Seidio Active Kickstand Case for the Galaxy Note 2

A bit of that 'rugged' look with protection to match.


The Galaxy Note 2 is already and unapologetically large device, but if you don't mind making it just a touch larger you can pick up some serious protection and features with a new case. Today we're taking a look at the Seidio Active Kickstand case for the device, which gives a bit more ruggedness and better grip to the Galaxy Note 2, along with a kickstand to take advantage of that huge screen while out of the house.

Hang with us after the break where we give you a tour of the case and its features.

Similar to many of its other cases, the Seidio Active Kickstand Case comes in two parts — a rubber wrap-around case, and a hard plastic shell that snaps over it. The soft rubber portion gives the phone some serious shock absorption, while the hard case gives it protection against the regular bumps and scrapes of every day use. As you can see in the pictures, the rubber portion is most prevalent around the sides, while the hard plastic is primarily on the back.

The case does nothing to hinder usability of the ports, camera or even the S Pen, although the extra bulk could certainly push the size of the Galaxy Note 2 over the limit of what's holdable by many hands. Luckily the soft rubber can make the phone a little easier to hold, counteracting some of the size issues.

This case of course has a metal kickstand on the back, and just as we found with a Seidio kickstand case for the Nexus 4, it does the job nicely. Especially on a device this big, you'll be able to get some use out of that kickstand for watching videos — or even full-length movies — while propped up.

The Seidio Active Kickstand Case for the Galaxy Note 2 is available from ShopAndroid now for $29.95, and comes in white (which matches the white Note 2 nicely), black, blue and red colors.


Reader comments

Seidio Active Kickstand Case for the Galaxy Note 2


I hope so too. Just a couple more days until my Note 3 ships.

I'm using the Seidio kickstand case on my Motorola AtrixHD and love it.

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The Seidio active is by far the best smartphone case I have ever used. Have had it on my last 3 phones. Only reason I didn't get it on my note 2 was to try out some different ones. Never kept any of those cases. Haven't purchased my active case for note 2 since in thinking of upgrading to note 3.

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I've had this on my Note 2 since December. It's an excellent case and doesn't really add that much girth. Seems I didn't pay as much for mine as is listed in the article.

I have the black and red Active case for my Droid DNA. It complements the phone perfectly and provides superlative protection. I love Seidio cases in general, and always seem to go back to them in the end.

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Because the Note 3 could be my next device I am interested in cases to fit that. We should see it at IFA. so, why is this case for the Note 2 arriving now? Rather odd timing.

Don't think it's arriving now. I think they are just doing a review now.

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My Note 2 has been in this case since they came out with it. I've always been a fan of the Active lineup.

The one thing I find is that the Note 2 actually feels bigger out of the case. It probably has more to do with how thin the phone is without a case, which makes me notice the size of the phone. In the thicker case, the size ratio is not as noticeable.

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I have had this case since last November and I am pretty happy with it. I got it with the holster and once you get used to having this huge thing hanging on your belt, it really doesn't interfere with daily life. I wish they would have put more plastic on the top and bottom portion of the phone where now only the silicone is, it just bugs me having it flopping in the breeze without at least some plastic to hold it down. The fixed that problem in the Galaxy s4 version of the case. No matter what seidio tech support promised me, the magnet holding the kickstand in the close position is interfering with the s pen operation, hopefully the note 3 version will address that issue. Other than that, great care and holster combo.

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I have the Seidio Surface version for mine. Love it, gonna be hard to part with my N2, but the N3 will be worth it and Seidio better have a kickstand surface version for it.

I bought the Note2 in January. I ordered the Active case (with kickstand) and holster two weeks before that, so they birth together. Perfect combo if you want a "hip-hugger".

hint: Open the kickstand when you hold it in your hand for support. Perfect!

Why don't they make cases for extended batteries like ZeroLemon's 9800ma monstrous battery? I would gladly pay $ for a variety of options of color or types like kickstands or ?? Maybe options of slots for caring items such as memory cards. Luckily I'm a Do You're Own kind of person, so I modified my original case for NFC and wireless charging!, my next modification will be for dual memory card support of two 128gb sd cards, I'm not the first in doing it, as a XDA-developer has already accomplished this feat!