The HTC One is a remarkable phone, it’s a nicely made device, just gorgeous really, but it’s thin and I think it’s rather fragile. I know I wouldn’t want to drop it from any height at all without fear of damage. Such a nice looking device as the HTC One needs to be protected, the phone just looks very nice and it would be a shame for anything to damage those great looks so this is certainly one phone that needs a rugged and durable case to protect it to keep it looking so good. One such case is what I have for review today from Seidio, the case is the Active and what I have is actually the combination set which actually includes the case and a handy holster so it will always be handy right on your hip. The case itself is two parts, an inner soft rubber layer and an outer hard plastic layer which together provide excellent protection for the phone inside. The case also has a built-in metal kickstand so you can set the phone up and view it easily and comfortably. The second part of the set is the holster which is made from hard plastic, it features a spring lock to hold the phone in place no matter what you’re doing. The case does have one small flaw though, read on to learn more….
Seidio Active Case Combo for HTC One Review
The Seidio Active Case Combo comes in a rather hard to open package. The container is both plastic and cardboard but the cardboard is firmly attached to the plastic and I really had to work at it and I ended up ripping it off and destroying it in the process. Not a big deal of course as most people don’t keep packaging, just thought it was worth mentioning.
Once you get the cardboard off you’re left with the plastic outer case for the Active case. It’s hard plastic so it will more than protect the Active while in transit to you.
The Active Combo is both the case and the holster. You can purchase them separately if you want as I know not everyone uses a holster.
The holster actually locks onto the case with a spring clip on the top.
The inside of the holster is a felt like material, that’s the part that the screen of the HTC One will be facing.
The holster features a large and sturdy spring loaded clip and it can also can rotate so you can have the phone either vertical or horizontal or even angled on your belt.
Inside of the Active case you’ll find installation instructions for the case itself and how to use the holster.
The case comes assembled, but it’s in two parts really, a hard outer case and an inner soft rubber case.
The Active case has a built-in metal kickstand so you can enjoy using your phone in landscape or widescreen mode which is great for video watching on the nice large screen of the HTC One.
Here’s the two parts of the case separated, without the phone they come apart very easily.
Here’s a few views of the soft and hard parts of the case for you: