Cases for KIN Two ?
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

Hello.  Has anyone tried any of the cases for the Kin Two like the Body Glove?   I'm pretty notorious for dropping my phone.  I can't imagine a case wouldn't interfere with the sliding qwerty keyboard but wondered if anyone has tried a case.

 

Thanks.

Pam

0 Likes
Reply
44 Replies
fisharefriends
Contributor - Level 3

Seems like those will serve about the same functionality as coating the battery door with Plasti-dip. One thing i would favor the spray-on methods more is that it would be even across the entire cover, since they don't have a custom kin Egrip.

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

It's a shame that we have to take steps to overcome the design flaws.  You would think they would have learned from the millions of phones that came before the Kin, as far as basics and what works and what doesn't work.  Rubberizing the battery cover is a great idea, but might be more involved than a lot of people want to attempt.  Let us know how it works !   I'm wondering if you can get a professional look attempting to rubberize the battery cover yourself.  Sounds like a good challenge. :smileyhappy:

 

Pam

0 Likes
Reply
rich215
Enthusiast - Level 3

Even before I got the Kin2m phone, I knew there was no decent case/cover to my liking.  So I made my own from some super strong double sided stick tape (very thin) and some Wilson tennis grip wrap widely avaialbe for less then $3 and only needed a small amount.

 

Adding this to my phone did several things for me:

 

1. Made the phone not slip off things.

2. Made it super easy to slide the keyboard open.

3. I do not suffer from missing calls because the volume buttons get accidently pushed in pocket or other.

4. Helps taking pics with the external button now not feeling slippery or not being able to find it quickly.

5. Hides the graphis on the back of the phone so I can tell someone that askes me, "what kind of phone

    is that?".....and I can reply....."It's a super duper secret black phone". 

6. And most important of all, it made the phone feel so much stronger and better in your hand(s).  It totaly

    changed the feel of the phone for me. It wouold be nice to have this on the phone made perfessinally!

 

I did just a quick job of it with sharper mini sissors and now after doing it once, I could clean it up some but

I am highly satisfied with the results in performance.  I could care less what it looks like, function is everything

for me.  This totally gets the job done. 

 

 

Here are a few pics of it, sorry they are not better quality but you get the idea of what you could do. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 Likes
Reply
Daveman80
Contributor - Level 1

Personally, I find the cases from wireless central on amazon to be of excellent quality and they have no effect on the phones use whatsoever. First, I bought my wife a purple one and I really like how it didnt bulk up the phone and it didnt affect the slider or anything else. It actually looked really good! So I decided to order myself a black one, in theory from the same manufacturer (accessory one).  Well, got it and I absolutely hated it!! It was completely different, the Clips kept hitting the slider making it a chore to open and close and It really bulked up the phone too. Easily sat nearly  3/8 of an inch higher than my wife's phone with the case she had!!  What I learned was that there are two cases out there that are very similar in picture and description, but they are VERY different in form and quality. Currently, I have a new black case coming from wireless central, the bad one I ordered came from wirester. I will report to make sure I got the right one and Ill even post pics when its on. :smileyhappy:

0 Likes
Reply
fisharefriends
Contributor - Level 3

True. but...corners cut during design lead to a product where the cover feels like an egg carton. currently, i am using the 'rubberized' hard snap on case from AccessoryOne, and it is serving me well. I like the feel, and i like how it covers the buttons, which 'rubberizing' the cover wouldn't do. It isn't the product itself that would give you a 'professional' look, just the applicant themselves. I use that PlastiDip stuff at work a bit, so i've had practice. But its application with the spray on bottle isn't much different from any other spray application, like spray paint. Just hold it evenly facing the surface, normal (perpendicular) at all times to the curvature, and spray on an even coat. You could well just practice on a water bottle if you liked, practice makes near perfect. And theres plenty of material per spray bottle, so you shouldn't have to worry about running out. Sorry i couldn't be of much help. If i do get sick of hte added bulk from the case at any time, i'll go ahead and try the spray application and give an update.

0 Likes
Reply
FrankAtCommunit

I have an extra, brand new Body Glove case for Kin Two or Kin TwoM. The case comes with an option of belt clip and adjustable kick-stand.

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

I just received my new Kin TwoM last night, with the Body Glove case that they sell on Verizon's web site (first link below).  After my employee discount it was only $7.47 (regular price online is $9.99)  / free shipping with the phone.   The case is listed for the Kin Two, and it does fit the TwoM perfectly.  The case has a really nice feel to it, and I find it much easier to open the phone with the case on (I'm using the frame of the case that covers the top of the phone to open the phone, rather than using the screen to open the phone).  Kind of slippery with the case off.  The case doesn't interfere with the buttons or the keyboard at all.  I was a bit nervous about it affecting the keyboard's sliding, but it doesn't affect it in the slightest bit.  The only negative about the case, is it definitely bulks up the phone.  I just took off the case after only using the phone for about 5 hours to see if I liked the looks better, and using the phone better, without the case, and I immediately didn't like opening the phone without the case, due to how slippery it is, so I put the case right back on.  I don't really care for cases on phones, but I'm way too clumsy with my phones not to use a case anymore.  I drop my phone almost once a day.  If you don't want to use the clip on the case, the piece of the case that the clip, clips on to, is removable from the INSIDE of the case, and they give you a black piece to replace it so that you don't have a hole in the back of the case.  Right now I'm using it clipless, but I may try it with the clip because I find it a little bulky in my pocket.    Any comments from anyone else who has tried other cases?   I'm looking at the cases on AccessoryOne, but don't know if they'll be really cheap looking.  This company also sells these same cases through Amazon.  I'm not sure if I will like that much of the front of the phone covered though.  I kind of like the Body Glove style of case and how it just frames the front of the phone, rather than covering the bottom and top section of the top of the phone.

