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