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Old 10-21-2008, 05:20 PM
FeelinLucky7 FeelinLucky7 is offline
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Since i was unable to get any good information on this forum before i purchased my cases i thought i would review them so that others do not suffer the same fate as me!!!

The 2 case i have now are the Silicone Skins and 3 in 1 Travel Case!


3 in 1 Travel Case

Protection: 3 out of 5

This case does well when it comes to protecting the player from drops on hard surfaces! The leather like material allows the player to practicly bounce when dropped! Unfortunatley when it comes to dirt and dust this case is poor at best, mainly because of the almost fully open top and the large holes on the sides!

Functionality: 2 out of 5

This player fits well in the case when newly purchased! Over time this nice tight fit becomes loose and leads to more problems! The leather on the bottom of the case can prevent your propriety cable from plugging into the player all the way, I found myself often having to pull the small leather loops on the bottom to the side to connect it! The stretching that has occured in 3 weeks of use as also caused the player to sit lower in the case which impeeds the wheel! Sometimes the wheel will actually touch the sides of the case's circular cut out and either turn very slowly or not at all!!! Lastly the sewn in screen protector is flimsy and bubbles up which causes major glare issues!

Mobility: 1 out of 5

This is why I ended up getting something different! The belt loop on the back of the leather skin is worthless! After only 3 weeks the velcro is loosing its grip and the loop itself is stretching! IMO this is unacceptable! The leather loop also makes the player a choir to take off your belt or put it on for that matter! (It baffles me that a company would put out a case like this and ask for the kind of money they do and not have a sturdy metal clip)

Side notes: The actual travel case is great, small and protective and i think it will work with my new Silicone skin case!!!

Silicone Skin Case

Protection: 2 out of 5

Ok so after my disappointment with the 3in1 i purchased the Silicone Skin case! As far as protection goes i think it is merely ok. I work on concrete floors and would be scared to drop my player on them with the Silicone Skin because it is so thin! As far as dirt and dust is concerned i think that the Silicone skin does well protecting the player! There is no large opening at the top and the holes on the sides are cut very small.
There is no screen protector so i recomend u get one!

Functionality: 4 out of 5

The silicone skin does allow me to access all the controls while i am on the move at work! The skin is so tight around the player that the wheel stays centered and is never obstructed by the case! Plugging your player in is easy and does not require you to push part of the case out of the way!

Mobility: 3 out of 5

I was still disappointed with the belt clip that came with my silicone skin! It is cheap as cheap can get lol! The plastic used to make it is so flimsy you could break it with just bending the wrong way for you larger people . But it does hold the player better then the leather belt loop of the 3 in 1! The clip does allow me to snap the player off my hip in one motion and adjust something on it and then hook it right back up almost without glancing at my hip!

Side notes: I will be getting a cell phone plastic belt clip to replace the one that came with the case and hopefully the circular nub on the back will be able to slide into it without problems!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:21 AM
BadCam BadCam is offline
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Thanks for the fantastic review. I was thinking about getting the 3 in 1, but you've convinced me to go for the Silicone. The clincher for me was that I cannot use the 3 in 1 because of the velcro belt clip. I too, like to "rip" the device off of my hip so that I can make my changes quickly and then slip it back on my hip.

It's such a shame that there's such a dearth of good cases available for the Fuse. If the 3 in1 had a good solid, tight fitting belt clip, it would be perfect for my needs. Alas.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:06 PM
dbpaddler dbpaddler is offline
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you can always cut off the velcro strap and sew on a leather belt clip from a cheap case from a dollar store or five below case. I keep wanting to do that to mine, but I just don't like the leather 3 in 1 case. Have the leather belt clip ready to go too.

Contemplating getting a crystal case and sticking on a krusell multidapt and their spring clip attachment. Though the stupid circular area for the retarded belt clip might get in the way. They should've just made a smooth non-clippable version so you didn't have to deal with the hump. You'd also think by now they'd realize the clip is crap. They've been around on cases for a few years now. They can't possibly receive good feedback on it.
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