OtterBox Cases for iPhone 5 Review

OtterBox Defender Series case for iPhone 5

OtterBox cases, especially Defender Series, are always on the top of accessories for any smartphone. As for the iPhone 5, it should become one of the leaders if you consider the popularity and rather high rankings for the relevant case for the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S. So, to understand why this case is so popular, let’s review the main pros of OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 5:

Pros:

- Full protection of the ports, but with complete access to all functions

- 3 layers of protection with polycarbonate and silicone materials. The latter has a matte finish, so it may reduce dust as compared with the smooth one. The overall phone, except for the ports for the front and back cameras and the speakers, is fully protected in this hard case;

- The display is protected with a film which comes with the case, which makes the whole thing a turn-key solution;

- The holster is in the box which will help you clip a device to a belt or anywhere else if needed. Some mention the features of face-out or face-in insertion of the case in the holster and vertical or horizontal rotation of the belt clip among the significant pros of this one of the OtterBox cases for iPhone 5;

- A variety of stylish colors to match all your preferences (at least 10 types you can find on Amazon) – from classic black to two-colored and AP blazed rather uncommon colors.

 Cons:

While analyzing the feedback from Amazon customers, some cons of OtterBox Defender for iPhone 5 can be mentioned, such as:

- Issues with a screen protector – some mention watermarks which can appear after applying the film, so some choose different methods to reduce this effect, e.g. applying an anti-glare screen protector on the screen;

- The ports for both cameras may seem very big, which can provide less protection when needed;

- A silicone layer may seem thick along with the overall rather bulky and heavy look of the iPhone 5 in this OtterBox Defender Series case;

- Rather high price (at this moment it is about $50, which is quite expensive for just an accessory).

OtterBox Commuter Series case for iPhone 5

To sum up the reviewed pros and cons of the OtterBox Defender Series case for iPhone 5, you should think over whether the mentioned cons are significant for you and can prevent from choosing the case.

In fact, the case will definitely protect the iPhone 5, and the protection will be solid as compared with other cases available for this device on Amazon. And if the protection is your priority, despite the slightly bulky for some customers look of the device in the case, it is certainly one of the best accessories for the iPhone 5 on the market, especially among various hard cases.

Here we discuss only the OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 5 due to rather high rankings on Amazon. The OtterBox Commuter Series for iPhone 5, which is supposed to be sleeker than the Defender Series, lacks of positive reviews, mainly due to some issues with pressing a power button and fit on the iPhone 5.

Maybe OtterBox will eliminate the main complaints in future to improve quality, so you can check the relevant Amazon’s page to see if there are any changes with the Commuter Series cases.

Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3

Here we’ve tried to present only best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3 as per their overall performance and overall rankings of Amazon’s customers. Among the best manufacturers we’ll discuss SPIGEN SGP, Ringbo,  Skinomi and ArmorSuit MilitaryShield. They are more expensive than different LCD screen protectors of other manufacturers, but the overall customers’ feedback for these accessories is in fact quite positive.

 

The first one of the best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3 can be SPIGEN SGP Samsung Galaxy S3 Steinheil Ultra Nano CLEAR 3-PACK Screen Protector Cover. It has already gained more than 50 customer reviews on Amazon with 63 per cent of 4 to 5 stars, which is more than for most other Steinheil Series protectors.

Pros: the price for 3 protectors included in the box is rather low ($13.99); Ultra Nano is specially designed for the curved shape of the S3 display; thin (50 micron); oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints on the screen, anti-UV ray coating, can be applicated without bubbles and removed easily.

Those who bought this accessory for S3 say it deserves attention for the clarity, no rubbery feeling and no orange peel, so your fingers glide very smoothly on the screen and, moreover, for the hassle free customer service.

Cons: some customers were disappointed with the purchase of Ultra Nano screen protector for Galaxy S3 mainly due to the perceived difficulty while applying the protector on the display.

