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  1. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Time to bump an old thread. I'm looking for a specific type of case but so far have failed. I have a dualpro but it covers up the chassis and it'd be nice to be able to see it sometimes while keeping it safe, or change up the case with multiple colors and the dual pro is too expensive for that. The best case I ever had was the official Lumia 920 case that looked like this:

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    *Decent protection all around. but I hate bulk like the otterboxes
    *Cut out buttons
    *Fit snugly and perfectly
    *Multiple colors would be nice, or just perfectly clear. Not frosted.

    With one change being I don't want anything between the flash and the camera lens because I'm tired of getting colored flash glare from some cases. Is there such a case for the Icon/930?

    This anoke case is close but no button cutouts, is frosted though looks not too bad, and has a tiny strip between flash/lens. May not cause issue, I'm just tired of testing cases to see if they do or don't, etc.

    Amazon.com: Nokia Lumia 929 930 Nokia Lumia Icon (purple) case AnoKe@ (Inbuilt Dust Plug for Earphone Jack and Charging Port) Slim Fit Semitransparent TPU Frosted Soft Phone Cover Case (Koppu Purple): Cell Phones & Accessories
    01-14-2015 09:06 PM
  2. DanaOira's Avatar
    This anoke case is close but no button cutouts, is frosted though looks not too bad, and has a tiny strip between flash/lens. May not cause issue, I'm just tired of testing cases to see if they do or don't, etc.

    Amazon.com: Nokia Lumia 929 930 Nokia Lumia Icon (purple) case AnoKe@ (Inbuilt Dust Plug for Earphone Jack and Charging Port) Slim Fit Semitransparent TPU Frosted Soft Phone Cover Case (Koppu Purple): Cell Phones & Accessories
    I just got that Anoke/Kuppo case in frosted clear! My Icon is resting since I'm waiting for my ArmorSuit to finish drying, but I can post up pics tomorrow on it. :)

    Here is my Amazon review of that case that I wrote today:
    Amazon.com: Dana Oira's review of Nokia Lumia 929 930 Nokia Lumia Icon (clear) case AnoKe@ (Inbuilt Dust Plug for Earphone Jack and Charging Port) Slim Fit Semitransparent TPU Frosted Soft Phone Cover Case (Koppu Clear) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I'll be updating it tomorrow!

    I also ordered a few cases from PhoneNatic. They're similar to the Anoke/Kuppo case, but I haven't gotten them yet, so hopefully they come next week. (The vendor is in Germany.) I got a frosted/clear one and a matte one.

    The matte colors might be more what you're looking for:
    Amazon.com: phonenatic lumia icon matt: Electronics

    Hope this helps! :D
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    01-15-2015 07:48 PM
  3. DanaOira's Avatar
    all i want is a nice bumper for the Icon. Why hasn't anyone made one yet?
    Here you go!

    Amazon: Nokia Lumia Icon Anoke/Koppu Cases

    Amazon: Nokia Lumia Icon Phonenatic Cases

    Amazon: Nokia Lumia Icon Nilkin Cases

    Amazon: Nokia Lumia Icon Fosman Cases

    Some 930 cases. Not 100% sure the Icon and 930 have the exact same build, but I'm 99% sure they are.

    Amazon: Lumia 930 Sojitek BPA Free Transparent Silicone Case

    Amazon: Lumia 930 Yousave Case

    Amazon: Cbus Wireless Matte Finish TPU Flex-Gel Rubber Silicone Case / Skin / Cover for Nokia Lumia 930
    Last edited by DanaOira; 01-15-2015 at 08:14 PM.
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    01-15-2015 07:59 PM
  4. muness's Avatar
    I got the Nilkin 930 case and it fits fine. It's a lot like the feather case I used to have but with a textured back and more precisely cut holes.
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    01-15-2015 09:21 PM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    Some 930 cases. Not 100% sure the Icon and 930 have the exact same build, but I'm 99% sure they are.
    Externally they are identical (except for choice of colors, the 930 has more colors to choose from) so a 930 case will work on an Icon and vice versa. Great job finding all of these. Thanks! :)
    01-15-2015 09:25 PM
  6. DanaOira's Avatar
    01-16-2015 01:43 AM
  7. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Random update:

    Bought the Incipio Feather for my Icon. Used the Feather for my Trophy, my 928 (eventually replaced after beating it to hell, but it held up well, honestly) and then bought it for the Icon.

    Noticed three out four corners developing stress cracks within two or three months of purchase. Filed a warranty claim and got it replaced in December -- the new one is already cracking.

