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The best of the best? Case Roundup for the Galaxy Note 9 take two...

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Covered in my initial Note 9 case roundup last Autumn were:
Spigen Rugged Armor, £18Olixar Premium with tempered glass, £25Samsung LED View Cover Case, £55Olixar MeshTex, £10UAG Plyo, £30Noreve Leather Cover, 70 Euros (See the links - or the headings below - for the original product pages!)

As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with all samples supplied by
MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of Galaxy Note 9 cases and covers.

Note (puns intended throughout!) that I'm going to refer to the phone as the 'Note 9', as do MobileFun. Samsung's stylistic 'Note9' just won't catch on - it looks awful!
Ringke Fusion, £5 On offer at a knock down price as I write this, the Fusion design, here in clear but very tough plastic, is fabulously protective. In fact, it's ironic that the case itself arrives with protective covers of its own, to make sure that the clear almost mirror finish stays scratch free until its in…

Review: Guinness Utility Card

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This is something of a followup to my original (G+) review of the Swiss Card Lite (on Amazon UK at https://amzn.to/2REYRBO) and complements it nicely, they sit in consecutive slots in my wallet!
I bought this (about a tenner on Amazon UK at https://amzn.to/2CBKJi2) because, despite my Swiss Card's functions, I had no way to open a bottle of beer and had to spend 20 mins at my dad's place trying to find a suitable opener.
This has both top designs covered for beer (or Guinness!) and, as a bonus, gives five different nut cutouts, should you need to tighten or loosen something, typically on a bike or garden implement.



A (cm) ruler, letter opener blade, and a couple of token screwdriver edges complete a useful metal gadget. And with surprisingly little overlap with my Swiss Card Lite.



I now feel like I'm ready for anything. Including beer!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro case roundup

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Another flagship in for review - the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (sorry for the delay on looking at cases for it!) Anyway, more cases to try out and score!

This is all thanks to the folks at MobileFun, see their Mate 20 Pro case selection in full.
Official Huawei Clear TPU, £6 This is a good place to start, it's minimalist and yet provides some protection from all sides, even corner drops, with slightly raised edges at top and bottom. Don't rely on this to stop a cracked screen when falling onto tarmac, but it'll cope with drops around the home.


And, as you'd expect from an official case, it fits like a glove. It also adds very little bulk. It's the sort of case which really should have been in the Mate 20 Pro retail box (maybe it is, in some regions?)



Of course, being clear, you get to still enjoy the paint job on your shiny new Huawei - which is 'a very good thing indeed'.



Top value too, for an official case at a pocket money price. At the very least,  put your Mat…