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Old 08/27/2012, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HP Pre 3 Monaco Aluminum Case - Silver (Open Screen Design)



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Old 08/27/2012, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the case I opted for (albeit in Black). I'd prefer one that didn't have to open in order to use the slider and, ideally, that would also be usable on the touchstone. Given that those options aren't available, this case seems to offer me the best protection I could find. It isn't too difficult to flip it open and slide out the keyboard without taking it out of the case completely. The fit is snug but not too tight. Overall I'm pleased with it.
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Old 08/27/2012, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is insane, are you going to order one?
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Old 08/27/2012, 02:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is insane, are you going to order one?
Which? The price, the features - or both?
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Old 08/27/2012, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Which? The price, the features - or both?
LOL we posted at the same time earlier.

Just the overall design of the thing is insane and the fact that it's been about a year and I hadn't seen this case design.
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Old 08/27/2012, 04:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I love my touchstone, couldn't live without them.
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That is insane, are you going to order one?
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That is insane, are you going to order one?
I might actually get one seeing how my Pre3 will be on Verizon Wireless. And the touchstone is bad for the Pre3. But it is a great find.
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Old 08/27/2012, 11:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why is the touchstone bad for the Pre 3?
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Old 08/28/2012, 09:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think that case is hideous, unless maybe you have a job where you work at extreme heights like a window washer, tree trimmer or telephone company repair man and are prone to drops....but that is just my opinion.

And touchstone is not bad for the Pre3. These batteries do best when kept topped off. Mine has lived on a touchstone for about a year now and battery health is 97%.

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Old 08/28/2012, 12:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Why is the touchstone bad for the Pre 3?
There are two cases where you could say TS is/can be bad. Increased heat when charging, and personal usage (how you use the TS) could cause issues with long term battery life. I wouldn't worry about it, my Mugen shows 90+% health and I am a preorder user and have no problem ordering another if needed.
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Old 08/28/2012, 02:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've never used that funny wire thingy to charge my Pre 3 at home or in my car and after 9 months my Mugen battery health is still at 97% too and yeah, that case doesn't make much sense to me either.
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Old 08/28/2012, 04:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree that the case isn't optimal but I didn't see any options that offer the same protection with any additional feature/options. The leather cases don't work work with touchstone either and you have to pull the phone out completely to use them just like the metal case.

I am somewhat prone to dropping the phone and with this case, even when I open it to use the slider, it is still somewhat protected if I were to drop it.

I don't love this case and I'd love for someone to point me to something better.
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Old 08/29/2012, 08:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Why is the touchstone bad for the Pre 3?
it doesn't work as well. so i've heard
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Old 08/29/2012, 08:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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that's crud the touchstone works great for me as well!
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Why is the touchstone bad for the Pre 3?
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it doesn't work as well. so i've heard
The only issue I've heard of is that Pre 3's larger size does not fit as comfortably/securely on Touchstones made for older Pre models. The chief complaint being that Pre 3 may fall off a TS in a moving vehicle due to vibration and road shock.

And a session reshaping the TS surface with a Dremel solves that issue...
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Old 11/22/2012, 10:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The case comes in black also now I guess

PDair HP Pre 3 Aluminum Case (Black)
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Old 11/23/2012, 03:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I bought such a case for my Treo 650 long ago. Looked ugly as hell and felt like a piece of lead.

Every other leather case will protect the device as good as this ugly thing does.
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Old 11/27/2012, 01:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I bought such a case for my Treo 650 long ago. Looked ugly as hell and felt like a piece of lead.

Every other leather case will protect the device as good as this ugly thing does.
Only thing is, it is the ONLY case for the device
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Old 06/29/2013, 11:51 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I found some much lighter cases that make it slimmer and are in different colors. Very cheap
http://www.ibuyla.com/Product/168934...olor_optional/
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Old 06/29/2013, 12:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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nice find for a new shell, wonder how long those have been available? never seen them till your link, surely their old'ish given the age of our pre3's and the fact their not in production.
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