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Wednesday Poll: First Accessory You Buy After Getting a New Phone?

We are well aware that many of you are accessory hounds. Whenever you purchase a new phone, our inbox fills up with questions about this dock or that case or if this battery is worth the extra couple of bucks. But is there something in particular that you purchase before even walking out of the store with your new phone? Is there an accessory that you feel makes your smartphone experience complete? Are you looking for added protection, battery life, or extra multimedia functionality?

And depending on what the product is, feel free to let us know all about it in the comments. For example, if you can’t live without a specific brand’s case, let us know what it is.

First Accessory You Buy After Getting a New Phone?

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  • LionStone

    I’m not wasting anymore $ on screen protectors (that take away from the beauty of the screen) and cases that add bulk and cover up the beauty of the phone, that’s just me. I’ll put the $ to a desk dock   and get the insurance and keep it covered that way.

  • Penis

    bluetooth enabled dildo that I can control with the new app AndPenis available in the market.

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    I can’t put a screen protector on a phone with an oleophobic coating. It throws off the smooth texture and attracts fingerprints, only to fall off after 10-12 months. I typically stay away from cases, however the Gnex is pretty slim and Cruzerlite sold me over with that 3 for 20 deal.

  • GF1 Fanatic

    I find cell phone cases an interesting phenomena. Companies put so  much effort into industrial design and users cover it all up with ugly cases. Steve Jobs once yelled at a journalist when he took out his iPhone, its beauty all covered by a case. I think my Galaxy Nexus is the most beautiful phone out there (a floating magnolia leaf according to its designers). No way I would cover its beauty. Maybe I’ve been lucky, but I’ve never damaged a phone when it fell.

  • Rob

    This is what I don’t understand – most people get a case first (or eventually). So why does everyone go apeshit when a phone comes out in a second or third color???

  • Guest

    Why no option for car charger? 🙁
    Absolutely, hands down, the  first thing I get is a car charger! Don’t need no freaking docking station – just give me a charger. I spend enough time in my car to never need to charge anything as long as I have a car charger. 😀

  • Anonymous

    Always the case first, then the screen protector, THEN finally if possible, an extended battery(or just an ordinary second battery).

  • Anonymous

    It would be funny to see how many people voted for cases that also complain about a phones thickness or buy/prefer a thin profile device

    • QtDL

      I agree w/ this but I always take into account how thick the phone will be AFTER I put a case on it. I don’t like my phones to go naked. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Skins > cases. Unless your phone is constantly flying out of your hands.

  • Anonymous

    Car charger wasn’t listed. Case just adds weight and bulk. Spare battery charger is better than charging through phone or bump-charging.

  • Anonymous

    Wow – I did not expect cases to be the number one accessory out of this group. I thought only iPhone users were that fanatical about phone cases…

    I’ve never been a fan because I can’t stand the added thickness or the feel of most cases.

  • I really like Piel Frama cases, they add a little bit of bulk but then again so does an OtterBox, which I love as well. But the Piel Frama is made of leather and deserves to be on a B.E.A.utiful device such as the G-Nex.  I work for an online case re-seller so I get to try out all the cases I want. Tried out a lot with my OG Droid before I could upgrade to this “Bad Boy”! I’ve always had a screen protector as well,  not because I’m not careful but because I do not want something so small like a grain of dirt/sand or some hard pocket lint to scratch the screen.

  • Ahku Droid

    In an era of Gorilla Glass, why are people buying screen protectors?

    • Anonymous

      The gorilla glass on my droid x scratched from being in my pocket. Micro scratches all over it now. I bought a protector for my nexus so I can sell it as “like new” in a year.

      • Ahku Droid

        My OG Droid’s glass is in pretty good shape, except for 3 essentially unnoticeable  scratches.  I guess I’ve been lucky since I always have it screen facing in touching my thigh.  The keys only touch the back.

    • QtDL

      For me, probably a little OCD. We spend lots of cash on tech gadgets – just want to make sure they are fully protected I guess. 🙂

  • I guess technically I bought the extended battery first, but that’s only because it was on sale and I hadn’t decided on a case. Case was first priority, though.