 

Another one of the most popular SGP screen protectors for Galaxy S3 is SPIGEN SGP Steinheil Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 [Ultra Crystal] . According to the manufacturer, it fits all the carriers of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

This accessory is slightly cheaper than the Flex HD film, but it is on a discount as opposed to it and costs $13.99 at the moment.

This SPIGEN SGP Ultra Crystal screen protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 is made slightly smaller than the actual size of the phone’s display, so you should not be afraid of that design. It is made so to avoid the appearance of bubbles while installing the film.

SPIGEN SGP Ultra Crystal screen protectors are among the best not only as the Samsung Galaxy accessories, but they are usually top rated by many other smart phone users.

 

 

Some people like oil-resistant screen protectors for their smartphones. They reduce fingerprints on the display. Usually one of the best oil-resistant screen protectors is Steinheil Ultra Oleophobic Series.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S3 accessories, look at the film SPIGEN SGP Steinheil Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 [Utlra Olephobic]. It usually costs as other SGP protectors (from $15 to $18).

Among the cons of the Ultra Oleophobic screen protectors customers usually tell it may seem less transparent than, e.g., SGP Ultra Crystal Series.

 

 


SPIGEN SGP Steinheil Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 [Flex HD] is one of the new series one of the Steinheil protectors for Galaxy S3. The manufacturer mentions it fits for all carriers, i.e. Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T.
SPIGEN SGP accessories used to be among the premium products for smartphone users. This screen protector is labeled as Flex HD which should tell what it is meant to do. The film is thin (0.16 mm, but is 0.01 mm thicker than other SPIGEN SGP Series protectors) and is made of non-yellowing thermoplastic urethane. It is transparent which is a real pro as compared with cheap screen protectors for Galaxy S3.

Among the cons of the film, which appeared as time passed, is its yellowing a little after installation (should be installed with liquid spray), but the manufacturer says it should go away some time later (in about 3 days as per customers’ reviews).

The price for this product on Amazon is $17.99 at the moment (but check for any further discounts).


The alternative solution to the SGP Ultra Crystal or Flex HD screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3 can be Rearth Ringbo Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 [Ultimate Clear Plus] . The manufacturer says the film fits only the international version of the Galaxy S3 i9300, but what can prove good fit with different US carriers is that the SPIGEN SGP mentions all of them for its screen protectors for Galaxy S3. Moreover, there is no specific official information about the difference with different carriers. As per official press releases, the screen size of the Galaxy S3 is the same for the international version, Sprint or AT&T.

The Ringbo screen protector for Galaxy S3 is top rated by Amazon customers. It has already gained more than 280 positive reviews It is cheaper than the SGP accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3. It costs $9.99 at the moment, but check for further discounts.

Pros of this screen protector include: the same thickness as the high-end SGP Steinheil Series films (0.15 mm), the same surface hardness (3H-4H), the new Oleophobic Treatment technology to reduce oil fingerprints, dry application, 30 days money back guarantee for any reason.

Another one of the very popular screen protectors’ manufacturers is Skinomi. As for the end of October (the time the information in the article was updated) Skinomi Techskin Samsung Galaxy S3 Ultra Clear Shield screen protector gained the maximum number of 4 to 5 stars reviews on Amazon (about 85 per cent). Such popularity and positive feedback is rather rare for Skinomi’s protectors for other smartphones.

This protector is compatible with the international version of the Galaxy S3 as well as for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular carriers.

Pros: inexpensive accessory as compared with all other manufacturers of the best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S3 ($5.99 on a discount; list price is $11.95);  invisible; clear; scratch resistant (made from the thermoplastic urethane film like in military aircraft) provides smooth gliding; anti-UV ray coated; lifetime replacements.

Cons: some customers found the wet-application somewhat difficult and wished better hole alignment.

 

 

Skinomi also offers a full body skin - Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector Ultra Clear Shield + Full Body Protective Skin for Samsung Galaxy S3. It costs thrice higher as compared with only one screen protector ($15.95 on a discount; list price $19.95).

