Protective cases for mobile devices usually are made out of leather, metal or silicone – with an oddball sleeve(darn cool) or two thrown in for kicks. Boxwave’s latest creation is completely different. It essentially consists of a slim PVC shell that goes right around the Treo…and changes its color in the process.

This time, Boxwave shipped the case in a cardboard box – in the past, products arrived in envelopes(unharmed). Anyways, no transport damages…no issues here(except that some postal services do not deliver parcels to a mail box and send a postman instead, which usually comes when you aren’t at home…).

Getting the Treo into the case is easy – put the front shell onto it and press the back shell on, causing the latches to lock. Getting the Treo out goes the other way round…and is less easy:
0a BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review 0b BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review

The case has generously-sized cutouts for screen and keyboard – it doesn’t get in the way while using the machine:
1a BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review

The back of the case contains cutouts for the camera, speaker, auxiliary belt clip and stylus silo. Neither audio nor camera operations are affected if the Treo is in the case.
2a BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review

Cutouts at the sides allow you to access all relevant Treo functions:
3a BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review 3b BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review

The cutout at the bottom is well thought-out; as it is perfectly aligned with the Treo’s sync port. This allows you to connect the Treo to almost all peripherals while remaining in the case:
4a BoxWave Slim Rubberized Shell Case for Treo 680   the review

Boxwave used a special type of rubber that stays ‘grippy’ even if your hands are wet – preventing accidental drops…

In the end, the Slim Rubberized Shell Case is a lovely way to change the color of your Treo and make it easier to grasp without getting in your way otherwise. It’s protective effect is negligible, people who reset their Treo often will dislike the complicated removal process. If you can live with the weaknesses above, get this case for a reasonable 28$ from boxwave.com(available in black, green and silver).

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  2. Boxwave Armor Case for the Palm TX review
  3. The OtterBox 1921 case for Treo 680/750/755p devices – the review
  4. The Proporta Silicone case for the Treo 680
  5. The BoxWave ArmorCase for Palm Z22 review

2 Responses to “BoxWave “Slim Rubberized Shell Case” for Treo 680 – the review”

  1. Do you have any reviews of the Slim Rubberized Shell Case for the
    Palm Treo 755p? I read the one on this site for the 680. Thanks.

  2. Hi Megan,
    as we are based in Europe, getting info on US devices is very hard.

    Would you be willing to do a review if provided a free sample?

    Best regards from Vienna
    Tam Hanna

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