A week or so ago I broke the Galaxy S5 case Shira had bought me. After a few days of carrying the phone around naked (man, is it sexy!), I decided it was time to get a case. Like my Father, I'm a clip-to-the-belt kind of guy (why waste pocket space when you can leverage belt space?!), so that narrowed the field. Additionally, I liked having a built in kickstand for hacking with my Perixx keyboard.
One model I wanted avoid: the i-BLASON Transformer Case. Early on I had ordered this guy, and found that it was absolute junk. The kickstand wouldn't stay in place and the whole case had a flimsy feel to it. The seller, to his credit, refunded my money and didn't even require me to send back the defective case.
After some researching I decided I'd go with the Aduro Shell Holster. Yes, it made me nervous that it looked so much like the i-BLASON, but what can you do?
See, here's the two cases:
I'm delighted to report that the Aduro works great!
The part of the case that wraps around the phone provides easy access to the USB jack and a very usable kickstand. It doesn't add an especially large amount of bulk either. The belt clip side is solid, too. And it didn't cost an arm and a leg.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!
Thanks to Android Authority for the case recommendation.