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Treo Case Mate Signature Series Hoster Combo Review

There’s always been things about hard leather form-fit Treo cases that I’ve simultaneously found to like and dislike.  It wasn’t until I received the new Case-Mate Signature Holster Combo that I discovered one that I could actually see myself using on a daily basis – it is the best and most elegant model that I have reviewed to date.

Case Mate Signature Series

As its name suggests, the Case-Mate Holster Combo (for Treo 680, 750 and 755p) consists of both a hard leather form-fitting shell (above left) and a convenient leather holster.  The build quality is excellent and is handcrafted from a premium Italian Pebblestone leather (see below right).  The fact that Case-Mate offer a Lifetime Warranty is also clearly a sign of commitment to quality.

Case Mate Signature Series Back

After sliding your Treo into the case it fits comfortably and snuggly while also more importantly offering solid protection all around your smartphone thanks to some 2mm of padded thickness.  At the same time access to all buttons, stylus, camera, speakerphone, HotSync connector and keyboard remain perfectly accessible.  Having said this, you will need to remove the Treo from its case if you use the Palm Treo Cradle Kit.

The holster is equally solid and well built with a slim, strong multi-directional 360–degree ratcheting (24 positions) belt clip.  Sliding your Treo in and out of the holster to answer calls is quick and easy while still being held firmly in place when not in use.

I also particularly like the fact that your Treo fits in the holster with the screen facing inwards (most other hard leather form-fit Treo cases have a belt clip at the back thus exposing the screen to bumps and scratches).

Overall I consider both the Case-Mate Signature Holster Combo and Case-Mate Signature Series (without holster) for Treo 680, 750 and 755p to be my top choices in this Treo case category.

The most popular alternative Treo cases (all voted “Editor’s Choice”) include:
Helix Holster
SPE P6 Pouch Case
SPE UltraSlim Leather Holster

Treonauts always find the best combinations

Posted by Andrew on August 7, 2007 at 01:02 PM

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by karen | Aug 7, 2007 1:37:45 PM

Will it accomodate the Treo 680 with extended battery? If not, is there a case that will? (They hybrid cases fall apart the minute they hit anything so I've given up on them.)

by ToNe | Aug 7, 2007 2:44:18 PM

does the case get in the way of pressing the cornor keys on the keyboard? or is the case pushed back a tad away from keyboard like the seidio cases are?

by Andrew | Aug 7, 2007 6:09:40 PM

karen - please see my post for extended battery fit Treo cases:


ToNe - as you point out this case has been expanded around the edges to allow for unencumbered access to the keyboard.

I hope this helps.

Cheers, A.

by Mathias | Dec 18, 2007 8:06:06 AM

Thanks for the review. It's hard to see from the pictures, but I assume the sync and headset connectors on the bottom are still accessible. Could you please let me know if that is correct?

by Case-Mate | Jun 19, 2008 10:16:57 AM

Unfortunately it appears that some people have our warranty policy incorrect. Here is the correct policy:

Warranty Policy

Case-mate offers a 90 day limited warranty on all products sold.

All Case-mate products are fully guaranteed against defects in materials or workmanship. Our guarantee does not cover product damages that may have result from normal wear and tear or misuse/abuse of the product. Case-mate will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, or punitive damages arising from the use of this product.

Product replacements do not in any way extend the warranty and void any current warranty.

If you did NOT purchase your Case-mate product from this website and you wish to return it, you must contact the retail outlet or reseller where the original purchase was made. The warranty policy defaults to the policy at the retailer with whom you purchased the item(s). We do not honor products that were sold on eBay, despite the warranty terms of the seller.

Case-mate cannot accept returns of products purchased through a reseller or distributor.

This is available at http://www.case-mate.com/support

by iphone cases | Jul 15, 2011 2:30:44 AM

This is good.I hope this helps.This is available at http://www.cellphone-case.net

by sunce | Sep 1, 2011 12:10:29 AM

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