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Covertec case - mini review
My Covertec case arrived yesterday. My mini-review therefore follows.
Postage was swift directly from Covertec and the order tracking excellent.
The case seems well put together with high quality leather and good stitching. Exec fits nice and snugly and is held in by sliding the keyboard in to a plastic cover. This isn't what I wanted but in practice seems to work quite well and the keyboard still feels the same to me.
It is held closed by a strong magnetic clip and the front clear window is really useful for seeing who is calling. I used to keep the phone in PDA mode but now phone mode seems more appropriate.
There are holes for the answer buttons, power button (recessed), camera and phone speaker and headphone socket. The speakers, camera and voice button are also accessible. The case has to be opened though for charging as the power input is covered. A belt clip and mount is provided separately but I haven't fitted it yet.
Unlike the Krusell case, the front panel isn't designed for using the Exec as a PDA, but simply so you can see who is calling. The rest of the screen is covered by the strap and the navigation-pad is totally covered.
Unlike the Pielframe case it has the window to view who is calling. Doesn't have the leather strip over the bottom of the keyboard but doesn't have a hole for the charging socket.
All in all I'm really really pleased with it. I now keep the Exec in phone mode and find it totally usable for calls without opening the case - although I feel even more of a dork holding it up to me ear than I did before... <G>