The Galaxy Note 2 is a beast, in more ways than one. It is a technical powerhouse with the latest technologies, encased in a…rather large shell. I think the huge 5.5″ screen is awesome, but it does make it a bit hard to carry. I’ve always been a fan of belt clip cases, but I wanted a case with a built-in stand so I can watch movies and work on my Note 2(I’m actually typing this review on my Note 2 using a Rapoo Bluetooth keyboard). I looked around and found the Seidio Surface Case with holster combo. It seemed to have everything I was looking for. How did it pan out? Let’s find out in my Seidio Note 2 Surface Case review.
The Seidio Surface case comes in many different colors, all with a silver kickstand on the back of the case. I’m pretty plain as far as cases go, and as much as I love the Note 2’s media capabilities, I got the phone to be more productive, so I want the phone to look the part. I got the black colored case, and it looks great on my Note 2. The Surface is a hard rubber case, it has a matte finish and looks good. It’s a two-part case, you put on one half at a time, and it’s very easy to put on and take off. You have cut outs for your buttons, camera, speaker, S-Pen, and charging port. They are all perfectly aligned and easy to reach. The case holds the phone in and sticks out a little above it, so it’s safer if you drop the phone on its screen since the case will absorb a lot of the impact. It feels good in the hand and it doesn’t add much bulk to the Note 2, which is great since it’s already a big boy. The belt clip is black with a felt cloth-like inside. I’m not too big a fan of that because it collects dust really easily.
The Seidio Surface is made to protect your phone without adding much bulk and adding the additional benefit of a kickstand to it. In the time I’ve used it I’ve gotten used to the size and feel of it. I love having the kickstand for when I take lunch breaks and just want to relax and use Netflix or play Battle Cats. Or if I want to be productive, like I’m doing right now. Besides the minor negatives I pointed out, the Seidio Surface and belt clip is a great combo for someone who wants a case with a kickstand and belt clip option that works well. For the $55 asking price for the combo, it’s a pretty good price, but shop around if you can. If you just want basic protection, Samsung’s own screen cover might suffice. That review is coming soon. Until then, keep checking back as we bring you teh future, 8 bits at a time 🙂