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Comment by jrtpup on October 11, 2011 at 6:14pm
Very fancy Doug, a matching set ;) I guess I'm OCDiabetic enough, checking the dex so often, that I don't really want to have to take it out of something. I WILL find 'it' LOL
Comment by jrtpup on October 11, 2011 at 12:30pm
Wow OS! I have one from last time you posted. Love it, and it does stay on, but it's vertical. Doug, thanks, I really like the clear front though.

Hard to please huh? :)
Comment by onesaint on October 11, 2011 at 11:02am
jrt, still the best case I've found has been this one:

LG VX8500 Verizon case

The sides are elastic so the Dex sits snugly and the clip is very sturdy. Ive had my latest for about 6 months and it seems to be working fairly well still. I suppose the elastic in the edging will wear out eventually, but it's the best I've come across to date.
Comment by jrtpup on October 11, 2011 at 10:03am
Here's a weird one... the backlight no longer comes on on my dex. The buttons still light up. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a fix?
Comment by jrtpup on October 10, 2011 at 9:34pm
Well, unfortunately, the first day I wore the new case it fell off. I wear it directly on my jeans, not on a belt, so that's probably a factor. It IS better made, but I'm back to keeping it in my pocket or spibelt ;(
Comment by Connie OConnor on October 10, 2011 at 5:45pm
My meter's BEEP sound just pooped out, so they are replacing it as I was fortunately under warranty. I asked how often that happened, and she commented that it is one of the most frequent problems, so if you do not use yours, check it occasionally just in case you want to use it.
Comment by Brian Grant on October 6, 2011 at 3:30pm
Thanks jrtpup! Let us know how you like it! I called Dexcom and they said its 10$ for the case plus shipping, if you like it i may have to get it! Please let us know:)
Comment by jrtpup on October 5, 2011 at 10:35pm
Sorry about the mislabellings. You can figure it out ;)
Comment by jrtpup on October 5, 2011 at 10:34pm
I was using the cloth case Brian.

The new one does seem sturdier. The only cloth-like fabric is around the edges. The back and frame (double-stitched) around the front window are a leather-like (can't tell if it's real leather) material. The plastic screen is the same material but sturdier and a bit less glary because the frame holds it in place.

The back is all leather-like material. The clip is no longer swivel. It's positioned so it will sit horizontally where it's clipped. Sewn on around the clip is a double belt loop. The belt loop has a snap so it can be lifted away from the clip, presumably so one can clip it to belt then snap the loops into place around the belt.

The clip does seem a bit stronger, maybe partially because it's oriented only the short way so is a shorter clip. The zipper goes from one side of the belt loops on top to the other, so it opens much further. Did my best with pics ;)

I intend to put a carabiner through the belt loop when I wear it straight on my jeans (as usual), and attach thee carabiner to the belt loop on my jeans.

Lots of pics:
old - new


back open loops

back open loops



open (inside)

Comment by Brian Grant on October 5, 2011 at 4:30pm
Jrtpup: Which case were u using with the dex before? The cloth one with the zipper or the original case where you slide the dex into it?

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