Reiko RKSLCPC09-SAMI9220BK Silicone Case with Hard Cover Holster Combo for Samsung Galaxy Note - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Black
- *Compatible Models: Samsung Galaxy Note/I9220
- *Inner high quality silicon case offers the maximum protection
- *Outer hard plastic cover offers a great sense of feel and style
- *Easy to install and remove. Heavy Duty, Multifunctional case
- *Holster Case Combo + Kickstand Function.
*Compatible Models: Samsung Galaxy Note/I9220 *Inner high quality silicon case offers the maximum protection *Outer hard plastic cover offers a great sense of feel and style *Easy to install and remove. Heavy Duty, Multifunctional case *Holster Case Combo + Kickstand Function.
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This case & holster present two problems, both of which can be hazardous to one's Galaxy Note: (1) the case, holding the Note, can slip out of the holster, especially if it is worn horizontally; and (2) the side tab of the holster will scrape the glass face of the Note as one removes the Note in its case from the holster unless one carefully uses two hands; and one will likely have to remove the whole holster from one's belt in order to do so. Yes, I am saying that this case/holster combo gives one the worst of both worlds--it is both too easy and too difficult to remove the case from the holster!
[Note: There was previously some confusion in Amazon's description about for which exact Galaxy Note model(s) this was designed (the description has since been corrected), leading me to mention the possibility that this product may have been intended for a variant of the Note that might differ in some small physical attributes from the AT&T version, the i717. Many of the cases listed on Amazon list the model number for the Galaxy Note I as i9220 (which, along with N7000, is the international version), and I have finally been able to verify that the external physical characteristics of the i9220 and i717 are identical as far as fitting a case is concerned. Thus there's really no excuse for the ill-fit of this case, which must apply equally to the AT&T and international models. Knowing this has caused me to reduce my rating to two stars.]
There is another product DC Black Belt Clip Holster Case Shell for AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note LTE i9220 i717 Shellster + Kickstand Stand Horizontal Ribbed Design Shellster that is better designed, but alas made of poor materials--for me that product lasted only six months before falling apart. The replacement (presumably identical) shell was even more poorly made; and yet I think it is a better option than the subject of this review; at $5 each, just order several so that you have a replacement on hand when the first one or two wear out. By the way, returning to the issue of protection for the Note in the event that it's dropped, when the combo referenced in this paragraph failed (the holster clip snapped), it threw the Note to the floor, and I attribute the lack of damage to the Note to the protective qualities of the case--this in spite of the fact that its generally poor material quality and lack of soft rubber would at first glance seem not to offer that much shock absorption; but counter-intuitively, a harder case may actually be as good as, or even better than, a softer one.
I also like the holster, it can twist and turn and when on a desk it will properly hold your device in either landscape or portrait position and the viewing angles can be adjusted, great design.
My only gripe is that when placed in the belt clip holster you CAN'T charge the device, the charging port is blocked, but for this price that is a minor flaw but one none-the less.
Overall, this could have been a 5 star but for the price, it is one of the better Note cases I have found.