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ThunderBolt case review: Case-Mate POP!

Case-Mate POP! For HTC ThunderBolt

So you want a case that’s sturdy, but doesn’t feel like a hard case? The Case-Mate POP! for the HTC ThunderBolt is a good middle ground. It’s molded out of a hard plastic for strength and rigidity, plus a soft rubber for a more friendly touch.

The bulk of the case — which comes in black, pink or white — is made of a glassy plastic, with the Case-Mate logo plenty visible. But on the sides are a textured rubber, which really softens the feel of the case and gives you good grip when you pick it up. There are cutouts for the antenna, camera and flashes, microphones, microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack, and the volume and power buttons are of the same rubber as the sides and interior of the case.

You’ve got a little extra thickness that helps protect the screen from touching when it’s left face-down, and the camera lens is kept well clear of any flat surfaces, too.

It’s not a minimal case — you’ll definitely know it’s on there. But it’s a nice middle ground between a skin case and something more rugged. It’s a one-piece unit, so the ThunderBolt just slips in and out. But it’s a snug fit, and the phone shouldn’t be going anywhere once it’s in.

The Case-Mate POP! for the HTC ThunderBolt is available for $27.95 in the Android Central Store. We’ve got more pics of it after the break.

Case-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBoltCase-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBolt

Case-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBoltCase-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBolt

Case-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBoltCase-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBolt

Case-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBoltCase-Mate POP! for HTC ThunderBolt

Foxconn employees arrested for leaking Apple iPad 2 specs

DigiTimes is citing a report from sznews.com today that three Foxconn employees have been arrested in Shenzhen, China for leaking the design specs of the iPad 2 to third-party case manufacturers ahead of the device’s launch. The three were allegedly arrested in December of last year and were charged in late March for the leaks. Foxconn grew suspicious of its own employees after accurate third-party iPad 2 cases began popping up on the market; the firm then asked local authorities to investigate. Foxconn manufacturers electronics for a number of major companies including Apple, HP, Palm, and Sony, and it has been called out in the past for the harsh treatment of its employees. [Via AppleInsider]

Smartphone Experts Hard Shell Case for HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD

Android Smartphone Experts Hard Shell Case

Product Description

Help keep your HTC Inspire 4G or Desire HD protected with the SPE Hard Shell Case while not sacrificing the slim look of your device!

This Hard Case from Smartphone Experts is designed specifically for the HTC Inspire 4G or Desire HD and has cut outs for all of the devices features while leaving the screen exposed for full functionality.

Features:

  • Slim, Low-Profile Design
  • Cut outs for all HTC Inspire 4G or Desire HD features
  • Screen uncovered
  • 2-Piece Snap-On Design

Works with: HTC Inspire 4G, Desire HD

Logitech iPad 2 Keyboard Case

Can’t stand the iPad’s virtual keyboard? Well, you could lug around both your iPad and a Bluetooth keyboard, or you could just pony up for the Logitech iPad Keyboard Case ($100).

 

Combining a screen cover with a built-in stand and Bluetooth keyboard, this case will keep your iPad 2′s front glass from becoming a scratched-up wreck, while offering support while you type away on a real-life physical keyboard.

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