It fits not only the international GT-i9300 Samsung Galaxy S3, but also other versions of all the US carriers as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.

This protector has not yet gained a lot of reviews on Amazon – only 10 with the average ranking of 3.5 out of 5 stars, but you can look at the previous high-ranked protector if you don’t need a back skin for your Galaxy S3.

 

 

For this review the last one among the best screen protectors for Galaxy S3 can be mentioned ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Shield. At the end of October it was the leader in the number of Amazon customers reviews – about 500. But the average ranking is less positive than for Skinomi Techskin Ultra Clear Shield discussed above (69 per cent of 4 to 5 stars reviews is usual for ArmorSuit protectors).

The manufacturer says it is compatible with the AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular versions of the Galaxy S3.

Pros:  transparency; non-sticky screen with the protector on; self-healing technology; scratch resistant; reduces fingerprints; ArmorSuit lifetime replacement warranty. Customers say it is rather easy to apply without bubbles and to fit all cutouts. The price ($9.95 on a discount) is compatible with the Ringbo protectors for Galaxy S3.

Cons:   some mention if you want to use a case, you’ll better trim the edges a couple of millimeters of the protector in order the case will not peel the edges away.

LG Lucid Batteries and Docking Station

The LG Lucid, released with the Verizon Wireless, comes with the battery capacity of 1700 mAh which is typical for many smartphones today. You may find the phones with the battery capacity of 3300 mAh on the market though (i.e. the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx), but the recent trend is that many smartphones come with the embedded batteries.

Below are some of the LG Lucid batteries (LG VS840) available on Amazon at this moment.

 

The first one is OEM LG Lucid VS840 standard battery 1650 mAh (Verizon). Its capacity is slightly lower than the original one which comes with the Lucid (1700 mAh). This accessory is rather expensive as compared with the next ones.

Pros: it’s OEM battery.

Cons: lower capacity – 1650 mAh; rather high price – it costs $29.95 (check for discounts on Amazon).

 

 

Look at these spare LG Lucid batteries. This is an accessory kit which includes Hyperion LG Lucid 4G 2 x battery + charger.

Pros: two batteries with the capacity of 1800 mAh (higher than the original battery); batteries fit the original back cover; a charger has the automatic constant current control and Smart LED features; inexpensive (the whole kit costs $14.99 on a discount now as compared with the list price of $34.99).

Cons: there are no negative reviews for these accessories on Amazon yet, but Hyperion batteries are usually good ones for the low price they are sold.

 

If you don’t wish to change spare batteries for LG Lucid very often, you may try an extended battery.

Amazon offers the OEM LG Lucid VS840 extended battery with battery cover for $42.42.

Pros: it’s OEM battery; higher capacity of 3000 mAh; a back cover included.

Cons: rather expensive as compared with the batteries mentioned above (check for discounts if any appear); the phone may seem bulky with the thicker battery.

 

 

This docking station for LG Lucid can be rather useful to have at hand. It is LG Lucid original desktop charger with spare battery which automatically launches the phone into Media mode and charges the device while it is docked.

Pros: built-in charger; a standard battery included.

Cons: the manufacturer hasn’t mentioned about the battery capacity of its standard battery; the price is rather high ($45.95, check for discounts on Amazon).

The alternative docking station for LG Lucid is LG Electronics charging dock. It costs less than the Verizon’s product ($33.95), but doesn’t include a spare battery in a pack.

 

 

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Screen Protectors for LG Lucid

LG Lucid release date was March 29, 2012 with the Verizon Wireless carrier. Here we’ve presented some of the best screen protectors for LG Lucid VS840 phone. The best are those which are clear, durable against scratches, and have perfect cutouts for buttons and ports. There are not many LG Lucid screen protectors available on Amazon yet though. But the following are worthy of being presented below.

