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Seidio Super Slim Treo Hard Case Review

Best Treo Hard CaseAt 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.

Seidio Super Slim Case

Compared to previous crystal or hard cases this new Seidio Super Slim model offers quite a few significant improvements.   

Seidio Super Slim Case Rubberized

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.

Seidio Super Slim Case Crystal

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

Posted by Andrew on February 23, 2007 at 09:47 AM

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by Dale | Feb 23, 2007 11:18:11 AM

Any good news for the Treo 650 users as well?

by Ronin | Feb 23, 2007 11:21:02 AM

One question: does the 680 still fit in the Palm Cradle with the case on?

by Andrew | Feb 23, 2007 11:41:28 AM

Dale - I have no news on a Treo 650 model unfortunately...

Ronin - I tried but the Treo 680 will not fit in the cradle with this case on.

Cheers, A.

by Ken | Feb 23, 2007 1:22:03 PM

All of these cases are great, but are there cases that will fit the Treo 680 with the extended battery installed. Specifically, with the extended back battery cover.

by Heinrich Mundt | Feb 23, 2007 4:48:09 PM

Does anybody know if the Treo 680 with the Seidio super slim still fits in the piel frama leather case

by NotAnnoyed | Mar 6, 2007 10:23:03 AM

Just got my crystal seidio. Yes it was tough to put on. I also have their extended life battery, and their back cover, so I don't need to open the crystal case to do a reset. My only problem is that the case is slippery, especially in my car. I solved that problem by applying self sticking felt on the backside of the crystal case.

by Jim Smith | Mar 6, 2007 10:43:01 AM

does the clear case scratch alot? I know polycarbonate cases tend to show lots of scratches

by NotAnnoyed | Mar 6, 2007 3:48:56 PM

#7 I have not noticed any scratches on my case. I don't know if it's polycarbonate. It does not appear to be, as it is very tight fitting, and I know I would have broke it, putting it on, if it was polycarbonate. Seidio states that it is scratch resistant.

by Dave | Mar 18, 2007 12:00:58 PM

I tried the rubberized black version for my Treo 750 and the bottom left side would never stay latched. I thought maybe I had a defective case, so I tried another, but it had the same problem. The bottom left corner would always snap open within a couple minutes of when I snapped it closed. If you have a Treo 750 beware ... this case may not reliably stay fastened.

by Rick | Mar 28, 2007 5:20:27 PM

I got a cheapy off eBay. Same functionality but at a fraction of the price. The only thing I don't like about it is the texture. It is the rubberized or rubber like material (some pens are made of this) but it is too smooth making the device slip out of my hands. I liked the silicon case but it stretched out.

How is the rubber surface? Is it real rubber. I might shell out 30 bucks for real rubber but if its the rubber like material, I'll save my money.


by This case sucks | Feb 2, 2008 2:10:10 AM

This case is absolute garbage. And the garbage is exactly where I threw it after I realized that I had been ripped off for $25. The case is thin, weak and flimsy. It never locked together-not even once. It cracked when I applied minimal pressure trying to utilize the "extra strong locking mechanism." Don't waste your money or time on this piece of crap. Get yourself another case somewhere else. Period.

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