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Seidio Innocase Surface Combo for Samsung Focus

We’ve reviewed a slew of Seidio products in the past and have consistently found them to be worth recommending. When looking for a case for a new phone, Seidio is one of the manufacturers that should be on your list of brands to research.

The Seidio Innocase line of products has a couple of different pieces. This review covers both the case and holster for the Samsung Focus. Read on for the full review.

Design/Fit

The Innocase Surface case is a two-piece design that snaps over the front and back of your phone (much like the Mobi Hard Shell Case). The case is very lightweight, and offers a slightly rubberized feel that helps you keep a good grip on your phone. The cutouts for the different buttons and ports are generally well placed and are sized in a way that leaves the phone easy to use, though I did experience some issues with some audio cables that no longer fit into the headphone port after installing the case. The best part about the case is the fact that it doesn’t add much size or weight to the phone.

Seidio’s holsters have been some of my favorite accessories for the last few phones I’ve had. The offer the flexibility of carrying your phone in a way that is secure without giving up much in the way of thickness on the device itself. The holster for the Samsung Focus features an off-center clip that secures the phone without obscuring the headphone port. The face-in method in which the holster retains the phone helps protect the screen of your device from cracks and scratches.

Quality/Value

One thing about the Innocase Surface Combo is that it can be used with or without the holster, making it a pretty flexible option for a case. The case itself doesn’t fit the phone as well as previous Seidio cases that I’ve used, but I haven’t experienced any issues with the phone falling out of the case or anything like that. The holster does a remarkable job of holding the case and phone in place without making it impossible to get in or out when needed. The belt clip is sturdy, and rotates to either side allowing you to use it in a vertical or horizontal position.

Conclusion

Between the flexibility that the Innocase Combo gives you, the security that the holster provides, and the quality of Seidio products in general; the Innocase Combo case is definitely worth looking into. Additionally, Seidio offers both the case and holster individually, offering you a number of different options. All of these options are available from the Seidio online store.

 

Pros: 
Well built, leaves headphone jack open.
Cons: 
Expensive
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jec993#WP says:

Nice review. Sounds like a good option for my wife’s phone!JimNo Springs Studioshttp://nospringsstudios.com/

dtatgenho#WP says:

Is this case (other than providing the optional clip) any different from the Mobi Hard Shell Case? Just curious, as I already use the Mobi case, but this looks virtually identical in every way. Just wondering if there are any differences :)

lucazzo says:

That's exactly what I'm wondering. Fed up with my current case and need one that allows direct access to the buttons.

dtatgenho#WP says:

For what its worth, I really like the Mobi case. I have the black one, and its slightly rubberized (not just hard plastic) and has a little grip to it. The cut-outs for the buttons are well done, and it doesn't add too much weight or thickness to the phone. From what I can see, the only 2 differences between the Mobi case and this one is the slit/opening to take the case off is on a different side which isn't a big deal (Mobi has it on the right, just above the camera button, Seidio's is on the left), and the bottom of the case (where the voice input/mic is) is more exposed with a larger cut-out on the Mobi case, which, in my opinion, I like much better. The Seidio case may block the mic more than I would like and may muffle your end of a phone conversation and/or mess up the performance of voice search or Shazam-like apps that need clear access to the mic.Just my two cents. If those are the only differences, I personally recommend the Mobi hard shell case. I've been very happy with it.

Tim Ferrill says:

I can't really answer that I'm afraid as I don't have the Mobi case. The holster was the big draw for me with the Seidio version, since I've had Seidio holsters for the Tilt 2, Tilt, and BlackJack.

commishbob says:

I purchased the case and holster for my Focus and returned the case. The front and back would not stay 'snapped' and feel apart constantly. I returned it but I loved the holster and it works well with the Body Glove case I went back to.

iamkornholio says:

what body glove case are you using with the holster?