Review: Nite Ize Clip Case Sideways

Nite Ize offers a unique range of phone cases ranging from the spacious Cargo Clip Case to the shoe-wanna-be Croc-o-dial Case. Compared to those two cases, the Clip Case Sideways almost looks dull.

We recently took the Clip Case Sideways out for a test drive with the Samsung Jack as well as the AT&T Fuze and found it to be anything but dull. It wasn't perfect but check in after the break to see how it measured up.

The Nite Ize Clip Case Sideways is a well constructed Cordura-cloth type case. I can't complain about the build quality of this case one bit. The cases flap secures firmly with velcro and after using so many cases that use magnetic closures, it took some time to get used to the scratching sound of velcro being pulled apart. I'm a little surprised that a magnetic strip wasn't sewn into the fabric and used to secure the case flap.

The interior of the case has no lining but with the case being made of semi-soft fabric, it might not be needed. Still, there's enough exposed seams from the case's construction exposed that some lining would be an improvement.

Continuing with the interior of the case, there is one interior pocket large enough to hold a house key, money, credit cards, or driver's license. It's a nice feature for those times you need to carry your phone but not necessarily your wallet/purse. I can see this be a nice case for joggers, bicyclist or other activities where wallets or purses aren't convenient.

The clip on the Clip Case Sideways is made of thick plastic and sewn solidly in place. The clip is long enough to fit the widest of belts and curls inwards to ride extremely securely on your hip. To remove the case from your belt, you have to pull the case away from your hip and then pull up because of the inward curl. This takes a little getting used to but not a real bone of contention. The case is cut a little longer than other cases but rode comfortably on the belt.

The more I used the Nite Ize Clip Case Sideways the more I liked it. While the case isn't listed as compatible with the Samsung Jack, the Jack fit well into the case. The AT&T Fuze obviously fit a little tighter but carried well in the Nite Ize case. If you are looking for a non-leather, well constructed case the Nite Ize Clip Case Sideways should make your short list. Add a very attractive price and the case becomes all the more appealing.

Overall: 4/5

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ProsWuality ConstructionSturdy Belt ClipInterior PocketConsNot a big velcro fanNo interior lining
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.