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  1. calfee20's Avatar
    Well I broke down and bought a new case. The one from Amazon ripped on the clip so I got this one from T-mobile

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    $30 is a lot for a hundred dollar phone. Oh Well. I may give an opinion in a few days. We will see............calfee
    07-25-2013 09:22 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That looks pretty nice. Hopefully it'll be durable, considering that it's expensive.
    07-25-2013 09:25 PM
  3. calfee20's Avatar
    Well I got my DSLR out to take some photos. I have had this PC for over a year and I didn't have the software to process the photos. This shows how much I use the Big camera. Too much work. Anyway about the T-Mobile case. It is nicely constructed and has a nice feel with the dimpled texture. It is nicer to hold than the bare phone. More secure is another word. The buttons are not masked at all. There is a pop out stand that is of dubious value. The case can insert into the holster either way but only form one end of the holster. The clip on the holster will rotate 180 degrees through 13 positive detent positions. There is a nice smooth friction drag when inserting or removing the phone. Now we will have to see how long it lasts.

    Three pieces
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    From the back
    aviary-photo_130193250091351594.jpg

    From the front
    aviary-photo_130193253647635629.jpg

    The stand
    aviary-photo_130193254747251901.jpg

    These photos were taken with a DLSR and I had to run them through image processing software to get the texture to show properly. I didn't use the 521 because it was in the photos obviously. With that said here is a photo taken with the 521. Nothing special, just pop the shot.
    wp_20130726_001.jpg

    I can't wait to get another Win phone with a better camera. If you can do this with their cheapest smart phone then what about the 925 or the 1020. I can't wait, maybe I will take more photos.

    To be fair I decided to add a cropped version of the 521 photo. This way they have all been run through the same cropping program.
    aviary-photo_130193290212392444.jpg

    Thanks for looking...................calfee
    Last edited by calfee20; 07-26-2013 at 11:32 AM.
    07-26-2013 11:14 AM
  4. Corepc's Avatar
    Nice Case, What I like about this case is the fact that phone can be placed either screen up or screen down in the holster itself.

    It is a tight fit or is their some play when screen is facing down.
    07-26-2013 12:31 PM
  5. calfee20's Avatar
    The holster has a soft felt pad facing the screen, however the screen doesn't touch it. The case snaps around the white shell so it has two raised runners on the edges. It is the runners that contact the inside of the holster. Just to clarify the face of the screen MUST face the inside of the holster. The phone case assembly can be inserted top "headphone jack end" or bottom "charging port end" first into the holster The fit is not tight but smooth and secure are the words I would use The holster has to flex a bit when sliding the phone out to over come a small lip so the phone clicks in. The clip on the holster if used on a belt pivots from horizontal to upright to horizontal in the other direction, so you cant clip it upside down. There is constant friction when deploying the phone. It is very smooth. The phone doesn't pop out so you are in control and not as likely to drop it. .....................calfee
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    07-26-2013 02:26 PM
  6. streamlined's Avatar
    That is a great looking case! I'm definitely getting one. I got a cheapo from Amazon and I'm leery of its longevity.
    08-31-2013 02:36 PM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    Here is Case that is almost the same but a whole lot cheaper..$6.99 from expansys plus tax+shipping..It is 14.99 on Amazon..



    AMZER Double Layer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand - Lumia 521 (Black/White) #AMZ95798 - Expansys USA
    09-02-2013 10:02 AM
  8. rkin92's Avatar
    I didnt get that one from tmobile, but the 30 dollar Tech21 case. I love it...the raised lip has saved me a cracked screen. Worth the money imo, and yes its expensive but hey Its better than some cases for my 700 that would warp out of their shape in 3 weeks.
    09-02-2013 12:20 PM
  9. calfee20's Avatar
    @Corepc that case looks really nice but I needed a clip or a holster.
    09-02-2013 03:10 PM
  10. streamlined's Avatar
    @Corepc that case looks really nice but I needed a clip or a holster.
    That's also part of the reason I like that T-Mobile case. It has a holster. Sometimes I just don't want my phone in my pocket.
    09-02-2013 05:04 PM

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