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Nuin
09-15-2010, 06:49 PM
This is a basic review for the Droid X "Pouch" carrying case. It is named "Custom Horizontal Leather Case" on the Verizon Wireless website, which you can see here (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=accessoryDetails&archetypeId=12207). It currently retails for $24.99. The stock photo:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/droidxpouch.jpg

It is a well-crafted leather pouch that your Droid X simply slides into, held securely by a magnetic closure. It has a sturdy rotating belt-clip on the back (not detachable) that secures the pouch to wherever it is attached. Stamped into the front of the pouch is the Verizon logo.

Note: This pouch can activate the Car/Multimedia mode if inserted the wrong way. I have included some pictures below to guide you. This will make it an easy case to use without having to remove magnets or install some silly app to override the magnetic sensor inside.

The trick to this case is that magnets do not create a big enough magnetic field for the DX to pick up until the case is closed. The DX will pick up on this only from the backside of the phone, not the display side. So, as long as the phone is always slid in with the screen facing towards the magnet, there is never a problem!

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase5.jpg
Shows the case in relation to the phone.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase6.jpg
The phone on top of the case. Notice that due to the sensor being on the backside of the DX, it picks up the magnets and switches to Car/Multimedia mode.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase1.jpg
Here is the phone as it should be inserted.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase2.jpg
Success! The DX doesn't pick up the magnets on the case.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase3.jpg
Here is the phone as it should NOT be inserted.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/nuinethir/DX-verizoncase4.jpg
Putting the phone in this way lets the DX pick up on the magnets and switches the Car/Multimedia mode on, turning on the screen and slowly ticking away at the time left on your battery.

Overall, I love this case, as it has a solid feel to it, looks professional, and is quite durable from the everyday bumps and bruises you would expect your phone to get. I like the fact that I can hold the phone as is without a shell around it, as the shell of the Droid X has a wonderful feel to it. After looking at all the cases at my Verizon store, including ones at BestBuy and other stores, this made me the happiest.

Xhado
09-15-2010, 07:03 PM
Ive been carrying mine screen in for a month and have not had any problems activating the media dock. The magnets are not in the correct location in the case. the lower side of the X needs be be about an inch out from the side for the magnets to allign.

smalltowngirl13
09-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Nice review - I carry this case as well...extremely pleased with it...I do carry mine tho screen out...

stevewitt
09-15-2010, 07:18 PM
I've used this case since I got my DX on 8/3 and I love it!! Never had any problem with the screen activating no matter how I put the phone in.

jedge
09-15-2010, 10:58 PM
I've had this case since launch as well and am happy with it.
I might pick up a silicone shell for the phone, so it fits a bit more snug.
And i too put the phone in face-in and have never had problems with the magnet or dock mode getting activated... maybe yours has an esp. strong magnet?

psychotic_penguin
09-16-2010, 12:44 AM
Great review, I have a similar case and put the X in screen first with no issues with it going into dock mode

Nuin
09-16-2010, 08:52 AM
... And i too put the phone in face-in and have never had problems with the magnet or dock mode getting activated... maybe yours has an esp. strong magnet?

I suppose this could be the case. I have played around with it to see that sometimes it doesn't activate the Car mode with the screen inwards, but if I press it a bit it will. It is possible that these magnets are stronger, as with anything that is produced, sometimes the supply of materials change.

At any rate, screen in or out, the case has a delicate interior that protects the phone well. I also have the Droid X brand screen shield to ward away scratches. :)

eaglescout1998
10-23-2010, 11:24 PM
I just found this thread via a Google search.

Inserting the phone with the screen facing outward, away from my hip, resolved the problem I was having.

SoundQcar
10-24-2010, 12:01 PM
Has anyone used this pouch that already has a Verizon or Seidio case on their phone? Wondering if there would be room enough in the pouch.

Camride
11-05-2010, 12:08 PM
FWIW I bought this case and immediately returned it. It didn't matter how I put the phone in it would always open the car dock and drain the battery. I guess the one I bought had an especially strong magnet in it.