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***The Official LG Nexus 4 Accessories Thread***

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by photoshop, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Fallen god

    Soldato

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    Location: London

    Dont have my shipping email yet, but these skins are amazing. I got a dirty crack on the back of my phone so this will hide it :D. Will post photos once I get them.
     
  2. tals

    Mobster

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    On my accessories for the device.

    Screen Protectors, just got ones from ebay for a couple of pounds, the key bit is make sure they have a nick out of the top left and right corners for the camera and the proximity sensor

    Case I went for http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/flexishield-skin-for-google-lg-nexus-4-smoke-p37186.htm still undecided whether I want that Diztronic case that Mike posted, basically I want a very skinny case but one that protects the screen when face down. The flexishield I do does that and is quite grippy - again which is good.

    Car Holder I went for the OSO Space Mount 2 (note there is a cheaper version 1 and a 2) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300784448171. This is quite a tall holder, the grip is very good, sticks to my dash which is a textured dash. Just had to pull it away from the front of the dash otherwise it really is in your face. What I like about it is the mechanism to release the phone is very easy and doesn't involve pushing the phone into the claws - just feels safer. I've done a couple of 100 miles with it and it's very stable. Note the manufacturer has various designs for holders http://osomount.com/
     
  3. stoosh

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    The dbrand skin arrived today (Black Titanium) in a very nice black envelope.

    It was fairly easy to install but I made a school boy error and installed it on top of the plastic protector (can't get rid of my OCD!!!) :o

    It looks fairly decent though :cool:
     
  4. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 11, 2006

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    Location: East Grinstead, W Sussex

    Ordered 2 dbrand skins. They look awesome. Went for Titanium and Black Leather. Nee bad for $21 delivered.

    I need a desk dock, anyone recommend a good one?
     
  5. Psycho Sonny

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  6. tals

    Mobster

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    That looks interesting, let me know how it is - my only concern would be if it increases the form size unduly
     
  7. Psycho Sonny

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    this sort of case always makes the phone larger, but it also offers the best type of protection.

    it really depends on the type of protection you are after, with this phone being made of glass more protection is better imo.
     
  8. thep02

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    At that price you could buy the case just so you have it when needed, is it an otterbocks?

    Good find.
     
  9. photoshop

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    Is there any where i could buy a dock which is similair to the iPhone dock? Small and just does the job.
     
  10. Psycho Sonny

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    no it's not an "otterbox", it is an unbranded case which is similar, otterbox do not make a case for the nexus 4 as of yet.

    yeah i am surprised it is sooooooooo cheap, i mean the ballistic case is £30 and is quite similar to this case.

    ebay
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
  11. rp2000

    Capo Baston

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    Location: Barcelona

    What is on the back of your N4 to give it that patterned look? And does it protect the back as well as just being cosmetically nice to look at?


    rp2000
     
  12. Psycho Sonny

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    it's a carbon "skin", much like a wrap on a car, it offers very minimal protection, essentially it only offers protection against scratches, if you drop your phone it is still going to crack.

    dbrand sells them, imo they are pointless because if your using a case you cannot see them and if you do not use a case, then your phone isn't well protected.

    they do look great though, but you can get cases with all sorts of images, logos and designs on them anyway which look good as well from ebay if that is what you are looking for.
     
  13. rp2000

    Capo Baston

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    I use a Poetic bumper, so am tempted to get this to protect against scratches on the exposed back, and for cosmetic reasons it looks nice!


    rp2000
     
  14. melbourne720

    Wise Guy

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    Anyone waiting for the Brodit mount, I got this yesterday from a reseller:-

     
  15. tals

    Mobster

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    I am very impressed with my oso space mount 2. It is quite tool but i like the release mechanism and it sucks to my textured dash. Looking to get a second oso one for the wife. Does anyone have experience of the zero version, which looks lower, just not sure re how the zero sticks to the phone
     
  16. stoosh

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    Here's the dbrand Black Titanium on my N4, doesn't look as good as the carbon IMHO.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  17. Psycho Sonny

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    http://osomount.com/shop/dash-grip/

    i have 2 of these ones they are the most versatile, imo all the other ones don't grip the phone as well as this one does
     
  18. tals

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    The one I have is this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300784448171

    The dashgrip was a possible but I had a cheaper case with the same style of grip and I didn't like the way you either prise the claws apart or push the phone in to make a gap. I like the Space Mount's opening mechanism. It's only negative and positive i its height, it is quite tall - which sets it at a more convenient height but can be distracting.

    The one that tempts me is this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oso-Zero-...7899?pt=UK_Holders_Mounts&hash=item43b75bfcfb

    But really could do with comments on it from someone that has tried it - ie does it leave a residue on the phone, how hard does it stick etc
     
  19. Psycho Sonny

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    this arrived yesterday, using it today, it smells a lot, but is a fantastic case, so much so i just ordered black/pink for the wife.

    i'm hoping the smell just fades with time, its that new rubber smell.
     
  20. Fallen god

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    Got a black titanium and sliver for the misses, both really do look amazing and it feels really nice, dbrand are really top quielyu, I had one of those carbon skins before on my 4s and it costed £25 and I find this both feels better and looks better. Texture is amazing, installing it is **** easy it just stick on to the thing without any effort.

    Here are some poorly taken photos.

    http://i50.tinypic.com/9h1biu.jpg
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2hh391i.jpg

    Also does anyone know of a decent bumper I can get, I was looking at the coloured poetic ones but I really dislike how its grey + colour, which it was just 1 colour.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013