The first among the most expensive screen protectors for LG Lucid, but rather popular with other smart phones, is Skinomi DryTech dry-install Ultra Clear shield + full body protective skin made in the USA.

Pros: durability due to the thermoplastic urethane composition of the film along with 3 layers of shield protection; protects against yellowing and reduces UV ray absorption; full body protection; lifetime replacements.

Though customer reviews are scarce for this accessory, Skinomi screen protectors are rather popular and often recommended by users who like dry application of these protectors. This Skinomi kit is available in different colors of the film, like, e.g. Skinomi brushed aluminium full body skin.

Cons: rather high price (about $15.99), but not higher than those of other manufacturers of the best screen protectors, like SGP ones.

 

According to our criteria, another one of the fine screen protectors for LG Lucid is ArmorSuit MilitaryShield white carbon fiber film shield + screen protector, made by ArmorSuit in the USA.

Pros: transparent, the surface is non-sticky; protection against UV rays and yellowing; the material for the film is the same as used in space shuttles and military aircrafts with the self-healing feature (some minor scratches can disappear over some time; less fingerprints; lifetime replacements by the manufacturer.

Cons: for some users may seem rather expensive ($16.95 on a discount now and $23.95 list price).

If you’re looking for only a screen protector for LG Lucid, look at the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protectorfor $9.95 on Amazon.

 

The next one of the screen protectors for LG Lucid is also rather expensive (but the brand is very popular though) ZAGG invisibleSHIELD made by ZAGG .

Pros: transparent; scratch-proof Military Grade screen protector. The manufacturer tells about the nano-memory technology used for this film and promises to replace it for free if it is scratched; 0.2 mm thick.

Cons: This ZAGG protector may seem thick as compared with other protectors. E.g. Skinomi protectors are 0.1 mm thick.

ZAGG screen protectors for LG Lucid are rather expensive to be compared with other manufacturers. Now they cost $22.36 (check for further discounts on Amazon).

 

 

If you want cheaper screen protectors for LG Lucid, look at the following accessories.

CrazyOnDigital screen protector film invisible (clear) is rather cheap and has already some positive Amazon customer reviews.

Pros: transparent; less glare, less fingerprints; does not leave sticky residue; low price for three screen protectors ($2.85).

Cons: some may find CrazyOnDigital screen protector worse in quality than those manufactured by Spigen SGP, Rearth Ringbo or Skinomi protectors. But for the low price it is sold it may be tried.

You can also look at the alternative solution offered by this manufacturer- CrazyOnDigital matte clear (anti-glare anti-fingerprint) screen protectors for LG Lucid. They also come three in a pack for the same $2.85 price. Note that they are matte, so they might be not so crystal clear.

 

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Cases for LG Lucid

LG Lucid release date was March 29, 2012 with the Verizon Wireless carrier. Here we’ve presented some of the best durable cases for LG Lucid VS840 phone as per their overall design and performance. There are not so many LG Lucid accessories available on Amazon yet though. But the following are worthy of being discussed.
LG-Lucid-Case-Mate

The first among tough and durable cases for LG Lucid is Case-Mate tough case for LG Lucid.

Pros of this case: durability due to the flexible plastic material which gives extra protection against drops and scratches; stylish design; good grip.

 
Case-Mate cases are often recommended by users as good accessories for smartphones.

Cons: rather high price (about $30).

This case is available in the combination of black and pink colors which can add extra style to the phone.

 

LG-Lucid-Premium-Design-hard-case-pen-chargers

 

According to our criteria, another one of the fine cases for LG Lucid is Premium design protector hard phone case for Lg Lucid + bonus pen + car, travel (wall) charger, made by JENCOCO.

Pros: additional accessories for LG Lucid – i.e. a pen and two chargers; durability due to high quality plastic material; raised edges to prevent against scratches; rather inexpensive Lucid case (about $11).

Cons: for some users may not look slim enough.

