palmOne Treo 650 Smartphone
The palmOne Treo 650 smartphone is
an expensive device that deserves to be protected from everyday abuse. Most
people that own this phone will immediately seek out a case for it. Some people are not
unless their phone is completely covered on all sides by leather or metal. If
you are one of those people, then this leather flip case from
Brando might be just what you’re looking
Available in a horizontal pouch and vertical flip style, I was sent the
vertical flip. The case is made of a fine grained black leather with contrasting
The interior of the case is lined in a crushed velvet like material that will
not scratch the Treo’s shell. The phone slides into the leather holster easily
and is held there by friction.
When encased, all of the Treo’s functions (including the camera) are freely
accessible. The entire keyboard, navigation pad and application buttons are open
for use. I like this style of holster because the leather sides do not get in
your way when you’re trying to type a message on the keyboard. That said, the
strip of leather that separates the display from the keyboard is slightly lower
than needed. It barely clears the top of the Home and Menu buttons.
A earphone cutout in the cover also allows you to use the phone when the
cover is snapped shut. This is something I would not typically do, but if you
want to, you can. There is also an SD card slot in the cover.
On the back of this case there is a removable belt clip post and the magnetic
snap for the cover.
I can not find any faults with the workmanship and materials for this case.
You will feel comfortable using this case in both casual and business
environments. Although it does add a bit of bulk to your phone, it does protect
it quite well from average day to day bumps and bruises.
Removable belt clip
Leather bar below display is slightly too low