Seidio Super Slim Treo Hard Case Review
At the beginning of the week I reviewed the SPE SliderCase for the Treo 700p which offers both Crystal and Rubberized Black versions. However, many Treonauts were wondering about the availability of Treo 680 and Treo 750 models which have yet to be released.
Well, I have some good news on this front. Seidio has just released an alternative with its own design of a Super Slim Treo 680 Hard Case and Super Slim Treo 750 Hard Case (all available in both Crystal and Rubberized Black) pictured below. I must admit that I’m extremely impressed by it.
Compared to previous crystal or hard cases this new Seidio Super Slim model offers quite a few significant improvements.
For starters the shell really is the one of the slimmest that I have come across – it’s just 1mm thick. Next is also the fact that this is one of the few such hard cases to not have protruding side latches – albeit the downside to this is the fact that ‘sandwiching’ and snapping the two front and back pieces of the case can be somewhat challenging…
At first I thought that my case was defective but I eventually figured out that there’s a “snapping order” to make your case fit properly – start latching at the top right, bottom right, top left and then you have to just marginally pull the case out to fit over the last bottom left latch. You may not be thrilled at the idea if you regularly need to open the case but I reckon that in most situations people will only have to do this at most a couple of times a week.
Like all models in this category, Seidio’s Super Slim Hard Case offers all required openings for connectors, buttons, SD slot and speakers as well as the status light at the top. Additionally, this case now also has the correct ‘low profile’ around the keyboard to ensure smooth typing and access to all keys.
Overall I think that like me most Treonauts will find both the Super Slim Treo 680 Hard Case and Super Slim Treo 750 Hard Case (particularly the Rubberized Black versions which seem most popular) to be some extremely fine additions to their Treo accessories portfolio. The case is very well designed, provides solid protection and is quite elegant and discreet thanks to its slimness. As I pointed out the only minor flaw in my opinion is the relative difficulty in snapping the case close.
Treonauts always look for the most solid solutions…