 

 

LG-Lucid-Holster

The next case – Qmadix HolsterShellCombo LG Lucid VS840 is with a holster and can be used in a vertical or horizontal position.

Pros: discounted price for sale – it is twice as little if compared with a list price (now the case costs about $15 instead of $35); good grip due to a textured rubberized finish; durable ratcheting swivel belt clip; solid and secure design.

Cons: some mention a little tight fit so it might be difficult to get the phone out of the belt clip. That seems to be not so great con if compared with a contrary situation of some spare space within the belt clip.

 

LG-Lucid-Kick-Stand-CaseThe following two cases for LG Lucid are hybrid cases.

The first is All black Armor 3 IN 1 high impact combo hard soft gel case stand for LG Lucid VS840 (Verizon) which has the following pros and cons.

Pros: it is the only LG Lucid case with a kick stand available on Amazon;
durability due to its layers – the case has a hard plastic core, around the hard case there’s a thick rubber skin which gives comfortable grip; the similarity to OtterBox series; the holes fit the phone; raised edges to prevent the phone face down; low price ($4.99 at this moment).

Cons: some may find the case rather bulky with its raised edges.

 

 
LG-Lucid-Apex-Hybrid-CaseAnother one of the hybrid cases for LG Lucid is Apex Hybrid Case for LG Lucid VS840.

Pros: design (or materials used) differs a lot if compared with other cases and covers; durability and comfort due to the hybrid materials (semi-hard and soft material is combined with a hard plastic shell); average price (about $12)

Cons: no discounts yet (check Amazon’s price now).

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Galaxy S Blaze Accessories

There are no substantial amount of Galaxy S Blaze accessories on Amazon yet, but here we present some of them, including screen protectors for Galaxy S Blaze, adapters, cables, etc.

Note that the Galaxy S Blaze comes from T-Mobile with the 3.97″ Super AMOLED screen. The size of the phone is 4.8″ x 2.48″ x 0.44″. Standard battery is 1750 mAh.

 

Skinomi screen protectors for Galaxy S Blaze include the following models made in the US. Check the current price and reviews of the Amazon customers with the links below.

DryTech – Dry-Install Screen Protector Shield. It’s difficult to scratch due to its strong thermoplastic urethane composition. The shield includes three layers, so it will not be yellow over time.

The manufacturer calls its protectors among other Galaxy S Blaze accessories the latest innovation in device protection which are durable, thin (0.3 mm) and can be replaced as they wear out. The price is $6.99 on a discount now (list price is $11.95).

 

 

Skinomi TechSkin – Black Carbon Fiber Film Shield & Screen Protector. This screen protector for Galaxy S Blaze costs twice as much – $15.99 on a discount ($19.95 list price).

What differs this protector from the previous one is carbon fiber texture and that it is thinner (0.1 mm). It gives a high-tech look and feel. This one of the Galaxy S Blaze accessories also does not require liquid or solution to install it.

 

 

BC hard shield shell cover snap on case for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769

 

One of the good cases for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 is BC hard shield shell cover snap on case as per the requirements of durability and overall design.

Pros of this case include:

durable material (polycarbonate plastic with rubberized coating; good grip due to the rubberized coating; appropriate cutouts for all ports; sleek design; the inexpensive accessory. Now the case costs $0.75 on a discount (list price is $12.95 on Amazon). It’s rather inexpensive as compared to durable Seidio or OtterBox Series cases which usually cost about $30-50.

 
Amzer slicone skin fit jelly case

 
The Amzer slicone skin fit jelly case is an alternative solution to a hard case for Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. This is a silicone case, but it also provides protection against scratches, dust, as well as against sliding on different surfaces. The case has the anti-dust features.

Other pros of this case for Galaxy S Blaze include: light weight; shock absorbtion; firm grip of the Galaxy S Blaze.

The manufacturer descripes this case as a second skin for the phone. The customer reviews confirm that though.

The price is $9.95 now, but check for further discounts.

