If you can’t stop photographing yourself then the HTC Desire Eye, with its dual 13-megapixel cameras, could be a real temptation. This mid-range, super-selfie smartphone is tough enough to survive a dunk, but a drop onto a hard surface could be the end of it. The matte, polycarbonate body is tough, but it’s also slippery. You really need to protect that 5.2-inch screen. Behold the best HTC Desire Eye cases money can buy.
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Body Glove Satin Case ($18)
Starting out in wetsuits, Body Glove knows how to make something tough and water-resistant. The Satin is one of their slim everyday cases, but it can handle a dunk, absorb the shock of a fall, and it has antimicrobial protection built-in. The textured sides add grip, the cut-outs are precise for uninterrupted access to features, buttons, and ports. The brushed aluminum effect for the back panel adds a touch of class.
Minimalism is the idea behind this slim, completely transparent case. The HTC Desire Eye’s design is allowed to shine through. The only details are the chrome button covers, the Case-Mate name down the side, and the small logo on the back. It may be lightweight, but it doesn’t scrimp on protection. It comes in two pieces and the hard shell is tough, supported by a bumper that can absorb shock. Precise cut-outs allow you to access and use the ports and camera.
This rugged case is designed to keep your HTC Desire Eye safe from bumps, scratches, drops, and whatever else life may throw at it. There are three layers of protection with internal foam, a polycarbonate shield, and a rubber exterior. You’ll also find a built-in screen protector, button covers, and port plugs. There’s a holster with belt clip that doubles as a stand. It is a bit chunky, especially at the front round the screen, but it will keep your phone pristine. It comes in black or rose.
Amzer Pudding Case ($8)
You can’t really argue this case is much of a looker, but it does two things well and it’s very cheap. It’s made of malleable TPU, so it’s super easy to fit and it will absorb some shock from bumps and falls. It’s also textured to add some much needed grip, so you’re less likely to drop it in the first place. You’ve got accurate openings for the camera and ports, and there are covers for the buttons. Bit may be basic, but it’s effective.
Continue to page two for more cases from Terrapin, HTC, and Krucel.
Terrapin Gel Case ($6)
They don’t come much cheaper than this basic TPU case from Terrapin. It’s very thin and very flexible. There are openings for the ports and camera, but the buttons are covered. There’s also a slight bevel on the front to protect the screen. This isn’t a rugged case, but it will guard against scuffs and small drops if you’re lucky. The finish comes in black or pink, there’s no logo or other markings, and it’s glossy and slightly translucent.
HTC Dot View Case ($50)
Set to land this month is a version of HTC’s unusual Dot View case for the Desire Eye. It has a dot matrix pattern on the front that allows you to take calls, get notifications, and check the weather without opening the case. There’s a dedicated app, so you can configure it the way you want. We expect the Desire Eye version will have a cut-out for that front-facing selfie camera as well. It does also have reinforced corners to protect against drops. You can get it in black, blue, orange, or red.
HTC Selfie Stand ($25)
This is a simple case that’s designed to take full advantage of the Desire Eye’s selfie capabilities. There’s a wedge cut-out at the back that’s hinged, so you can swing it open and prop the phone in landscape or portrait views. Now you can capture shots and video without danger of wobble, and it will be good for watching videos, too. Generous cut-outs provide full access to everything and there’s an HTC logo on the fold-out stand.
Krucel Leather Sleeve ($35)
Fancy a leather sleeve for your HTC Desire Eye? These are handmade in the USA using American leather from the Herman Oak Tannery in Missouri. You can choose the exterior color you want; there are nine shades of dye in all. You can also select custom stampings for the outside to add a bit of character. The sleeves are fully lined with secure stitching, and there are brass clips at the top to ensure durability.
That’s all the HTC Desire Eye cases we’ve got for today, but check back because we’ll add new prospects to this roundup as and when we discover them.