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Review: SPE Leather Sidecase for Tilt 2/Touch Pro 2

The choice of a case for your Windows Phone may be just as tough as choosing the phone itself. Smartphone Experts offers a wide range of cases from top loading to holsters to side cases.

One of SPE's more recent cases is the SPE Leather Side Case. The case is offered for the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Tilt 2 Windows Phone series. Follow the break to read more about this new case from Smartphone Experts.

First Impressions

Out of the box, the SPE Leather Side Case feels of quality leather. The case is lined with a soft leather that has a good bit of padding. Not too much to make it feel bulky but enough to offer a decent amount of protection. Stitching looks solid with no loose seams present.

The case has a large flap that secures with velcro. Personally, I would have rather seen the flap secured with magnets but with magnets can present problems with the Touch Pro 2/Tilt 2 phones.

The case secures nicely on your belt by a leather wrapped clip. The clip is wide enough to reduce wiggle and holds the case in place nicely. A bottom cut-out sits in the center of the SPE Case to help with the removal of the phone. The sides are also exposed at the top and bottom.

Performance

The Tilt 2 fit nicely into the SPE Case, not too snug, not too tight. While I have my reservations on the use of velcro, the velcro strip is long enough to help the flap holds things nicely in place.

The SPE Case rides comfortably on the belt but it does have a little boxy feel to it. While the SPE Side Pouch has rounded corners, the SPE Leather Side case is square cut. Fortunately, the case is cut close enough to the Tilt 2 and Touch Pro 2 the boxiness isn't too uncomfortable.

Overall Thoughts

It's hard to really find a downside to this case unless it's simply based on personal preferences. I prefer the style of the SPE Side Pouch but objectively would easily recommend this case.

If you're looking for a quality constructed, comfortable, leather case for your Touch Pro 2 or Tilt 2, the SPE Leather Side Case ($17.95) is worth considering.

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.

6 Comments
  • This article is timely for me. I have a Sprint TP2 and was looking for one of these. I am currently using my old TouchPro 1 case. It is small but fits (barely). However, the Velcro is fairly warn. I need something like this case here, that will protect it, but not be too large since I'll be using it when I am running also. Any other suggestions? I'll buy from the WME store...(any discount codes avail?) Thanks
  • I really dont like like side cases I have one I used with my pure for a bit before someone gave me a silcon case for it. I now have the tilt 2 and would really like to find a silicon case that fits it. I dont plan on using the slide out keyboard very much as I have gotten used to the on screen kb on the pure and the tilt 2. Any thoughts?
  • The one thing I'd like to see in these cases is ability to better support the USB headphone adapter. This is probably more of a phone design issue in that having to use the microUSB which is located in the middle of the base of the phone makes it difficult to connect wired headphones and yet have phone sit nicely in any case. Which they would offset this or a better yet a 3.5 jack in one of the corners so it was easier to use with a case.
  • Although the SPE case looks interesting, I recently received the HTC Leather Messenger case for my new HTC Touch Pro 2. That case doesn't have Velcro; instead, it had magnetic flaps. The TP2 fits snugly in the case and works very well. I totally recommend the HTC case. I just wish that HTC made a similar case for use with the TP2 and the extended battery/cover.
  • This one is looking perfect for my iPhone.I m impressed with its leather cover which looks stylish and smooth.Where can I get this case ?
  • You can try the WMExperts Store. Duh! That's where I got my Touch Pro 2 accessories. Just look at the adverts to the right of these messages.