Feb 20, 2017
Having been around mobile electronics as long as I have, I’ve seen it all. Almost.
I remember the first device I dropped: My Palm Tungsten T5. My clumsiness saw it drop to the floor; wrapped in a leather all-round portfolio case, it survived the drop, only taking a nick at the top of the stylus storage.
The case did its job.
I’ve seen the devices get thinner and sleeker, and it isn’t too hard to find pictures of device catastrophes. One thing I’ve learned is good protective accessories are valuable.
There will always be those iconic brands that stick with me. I was getting into the handheld computing game back when the Treo was the sexiest thing around.
Back then, Noreve was a major player. Protection that looks good? Sign us up. We were quite willing to see what the premium is up to now; we asked to Noreve to surprise us, and they sent over Leather Cover Rear Shell for the Samsung S7 edge.
Now, if you know the device in question, you know it is a unique device to outfit; the curved edges mean typical cases can interfere with its functionality. The leather cover is crafted specifically for the device, from leather, and fits on the rear of the device. The cutouts are deliberate, such that all ports and buttons are easily accessible. It snaps on and off easily enough, and just be sure, we tried out the camera: no interference.
It has a firm feel, and we could not find any gaps. In practice, it does not add a lot of girth to the device,which is great.
The one drawback? The case is a bit too thick to allow for wireless charging; we tried hard with the four wireless chargers we had on hand.
Still, it’s a fine example of craftsmanship, and one of the better cases we tried.
No surprise, really; Noreve has been doing this for a while.