Review - HTC Double Dip case for the HTC One

It's time once again to check out another case for the HTC One for Windows. Since making its ways from Verizon to AT&T and soon to T-Mobile, we've been giving you a small taste of the wealth of cases that are available for it.

This time around, we are reviewing the HTC Double Dip hard case. It's a lightweight, playful case that gives you the option to change the look of your phone in seconds.

Build and features

The Double Dip is a thin polycarbonate shell, made up of three parts. The back of the case, which is the primary piece, snaps on over the sides. The other two pieces are removable top and bottom tips that slide easily over the ends of the phone and click into place using small tabs that attach to the back plate.

The case comes with different colored end pieces, so you can change the look of the case. It's a fun way to mix things up, but leaves you with spare parts to keep track of. You also get one matching set of tops and bottoms and then two mismatched colors. At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, I only liked the matching set and disregarded the other two.

That's because the Double Dip for the HTC One faces the uphill battle of covering a beautiful device. Since the HTC One's metal unibody gives it such a high-end look, throwing a brightly-colored plastic case on it seems to cheapen it a little. It is a wise move to get some kind of case to protect your One, for sure, but my personal preference lies with a case that does more to compliment or show it off for the achievement that it is.

As far as the overall design and utility of the Double Dip goes, it is a good case. The polycarbonate shell is durable enough to take a beating, but is also thin and incredibly light. The material lets the phone move freely in and out of the pocket, yet stays in your hand without slipping out.

Yay or nay?

If you have a more playful sense about your smartphone than I do, this might be the right fit for you. It certainly adds personality. The HTC Double Dip is available in grey, pink, teal, yellow, light peach, and blue. Each comes with two sets of interchangeable top and bottom pieces.

It retails for $29.99, which is a little steep if you ask me. However, you can get it for a much more reasonable $19.99 in the Windows Central Store.

Need more? Check out our other case reviews for the HTC One for Windows!

Seth Brodeur