I just received my G4 this morning, and will begin using it in about 1/2 hour after it calibrates! I am pretty excited - I really like the design and especially the thinness of the receiver. I am NOT going to keep it on my belt and would love to know if anyone out there has found a low profile case that will fit the G4. I keep it in my pocket and use the vibration settings for alarm. I am wondering if the older iPod Nano cases will fit - and will check that out later this weekend. If I come up with something I will share it here, and if anyone has already found one, please let us know!
Thank you in advance.
They ARE comfortable, and Donna will make them to your specs if you don't see a configuration you like. I have 3 - just about live in them.
I looked everywhere and the best case that I could find was a Sony walkman armband from a company called Riot Outfitters. It's about 25 bucks. I got it at Best Buy, but you can buy them online also. I cut the armband part off. It is made of neoprene and fits like a glove. It does give some protection in case she drops it. I agree that the case is really badly designed. My daughter doesn't look at it nearly enough, and having it in a case that you have to open is a really bad idea!
MaryMary-I ended up buying the same case at Best Buy but mine's by Rocketfish. It looks identical to the Riot Outfitter one, but $1 cheaper The front is gray leather with yellow stitching so it doesn't look fabulous with my pink G4. But I feel better having some protection on my receiver.
I think that the ideal case would have a leather front like the case that came from Dexcom. But then the back should be a slip in neoprene like the Riot outfitters/Rocketfish cases. Black would be good or even better they could come in various colors to match the G4 colors.
I have one more case coming from Amazon that might work, but so far everything else i've tried has been a dud. I'm waiting to get up the courage to cut apart the leather case from Dexcom, but I don't think it will look great with one side completely cut off.
As Mary mentioned in her post, this case is an armband case so you have to cut off the straps. Super easy to do and looks OK once you do it.
That is interesting that it is the exact same color and stitching and all. Michael won't use his case, so I could get it and do something with it, but not sure what would work. Are you talking about cutting the clip part off? Melissa does use it when she is wearing jeans with tiny pockets. I would be a nervous wreck if she didn't have that neoprene case. And it does fit like a glove. Hopefully there are people figuring out how to make a great case. Of course it should be Dexcom.
I actually cut off the whole flap piece so the Dex is completely uncovered on one side. If I had to do it again, I'd leave more of the flap piece to see if it would tuck into that side. Actually It might be a good idea to just take off the clip and use it with the whole fold over piece. Then the next step might be to cut off the piece that snaps. Then more of the fold-over piece. With the interim steps you might find something that works.
It's not bad how I did mine. The Dex won't fall out, but it shifts a little bit in there. Obviously the cut off side looks "cut off", so it's not a thing of beauty. But as much as I like the looks of the new receiver, I don't think it's very sturdy. I assume that as long as I don't actually lose it that damage from reasonable use would get me a replacement. But I don't want to go there.
I ended up cutting my leather case like you. It's OK, but I actually find the leather circle makes it a little harder to operate the buttons. So I'm back to the case I got at Best Buy per MaryMary's recommendation. If it weren't gray on the front, I'd be perfectly satisfied. I'm also waiting for one from Amazon that someone at Dexcom told me about (even though she told me that they are not allowed to "recommend" anything.) The Amazon case is designed for a Blackberry phone. I'll report back here if it's any good.
I hope that skinit.com will start making a skin.
Silicone cases don't slide in and out of pockets well at all. That is what we discovered with both a phone case and the Dexcom skins. That is why I didn't even look at them. The neoprene does slide and doesn't pick up lint either. I tried to make a case out of some neoprene I had, but it just didn't work out well enough to look good. I didn't want to spend the 25 bucks and then cut the straps off, but after all of my searching and efforts to make one, I was glad to just go and buy it. It fits really tightly, but is easy to take off also.
I just got my G4, and after checking out the receiver I got the case out. Wow, forget about the masculinity, it is just a complete mess with the snaps and flaps, never mind the crappy slippery clip... I had expected something not good based on discussions here, but even with my lowered expectations my first impression was 'this thing is terrible'!
All the more motivation to jump on making a case for real world users :)