017 10:37 PM
  9. PerfectReign's Avatar
    HP's own leather folio case has outstanding build quality and performs great with the magnet that ensures that the case stays closed and doesn't flap around! Give it a go, I think you will like it.
    Maybe. I've been hesitant just because i mount my phone on the window of my car and also lime to use it one handed while walking my dog.

    Sent from mTalk
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    05-02-2017 12:25 AM
  10. emmeborn's Avatar
    I´m on my second silicone case now. The old one cracked at the bottom. Will try the Incipio Esquire case when this one breaks.
    05-11-2017 08:46 AM
  11. jes1888's Avatar
    Originally posted by mryan55
    I am using the Incipio Esquire case for when I pocket my phone. I do often use a holster but the device doesn't fit in the holster with the case on.

    The cloth is holding up just fine, although I am not that tough on my devices. I actually like the feel of the case. It does also fit the desk dock aa well with the same desk dock cover as the HP cases.
    How does your phone fits on the elite x3 dock with the esquire case? I tried it and it doesn't fit without modifying (grinding) the swappable part of the dock. That was exactly the reason why I returned the esquire and got the rugged one from hp, which to be honest, it's crap and cheap. The only reason I got it was for compatibility with the dock, it's not better than the esquire. According to the thread OP, these OEM cases don't last long, Amazon reviews say the same, at least the rugged one. I can vouch that the esquire is the best case for the x3 so far, and to the thread OP, the fabric finish holds well, I had mine during intensive use and returned the case almost a month later and the case looked exactly the same, so it doesn't ages badly. If you need one, get the esquire, just know that it won't fit in the dock.
    05-22-2017 09:32 AM
  12. mryan55's Avatar
    Sorry for the delayed response -- haven't been on here much. I did modify the dock as you mentioned to get it to fit. For the last few weeks I have actually gone without a case since the x3 really does feel bulky with any case on it whether I am pocketing it or holstering it.

    I am also starting to like the phone on the desk next to me when docked, so I have been using the USB C extension set up as of late anyone, which would make my modifications to the dock cover a moot point even if I went back to using the Esquire case.

    I have had both the silicone and the Esquire and definitely recommend the Esquire case over the HP option.
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    05-24-2017 10:09 PM
  13. emmeborn's Avatar
    My second HP silicone case just broke at the exact same spot as the last one. Now I have to find another case. Thinking of getting the Esquire now, but lets see what turns up.
    06-05-2017 06:28 AM
  14. PerfectReign's Avatar
    My X3 is starting to behave erratically with the crack. I've resorted to the 950xl and Iphone for now.
    06-05-2017 10:36 AM
  15. jes1888's Avatar
    My second HP silicone case just broke at the exact same spot as the last one. Now I have to find another case. Thinking of getting the Esquire now, but lets see what turns up.
    Get the esquire, nothing will turn up. Phone's almost a year old and still the same lame *** accessories. Besides, it's the best case so far for the phone, tried and true. I had the rugged and the esquire and prefer the esquire one. Just be advised that if you have the dock you'll need to trim a plastic part for the phone to fit in the dock. Otherwise you can just use the dock plate with the cable.
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    06-07-2017 04:51 PM
  16. emmeborn's Avatar
    Get the esquire, nothing will turn up. Phone's almost a year old and still the same lame *** accessories. Besides, it's the best case so far for the phone, tried and true. I had the rugged and the esquire and prefer the esquire one. Just be advised that if you have the dock you'll need to trim a plastic part for the phone to fit in the dock. Otherwise you can just use the dock plate with the cable.
    Then I will have to find that case somewhere then. Using my dock a lot for work at home so I will have to make the trim on the plate. Thanks.
    06-09-2017 08:22 AM
  17. jes1888's Avatar
    Then I will have to find that case somewhere then. Using my dock a lot for work at home so I will have to make the trim on the plate. Thanks.
    Did you got the case, how is it working for you?
    07-15-2017 01:49 AM
  18. Kris C's Avatar
    Did you got the case, how is it working for you?
    Received my x3 along with this case today, coming from a dodgy L950XL with an Incipio bumper case.

    Pro:
    Material!
    Protection?

    Con:
    Doesn't fit in the dock, so I'm considered going for a HP case.
    Bulky!


    Br.
    Kris
    07-19-2017 09:06 AM
  19. jes1888's Avatar
    Well. I don't recommend the hp rugged case, the slim one either. The rugged is slimmer and obviously fits the dock, but it's a lower quality case. I made the mistake of buying the incipient, returned it and bought the rugged one and it's not worth it. It's better to modify the dock plate to fit the incipio one. Of course this is my personal opinion. Others may say different. Enjoy thought!
    07-19-2017 09:25 AM
  20. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Been using hp rugged case since day one, holding up fine over 7 months of use.
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    07-20-2017 05:35 AM
  21. Kris C's Avatar
    I received the HP silicon case today and I have to say, it feels/handles a lot better than the Esquire Incipio case.

    1. The material feels nicer
    2. The case is thinner
    3. The case fits the dock


    Br.
    Kris
    07-26-2017 07:11 AM
  22. jes1888's Avatar
    I don't have that one, so I don't know how it'll last, reviews say that both hp cases break down quickly, I hope that's not your case. My rugged one is ok, but the phone is in a drawer so...
    07-26-2017 09:40 AM
  23. O W Jones's Avatar
    I've used it for 4 months without problems. Has held up well. Also purchased hp's screen protector, No problems with either one even after dropping the phone on a parking lot while leaving my car
    07-26-2017 11:00 AM
  24. Byrese's Avatar
    I received the HP silicon case today and I have to say, it feels/handles a lot better than the Esquire Incipio case.

    1. The material feels nicer
    2. The case is thinner
    3. The case fits the dock


    Br.
    Kris
    Based on this recommendation i may try this case. I like to carry my phones naked but I'm afraid ill drop this beast. I'm holding it delicately 😜

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    08-10-2017 12:45 AM
  25. Byrese's Avatar
    I received the HP silicon case today and I have to say, it feels/handles a lot better than the Esquire Incipio case.

    1. The material feels nicer
    2. The case is thinner
    3. The case fits the dock


    Br.
    Kris
    After getting the Incipio case and returning it, I bought this case. Much better! I agree with all your points. This is truly the best case for this phone. Wish I had bought it earlier.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    08-10-2017 10:41 PM

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