The HTC HD2 will forever hold a special place in Windows Mobile lore. As one of the best pieces of hardware in the pre Windows Phone 7 era, there are a lot of people that view the HD2 as a way of extending the life of what many consider a superior platform (Windows Mobile 6.5).
To make your device last as long as possible, you want to get a high quality case that is going to take the abuse for your phone. Nobody makes rugged, usable cases like OtterBox. The OtterBox Defender Case for the HD2 not only meets the high standard the OtterBox is held to, it exceeds them.
Installing the Defender Case on the HD2 could not be simpler. The front and back of the case snap together around the HD2. The back of the case provides cutouts for the camera, flash and speaker; the front of the case has a membrane built into the frame, making installation simplicity itself. Once the two rigid pieces of the case are snapped together around the HD2, the silicone sleeve wraps around the back and sides providing shock and dust resistance.
As an added bonus to the case itself, the HD2 Defender ships with a belt holster. Unlike many popular cases that offer this feature, there is no knob stuck on the back of the case, making it equally usable with or without the belt holster. Instead of the knob, the holster attaches to the case through the use of four matching protrusions/indentations on the outside of the case and inside of the holster. This system allows you to place the phone and case into the holster in any orientation. One word of caution when using this feature, at times I experienced the volume controls being accidentally pressed while using the holster.
Other than the issue with the volume controls and the holster, I have zero complaints about this case. Installation is a breeze; as simple as snapping pieces together and stretching the silicon band around the case. This case offers protection for the screen with the clear protective membrane, the device body with a polycarbonate shell and the silicone skin; even the buttons and camera features are protected without any loss of functionality. The design of the holster is a work of art; giving you a flexible method of carrying your phone without sacrificing the usability of the case itself.
The one downside of this case is that you pay dearly for the quality. At a hefty $49.95, there’s a good chance that you didn’t pay much more than that for your phone; but if you’re after quality, the OtterBox Defender case for the HD2 is worthy every penny.
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