After a few days of using my new Droid with only a screen protector, I decided that it was time to get a case. When I bought the phone up at Verizon Wireless in Glastonbury, the sales guy showed me some cases. I didn’t really like any of them there, so I figured I would just grab one online. Well, if you haven’t noticed, there aren’t all that many places selling Droid accessories and the ones that are, are pretty much sold out. I thought to myself, “Self, if I look hard enough, I bet I can find something I like back up at Verizon Wireless.”
Last night, I drove up to the store before my Jiu Jitsu class. I looked at the selection and I was again disappointed. There were a few “holster” type cases made of leather. I kept picturing myself walking around with a cell phone attached to my hip. Ummm…no. Not that kind of guy. If I were to do that, I may as well just get a big key ring and hang it from my belt loop. Also, what is it with technology and leather? In my opinion, some sort of synthetic material would be more appealing to the younger cell phone generation. We really need to get over this leather thing.
I did notice a few of the “snap on” type of protector cases. There was a small assortment to choose from; some were shiny and some more rubberized. Since I really needed to walk out of the store with something, I grabbed a rubberized snap on case for my Droid.
When I got in the car, I put the cover on the phone. The front part went on fine. The back part took a little bit of creativity. If you aren’t careful, you can damage the phone with the clip on hooks.
The cover is okay. I still want to get something that I can put the phone completely inside of for when I carry it around in my pocket or in my bag. I guess I have to wait for more product to become available online.
Oh yeah, one more thing. I paid $29.99 for this cover, which is almost 3x what they cost online. I asked my female partner last night how much she paid for her plastic cell phone cover and she replied, $1. Sheesh.