Centro Case - Seidio's Centro Holster Review
The recent release of Seidio’s Centro Holster therefore makes a much needed and welcome entry in the still rather bare (for now at least) Centro cases category with an elegant, well built and designed holster that is small, sturdy and compact as well as being entirely covered with a rubberized coating which happens to feel great in your hand.
In terms of build and design this Centro holster is very similar to previous Treo models but I have to admit that I am impressed by some of the additional improvements that have been made on this one.
For starters, one of the smartest design features is the way your Centro appears to “float” a few millimiters inside the holster (see image below). At first I though that this was a design flaw but this was before realizing that it had actually specifically been done to ensure that none of the keys or hard buttons would accidentally touch the insdie surface of the holster – thus preventing the screen from repeatedly switching on and draining battery life or answering calls when removing your Centro from its holster.
Another smart improvement is a reinforced belt clip (one which still rotates 180 degrees in six positions) to ensure that it will withstand the most extreme conditions and daily abuse. As with previous Seidio holsters, I also continue to like the fact that the clip is very slim and that it has a lip at the bottom to prevent the Centro holster from slipping out of your belt.
Additionally, the top flap (above) has a small rubber strip at its end to protect your Centro against scratches and also to ensure that it provides more grip to hold your smartphone in place.
Furthermore, the bottom of the holster (above) has been cutout so as to provide easy access to the power and HotSync connectors as well as a further larger cutout to ensure that any headphone jack can be inserted without any obstruction (this type of holster is actually perfect for listening to music while on the go or if you decide to use a corded headset).
Finally and perhaps more importantly the Centro Holster fits very comfortably by your side (the smaller size undoubtedly helps) and probably provides one of the fastest and most effective ways to quickly reach for your Centro to make or answer calls.
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