Treo Case | Cellet Elite Treo Holster Review
Until now my favourite Treo holster (and undisputed bestselling Treo case in our Treo Accessory Shop) has been the Seidio Shield Holster. However that was before having had the opportunity to experience the superb new Cellet “Elite” RH7 Rubberized Treo Holster.
What distinguishes the Cellet “Elite” Treo holster is its meticulous design attention to every detail which delivers one of the smartest new accessories for our Treo in quite some time. The Elite Treo holster is constructed with PC grade plastic and then coated with smooth black rubber (exactly the same as that used by Palm on the Black Tie Edition Treo 650) to ensure that your Treo will not scratch and also to provide a much more refined look.
A closer inspection of the Cellet Elite Treo holster also reveals four other innovative design elements. For starters, instead of the tipical large top ‘lip’ which holds your Treo into place the Elite holster ingeniously distinguishes itself with the introduction of a new system that uses the tiny groove next to your SD card to securely clip your Treo (image above left) – however please note that with your Treo 700 you will need to press it against the holster until you hear a ‘click’ indicating that the clip has latched to the groove. The second design innovation is the fact that the Elite holster has been form-moulded with the exact front shape of the Treo to provide a perfect fit throughout (image above right) with the added benefit that the mould around the antenna is designed to prevent your SD card from accidentally ejecting by covering a corner of it.
Next is the important design, high quality and low profile of the swivel clip (image above left) which on the one hand rotates 180 degrees to allow your Treo to be worn either vertically or horizontally (images below) and on the other is also covered in rubber so as not to scratch your belt. Finally, the lower holding portion of the Elite holster (image above right) provides both easy access for charging and synching and is designed to ensure that your Treo will not fall out once you have released the top latch (the only drawback from this is unfortunately that it impedes the use of corded headsets and hybrid headsets which is a real shame considering the otherwise phenomenal amount of smart design effort that has evidently been put in).
Leaving aside my disappointment regarding the corded headset issue (which I hope will be resolved in a future version), overall the Cellet “Elite” RH7 Rubberized Treo Holster is impressive and I am particularly delighted to see this much attention to detail and innovation (so often lacking elsewhere) for a Treo accessory. Considering that the Cellet Elite costs the same as competing holsters there is no doubt in my mind which one I will choose – it’s an absolutely terrific holster which I wholeheartedly recommend.
Treonauts are always looking for innovators…