  • Anonymous

    As of right now it’s a Ghost Armor screen protector. After I get my car it’ll probably be a car charger since Verizon doesn’t sell Ghost Armor.

  • Anonymous

    I use my Nexus at the gym and would really like for Samsung or 2nd hand MFG to make an arm band that would fit specifically for my Nexus without any bulk….Kinda like the options the OG Droid had! (Still one of the best phones IMO)

  • Jamie

    Zagg invisiShield.  At the risk of being flamed, they’re my favorite screen protectors.

    • Anonymous

      They’re #1 for a reason. Personally I think they feel too sticky but obviously a lot of people like them.

      • Matthew Rosidivito

        They “break-in” after a while. By break in, I mean they get dirty enough from oil that they’re [a little more] slick. Still, I prefer the smooth oleophobic coating on newer phones.

    • Anonymous

      I like Zagg too. I’ve tried others, and I always come back to Zagg.

  • I usually get a dock, but since I got a GNex that wasn’t an option(grrr), so I went with the extended battery

  • Anonymous

    I always buy a car dock with my phone, my Nexus is the first exception…

    Come on Verizon/Samsung! Give me a real car dock!

  • DaveTea

    Cases and screen protectors are like dash covers for cars. Yea, it keeps it looking new, but you never get to see or touch it. What is the point of having a perfect looking device when you retire it? I have never used covers or screen protectors and have never wished I had. 

    • Anonymous

      Nice screen protectors can’t even be seen/felt on a phone, but I do agree about using a case on a phone that looks as good as the Nexus.

      • DaveTea

        I disagree, especially with the current generation of glass. I have tried a few on my wife’s g-nex and they all have a feel that I just don’t care for, none are as smooth as the glass. They are certainly better than they were a few years back though.

        • Anonymous

          Are you using wet application ones? Because they feel like rubber.  Only high end dry application ones feel like glass.  Try the Steinheil Ultra Oleophobic for the Nexus, it’s extremely nice. You have to order all the good ones online, they don’t sell good protectors in stores.

    • Dliuzzo110

      Or like plastic on a couch

      • LionStone

        lol!!

  • 4 cheap batteries off ebay and chargers so i can oc to the max and never run out

  • Anonymous

    I have a 4 year old.. All but one of my last 5 phones, and my Xoom, have been clad in hockey pucks- aka the Otterbox Defender. I swear by them. The one I left naked got Aiden’d off my back deck. I never made that mistake again.

  • Mayze

    A case

  • Lakerzz

    I chose other for an external battery charger and an extra battery. Needless to say, I don’t have an I*hone. 😛 (or a Razor for that matter)

  • RaptorOO7

    So when are those Cruzerlite cases going to be available?

  • Dbarden31

    Well im happy to say i got my GN tonight. Definitely got the Otterbox Defender Series. The only accessory i need right now. I hope i have a good experience with this phone. Had two Razr’s and bad experiences with them both.

  • Anonymous

    Screen protector saving the phone from boogers and dirty fingers from my 3 and 7 year olds….

  • Anonymous

    The car dock would have been the first thing I bought for the Gnex, but still waiting….

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Got mine with my phone. The three pin docks do not provide ample electricity to charge the phone while using 4G, that is why they only have the cable-through style dock. It is likely the 3pin dock will never be supported for car use in the LTE model.  

      • Anonymous

        Gotta disagree with that assumption. I have to imagine that samsung would have figured that out prior to outiftting an LTE device with pogo connectors. If i can charge my GNex via USB thethered to my laptop while using LTE, then surely a car charger passing through the pogo connecters should.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          I dunno. My Asus Transformer will not charge using a USB adapter other than the one they provided for it. I figured they were all the same… Nope, slight variations in voltage and amperage. The Asus adapter is a little hotter. My Original stock droid used to barely charge off the car adapter when running navigation, it would also become boiling hot.

          • Anonymous

            You cannot trickle charge a tablet via USB-PC connection. The battery and power draw in a tablet is slightly more than phone. Also, your Droid would have gotten hot during navigation, regardless if it was charging or not.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll have to see about this because it would be fairly dumb for Samsung/Google to design this phone with the 3 dot connection without thinking it through.  It’s the whole reason you put them on the phone.  I don’t need a car one, I just want a landscape one I can put on my desk to keep my Nexus in and have it charge while I’m not using it.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          With the desktop model, there really is nothing as intense as navigation so even though it is trickle charging, it should still charge. These phones are balls to the wall full tilt when docked and running navigation and I think that is the problem. The pins just don’t provide enough juice to support the device in that “maxed out” state. Desktop modes are pretty subtle. My droids all had both docks each. Nice and cool in the desktop ones but you could fry an egg of them in the car docks. I actually used to overheat my D1 in the car dock. Killed a few batteries too.

  • Anonymous

    car dock. Well, i would if Sansung was competant enough to release one for the Verizon Gnex.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      They have one.

      • Anonymous

        You know what I mean. The one with the pogos

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          See my other post about this.

  • Anonymous

    I’m rocking an otterbox commuter with an extended battery on my nexus, couldn’t be any happier.

    • Robert Walters

      So not a problem fitting the extended battery door?

      • Anonymous

        not at all, infact i bet any cases you buy will fit with the extended battery.

        • I can confirm the Cruzerlite cases fit fine (unless there’s a lot of variation in manufacturing or something).

      • Anonymous

        If you do have a problem snap the regular battery door over the extended battery. It will fit, it’s just not completely flush when you look close.

        • Anonymous

          it comes with a new battery door for a reason, don’t be an idiot and use the old one, you risk breaking it.

          • Anonymous

            its not going to break. They include a new one because, like i said, it isnt completely flush. Ive been using it with the normal battery door since december 20th. its been on and off for battery swaps and its still fine. i wouldnt do it with no case because the hairline lifting would bother me but with a case it works great and still gives you the lip at the bottom for grabbing it from your pocket easier.

          • Anonymous

            some people stupidly enough did the same thing as you with the Droid X extended battery and ended up destroying the display on their device because the extended battery puts too much pressure on the back of the phone with the original back cover

          • Anonymous

            Your point will come across a lot more valid if you stop calling people stupid or idiots. The droid x backplate was metal and didnt flex very much. While putting pressure on the screen is a valid argument; I think the flexible plastic on the galaxy nexus door has enough give to not cause any issues. If youre worried, dont do it. I have personally had no problems with it, over a month now.

  • Someone explain why people use screen protectors, I have had an OG, and Bionic and now the GN.. never used a screen protector and never had anything happen to my screen

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t agree more – several droids in the family no screen protectors and no scratches either.  It is a money maker for those companies though.  Think about it – no overhead, low cost plastic cut outs, people pay up to ten dollars for a sheet of plastic!  + shipping!!!

    • kids, concrete.

      matte screens to minimize smudging and smoother feel when there happens to be any type of moisture between hand and screen.

      • This. I find touchscreens to be much smoother to work with in more conditions if you have the right screen protector.

      • This. I find touchscreens to be much smoother to work with in more conditions if you have the right screen protector.

      • What’s your screen protector of choice?

        • Anonymous

          For my galaxy nexus I bought the regular Verizon one, not the glare reduction, and it works great.

          I highly recommend not buying a zagg. They aren’t smooth at all. The reason they are “unscratchable” is because they are really soft and that makes them sticky when you try to swipe on the screen.

      • QtDL

        I currently have a matte anti-glare protector on mine and not too sure if I like it. Little smudging and smooth but makes the display look weird – almost grainy. I have been debating getting some clear ones. At least I didn’t pay a lot for them, $3 for 3 on Amazon.

    • biker bill

      I had a rezound “i rented”. Until i got my nexus and scratched it because i didnt have a screen protector on it . First one i didny have one on .

