Case-Mate Barely There case?
I noticed on Case-Mate's web site that they're finally showing one of their new HTC EVO 4G cases in stock:
Case-Mate HTC EVO 4G Barely There Cases (Case-Mate HTCEVO-BT), HTC EVO Cases, Covers, Skins by Case-mate
Has anyone tried this yet? I couldn't find any reviews. I think this is fairly new since it was listed as "Coming soon" last week.
- 07-06-2010, 06:52 PM #2
- 07-07-2010, 04:28 AM #3
- 07-07-2010, 04:35 AM #4
- 07-07-2010, 05:30 AM #5
I have the Amzer version of this case and its only 12.95 with a screen protector. It's the perfect thin and light case that look and feels barely there. This case covers the back, sides and corners of the phone, the corners prevent the top and bottom from touching a flat surface.
Amzer Simple Click On Case with Screen Protector - Rubberized Black For HTC EVO 4G
I like how the Case-Mate adds a ring of a little extra height around the camera. The cut-out in that area is also smaller, providing more coverage.
That's also my main gripe with the Seidio Innocase II. From all the photos I've seen, the camera lens appears to be nearly flush with the case (so it's probably slightly recessed)... which means it's probably OK if you just set it down on something, but it won't handle moving it around on an uneven surface as well as something like the Case-Mate. I might overlook that, but considering how expensive the Innocase is and all the fit problems people are having with it, I'm looking for an alternative.
I always forget how nice and slim the phone feels until I remove the gel case and use the Evo bare.
- 07-07-2010, 12:36 PM #8
Looks nice, I may get it. I tried the Black gel case from Best Buy (Rocketfish) and hated it. Way to "grippy" to take in and out of pockets, plus it attracts a lot of lint. It advertises, "Full Face Screen protection included." I assume that just means it comes with a separate screen protector?
- 07-07-2010, 01:55 PM #10
- 07-07-2010, 02:55 PM #12
- 07-07-2010, 04:37 PM #13
This case doesn't do anything for putting the phone face down, does it? The screen would still be flat on whatever surface I set it on, right? And yes I have a screen protector but I still don't want to set my phone right on the display. I have the HTC version of the Innocase and it fits OK but the bottom has some flex. I like the looks but something like the barely there would be more my preference.
If we assume the Evo case is similar, then this case won't protect the screen when putting it face down. But, personally I think I prefer it this way.
- 07-07-2010, 06:46 PM #15
- 07-07-2010, 06:54 PM #17
HTC Evo 4G Rubberized Shield Snap On Hard Case Black
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it might have a small lip. It's only $7 so it might be worth a try
- 07-07-2010, 07:09 PM #19
- 07-07-2010, 07:25 PM #20
- 07-07-2010, 09:06 PM #21
Re: Case-Mate Barely There case?
This case looks too thin to me. I have a couple off the Innocase II's (original and the newer rubberized one) and while I like them they feel a bit loose.
I got the HTC gel skin and while it increases weight and bulk I don't really mind. But then I am a very big guy and the evo is tiny in my hand.
Sent from my EVO 4G with Tapatalk
- 07-09-2010, 04:18 PM #22
Maybe a good alternative...
it's only $10 and looks like it keeps the screen raised up a little. Just wondering how thick the back part of the case is. Like will it keep the camera raised up, too.
- 07-09-2010, 04:41 PM #23
- 07-09-2010, 04:47 PM #24
Yeah the pics look good. It looks like a good fit. I have the HTC two piece case (similar to the Innocase) and it's just a little too big for me. I'm very picky. I want a thin case that protects the camera and screen when the phone is set down, all of the corners (eliminates barely-there), and looks good (subjective I know). The only problem I have with the HTC case is it's thick.
- 07-09-2010, 05:07 PM #25