With the release of their new flagship handset, HTC have also released a range of official accessories. These include a hard clip on case and a leather style flip case. Some people prefer to go with the official range rather than third party accessories from the likes of OtterBox, so we put the Flip case through it’s paces for you.
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- HTC One Double Dip Flip Case only.
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- Light and sleek.
- Holds handset at an angle for viewing video or listening to audio content.
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- Doesn’t offer as much protection as you would expect.
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The flip case has come into fashion of late, mostly led by the official Samsung ones for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note II. The general feel of the HTC offering is of a high quality to match the handset. It fully covers the back of the phone with precision holes cut and enclosed with plastic for the rear camera and flash.
The cover itself fits incredibly well (as would would expect from an official product) with corner clips on the top and bottom edges which sit just below the face of the One, meaning they don’t hamper use.
The top and bottom areas are the only visible parts of the case not made from or covered in the faux leather material, but as you can see from the images they are matt black to match. Why HTC felt the need to call this a double dip case I have no idea as although the inner lining is red, it is hardly a dipped look.
The front flap has a nice embossed HTC logo rather than anything bold and brash and has slots cut for the front facing speakers. As I have said before, while the outside has a matt black leathered look to it, the inside is a lush luxuriant red in contrast.
The ‘stand’ feature of the case is very welcome and works pretty well. Rather than a clipped set position, the edge of the One is held by friction on the inner lining making the viewing angle adjustable. My only concern is if over time the surface becomes slippery and it loses it’s traction.
I do think a flip case is a little like Marmite though, the style either suits you or it doesn’t. If it is your kind of thing then it well worth a look, the only negatives I really found were the the front flip cover not always sitting flush, leaving edges a little exposed, and a line developing down the centre on the rear of the case where it folds to use it as a stand.