Here are links to the two cases.

 

Body Glove Case

 

AccessoryOne's Case

 

Pam

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

I received my new case from AccessoryOne last night (2nd link below).  I had seen this case on Amazon for only $4 or $5, and then went directly to the Company website and the same case was only 99 cents there.  Bought a full screen protector as well for 99 cents, that covers the entire screen and not just the display area.  Shipping was $3.95 or so.   I had read on this forum where a few people had tried cases from Amazon and said they were fine, but I didn't see where they gave details on which case they bought.  First impression?  You get what you pay for !!   The second I opened the box, I thought...yuck..this case looks CHEAP.  The rubberized plastic feels good in your hand, but it's a cheap plastic, and no padding on the inside of the case to give added protection.  I bought the lime green, and it looks like a kiddie case.  I have a lime green "SwitchEasy Torrent" on my Itouch, and that's a beautiful case.  But that's a $35 case.  This one from AccessoryOne is just cheap looking.  Well what do you expect for a case for only $1.  The case fits, but it's not designed well, and causes a lot of friction when you try to open the phone.  It opens, but there's friction because they didn't leave any space between the top part of the cover and the bottom part.  I thought maybe I'd use the top part of my black Body Glove case that I bought through Verizon which is designed really well (1st link below),  along with the green bottom cover from AccessoryOne and create a funky combo case.  The lime green looks cool with the green theme on the Kin Two, BUT....that combo case lasted about 10 minutes before I took it off as it just makes the phone look cheap.  So the Body Glove case is back on my phone.  While I thought the Body Glove case bulked up my phone too much, now that I tried an inferior cheapo case, I appreciate the Body Glove case a lot more.  It has a nice texture to it and feels good in the hand.  While the texture and grippiness feels nice in your hand, it does make it a little harder to slide into your pocket.  The bottom of the Body Glove case is lined with a padded velvety material protecting the back of your phone, and giving it a little padding, and the top cover of the Body Glove case is designed very well and doesn't interfere AT ALL when you slide your phone open.  It's actually a lot easier to open the phone with the Body Glove case rather than the phone with no case as the phone is slippery.  Someone on this forum said the Body Glove case for the Kin is $12.99 at the Verizon store, but I ordered it online at Verizon for only $7.44 after my Employee discount.  Full price online was $9.99 .  When I just checked now online at Verizon, the case is coming up for $19.99.  I wonder if they offer accessories at a discounted price when you are going through the process of purchasing a phone online.   I really prefer to go case-less with phones, but I'm just too clumsy for that.  I was looking at my Brother's Droid yesterday, and said HEY....is that a Body Glove case?  It had the same texurized material that my Body Glove case is made of.  He told me that it was a Body Glove case, and he tried several cases from Verizon and he thought this one was by far the best. 

 

Body Glove Case

 

AccessoryOne's Case

0 Likes
Reply
michaelslw
Enthusiast - Level 3

ooo question pammy!!

 

how does the screen protector feel? I mean does it curl off at the edges? does it cover the home button, earpiece and the face sensory thingy next to earpiece well? by cover, I mean does it leave the holes correctly?

 

for some reason mine won't come until the christmas week. bummer. i want it now!

 

ps. is yours clear screen protector or mirror? i ordered a mirror one.

0 Likes
Reply
KeepOnSingin
Newbie

 


michaelslw wrote:

ooo question pammy!!

 

how does the screen protector feel? I mean does it curl off at the edges? does it cover the home button, earpiece and the face sensory thingy next to earpiece well? by cover, I mean does it leave the holes correctly?

 

for some reason mine won't come until the christmas week. bummer. i want it now!

 

ps. is yours clear screen protector or mirror? i ordered a mirror one.


I have a screen protector on mine (bought a generic 4 pack -- cut to size from Target.  It's a regular clear one, and I cut it to cover just the screen and nothing else. It's fairly thick, has no curling, and I'm quite happy with it, just FYI.

