Urban Armor Gear Monarch and Plyo cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Monarch and Plyo are two cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 I’m testing out. They make them for other phones as well, but this is what I have. Rather than attempt to fill three hundred words of an article telling about my experiences with them, I am posting blatant phone case porn of them and letting you know they fit, appear good, and I’ll tell you if either of them end up with damage or something untoward happens.

I’ll have a full review in a while, but in the meantime, enjoy your some phone case titillation.

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You can get the Urban Armor Gear Monarch case here. You can find the less textured Plyo here.

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5 thoughts on “Urban Armor Gear Monarch and Plyo cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • January 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm
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    I don’t know how people live without a kickstand.

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    • January 31, 2018 at 6:15 am
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      I was thinking about this last night some and how I moved away from built-in kickstands. Part of this had to do with a kickstand popping open and spearing me in the leg, and multiple pops where it caught my pant’s pocket, but part of this move also had to do with what I was using the phone for.

      If you’re using it for gaming, texting, catching up on facebook, etc, most likely you’re not using a kickstand. The only time I actually was using one was in conjunction with some headsets, at a bar or restaurant, waiting on people to show, or when I was using my phone as a laptop with a keyboard.

      Being a parent now, I want that phone low profile and in my hands. My first case that didn’t have a kickstand I just used a paperclip.Then there’s a little ball they sold at the $1 section of Target I used when I needed it, then there’re things like magnetic rings that pop onto the back and let you wear the phone if needed.

      But mostly I stopped hanging with people who showed up 20 minutes late regularly so there’s been very little need for public media consumption at tables.

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      • January 31, 2018 at 9:06 am
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        I guess the kickstand won’t be too useful for everybody. I myself do not use it everyday, but whenever I need it, it is a lifesaver. Nice thing about it is that, at least in Seidio cases, it does not pop up open by itself, it does not stand out of the case. If you do not use it, you might never now it is there.

        Sometimes I have lunch alone at the office. Those times I watch something on Netflix or YouTube. Also, when I am cooking at home, sometimes I put some music on the phone. Because the speaker is at the back, it sounds much better if it is not laying flat on the table, so I open up the kickstand.

        Even if you are not likely to use it, to me if feels a bit like a missed opportunity to buy a third party case, specially bulky ones, without a kickstand.

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  • January 31, 2018 at 6:16 am
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    Day 1 results: Monarch/phone survived small fall face down from 3 feet.
    Back of Monarch seems warmer to the touch but may have been what I was using.

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