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  • #8093
    david
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    Personally, I am not a fan of that style of case, but I can see the advantage for a phone that has an unprotected screen. It would also work well for women keeping the phone in their purse.

    On that twitter thread, someone mentioned Sugru. I hadn’t heard about it before. It is moldable glue that turns into a type of silicone rubber when it cures. There might be a way to use that to raise the edges of the provided f(x)tec case and/or add some bumpers to the corners of the curved screen.

    Unless someone can come up with a way to make a separate snap on case for the screen or a case that snaps on the bottom of the phone, but has raised edges to protect the screen, there doesn’t seem to be a very good way to protect the screen from a drop when the phone is collapsed. And no way to protect it when the keyboard is out.

    The solution is a phone with a bezel and a case that snaps around that bezel. That is what has been done for other sliders in the past.

    #8095
    david
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    I do like how that case in the video (for the Nokia) wraps around the corners and seems to provide substantial protection. I wonder if it comes up higher than the eges of the screen.

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    EskeRahn
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    The Nokia CP-501 type of case is not to my taste either, but I do understand that it fits the needs of some. Frankly for a slider, it would be more clever if the ‘lid’ part went backwards, and had a flexible fold, like this sketch drawn on an image from engadget’s hands-on.
    Pro1_Case_Principle
    (and yes it would extent beyond the screen, but perhaps a cleverly placed magnet could help keeping it in place.)

    Optimally the lid part could be detachable, so the same case could be used both as full protection or the base part only. Depending of the need of the day of different users….

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    #8112
    Slion
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    My take a on a proper leather case for landscape qwerty:

    #8114
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    @michaltur I had that official Nokia E7 case for a while but the small plastic bit for closing it broke pretty fast. The PDair all leather case was similar but a lot more sturdy and classy albeit thicker. What we want really is a mix of the Nokia E7 PDair and Leicke Manna for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. See links in Tweets above.

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    EskeRahn
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    Slion, but would it not be more practical for a slider NOT to have the ‘lid’ part in front of the keyboard, but under the display?

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    @eskerahn You can optionally fold back the cover under the base when you put the phone on a table. It’s called a bookcase because it opens like a book, so the screen cover should open on the side of the keyboard.

    Here is how you do it:
    – Pickup your phone
    – Open the bookcase while rotating
    – Snap up the screen revealing the keyboard
    – Type happily

    When holding your phone in landscape the cover is naturally being held in place between your palms while you type with your thumbs. When sitting at a table you either fold the cover under the base or leave it before the keyboard where it doubles up as palm rest.

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    @Slion

    @michaltur I had that official Nokia E7 case for a while but the small plastic bit for closing it broke pretty fast.

    I am suprised. Are You pretty sure, that Your case was a genuine Nokia product? I asking because I used my Nokia E7 for almost three years and by all this time with case on Phone. By all this time period I must say that the case work just Perfect, no plastic breaks, no scratches, leather look very good to the end…

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    > Are You pretty sure, that Your case was a genuine Nokia product?

    Pretty sure, it was good though until that bit broke. Nevertheless it feels cheap next to the PDair all leather case but its low profile was definitely a plus.

    #8616
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    That’s a neat E7 case, MichalTUR, never saw that before. I had my E7 in a simple custom-cut leather-sleeve by fitBAG. I do use a foldable book-case style with my current phone and the main advantages to me are slip-protection and an easy way to prop it up at an angle. The Pro would not need the latter :D
    I guess a book-case for the Pro would make more sense with the fold on the right hand side of the screen. That way, you could snap the screen open and it would flip back the cover more or less automatically.

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    I had the hard shell case for my Nokia E7 and I loved it. It added grip to the back and also protected the front screen because the 4 corners stuck up enough to raise the phone off a surface if laid face down. I also had an InvisibleShield / ArmorSuit plastic film on the screen to protect from scratches.

    Reference photos:
    case view from front
    case view from side
    case view from back

    The case (nokia cc3009) was available in a few color stripes but overall it was the same case.

    #9512
    EskeRahn
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    I like that case https:TerribleKing, It is always the corners that are the weakest spots (less the glass surface of course)
    And a nice thing that it is slim on the middle as adding to the width of the Pro¹ in the ‘holding area’ could cause some users trouble holding it.

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    @eskerahn

    I like the idea of the fold over case you put. I want something covering the screen but also not interfering with holding the phone while typing. And that looks like it hits the mark.

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