The HD7 case hunt (Part 2)

[sc:mobile-category ]Since I’ve purchased by HD7, finding a case that fits the beast has been a real challenge.

By carrier (Bell) has a vertical holster listed, but its not nearly big enough to hold the HD7.  Throughout the colder months since I purchased it, I’ve mostly just keep in in my jacket pocket and used the Otter box case, which is quite nice.

But now that summer is getting close and I’ve actually gone out a few days without a jacket, the HD7 has become a problem to carry.  I have not found anywhere in Canada to get a case so I order one from the US, by a company called PDair, which you can see here.

The case is actually quite beautiful, high quality leather, nice distinctive stitching and very well made.

There are only two issues I have with it, one of which I knew before I ordered it and the other that didn’t present itself until I had unbox it.

The first issue is the open top design.  There is no flap and clasp to keep the phone in the case if you bend over or remove the case from your belt.  I knew this was the case and honestly I believe its more of a unsubstantiated fear then a real problem, but it seems to always be in the back of my mind which makes it seem much worse than it is.

The second issue is the belt clip:

PDair HD7 Case

It’s only about 5cm long, which means unless your wearing one of those skinny dress belts, it doesn’t clip over the belt but instead rides on the belt itself.  This makes it hard to adjust and likewise feel like it isn’t securely fastened to your belt.  There were no photo’s of the clip anywhere on the site or on other vendor sites so this came somewhat as a surprise when I received the case.

You might notice that the belt clip is slightly askew, this is a manufacturing defect, but it doesn’t effect the cases function in any way so I don’t’ consider it a problem.

One additional note was that when I received mine the clip was so tight that I couldn’t get it over the belt at all, I literally had to pry it away from the case and bend it back to loosen it up.  This is of course not a bad thing as it does show the build quality of the case.

Overall I like the case quite a bit, however I’ve ordered a second case with a flap and clasp (not from PDair as they don’t have one for the HD7) with what I hope will be a much larger belt clip.

I’d recommend this case as long as you can live with the two caveats above, which I’m thinking I can’t Winking smile.

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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