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Thought the same, said the same, hate screen protectors. Have had several Droids, no scratches. Bought a Nexus 12 days ago and this weekend, I scratched the poo out of the screen in my pocket, no keys, no change, complete mystery. 3″ line from side to side right in the middle of the phone.  Convinced VZW to exchange me for another Nexus for reasons other than the screen. (Poor reception, data drop, dropped calls, poor battery life. You know, the normal stuff you get with a GNex.) Not my fault these are actual problems, maybe another phone will fix it. I know it will solve my screen dilemma. Phone is shipping overnight, a screen protector will join it, Amazon Prime local delivery style. 

    • Anonymous

      Scratches happen.  Sand is one of the most common materials that can easily scratch reinforced glass(even gorilla) and if you keep your phone in your pocket it’s quite possible to get a few grains of sand over time built up in your pocket that could result in a scratch over the life of a phone.

      Just having one on mine I feel much better knowing it can’t be scratched by something as simple as one grain of sand that happened to end up in my pocket. 

      My screen protector doesn’t affect the phone at all, so it’s kind of a “why not” type of scenario as well.

    • Anonymous

      My DX got scratched to hell in my pocket. I don’t know how people don’t have problems.

      • Anonymous

        I actually tried to scratch my Dinc2 with a key with a lot of force. Nothing. I can’t figure out how anyone scratches theirs. I wonder if there are inconcistent quality issues with gorilla glass.

    • DaveIsAwesome!

      I don’t like getting all those little scratches on my screen.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently, a lot of people carry loose diamonds in their pockets. I tried scratching the screen on my Dinc2 with my house key to test the gorilla glass. No scratches. I don’t know how these people are scratching theirs.

      • LionStone

        My TB (no screen protect. or case) was in a dry bag on a kayak trip and there was a set of keys inside the bag too. I thought it would be ok but nope, a storm came and we had to bail so in the melee, it got scratched…not real deep but a few minor short scratches on an otherwise perfect screen. I’m getting a new one and I will not put a screen protector on it either because I think it cuts down on the visual quality for me. I will just be sure to put the phone in a pelican box next time.

  • Anonymous

    otterbox!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never been one to buy accessories. I do have a TPU case for my Nexus, but this is the first accessory I’ve ever actually paid for (I also had a multimedia dock for my OG but it was free).

  • Skaletr

    those cases are beautiful lol. i bought a couple myself

  • Alex Barry

    I would buy an armband, but they don’t freaking make one for the Bionic! There is literally nowhere that has them, I have to shove it into an i*od armband where half the dang phone is sticking out! Ugh so annoying

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Get a pocket style armband for the Droid X/X2. Fits like a glove.

  • Anonymous

    Wher iz dat 3 sheashell shtuff?

  • Trevor Fenn

    I’d buy a car dock if they sold the galaxy nexus one with the PINS

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Rumor is the 3 pins use a lower voltage in their pass-through. Supposedly, if you have a VZW Nexus plugged in to the 3-pin car dock using car power,  the phone will not get enough juice to support the GPS, 4G, and Navigation because of the low power that is passed through the 3pins. The 4G LTE just consumes too much power. That is what I heard anyway. Another website was gonna have someone buy the GSM version and try to experiment with the VZW device. The docks are available through a UK celphone accessory site. Like carphonewherehouse or something simmilar.

      • This is really frustrating since I live in a 3g area anyway…

      • Anonymous

        I think I started that baseless rumor.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          Your killing me smalls! Lol

          • Anonymous

            +100 Classic

      • Hicks

        turn off 4g?

      • DaveTea

        My understanding is that its not the pins, its the charging system in general. The phone can pull more juice from the battery than either the pins or USB port can provide. Someone did a really good analysis of the problem on Reddit and this seems to be true. What is not known is if a software fix is a possibility or not. The good news though is that only people that were using navigation non-stop would really suffer from this, its probably a non-issue for most users.

        • Anonymous

          My last Samsung(Omnia) had the same issue. It was a voltage issue, it pulled more than the charger could supply.

          I don’t think the 3pin claim has anything to do with it. They just haven’t supplied them to distributors yet.

