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SPE ActiveLife Treo WorkoutCase Review

Treo ActiveLifeAs I mentioned when I first reviewed the popular W7 Workout Case back in November, I am always looking for a case that will allow me to carry my Treo while running and listening to my favourite music streaming out of Pocket Tunes.

A new ActiveLife WorkoutCase (picture below) specifically designed for the Treo 680 and Treo 750 (but which also fits the Treo 700p and 650) has now been released that offers a few improvements over the previous model while still delivering the same level of convenience and comfort for your active lifestyle.

Treo ActiveLife Case

The ActiveLife WorkoutCase features full access to your Treo screen, keyboard and navigation buttons thanks to a complete frontal plastic covering to provide protection against those sweaty hands.  The rest of the body is a combination of neoprene (around the sides and back), rubber (for grip on the sides) leather (at the bottom for the connectors) and nylon (at the top).

Treo ActiveLife Case

The elastic armband is stitched at the back to avoid it slipping out and is fully covered in velcro to allow you to secure a comfortable fit.

Treo ActiveLife Case Treo ActiveLife Case

The bottom (above left) now offers better access to the stereo output jack and the rest of the connectors while the top closes with another velcro latch.

Treo ActiveLife Case

There is no doubt that the combination of the ActiveLife WorkoutCase, my Seidio Retractable 2in1 Headset (above), a large SD card, Pocket Tunes and magicButton (an application that converts my headsets into an excellent remote control for Pocket Tunes) offers me an ideal solution to carry my Treo while on the active-go.

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Posted by Andrew on March 5, 2007 at 10:17 AM

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by Ken | Mar 5, 2007 11:25:53 AM

Not bad, not bad at all.

by Hillel | Mar 5, 2007 1:16:14 PM

Does this case fit the extended battery cover for the 680?

by Dukat | Mar 6, 2007 5:12:15 AM

Oh, Another Case! What a truly innovative idea. Seriously, if the only benefit of having a Treo is to have a plethora of case options, it's time to switch to another platform, where at least some people are concerned with creating 3rd party applications.

by Mr. Peabody | Mar 6, 2007 9:16:23 AM

Holy cow! Another case! Help, Andrew! Get Palm to release a new device so we can get excited again! Like we did with the, uhmmm, Apple iPhone. Oops.

by Joe Blow | Mar 6, 2007 10:52:04 AM

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one rapidly losing interest in the circa 1999 technology in Palm's latest offerings...

It is a real shame to see the company that created the PDA lose the "Zen" which once made their products so amazing.

by Kumar | Mar 6, 2007 12:38:51 PM


by Brian | Mar 6, 2007 1:03:14 PM

I have the earlier version of this case and it lets me work out with the Treo as my music player, although I prefer Shure headphones for very good sound quality. My only complaints are that the armband doesn't have a big enough elastic section, causing some constriction on bicep workouts, and access to the headphone jack is slightly blocked.

To the comments of lack of innovation in the space, what are you talking about? Palm has a plenty robust software developer community. Until this case came along, my Treo wasn't super useful as a music player even though it was plenty capable thanks to pTunes. Speaking of which, pTune is the only smartphone software that I am aware of to support PlaysForSure -- so I can access 2 million+ songs on Napster.

Yeah, it's just a case, but it totally changed how I could use the Treo. When all the pieces come together, then a platform actually becomes useful for real people, not just people who only care about having the latest and greatest whatever to play with.

by What's in a name? | Mar 6, 2007 4:30:11 PM

How do you run with the Sedio retractable headset? No matter how I situated the cord, I always ended up catching the cord with my arm or something, causing it to retract.

by Dukat | Mar 7, 2007 5:39:20 AM

Hey What's in a name?,

Had the same thing with this $&## Sedio retractable headset. Always winding up, until the roll-back mechanisms failed (which was quite an advancement, to be honest), and then half a year later the Seido broke completely, like any good Seidio should do within a year.

I dropped that crap completely, bought Softick Audio Gateway, a BT Stereo Headset and enjoyed life again. Worked great on my Treo 650, the new beta now also has support for the 680.

by Dukat | Mar 7, 2007 5:43:38 AM

Hey Brian,

regarding the lack of innovation on Palm's side we're all referring to. Here's what I call innovation:


Now, look at a Treo. I know what my next phone will be. The first non-Palm OS device within 10 years.

But maybe, there'll be a Palm miracle beforehand.

by Bozo | Mar 7, 2007 2:24:00 PM

Why not just use a iPod. Welcome to 2007.

by Syd | Oct 8, 2007 11:18:20 AM

Use this case with the JABRA BT1010 Bluetooth headphones and you'll be happy

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