Review: Body Glove Snap-on Case

The Body Glove Snap-on Case for the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 is a hard shell wrapped with a textured, synthetic material. To add to this case's uniqueness, it comes with a kick-stand that allows you to prop up your Windows Phone.

As you can tell from the photos, the Snap-on Case is on an AT&T Tilt2.  Not having a T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 handy when I received the case for review, I took a chance to see if it would fit on the Tilt2.  While the Body Glove is being offered exclusively for the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2  it will fit other Touch Pro models. The one big caveat in doing such is the cut-outs match up with the T-Mobile version. They may or may not match up with other Touch Pro 2 versions.

To see how well the Snap-on Case works out (at least on the Tilt2), follow the break.

Fit and Feel

The Body Glove Snap-on Case is a two piece, hard shell case that, as the name implies, snaps firmly in place. Exposures are cut into the molding to allow access to key areas such as the power button, usb port, volume keys, etc.

The case has small clips along the inner edge of each half. These clips latch on to the body of the Touch Pro 2 and holds it firmly in place. My only concern with the clips is that in removing the case, they might snap off.

The case adds marginal thickness to the Touch Pro 2 and while the thickness is noticeable, it is also manageable. The synthetic material has a rubbery/leathery feel to it and offers a good gripping surface for the Windows Phone.

The Kickstand

The Body Glove case's clip rotates, hold things nicely in place when on your belt, detachable, and swivels out to become a kickstand. My like the HTC Imagio's built-in kick stand, the Body Glove's kickstand becomes useful for watch videos or movies.

I consider the kickstand feature one of those "it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it features". You may never prop your T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 up, but one day you might.

Overall Impression

The Body Glove Snap-on Case is a touch better than the SPE Hard Case because of the material covering.  The SPE Hard Case does have the benefit of having the cut-outs match the particular version of the Touch Pro 2.  However, if you have a T-Mobile TP2 (or can live with mis-matched cut outs) the Body Glove offers a touch more protection and feels more comfortable in the hand.

As with most shell or skin cases, the weak point is that they offer no protection for the screen. I would be very cautious about using this case for belt carry.

Again, the cut-outs in the case are positioned for the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2.  While it will fit other Touch Pro 2 versions (including the Tilt2) it may not expose key features such as the 3.5mm jack, camera button, or rear speaker. Definitely proceed with caution if you try this with the other Touch Pro 2 versions.

However, if a hard shell case is your cup of tea, the Body Glove Snap-on case will do nicely for the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2.  The Body Glove case is running $24.95 over at the Store. 

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.