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    LG Optimus, what do you use/recommend for screen protector, case, cover, charger?

    HI,
    I hope this is the right forum to ask this question.
    I just looked at ebay and there are so many options and I don't know which one is good. I need a car charger, cover/case and screen protector. Can I just get ANY not OEM car charger? The price is a lot different and I don't want to damage the phone by not buying the right one. Also I see many cover/case but they don't have screen protector, do I need to buy this separate? Please recommend what you use, where to buy.
    Thank you.

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    Personally, I would stick with an OEM for the car charger because there's a lot of electronic "noise" when plugged into a vehicle and if one of the $2 eBay specials craps out because of that, well...there you go. Buying OEM doesn't have to be expensive; you can pick up a highly-rated Motorola SPN5400A on Amazon for around $6: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Vehic...0965569&sr=8-1

    As far as screen protectors go, some people use the cheapos with good effect and others swear by the more expensive kind like Phantom Skinz and BestSkinsEver. The only brand I have experience with is BestSkinsEver, which I put on my Sansa Fuze, and it works quite well. I personally don't like screen protectors on touchscreen devices so I'm not getting one for my Optimus.

    I don't know what you're looking for as far as a case, but here's what I picked up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q46EZ8

    It seems to be well-designed, gets excellent reviews from Optimus V owners, and it's dirt cheap as well. Mine hasn't arrived yet so I can't comment on its specifics.

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    I got the zagg invisable shield (optimus s at radio shack) for my screen protector and my phones very responsive still i forget I have it installed sometimes but I havent got a case or holster for it yet

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    I bought the "5x LG Optimus S LS670 Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector..." from Amazon and they are a perfect fit for the Optimus V. I have one annoying bubble near the bottom of the screen that I can't seem to smooth out. I have 4 left so I may give another one a try...

    The case I bought is "LG Optimus S LS670 (Sprint) Silicone Skin Case, Black" from Amazon and is a good fit except I have to slip the bottom of the phone out of the case to charge it. I think if I cut away a bit of the hole for the micro USB connector I should be ok.

    Since the phone ships with a USB cable you could pick up a USB car charger> I picked up the following from Meritline: "Mini Black USB Car Charger for iPhone".

    David

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    case I bought is "LG Optimus S LS670 (Sprint) Silicone Skin Case, Black" from Amazon and is a good fit except I have to slip the bottom of the phone out of the case to charge it. I think if I cut away a bit of the hole for the micro USB connector I should be ok.

    Since the phone ships with a USB cable you could pick up a USB car charger> I picked up the following from Meritline


    Quote Originally Posted by healthysaver View Post
    HI,
    I hope this is the right forum to ask this question.
    I just looked at ebay and there are so many options and I don't know which one is good. I need a car charger, cover/case and screen protector. Can I just get ANY not OEM car charger? The price is a lot different and I don't want to damage the phone by not buying the right one. Also I see many cover/case but they don't have screen protector, do I need to buy this separate? Please recommend what you use, where to buy.
    Thank you.

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    I went with this guy for both my Intercept and my Optimus screen protector. I don't really like cases. I have no complaints.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/XtremeGUARD-LG-O...ht_2415wt_1078

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    I bought these from Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Optimus-Protec...0978593&sr=8-1

    Says "5" and I got "3". They were all about .030" too big, I got a refund. These came from "TDC Direct", there's a bunch of "stores", I guess some have the right size. I then ordered these from Ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:L:OU:US:1123

    Am quite happy with them. They're slightly small (makes them easier to lay down). A few whitish spots when I first laid down, but were very clear the next day. No water required.

    I bought this charger:
    http://www.amazon.com/Retractable-Ch...0978914&sr=8-1

    Works great.

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    Thanks all for some recommendations. I'm looking for a phone cover that will protect from sudden drop or scratches, not the one you wear on your belt. Also for the charger, do I need to get universal kind from LG? How do I search the charger that was made from LG, just type oem? Keep them coming if anyone else have more advice.

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    I think the OtterBox case is probably the best available. Someone here had posted a discount code that lets you get it for about $27 shipped. I dropped mine recently on a concrete floor, the phone bounced and tumbled end over end landing face down. Not a scratch on it or the case. The case also comes with a nice fitted screen protector.


    http://www.otterbox.com/LG-Optimus-C...efault,pd.html

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    I use this: http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-HTC-G...0989583&sr=8-1

    Fits well. I prefer the phone to be as thin as possible and easily accessed. I believe "body" cases just tend to make the phone hotter (heat is not released as easily with a layer of insulation around it)... more heat, less battery life.

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    You can use any micro-USB car charger with your Optimus. The brand doesn't really matter as long as it's reputable. If you'd like to stick with LG, they make a car charger that can be had for very little on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F8CN0BEYJFTW69

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    I bought the zagg screen protector from radio shack. Its the one for the Optimus S but it fits Optimus V also. For the case, i bought this one from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Body-Glove-Sna...1015636&sr=8-1 I splashed out over $30 for both but i think its worth it. One possible bad thing about the zagg screen protector is that I installed the keyring app and loaded some cards in and at CVS the girl couldn't scan the barcode because of screen protector.

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    Im using Ghost Armor for the LG Optimus S. Fits the Optimus V perfectly!



    http://www.ghost-armor.com/LG/Optimus_S.html

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    There is a site that sells the Zaggs for about half of retail. They are genuine, just not in the fancy retail packaging.

    http://www.emtcompany.com/cell-phone...protector.html

    Got em for everything..not just the Optimus.

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    Just ordered the Otterbox for the V -- 10% off and free shipping (found code online - google search) -- looks like a nice quality case. Looked at both Body Glove options -- but kept coming back to the Otter.

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