Proporta’s Aluminum-Leather cases have become a classic add-on for mobile devices. The latest incarnation aims to protect Palm’s Centro…but can it stack up?

As usual, Proporta’s products ship in cushioned envelopes via regular mail. The envelopes originate in England and can be delivered to post boxes when you’re not at home:
0a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

The case itself drops in a special blister for extra protection.
1a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review 1b Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

Getting the Centro into the case is easy: just shove it into the clamps from above. Even though they may not look particularly trustworthy, they provide excellent security and manage to hold the device well even when toppled around/shaken:
2a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

Proporta did a great job at keeping the device usable even when in the case – the keyboard is not obstructed at all.
3a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

A cutout at the back allows you to access all important functions – camera and speaker are not obstructed:
4a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

The volume keys and the infrared port at the sides of the machine can be accessed. One of the clamps blocks the memory card slot: while this prevents loss, it also makes the already obscenely difficult memory card swap procedure even more annoying:
5a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review 5b Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

Finally, here’s a picture of the Centro in its case. The Proporta logo is cut out of thin steel and glued on btw:
6a Proporta Aluminum Leather case for the Palm Centro   the review

In the end, Proporta’s Centro case is like almost all other Proporta products: excellent. There’s little not to like here – the price of 35$ is low compared to other manufacturers offerings…

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  3. The Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather case for Treo 600 review
  4. Proporta Treo 600 protective silicone case review
  5. The Proporta aluminium-lined leather case for the Palm Z22

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