 

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

Hi michaelslw.  I haven't opened the screen protector yet because I already put a protector on my Kin Two that I purchased from Verizon online.  If I can remember to check it out this weekend, I'll let you know.  The protector I have from Verizon just covers the screen on the phone, not the whole front like the AccessoryOne protector, so it should be interesting to see how the AccessoryOne fits.  If it fits right, I'd prefer to cover the whole screen, rather than just the center.  I think it will look better as you won't see the edges of the protector and obviously protect the whole front of the phone instead of just the active screen.  Pam

0 Likes
Reply
KeepOnSingin
Newbie

^ That's quite disappointing...I ordered a hot pink AccessoryOne case a couple of days ago and am awaiting arrival. I'm afraid of breaking my phone if i don't have a case (I've never had a phone this nice before, but I've always had a case on my iPod, so ya know?)...

 

I guess I'll wait and see. I was expecting something cheap (one of my friends once had an AccessoryOne case for his phone -- lime green actually), so I know what they're like, but of course, not all phone cases fit the phones they're made for all that well.

 

P.S. On Amazon, you can easily find AccessoryOne cases for $0.96 or so with shipping around $3. That's what I did.

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

Hi KeepOnSingn.  Let me know what you think of the case when you get it.  I do think that young teens might like the cases from AccessoryOne, but I honestly think it's pretty cheesy looking and it really does feel very cheaply made.  It's just a very low cost/quality case.  But if someone can't afford a lot on a case, it's a good option.  Other than them not leaving enough space between the top and the bottom cover, the case fits well.  I just don't like the friction it added when you slide the phone open.

Body Glove got it right... I just wish they didn't make the bottom of the case quite so think because it really bulks up the phone.  It should be really protected though !

0 Likes
Reply
KeepOnSingin
Newbie

 


Pammy wrote:

Hi KeepOnSingn.  Let me know what you think of the case when you get it.  I do think that young teens might like the cases from AccessoryOne, but I honestly think it's pretty cheesy looking and it really does feel very cheaply made.  It's just a very low cost/quality case.  But if someone can't afford a lot on a case, it's a good option.  Other than them not leaving enough space between the top and the bottom cover, the case fits well.  I just don't like the friction it added when you slide the phone open.

Body Glove got it right... I just wish they didn't make the bottom of the case quite so think because it really bulks up the phone.  It should be really protected though !


 

Will do.

 

As I said, I knew what to expect before ordering since my friend had one of the cases for his phone, but it's cheap, and I'm a poor college student, so I figured it would be worth it. And if it's no good, I'll get a better one for Christmas from my family!

0 Likes
Reply
KeepOnSingin
Newbie

I got my case today.

 

It's a lot pinker and shinier than I thought, but will do as a case for it. It is very young looking, but does have a nice feel, and was only $4 including shipping, so I can't really complain. It will do the job keeping my phone protected, and from me having it slide out my hand (a common problem with any object I hold, but especially phones as they are often quite slippery and small so I forget I'm holding them). 

 

I like that it makes the slider tighter. I feel like the phone is more stable and less likely to break with that. 

 

It'll be an adjustment getting used to pressing the buttons with the case on it, but not one that will be too hard.

 

Overall, I think it's perfectly fine. If you want a cheap case, I would definitely suggest the AccessoryOne cases. It fits well, feels nice in the hands, and again, was $4 including shipping...and if you don't want some crazy color, you can get them in black: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Rubber-Protector-Verizon-Microsoft/dp/B003R1E9LA/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&i...

0 Likes
Reply
Pammy
Contributor - Level 1

KeepOnSingn.... Glad you're happy with the case !  

Pam

0 Likes
Reply
jewett28
Enthusiast - Level 3

 


Pammy wrote:

Hello.  Has anyone tried any of the cases for the Kin Two like the Body Glove?   I'm pretty notorious for dropping my phone.  I can't imagine a case wouldn't interfere with the sliding qwerty keyboard but wondered if anyone has tried a case.

 

Thanks.

Pam


I am wondering the same thing...there are several cheap cases on Amazon but no reviews...can I still use the keyboard with those cases?

 

0 Likes
Reply
thewarriorchild

I purchased the hard cases off Amazon and they work fine. I got the purple and the hot pink. They feel slighlty like rubber. It does not interfere with the sliding of the phone at all.

0 Likes
Reply
Chefs
Newbie

Hello!

 

I am also planning on getting a case that was designed for the Kin Two, to be

used for my Kin Twom. I wanted to see if the case actually fit your twom.

Ebay has it cheap for $4.95 with free shipping.

 

Thanks!

0 Likes
Reply
jewett28
Enthusiast - Level 3

 


Chefs wrote:

Hello!

 

I am also planning on getting a case that was designed for the Kin Two, to be

used for my Kin Twom. I wanted to see if the case actually fit your twom.

Ebay has it cheap for $4.95 with free shipping.

 

Thanks!


I think it's cheaper in Amazon, less than $4 with shipping...just don't know which one I should pick...

 

0 Likes
Reply
nathanpa
Newbie

I got my case from the Verizon web page ,, only around 9.00 dollars , and free shipping , works good ,

 how ever ,, seeing the case clips on , it covers up the hole on the Kin One where the ringer sound comes from ,,

 had to remove the case and put small holes in the case NOT the phone then it was OK ,,

The case does NOT cover up any others holes like the cam or the key bord

0 Likes
Reply