 

 

Arkon SM410 Universal Windshield with Dashboard and Vent Mount for Smartphones and PDAs is a universal holder and can also be Galaxy S Blaze accessories. No tools are needed to install this holder. The most part of all customers (more than 450) gave 4 to 5 stars to this product and recommend it for its quality and price.

Now it costs about $18 as compared with the $29.95 list price.

 

 

If you want to charge your phone, but don’t have an opportunity, look at the power banks. One of them is Anker 10000mAh universal USB external battery pack and charger (power bank). It can provide more than 6 charging cycles for most of smartphones, for example. It has indicator lights to check capacity on the charger. It costs about $70 at this moment (list price is $99.99).

You can also compare it with the relevant power bank New Trent iCruiser IMP1000 11000mAh which costs the same money.

 

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Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note. They should also fit the Galaxy S Blaze.

Leather Cases for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

Leather pouches or envelopes provide style and protection for a phone. Here we’ve decided to present some of the leather cases for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX available on Amazon now.

Note that the size of the Droid RAZR MAXX differs from the Droid RAZR. The MAXX is 130.7 x 68.9 x 8.99 mm and the RAZR is 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm. Not all pouches fit the RAZR MAXX phone.

Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-BoxWave-leather-case

 

BoxWave Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX genuine leather pouch by BoxWave is a form-fitting case designed to fit the MAXX phone. It’s made of genuine leather, ultra-slim, lightweight. The slip-in design lets you remove the phone from the top of the case and this enables you to carry the RAZR MAXX in the pocket or bag without bumps or scratches. The interior is soft lining to let the phone slide in and out easily.

This Droid RAZR MAXX accessory costs $19.95 on a discount as compared with the $32.95 list price (check for further discounts).

 
Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-Boxwave-Manila-leather-case

 
An alternative solution to genuine leather cases for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX can be BoxWave Manila Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX leather envelope. It is made of animal-friendly synthetic leather, but is also lightweight, durable and lined with soft fabric inside.

The Manila leather envelope provides a secure and authentic mailer flap lock.

The overall design and color look rather stylish, but if you like black cases, look at the relevant case below.

 
 
Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-Boxwave-Nero-leather-case

 

This BoxWave Nero leather envelope is the same case for the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx as the previous one, but looks  differently.

Both cases are made of animal-friendly synthetic leather and cost $15.95 on a discount now ($24.95 list price).

 

 

 
Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-Empire-leather-case

 

One of the cheaper alternative leather cases for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is EMPIRE black horizontal leather case pouch. The case has a magnetic closure to keep the phone safe and lining interior to protect the device against scratches. The pouch has a belt clip to carry the phone on the waist or purse strap. On the bottom there’s a finger hole to remove the phone easily out of the case.

The Empire case costs less than $6 on a discount ($12.99 list price), but has not gained significant amount of reviews yet.

 

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Screen protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
Best Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX cases

Screen Protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX has the same display size as the Droid RAZR. Both phones have 4.3” Super AMOLED Advanced qHD screens with 540 x 960 pixels resolution. So, most of the protectors manufacturers offer the same screen protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX as for the Droid RAZR.

SGP-Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-Ultra-Crystal

 

SGP Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX screen protector Steinheil Ultra Series [Ultra Crystal] is among the best Droid RAZR MAXX accessories. Customers usually pay more attention to the Ultra Crystal protectors as they provide ultimate clarity and are invisible on the phone.

SGP provides protectors cut with great precision and the best aesthetics. The material does not stick to fingers when you use it.
This accessory for RAZR MAXX costs $13.99 now (check for discounts).

 
SGP-Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-Ultra-Oleophobic

Along with the SGP Ultra Crystal protectors, SGP Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX screen protector [Ultra Oleophobic] are also popular among Amazon customers. The main pros include the oil-resistant coating which protects from staining of oils, fingerprints, etc.