    Probably look at one of these cheap TPU versions. (And yes, an official Nokia style bump case should be mandatory with new phone designs!)
    jazz70 likes this.
    01-16-2015 09:29 AM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    Random update:

    Bought the Incipio Feather for my Icon. Used the Feather for my Trophy, my 928 (eventually replaced after beating it to hell, but it held up well, honestly) and then bought it for the Icon.

    Noticed three out four corners developing stress cracks within two or three months of purchase. Filed a warranty claim and got it replaced in December -- the new one is already cracking.

    Probably look at one of these cheap TPU versions. (And yes, an official Nokia style bump case should be mandatory with new phone designs!)
    I have an Incipio Feather too. After reading this, I took a look mine. No stress cracks, but there are nicks on all four corners from when I dropped my phone. So far, I haven't had any problems and it's done a good job of protecting my phone. It's even protected the screen when the phone has landed face down.
    01-16-2015 02:31 PM
  9. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I have an Incipio Feather too. After reading this, I took a look mine. No stress cracks, but there are nicks on all four corners from when I dropped my phone. So far, I haven't had any problems and it's done a good job of protecting my phone. It's even protected the screen when the phone has landed face down.

    Yeah, I've never had problems before with them, but definitely won't be trying a third...

    Dunno if it's the design (seems a little more cut back in corners than the other models I've had) or material, maybe just a slight deficiency in some batches at the factory.

    Bummed because I really like the design basically -- good enough protection but barely there feeling.
    01-16-2015 02:35 PM
  10. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I got the Incipio DualPro - came in yesterday's mail. As soon as I popped the outer shell on, I felt much more comfortable handling my phone. It's a pretty lil phone, but it's slippery as hell. Now I don't feel like I'm taking a huge risk every time I pick the phone up.
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    01-16-2015 03:25 PM
  11. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I have an Incipio Feather too. After reading this, I took a look mine. No stress cracks, but there are nicks on all four corners from when I dropped my phone. So far, I haven't had any problems and it's done a good job of protecting my phone. It's even protected the screen when the phone has landed face down.

    BTW here is a pic I just took of the second case and the kind of crack they are developing (and jeez, this one has three cracks already wtf!):

    01-16-2015 06:09 PM
  12. Jon Hemphill's Avatar
    My first case for my Icon was the Yesoo "Sexy Ultra Slim Fit" case. At first I was pleased with the case as it protected the phone and showed off the white and aluminum. But over time the case would be come ...discolored. I tried washing it, but the color was never the same. Here's a picture of the Yesoo case taken from Amazon:

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    So I went out and started to look for another case. This time I didn't care about showing off the while and aluminum, I wanted something that would hopefully protect the Icon for quite awhile. I'm not sure how I came across it, but I finally decided on getting the Trident Cyclops case (white). It's got flaps to protect the USB and headphone ports, and feels quite rugged. The only thing I don't like is that it has a built-in screen protector and there's an opening where the front-facing speaker and the front camera is located, and can be prone (at least to me) to having lint and such trapped around that area. Here's a picture of the Trident Cyclops from their website:

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    Last edited by Jon Hemphill; 01-17-2015 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Typos
    01-17-2015 11:28 AM
  13. gordonfink's Avatar
    I just received my Trident Cyclops. It's less bulky than I expected, and seems so far so good.

    Pics here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...0/332566-2.htm
    A few more pics added over in that thread, FWIW.
    Last edited by gordonfink; 01-17-2015 at 05:31 PM.
    01-17-2015 01:20 PM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    BTW here is a pic I just took of the second case and the kind of crack they are developing (and jeez, this one has three cracks already wtf!):
    Like I said after your previous, I checked mine out and although I have nicks and scratches on the corners. I don't have any cracks. Bad lot maybe? I don't know. I do know that ALL of the damage to my case is from dropping my phone. lol
    01-17-2015 02:32 PM
  15. jazz70's Avatar
    Random update:

    Bought the Incipio Feather for my Icon. Used the Feather for my Trophy, my 928 (eventually replaced after beating it to hell, but it held up well, honestly) and then bought it for the Icon.

    Noticed three out four corners developing stress cracks within two or three months of purchase. Filed a warranty claim and got it replaced in December -- the new one is already cracking.

