Stop, Think Before You Put Away That S-Pen

The Note 5 Has Arrived, With Issues?

With the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, there has been talk of “issues” with the S-Pen. The S-Pen can get stuck if it is inserted backwards into the device. The new Note has a spring release on the re-designed S-pen and when the pen is inserted the wrong direction the S-Pen can get caught on the spring action. Please note, however, that this cannot happen if you use the S-Pen correctly and this is indeed a warning in the manual that comes with the device.

Accidents happen though, right?

It is true that, just as your mother taught you as a kid, accidents do happen from time to time. In regards to the S-Pen however, this is a bit of stretch. The way in which the S-Pen is used, pointy end down, it feels very unnatural to put it in the wrong direction. Imagine putting a pencil into a pencil sharpener, now imagine putting that same pencil in eraser first, it would not feel or seem natural at all. The only way this may come into play is if the individual is in an extreme hurry, while ignoring that nagging feeling of “something being amiss”.

Blame Game?

So who gets the blame when this accident inevitably happens to a few individuals? Samsung knew about the issue, as it was even in their manual, but if people use a product in a wrong way should we blame the company? I want to hear from you, what do you think Samsung should do, if anything? The information acquired for this article was based on an article covered by Android Central. Below is a list of options they felt Samsung had to diffuse the situation.

“So what should Samsung do?

We’d recommend a few things here:

  • Samsung needs to work with its warranty provider and the carriers and their warranty providers on this. It’s sure to be a relatively small amount of devices, and there’s no reason to not do the right thing and help folks out. Charge $50 or $100 or whatever for the swap, but keep it reasonable.
  • And Samsung needs to come out and do that publicly, and quickly.
  • Update the TouchWiz software so that you get the warning about how to insert the stylus the very first time you pull it out. And make it one of those “Tap this box to never see this again” warnings.
  • The Note 4 had a little warning if you tried to put its pen in backward. Is it possible to get that back?
  • Then put that same warning in the box on one of those little pieces of paper we never read.
  • Or maybe as a stencil on one of those plastic screen protectors you have to take off before you can use the phone.”

 

Written By: Austin W.

(These statements reflect the author’s opinion and in no way represent Seidio)

*Information for this article was found at: Android Central

SEIDIO Summer

Summer is a wonderful time of year, no matter if your enjoying summer break or only get to soak up some rays after work! We are starting a new blog series called #SeidioSummer. Our goal is to spark your creativity and help you experience new exciting ways to enjoy your summer. We will especially be looking at some of the experiences that may not be kind to phones without #Seidio protection.

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We would also like to hear from you. Leave us a comment and let us know how you have spent your Summer or even Summer fun you would like to experience. Have a story that put one of our products to the test? Leave us a comment!

Ultimate Protection for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

Just in time for snowboarding and ski trips, our OBEX waterproof case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now available! The OBEX case is versatile, so it’s ready for different situations and elements including snow, water, dirt, and everyday accidents such as coffee spills.

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The OBEX has been IP-68* tested to be dust-tight and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water up to 6 ft. for 30 minutes. It also exceeds the MIL-STD-810F standard and can survive drops from up to 6 feet. No need to worry on hikes, trails, or lake adventures, the OBEX has you covered – anytime, anywhere.

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We now offer more color options for you to choose from, learn more about the OBEX here: http://www.seidioonline.com/obex

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Giveaway Time!

We recently launched our CAPSA™ TouchView™ Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but instead of just telling you how much easier it is to install or how great the military standard impact protection is, we want you to experience it for yourself! Five (5) random lucky winners will be selected to win a CAPSA™ TouchView™ Combo for the Samsung Galaxy S5. To be entered to win, comment on this post with your favorite feature about this case.

Will it be the sleek and slim profile? Or the integrated screen protector? Maybe you like the Hexguard technology and the drop protection best. Let us know in the comments!

Blog Giveaway Rules:
– Giveaway runs through Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to Friday, August 29, 2014, 11:59PM, CST
– Five winners will be randomly selected to win either a CAPSA™ TouchView™ Case for a Samsung Galaxy S5 in the color of their choice
– One entry per person, limited to participants in the United States

Introducing the NEW Seidio CAPSA TouchView!

Our latest innovation is the CAPSA TouchView! With this case, you will never have to experience the hassle of installing another PET screen protector. Simply snap the CAPSA TouchView Case on your Samsung Galaxy S5, and the integrated screen protector maintains touch sensitivity and functionality. The built-in screen protector features a good 5H hardness rating and seamlessly bonds to the case.

The interior of the case also features our new Hexguard technology. The honeycomb pattern on the TPU provides additional cushioning during drops by dissipating shock. Strong polycarbonate on the exterior has our signature soft-touch coating and provides a shield against scratches. This slim case is easily installed and exceeds the MIL-STD-810G standard.

With its easy installation process, built-in screen protector, and Hexaguard technology, the CAPSA TouchView is Protection Simplified.

Never Fear Coffee Spills; OBEX for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is HERE!

From beverage accidents at work to fun vacation activities, OBEX for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a daily use case that provides premium protection – anytime, anywhere.

Our coffee spill proof OBEX case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now available on our online store!

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Full functionality is maintained from screen sensitivity to sound quality, to charging and S Pen accessibility.

With its IP68 Rating, the dust tight OBEX can be submerged under water in up to 6.6 feet (2 meters) for half an hour, or less continuously. Drops are of no concern as the OBEX exceeds the MIL-STD-810F standard and can survive drops from up to 6 feet. So feel free to relax knowing that Seidio has your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 protected with OBEX!

The OBEX Waterproof Case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been spotted in the wild!

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