Edit 3: Went for the official Motorola flip cover, as long as the centred USB jack doesn't get in the way I should be able to use it in a landscaped cradle with the front hanging down.
My requirements, of which I will happily take the nearest best thing.
1. Front cover.
2. Visible notification light.
3. Unrestricted camera in a car cradle.
4. Auto sleep/wake.
It's driving me crazy how difficult this is. It's not even pick any three, it's pick any two. The number of cases that have a cut-out for the earpiece but not the notification light *right next to it* is absurd. Or cases with magnetic tabs which don't trigger sleep/wake. What were they thinking?
I would be happy with something that amounts to a "box" which from which I can *easily* remove the phone for a car cradle, and I'll just get a decent shell, but that's eluding me too.
My sole example that covers everything has one big drawback: it looks very, very cheap. And even then you can only see the notifications via the status bar, which is not helpful when it has auto-sleep.
Edit: The thought occurs that a vertical flip case with visible notification light would do the trick, since the front cover wouldn't get in the way of holding it in a cradle.
Edit 2: Failing all of that, has anybody tried the official Motorola flip case in a car cradle with the cover open? If there's some way of preventing it flapping around or leaving it shut and easily opening then that would work fine.
Edited by TygerTyger, 27 February 2014 - 12:04 PM.