  • YLoveMeMyLove

    Is what i don’t understand is, with the screens on these phones being pretty durable and scratching them is difficult (coming from someone who started with the OG/Droid X/Thunderbolt/Bionic/gNex); not once have I ever used screen protectors and never scratched a screen and I drop them and have had them skid across the ground a few times. Never a scratch on the screen..and in all honesty, I find the protectors useless, I’ve noticed a decrease in the snappy touch response that these phones have and are capable of. Why waste the money on them?

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      I think the quality of the protectors make the difference. Many of them are cheap crappy plastic, while others can be worth the higher prices. If you see my post from earlier, you will see that I am just now dealing with the aftermath of a scratched screen now. I thinkn the more expensive protectors are worth it if they do the job. I would never get one in the store or even from VZW, but reading reviews on Amazon has pointed me in the right direction. If it looks invisible, doens’t affect performance, and protects the device, I will happily dish out 20$. It has to do all three though.

  • GCurry

    My first smart phone was OG Droid, and I carried in in my pocket.   But the hard, square corners cut up my pant pockets.   Ergo, holster is necessary, so that’s first.   And for Nexus, extended battery was second.   But the next greatest utility for me will be car dock, with camera cut-out.   The GPS is very useful, and with time-lapse and insta-snap on the Nexus, looking forward to more.

  • these cases rule, kellex put some pictures up of them on the phone !
    i got the black one, love it

    • Heisenberg82

      I’m waiting for my clear to arrive! I’m ditching my otterbox commuter 😀

  • Anonymous

    Case no doubt

  • Madcowdisease25

    What ever it takes for hdmi out.

    • Cj250mills

      it takes 10 dollars and 5 days for an MHL (microusb) to hdmi cord on ebay..

      • Madcowdisease25

        Yep. And for my xoom a micro-hdmi adapter.

      • Anonymous

        Monoprice

  • Extended battery and a case to fit it.

  • Anthony Alves

    i buy it all at once..

    • Anthony Alves

      the screen protector, case, extended battery. Already have car chargers.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing usually, but occasionally an extended battery.

  • Ravenwolf8301

    I love my Otterbox case, has saved my smartphones many times.

  • Lunatic Fringe

    extended battery because its become common practice for manufacturers to make the stock battery average at best while offering an ext battery that should have been stock in the first place. gnexus is the perfect example. Reason = greed pure and simple.

  • I waiting for a case with a built in battery like what powerskin offers for pc G-nex.

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  • Well, my needs have changed. For my first smartphone, the answer would have been extra charger. But now that I have a ton of them, and will likely never need one again, my answer is a car dock (mostly because my car has no room for a phone anywhere). For the Nexus though, the first thing I bought was a OTG adapter. Other than that, I don’t really buy accessories.

  • Anonymous

    Close between screen protectors and a car dock, but since the good car dock for the Gnex wasn’t available I had go with screen protectors.

  • QtDL

    A case and a screen protector always. Got to protect expensive tech gadgets! 🙂

  • Jason Purp

    First and only accessory: TPU case

  • Stonegold

    Last two times I got a phone, the first thing I got was a belt holster. With the Nexus, it included a case, but I really think of it more as the belt holster. Phones don’t do well in my pockets.

  • Tim242

    I voted other, because the number one accessory was not on the list. Extra battery. Not extended, but extra standard battery. I hate extended batteries. The one for the nexus only adds 12%…not worth it.

    • Anonymous

      Yet an additional standard battery is somehow worth it?

      • Tim242

        Hmmm you tell me. 3700 mAh, no added bulk vs 2100 may, with added bulk. The bulk would be OK, but not for 12% increase.

        Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

        • Anonymous

          bulk? one of my clients has the gnex with the standard battery, and I had to show him my battery to prove it was the extended.

