Jul 12, 2013
Full disclosure: I tend to like Proporta products.
They have been in the smartphone accessories game for a long time; Old-school Palm PDA fans like myself will most likely recognize the name. The company adjusted well to the smartphone boon, and thus, I did look forward to reviewing some of its latest offerings.
The review package was humble enough, but didn’t look worse for the wear considering the lengthy trip it took to get Stateside. Inside the small package was the Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather Case for the HTC ONE X. Big bonus, because when it comes to leather cases, I much prefer over the top flip cases, as they allow the phone to be used while still in the case.
The case came in black leather, with a striped velvety interior on the base and a light tan leather on the interior of the flip case. On the inside of the base are two plastic harnesses that hold the firm in place. Towards the ends of the leather lase, a magnetic clasp and receptacle match perfectly. I would have loved an optional clip, but nerd habits die hard.
The protective feature of the case is what makes it more than just a pretty piece. It has a protective metal sheet that fits seamlessly into the stitching of the top; it provides invaluable protection for those all-important yet vulnerable screens we all like to look at. The camera cut-out fit perfectly, and all the ports are accessible.
The case does feel sturdily made, while retaining an elegant look. In actual trials, it was a very snug fit; there won’t be any shaking the case off in error. The case added a minimum of bulk, and felt firm yet forgiving.
I would have love a clip; yes, it’s geeky, but it worked well slipped in my pocket. In any case, the option exists with other Proporta cases.
There is such a wide variety of cases, so much so that it is probably easier to find a smartphone that does not have a corresponding custom case.
This case is available at the Proporta website for (at the time of publication of this review) for $39.95.