SGP Steinheil Series also include Ultra Fine screen protector for RAZR MAXX. The coating is high grade anti-glare and matte. Pros: it is easier to read in different conditions, excellent screen response, perfect cutouts. Some customers mention that this accessory makes the screen seem grainy which is still noticeable though. Ultra Fine protector costs $15.99 now.

 
 
Halo-screen-protector-Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx

One of the less expensive but rather positively ranked screen protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is Halo screen protector film invisible (clear).

Pros: 3 protectors in a pack; clear, UV resistant, Japanese protectors, easy application; good quality for the price.

Now these Droid RAZR MAXX accessories cost less than $6 which means you get each protector for the price of $2.

 
ArmorSuit-Motorola-Droid-Razr-Maxx-protector

 
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield for Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is an alternative solution to the previous products.

Pros: made of self-healing, military grade optically clear material; reduces fingerprints, impact resistant; lifetime replacement warranty.

This product costs less than $7 on a discount now (list price $11.95). Compare with the reviews for the Skinomi TechSkin for Razr Maxx which costs the same.

 
Droid-Razr-Maxx-BoxWave-screen-protector

 

BoxWave cases are usually of high quality and are very popular, so should be the BoxWave ClearTouch Crystal screen protector. This Droid RAZR MAXX accessory is on a great discount now and costs $2.95 (list price $12.95).

Pros of the BoxWave screen protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX: crystal clear optical clarity, dual-layered film, reusable by washing with warm water and hand soap, comparatively low price.

 
See also: Best Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX cases

Best Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Cases

If you search one of the best Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX cases, note that it differs from the Motorola Droid RAZR. The size of RAZR MAXX is 130.7 x 68.9 x 8.99 mm and of the RAZR –  130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm. See that the RAZR MAXX is thicker.

We’ve chosen some of the best cases for RAZR MAXX as per their overall design, positive customer reviews, and quality.

Otterbox Commuter Case for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX has already gained rather high ranked reviews of Amazon customers. The average rating is 4.7 stars out of 5. The case consists of the silicone inner layer to absorb impacts and a smooth hard shell against scratches.

Pros of this case include: good looking and feeling “one” with the case; plastic exterior easily slips into and out of the pocket; the side buttons are easy to activate with the case; the phone doesn’t look bulky in this case if compared with the RAZR with the Defender case; perfect fit of the dual-layered case.

Commuter case does not include a holster though, but if you are looking for it, see the Defender case below.

This Droid RAZR MAXX accessory costs $24.73 at this moment as compared to $34.95 list price.

 

Another case of this Otterbox Series is Otterbox Defender for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX. It has three layers of protection and ratcheting belt clip holster. Customers mention the following pros of this case: well made hoslter which fits securely on the belt; a rubberized shell inside the plastic case. The case does not interfere with the touch screen.

The case can make the phone look thick and bulky, but some users consider this an advantage due to the easier grip with the case on. Customers recommend this case to anyone.

The price for this one of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX cases is $32.45 at this moment (list price $49.95).
Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

 

Look at the Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Diztronic usually makes cases which gain positive feedback from customers.

The same TPU case for Droid RAZR has already gained more than 50 customer reviews with 4.7 stars out of 5.

This case is not a hard shell plastic accessory like the previous one. It’s flexible, but more durable than a silicone cover. One of the pros is the design with the raised edges to prevent the phone face down against scratches and its low price.

The case costs $9.90 now which is not so expensive as compared with the Otterbox Morotola Droid RAZR MAXX cases.

 

The Clear Translucent Flexible TPU Case is a cheaper alternative solution to the flexible cases for RAZR MAXX. It costs only $2.99, but we think it looks pretty nice, much better than a Silicon case for $6 on a discount. The manufacturer promises good grip with the case, durability, holding the shape, adding no extra size or weight to the phone.

The box includes a 4.5″ screen or lens cleaning cloth. There are no sufficient reviews of this product  on Amazon, but this is a common case for many other Droid RAZR MAXX accessories due to the newness of the phone on the market.