          • Tim242

            The point is…2100 mAh vs 1850 is not really an extended battery. It only adds 12% capacity. The bulk isn’t the issue, it’s the capacity. Anything more would add more bulk. That’s why I opted for the extra standard battery. 3700 mAh, no bulk.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            12% is a pretty big deal when your standard battery dies at 4 and you wish it had lasted until 5 or 5:30. Then you wouldn’t have the bulk of having two batteries on hand. If I wanted to though, I could carry around 3950 mAh with no perceivable additional bulk.

          • Tim242

            12% increase would give you 30 minutes more Max. To me, the extra 30 minutes isn’t worth the hassle.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            My Gnex was off the charger for 9.5 hours yesterday, and that was with 75 minutes of talk time and 4G on for 5 of those hours. I’m pretty sure 12% means different things depending on the user, but “30 mins max” is ridiculous.

          • Tim242

            Do the math. The listed talk time is 12 hours…we all know it wouldn’t make that. If I use my Nexus heavily, not putting it down, it lasts about 4-4.5 hours. The extended battery would only extend that time from 28-32 minutes. So, saying it depends on use is irrelevant. You can make it last for a week, depending on use.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            It’s pretty obvious that 12% of extra capacity is different for different users. Based on my usage, it gives me roughly an extra hour. We both have two batteries, my combined mAh is more. (period)

          • Tim242

            Yes, but you have to carry the extra battery loose. I store mine in the charger box. While that will charge the extended battery, the door won’t close. I’d rather my extra battery be protected from the elements. Even if you get an extra hour…that’s still not worth the hassle. To get an extra hour, that means the standard battery lasts you 10 hours. Two standard batteries = 20 hours with your use. The extended would give you 22 hours. There are only 24 hours in a day. You have to sleep some. So, your extra is overkill.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            your logic is funny. bulk and protecting from the elements. do you live in a hut where elements are an issue where you charge your batteries?

          • Tim242

            OK. So, you just tote the battery around? Do you know what moisture on those contacts can do?

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            I don’t live in a rainforest.

          • Tim242

            OK, your logic is flawed. Moisture is everywhere. Get those contacts dirty, it will cause issues. Back to the point. 30-60 minutes isn’t worth the hassle. Based on what you claim your usage is, two standard batteries would last you 20 hours. So, 21 hours does what? You do sleep, don’t you? While you’re claiming two batteries, you have no way to charge the extra one. So, you still have to have a charger handy.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Deltaechoe

            that’s why i carry around a portable 11 amp battery pack with a 5volt and 13 volt output

          • Tim242

            That seems like a bit much. But, whatever floats your boat : )

          • lostsync

            I wish DL would do something about this threading issue.

          • Anonymous

            oh, I don’t think it was my logic, and I don’t carry two batteries, because I don’t need to. I have the extended battery, which lasts me approximately 9.5 on its own. If I wanted to carry both batteries, it’s really not difficult to use the phone to charge both. The unused battery won’t lose charge fast enough to matter.
            I’ve only owned smartphones for 8 years, so it’s not like I know what I’m talking about or anything.

          • Tim242

            For a lower price than that “extended” battery, you get a standard battery, and a case to charge it in. Verizon made a killing selling that worthless “extended” batteries to you fools. You people complain about Verizon raping your wallets…then you just throw money at them for a 12% capacity increase “extended” battery.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Last time I checked, the standard battery and charging cradle was about $40, or 60% more than I paid for my extended battery with 12% more capacity. Unless you are carrying both batteries around with you, you have gained nothing, as my battery still lasts longer. I don’t need the charging cradle, as my Galaxy Nexus can charge both batteries, and these batteries will hold their charge for weeks without use. I keep the standard battery in the center console of my car for emergencies. I don’t care how you look at it; you spent more for less.

          • Tim242

            It was only $25. It is too much of a pain to use the phone to charge two batteries.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Sure, it’s a huge pain, because you’ve tried it. I do it once a week, and it’s not even remotely a pain, on any level. I checked again though, and my extended battery still lasts longer than your standard, and you paid the same price I did.

