When cases for mobile devices are concerned, the name Proporta immediately crosses most people’s name. And indeed, the company once founded by a journalist to create a case for a Psion organizer has managed what few have before…to get into London’s Duty Free shop. Their Alu-Leather case, which already exists in a second version, should thus be an almost perfect case…but can it really stack up?
Proporta still sticks to mailing out cases in traditional envelopes. While envelopes do offer less protection than their boxy counterparts, almost all post services drop them off in your mail slot. Please rest assured – I have tested products for ages and never had any problems with envelope deliveries…
The case itself ships in Proporta’s typical blister with the obligatory belt clip. For me, belt clips are completely useless(I distrust them to some extent)…however, the company still gives one away complimentary with each case.
The lid of Proporta’s eeker is held in place by a magnetic clip system. It traditionally was a bit problematic..and the strap is still a bit too short for my liking. However, the situation has drastically improved from the past…:
Originally, Proporta’s cases for Treo 680 had to be folded back in order to use the Treo’s camera. Version 2 of the case now has a cutout in the back – the folding orgies shown on the left are no longer necessary:
Overall, leather cases cannot verse aluminum cases in terms of protectiveness – but they also don’t get into your way as much as aluminum cases would. If you can live with the minor weaknesses outlined above, get the case for 35$ at Proporta’s!