    Probably look at one of these cheap TPU versions. (And yes, an official Nokia style bump case should be mandatory with new phone designs!)
    I had the same problems with mine, one of the corners actually just broke off after about 3-4 months of use

    I got a replacement and it was fine for awhile till I noticed cracks developing again on the corners after a month or so, in my case it seems when I take the phone out of my front pocket the corners seem to catch sometimes and that is what may be leading the corners cracking/breaking

    It's too bad because I really liked the feather case but I had to move on after the problems and now use a soft TPU case, I may pick up one of these because I prefer hard shell cases that don't add a lot of bulk to the phone and the price seems right
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    01-18-2015 12:29 PM
  16. oldpueblo's Avatar
    It looks like button cutouts are going to be a requirement for me since my CR-200 will otherwise push the camera button. The case is what holds the clamps at bay. This is my temporary until I find a fully surrounding clear TPU case.

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    I think I'll get this in the meantime, I hate hard shell cases but it'll do for now.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU2948173
    01-20-2015 06:50 PM
  17. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Man, took my phone out today and a corner on the replacement (which I got in December!) was broken off.

    Fished around in my pockets, and there were the little bits! Unreal O_o

    For now I just ordered one of the cheapo Amzer cases off Amazon.

    I had the same problems with mine, one of the corners actually just broke off after about 3-4 months of use

    I got a replacement and it was fine for awhile till I noticed cracks developing again on the corners after a month or so, in my case it seems when I take the phone out of my front pocket the corners seem to catch sometimes and that is what may be leading the corners cracking/breaking

    It's too bad because I really liked the feather case but I had to move on after the problems and now use a soft TPU case, I may pick up one of these because I prefer hard shell cases that don't add a lot of bulk to the phone and the price seems right
    01-25-2015 07:48 PM
  18. beerme1's Avatar
    Thank you for this. I ordered this simply because I have a white Icon and I don't like how slippery it is. Can you tell me if it will still work with the wireless chargers of which I have two? One at work and one at home.
    01-28-2015 09:47 AM
  19. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Can you tell me if it will still work with the wireless chargers of which I have two? One at work and one at home.
    It'll work fine with your qi charger. Almost all cases do. Especially if you have the Nokia standard qi charger.
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    01-28-2015 09:57 AM
  20. beerme1's Avatar
    It'll work fine with your qi charger. Almost all cases do. Especially if you have the Nokia standard qi charger.
    Cool. Thanks for the heads up.
    01-28-2015 10:28 AM
  21. gernerttl's Avatar
    Here's a plug for the Incipio Feather Case. I dropped my phone this morning from about 4 or 5 feet on to asphalt. It landed hard enough on the upper left corner that the SIM popped out. I popped the SIM back in, restarted the phone and all is well. Yes there is a ding on the case but no cracking or breakage on the case or the phone.
    01-30-2015 03:25 PM
  22. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Here's a plug for the Incipio Feather Case. I dropped my phone this morning from about 4 or 5 feet on to asphalt. It landed hard enough on the upper left corner that the SIM popped out. I popped the SIM back in, restarted the phone and all is well. Yes there is a ding on the case but no cracking or breakage on the case or the phone.
    So weird. Like I mentioned above, my Trophy and 928 both have Feather cases. Great cases and far sturdier than expected. And then both of the Icon Feather's I tried immediately started cracking at the corners. And looking both here and Amazon reviews, it seems to crop up quite a bit with the Icon version. Wonder what the deal is? Different factories? Different plastic batches?
    02-02-2015 01:04 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    So weird. Like I mentioned above, my Trophy and 928 both have Feather cases. Great cases and far sturdier than expected. And then both of the Icon Feather's I tried immediately started cracking at the corners. And looking both here and Amazon reviews, it seems to crop up quite a bit with the Icon version. Wonder what the deal is? Different factories? Different plastic batches?
    I have no clue brother. It could be something as simple as air temperature. Cold makes things brittle.
    02-02-2015 03:47 PM
  24. CodeGunnerDevelopment's Avatar
    I myself would go with the Otterbox Defender Series of cases for whatever phone I would get. I have one on my Lumia ICON right now and has saved me countless times because I've dropped the phone. I've also had this case on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and my IPhone 5 and my IPhone 4 when I had those. This case has no issues working with Qi Wireless chargers. Most of my family has IPhones and have the Defender cases on their IPhones as well. The only phone that I didn't have an Otterbox on is my Lumia 928 and the only reason is that they didn't make one for it. I'm an Otterbox fanboy hands down.
    CodeGunnerDevelopment
    02-05-2015 11:07 PM
  25. ckc5022's Avatar
    I second the Otter box, adds a little size but seems pretty durable. Go to the verizon accessories page, since they don't like Icon anymore what little stuff they have is pretty cheap. Free shipping too I believe.
    02-06-2015 03:53 PM
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