Covertec Treo 600 Case

After I got the Quarter-Moon bag, I started carrying my Treo in the bag instead of on my belt. I didn’t want it to get damaged, so I looked around for the first time at the various play-through cases available. I ended up buying the Covertec case.

The good:

  1. The styling and fit (see below) of the case are very sharp.
  2. The cutout decisions are smart – the speakerphone speaker is unobstructed, the headset jack is available, the cutout for the sync cable works as expected.
  3. The belt clip mechanism can me removed to the point it is not a factor.

The bad:

  1. When I first got it, the fit was so tight that it held down the power button on the top of the unit when I snapped it closed. It would also push down the SD card, releasing it. A little manual pulling and stretching of the leather over a few days solved this problem.
  2. The biggest problem for me is the travel distance between the plastic cover and the screen. When the Treo is in the case, you basically can’t use the touch-screen functionality. I don’t use this too often (the joy pad is nice), but at times it is a major anoyance. Unfortunately, I don’t see a good solution to this I do want to have the screen protection but I like being able to see the caller ID, etc., and don’t want to be flipping a flap out of the way whenever I need to use the device.

I don’t know that I’d buy this case again, but I don’t know what I’d buy instead either. 🙂 If you don’t use the touch screen much, it would be a good fit for you.