A few years ago, manufacturers competed with one another by offering literally hundreds of different case form factors. The market then consolidated…until Peter Weiss Rohr’s Fortte set out to mix it all up once again.

Fortte’s products ship via FedEx in a huge box. The huge box contains a tiny blister:
0a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review 0b Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

Getting the Centro into the case is easy – it can be slid in from the top:
1a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

Counter-intuitively, the screen must face to the back of the case. While this may be weird, it is reasonable – this design allows the back of the machine to act as a “buffer” against impacts:
2a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

Unfortunately, the buckle can scratch over the screen when inserting the device:
before3a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

The cut-out at the back is intended for the speaker – it allows ring tones to get out unmuffled:
3a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

The ringer switch at the top of the box can be accessed while in the case:
4a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

True to tradition, Fortte included a cutout for headphones. While the gesture is appreciated, it turns out to be useless due to the headphones having to be removed when taking the Centro out of the case.
5a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

The belt clip is attached to the case and is of excellent quality:
6a Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro   the review

Please keep in mind that this case is hand-made and built to order. You can choose from an ever-growing number of colors, styles and varieties…look at the Fortte web site for further information. BTW: if you want to omit the belt clip: it can be done!

In the end, the STiL Vertical Pouch makes an excellent holster case for holster case fans. As usual, the case is immaculately done and can be customized like all other Fortte cases. The steep price of up to 70$ is justified due to the customizability…

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4 Responses to “Fortte STiL Vertical Pouch for Palm Centro – the review”

  1. Hi! the Centro looks good in the Fortte case. I also bought a Fortte case for my sister’s Samsung m520. I love the leather texture of this case and its stylish and functional design.

  2. Fortte’s cases are poorly made and qualtiy is inconsistant. If you have a problem, they make you feel like its your fault.

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    I am very sorry for your bad experience with Fortte!

    I have linked you up with Peter!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  4. We reviewed the comment made by ‘Jennifer’ and as informed to the forum director/owner; we have no record of this client. Furthermore we strive for superb quality and permanent support to our clients, we are also fully certified manufacturing facility and we as always we stand behind our product and our clients. Thank you

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