Smartphone Experts Treo 750 SnapCase Review
Ever since their first release a little over a year ago (see Clearly a Very Good Clear Case) I have found many reasons to like clear “crystal” Treo cases made out of acrylic or other hard plastic as a practical and robust solution to protect my Treo. However, for one reason or another there has always been ‘something’ wrong with many of these clear hard cases as they either did not fit properly into place, were too difficult to remove once snapped together or were too thick and obstructed the keyboard.
Until now the best hard Treo case that I have reviewed has been the Seidio Super Slim Hard Case which is very well designed, provides solid protection and is quite elegant and discreet thanks to its slimness _but_ one which I found awfully hard to remove once fitted. I was therefore extremely pleased to receive the new Smartphone Experts SnapCase (currently only for Treo 755p and 750) pictured here.
The SPE SnapCase is a clear, hard and thin Treo case which I believe now provides one of the best solutions in its category thanks to its robust construction, elegant design and particularly also its unobtrusive “easy release” clip system.
Both sides of the SnapCase (above and below) offer the required openings for the mini SD slot and volume buttons while using a clip system that does not protrude outwards leaving the sides completely smooth.
The bottom and top openings (below) offer the same benefits with easy access to the power/audio/HotSync connectors, silent slider as well as the stylus.
As I mentioned earlier, the low side profile of the SnapCase provides easy access to all the keyboard (detail below left). Another important improvement on this case is the addition of a small groove under the lower left clip system which allows you to easily open the case when you need to – for example to change the Treo battery – while remaining tightly snapped together at all other times.
Overall, the SPE SnapCase is without a doubt one of the best hard Treo cases that I have come across – one that offers great protection and a much improved closure mechanism. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the Treo 680 version becomes available.
Treonauts are always clearly protected…