          • Tim242

            Actually, I did try it. I bought the extended battery at first, then returned it. You said that you only use the one battery. I use both, since it’s so easy with the charging cradle. that’s means 2 things. 1. My phone is never connected to a charger. 2. I have 3700 math of juice to your 2100. (You don’t use the standard). Even if you did, you’d have one extra hour tops. Since you don’t use it, then that point is moot. I’ll take the convenience of actually using both batteries, and never having to have my phone on a charger, to your extra one hour of usage. My way gives me many more hours of usage.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, because having your phone on a charger is a bad thing. You sleep, don’t you??? Have a blast taking the back of your phone off twice a day, every day. That sounds so fun, far less of a hassle than me doing it once a week to keep juice in my standard battery for emergencies. Oh, and the extended battery still lasts longer, checked one last time.

          • Tim242

            I charge at night. Shouldn’t have to in the middle of the day. Your one battery does not last longer than my 2. If you truly only used it once per week, and stay by a power outlet, you wasted your money on the extended battery.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Nope, didn’t waste any money, as I have two batteries with a greater total capacity than your two. Math is cool.

          • Tim242

            LoL your logic is so flawed.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            You mean, like your logic? Let’s see if I get this straight. You don’t carry both batteries, and you only charge them at night. Your battery also only lasts 4-5 hours with constant use. So, you either have the shortest work hours ever, your phone is dead for half the day, or you owning two batteries is relatively pointless. No matter how you look at it, my extended battery last longer than yours, and we both paid the same amount. Done.

          • Tim242

            You obviously have an issue with reading comprehension. In my first post, I stated that I carry the extra battery with me, in its case. Also, I said 4-5 he’s with constant use. That doesn’t happen very often. Either way, you paid for an extended battery that you don’t truly need…by your own admission. Reading is only half of it, comprehension is key.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            So, you carry around two batteries and a charger, yet you’re so concerned with bulk and hassle. While I enjoy interacting with people lacking common sense, I will go back to using my Gnex for other things. Since my extended battery has now gone for 9 hours 14 mins off the charger after 101 mins of talk time. Meanwhile, you are likely on your second smaller battery today, and I still have another fully charged standard battery waiting, just in case.

          • Tim242

            Where did you get that I carry around a charger??? I bought the extra battery to avoid that. I have told you time and time again, my phone never gets connected to a charger, and I charge the extra battery at night. You are very dense. You probably keep the pharmaceutical industry in business. Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            “In my first post, I stated that I carry the extra battery with me, in its case.” Case, meaning charger?

          • Tim242

            No. The case being the little cradle that you charge it in. You unplug it, stick it in your pocket. Here’s a pic.

            http://db.tt/tf3aGKoT

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Man, you are all over the place. First you said you don’t like the “bulk” of the extended battery, yet you carry your GNex AND the extra battery AND the case/charger. Then you said you didn’t carry around a charger, but then said “the case being the cradle you charge it in”. You claim to have some benefit to not ever have to put your phone on a charger, as if it’s somehow more convenient to swap back and forth between two batteries. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter. I’ll start carrying around both batteries just so you stop typing.

          • Tim242

            I can tell that you rode the short bus. The charging cradle, which is just big enough to fit the battery in, is made to carry the battery in, to keep the battery from being damaged. Without the cord attached to it, it’s just a case. The cord stays home. The battery stays in the case, and not on my person.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Right, and since you were so concerned about the bulk of the extended battery, it totally makes sense to carry around not only the GNex, but also two other items. Sorry I can’t chat, but I’d rather spend time with my family before I have to head back to the short bus that I ride to the company I started 9 years ago, which averages $3,000,000+ in annual sales.

          • Tim242

            Dude, you are dumb. I don’t carry the battery cradle on my person. I don’t care how bulky it is. I have to carry the phone in a pocket. Bulk of the phone is what is important. I feel sorry for your boyfriend, if you have one. You are a dumb, bitchy lil queen

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            I’m a guy, and i’m pretty sure I just said I had a family (wife, kids). Reading is only half of it, comprehension is key.

          • Tim242

            I know you are a guy. You are one of those married for a cover. Yes, it shows in your attitude.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            And your current attitude is showing me that you’re the 16 year old I always knew you were.

