Classic(aluminium or leather) cases make the protected handheld significantly thicker while offering excellent protection. Silicone cases came up a few years ago and followed a different metaphor: be unobtrusive first, and then offer as much protection as you can. Proporta sent us a sample of their silicone case for the Treo 680(or 750) – but can it stack up?
The case itself fits the Treo very well and looks cool. Accessing the keyboard and hardware buttons via the cutouts works well. The silicone has a pretty ‘rough’ surface that improves grip – this is very helpful.
The only nuisance I found in everyday use was that resetting the Treo in the case is next to impossible. However, Proporta is not to blame here – someone at Palm’s decided to leave the reset hole out…
Overall, Proporta’s engineers did a great job with their silicone case. There’s absolutely nothing negative to say about it except the reset problem- if you want a silicone case, this is the way to go! The price of about 20$ is more than justified IMHO.