Choosing a phone case is similar to choosing a smartphone. As different devices gain more and more features, it becomes a matter of preference and personality as much as it is technology and features. The same is true for phone cases.
Seidio’s Spring Clip Holsters are a product line that I’ve used with a couple of different devices. While the personality of a holster might seem a little utilitarian for some; the quick access that you have to your device is hard to beat.
For the full review, hit the jump.
Seidio is very consistent in the quality of its products, and this iteration of the holster is no exception. As with the previous versions, the holster is designed so that the device screen is facing inward, protecting it from scratches as you walk around. The phone is held in place by a large clip at the top of the holster. This method is very secure, but easy to use. I did notice that the clip would often bump the power button on my Tilt 2 as I holstered my phone, causing the screen to come on. I would say that this is more a problem with the way that the Tilt 2 was designed, and I don’t know if there is a way for Seidio to have worked the case around this feature.
In my testing with the AT&T Tilt 2, once the device is placed in the holster, there is no flex or give to the way that the phone sits in the holster. Seidio uses a rubber protrusion or tooth on the end of the clip, which really does a good job of preventing your device from accidentally slipping out of the holster. The hinge on the clip is designed in such a way that it is easy to manipulate, but the device won’t accidentally pop out if pulled on.
As I said at the top of this review, holsters aren’t for everyone. The benefits of this type of case are that you have quick access to your phone without having to carry it around in your hand. There are no pockets to dig it out of, and once removed your phone is uninhibited by a case. The down side is that your device is still open to the elements, and there is always the possibility that you could have a freak accident and your phone could be removed from your hip (a situation that many of our spouses would prefer).
The bottom line is that this holster is well designed and offers great protection for the most vulnerable parts of your device for $29.95. If you’re in the market for a holster style case, this is the one for you. Grab one now at the WMExperts store.