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?

Proporta’s products ship in big envelopes using standard mail – the envelopes can get pretty fat at times, but the gadgets always made it through undamaged so far:
dsc04205 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04206 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

The silicone case itself shipped in a small box:
dsc04239 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04250 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

That box contained even more protective material. The case was stuffed with a belt clip and a wrist strap – Proporta has a good tradition of enclosing loads of accessories:
dsc04256 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04257 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04269 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

Fitting the Treo 680 into the case is a bit difficult as it’s really ‘tight’. I found it easiest to slide the 680 in from the bottom:
dsc04370 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

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.
dsc04382 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04391 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

Proporta included cutouts for sync/charge connector, memory card slot, status LED and volume switch. The side buttons get ‘cutout molds’, too:
dsc04404 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04408 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04413 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04415 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680 dsc04419 The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680

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.

Related posts:

  1. Proporta Treo 600 protective silicone case review
  2. The Proporta Alu-Leather case for Treo 680(version 2) – the review
  3. The Proporta Aluminium case for Treo 600
  4. The Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather case for Treo 600 review
  5. Proporta Aluminum-Leather case for the Palm Centro – the review

2 Responses to “The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680”

  1. Bah, this seems to be the 750 silicon case!
    This Windows flag an the OK buttons are bad for PalmOS Treos :-)

  2. Hi Clieler,
    I noticed that too – but hey, you don’t quite see it anyways in the end =).

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

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