 

See also: Screen protectors for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

Best Screen Protectors For Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T Version

Screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T version are slightly different from the unlocked International version of Galaxy Note GT-N7000 (the latter has a cutout for the home button). So, here we’ve decided to present a separate article about the screen protectors which are often recommended by customers for other smartphones as well.

Rearth Ringbo Samsung At&T Galaxy Note 4G SGH-i717 screen protector film [Ultimate Clear PLUS]

 

Another protector from this manufacturer is made specially for AT&T version of the Galaxy Note. This Rearth Ringbo Samsung At&T Galaxy Note 4G SGH-i717 screen protector film [Ultimate Clear PLUS] offers higher clarity on the screen of the phone. It provides anti fingerprint coating to keep fingerprints away. The manufacturer guarantees 30 days money back service if you’re not satisfied with the product.

At this moment the price is $11.99 which is slightly more than for the international version though.

 
 
 

Skinomi TechSkin brushed aluminum screen protector (US AT&T Version)

 

An alternative to the previous AT&T Galaxy Note accessory can be Skinomi TechSkin brushed aluminum screen protector (US AT&T Version) which costs $15.99 ($19.95 list price) now, but it will only be released on March 19, 2012.

There are other Skinomi screen guards – e.g. Black carbon fiber film for $15.99 or Screen protector shield for $6.99, but all of them will also be released only on March 19, 2012. They are not reviewed by customers yet, but Skinomi protectors are among good solutions, sometimes rather expensive though.

 

 

 

SPIGEN SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note screen protector Steinheil [Ultra Crystal] is one of the best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T version. The box includes 2 screen protectors, micro-fiber fabric and squeegee to make the installation process easier. Most customers say the application of SGP protectors is extremely easy.

Ultra Crystal SGP protectors gain more positive feedback than, for example, the relevant Ultra Fine version.
This Galaxy Note accessory costs $15.99 now which is a usual price for SGP screen guards. Moreover these are two protectors for the usual price of a single SGP protector.

 

SPIGEN SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note screen protector Steinheil [Ultra Oleophobic] has oleophobic (oil-resistant) coating. For the international version of the Galaxy Note customers recommended this product due to its fine work with s-pen and cutting down on smudges and oil from fingers.

There no sufficient reviews for the AT&T version protector, but the most of all reviews for the Oleophobic protector for Galaxy Note GT-N7000 are 4 to 5 stars. The price for both oil-resistant SGP screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T version is $15.99, but check for discounts.

 

 

SPIGEN SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note screen protector Steinheil [Ultra Fine] is a specialized anti fingerprint, anti glare hard coated film. The ultra fine Steinheil Series screen protectors are recommended by Galaxy Nexus accessories customers, but for the Note there are no sufficient reviews yet. Sometimes customers mention matte look of this protector as their con, but that’s the feature of the screen protector of this series.

The price is rather high at this moment – $17.99, but these are two screen protectors which is a real pro, so check for discounts later.

 

 

SPIGEN SGP AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note screen protector Steinheil [Ultra Optics] is another one of the best screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T version. It’s clear anti-fingerprint, optical enhanced film, anti-UV ray coated. It adds no air bubbles and interference with touch-screen responsiveness. There are no sufficient reviews for this Galaxy Note accessory as compared with other protectors of the Steinheil Series.

The price is $17.99 for two protectors now, but check for discounts.

 

 

ArmorSuit MilitaryShield for Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T Version)

 

A much cheaper alternative solution is ArmorSuit MilitaryShield for Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T Version). It costs $6.95 now (list price $11.95) and you can try it, but this is only a single screen protector for Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T version as compared with SGP Steinheil Series protectors, for example.

The screen guard is made from the military grade material, is optically clear, reduces grease and fingerprints, and scratches. It appeared recently on Amazon, so there are no sufficient reviews yet.

 

 

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