REVIEW: ToughSkin for Treo 650

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Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, 10:38
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speck-toughskin-treo.jpgThere’s two schools of thought we it comes to cases, you either use them and swear by them, or you simply take your chances. Readers of these pages know that I am a big fan of cases and I almost never take my electronics out of the house without a case. It’s partially because I’m a klutz and drop all my electronics on the first day I have them, and partially to protect their resale value. This case fetish is part of the reason that I was so disappointed with the lack of cases when the iPod nano was announced.
The SkinTight line of silicone cases from Speck Products provide good protection all around, but their ToughSkin line of cases provide even more coverage. I recently got a ToughSkin for my Treo 650 and find it to be one of best cases out there. It’s a bit bigger than a standard silicone case, but it looks like it would survive a throw at a wall (which is NOT recommended, btw.)
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speck-toughskin-treo.jpgThere’s two schools of thought we it comes to cases, you either use them and swear by them, or you simply take your chances. Readers of these pages know that I am a big fan of cases and I almost never take my electronics out of the house without a case. It’s partially because I’m a klutz and drop all my electronics on the first day I have them, and partially to protect their resale value. This case fetish is part of the reason that I was so disappointed with the lack of cases when the iPod nano was announced.
The SkinTight line of silicone cases from Speck Products provide good protection all around, but their ToughSkin line of cases provide even more coverage. I recently got a ToughSkin for my Treo 650 and find it to be one of best cases out there. It’s a bit bigger than a standard silicone case, but it looks like it would survive a throw at a wall (which is NOT recommended, btw.)
The ToughSkin (US$34.95) provides 360 degree wraparound protection for my Treo and has holes for the speakers and microphone and a crystal clear flip-up screen cover. The holster/belt clip is perfect because it’s there when you want to use it, but you can leave it at home and not have to deal with a protruding post coming off the back of the case.
The only thing that the ToughSkin is missing is a cutout for the SD memory card slot in the top, but that’s easy enough to do yourself. In reality, I rarely remove my memory card anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal. The other knock against any case is that it makes the phone footprint physically larger, which is a tradeoff for the additional protection (again, case vs. no case). Silicone cases also stick to everything! Some people love this because the Treo will stay put on your car’s dashboard, others will be annoyed by this because you can’t easily slip it into a pocket.
If you’re in the case camp and own a Treo 650, get yourself a ToughSkin for maximum protection of your investment.

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