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Since the HTC One has come out I’ve got my hands on many, many cases for it and I’ve found not all are created equal. I think a lot of what you want in a case depends on your own personal preferences really. I like a case to protect my phone but I don’t want something that overly large that makes my phone look huge. I want a case that not only protects but allows access to everything the phone can do like it’s buttons and ports and cameras etc. Today for review I’ve got the Incipio Feather case for the HTC One and like it’s name suggests it’s a very lightweight case that doesn’t add any bulk or weight to your phone but at that same time it does offer a good amount of protection. The Feather case is the first of its type that I’ve come across that actually allows access to the sim card slot while your phone is in the case. This may not be important to many people but I sometimes get phones for review and not having to take the case off to switch sims is something that I can appreciate. So read on to learn more about a case that offers decent protection without adding a lot of bulk to the HTC One….
Product Name: Incipio Feather Case for HTC One – Black
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Price: $24.81 / 19.20 EUR
- Very thin case
- Produced in high quality, ultra light and strong plextonium
- Gives a amazing protection against outside attacks like shock, bumps, scratches, dust, dirt, and many more
- Soft touch matte finish for a deluxe look and feel
- Absolute accurately fitting
Manufacturer Link: http://www.incipio.com/htc-one-feather-case.html
This product was provided by My Trendy Phone for review which is just one of many HTC One cases they carry and where you can find an assortment of HTC accessories as well as HTC cases for other phones you may have.
The first thing you’re greeted with is the packaging, and the Incipio Feather case comes in a nice package. The container is all plastic, and it’s well made so if the outside is any indication I truly expected the case inside to be of very high quality.
Once you unpack the box you’ll find the case with a plastic and cardboard insert to hold it in shape and further protect it.
The Feather case is black in color, and it’s honestly rather plain. The case is very thin and very lightweight, it truly deserves the ‘feather’ name, I can see how they came up with the name. The case does have small sides on it with cut-out for the volume rocker and the sim card slot.
The back has a nice large cut-out for the camera and a small hole for the secondary microphone. The case itself is made out of what Incipio calls Plextonium. I did some searching and found that it is a polycarbonate resin and that’s about all I could find really, not much details out there about it. The Incipio logo is down at the bottom of the case and it’s black so it’s hardly even noticeable as it just blends right in. The texture of the case is a soft matte making it smooth but yet not slippery.
Here’s my HTC One with the Feather case:
Getting the HTC One in the Feather case is easy, just push it in really and it snaps on. As you can see from the picture below the Feather case protects the back, right and left sides of the phone so you’ll want to pick up a screen protector to go with this case surely so you get full protection. The case fits perfectly on the HTC One.
The back is just plain except now you can see the camera and flash through the case and the microphone. The opening for the camera is more than big enough that it won’t interfere with the flash or the camera itself.
The case only wraps around the left and right side of the phone, the top and bottom are entirely open for easy access.
The top is where you’ll find the power button that’s also the infrared port and then the audio port is there, both of them are totally unimpeded and the case is even slightly cut-out to make even more room around them.
On the bottom of the HTC One is the microUSB port and the microphone, both are fully open and easily accessible.
On the right side of the HTC One you’ll find the volume rocker and the case is cut-out to allow complete access to it.
As I mentioned in the intro this is the only case I’ve come across that allows access to the sim card slot. The case is very wide open to allow you to remove or insert your sim card via the tray.
The Incipio Feather case is one that will protect your phone but yet it will not add bulk or weight to it. The case is very thin so it won’t diminish from the thin profile of the HTC One.
The case allows full access to the phone ports, jacks, cameras including the sim card slot, which I haven’t seen any cases that do that.
Sure the Feather case isn’t like an Otterbox style case where you’ve got a lot of bulk and extreme protection, but the Feather case will protect the HTC One from scratches, and bumps and maybe even drops, depending of course which way the phone lands… It’s not a bad case overall, it’s thin and does offer a minimal amount of protection
Incipio didn’t include a screen protector with the Feather case, but you can pick them easily most any place online for a few dollars. The Feather case protects the back of the HTC One, so you will most certainly want to pick up a screen protector.
Incipio carries plenty of cases for the HTC One, thin and thick so there are other options from them, and they have cases for other phones as well like the Galaxy S3 and of course the iPhone.
Overall the Incipio Feather cases isn’t bad especially if you want to protect the HTC One but still want to be able to experience the thin profile of it.
The price is about $25 but that doesn’t include a screen protector, it’s not bad but I’ve seen cases in that price range that do include a screen protector.
|+Access to sim card slot
+All ports and buttons easily accessible
+Very thin, doesn’t add bulk to phone
+Well made case offering decent protection
+Very lightweight, no added weight
|-Only protects back, right and left sides
-No screen protection included
|Scores::||9 out of 10|
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Disclosure:This product was given to Review the Tech for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review, we do not, and never will, accept payment from companies to review their products. This product may have also been bought by us for review purposes and does not influence the review.