          • Tim242

            You also said you started a company. I comprehended just fine. Just don’t believe a word you say.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Believe what you want, I couldn’t care less. Obviously you have mental issues if you think two standard batteries and a charging cradle is somehow superior to a standard battery and extended battery.

          • Tim242

            It is superior because I don’t have to use my phone to charge the extra battery. That takes more time than you gain from the extra hour. Plus, your phone has to be tethered to a charger to charge two batteries! It’s not only superior, but far superior! You must have a crush on me. I’m flattered!

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Nope, I just enjoy rattling the cage. It’s fun to get stupid people worked up.

          • Tim242

            I want you to think about this. I charge the extra battery at night. When I leave, I unplug it and take it with me. I do not carry it around on my person. It gets put away. Toward the end of the day, I switch out the battery, if need be. I won’t use a lot of the extra. Then, I charge the extra battery that night. I do all of this, without my phone ever having to be plugged into a charger. I’m free! Your phone has to be plugged in for at least four hours to charge both batteries. So, do you really think an extra hour of juice you never use is worth 4 hours of your phone being plugged in??? You have to be smarter than you seem. I hope!

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Tim242

            I could buy 98 more batteries, to give me a total of 18,500 mAh. If I only use one of them, I can’t claim to have more mAh than anybody. I would just be wasting money.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Tim242

            Oops…21 hours.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

          • Anonymous

            Your last two sentences contradict each other

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          I just bought one extended battery. Both batteries can be used behind the extended batteries door. The regular battery is sung enough that it doens;t flop around. So, I have two batteries just like you, but one of mine is bigger. 😛

          • Tim242

            I tried that. The only issue with that is the charger for the extra battery. Sure, it will charge the extended battery, but won’t close. I like to carry the battery in the charger box. It keeps it safe from the elements, plus gives me a place to dock the phone if I need it. The extra 30 minutes is just not worth the hassle for the “extended” battery.

            Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

    • ditto, the first thing I look for is 2 extra batteries with a battery charger.

      next in line is a screen protector and then i think about whether to get a case or not.

      currently, my choice of case is Seidio since I absolutely love the felt smooth rubber texture and it’s decently thin. Verizon’s cases are usually a disappointment because they look cheap, feel cheap, and ARE cheap in quality usually cracking pretty fast. the teeth of the seidio breaks too when getting a hard drop or removing improperly but they have a 1yr warranty so I always get a replacement (I pay return shipping for sending back only the broken part). Recently seidio started putting kickstands on their designs, so it made it a little extra awesome.

      that and Im a phone clip kinda guy. seidio usually has the clip/case combo. and  their clip is designed in such a way that if I ever choose to ditch my case, I can still use the clip, even tho it’s a bit oversized, the phone may be a little loose but is still secured and will never fall out.

    • Anonymous

      I wish I could like this 1000 times.

  • Aaron

    I’m a runner, so I need an armband almost immediately.

    • QtDL

      ^ this too! 🙂

  • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

    Desktop dock and car dock.

  • Belt holster. …Yeah, I’m that cool! …I guess that could classify as case though.

  • Anonymous

    I just get the silicone case, keeps my heart at ease whenever I set my phone down lol.
    Plus I like the additional thickness it gives my Galaxy Nexus, I don’t like how thin they’re starting to make phones, they’re to hard to grip lol.

  • Indecision

    First its the screen protector and case. After a week or two of testing if it needs an extended battery that’s the next purchase. After that a car docking station since I drive a lot. Anything after that is usually an impulse buy when it goes on sale.

  • Ok. All great and good there…cept for the fact that there are NO docking stations for the gnex…

    • Indecision1991

      I think they meant in general and not device specific.

      • Of course they meant in general…but this is dlife right?

  • I get a skin, only because it’s free from the company I work for 😀

  • I always get car dock first, because Verizon doesn’t have quality screen protectors.  Then screen protector if it’s not Gorilla Glass

  • NorCalDroid

    I usually get case, screen protector, and dock.