HTC One (M8) case roundup: STM, OtterBox, and Tech21

HTC One (M8) case roundup: STM, OtterBox, and Tech21

Summary: The HTC One (M8) is the latest smartphone from HTC and there are already several case alternatives for this slick smartphone. Take a look through these three new choices.


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  • Back of the STM Harbour 2

    You get access to all ports and buttons with clear openings for the cameras and flash. The back has a matte finish that definitely improves the grip of the One and if you don't have something on it I can almost guarantee you will drop the One. Maybe this is why HTC is providing one free screen replacement in the first six months.

    The STM Bags Harbour 2 for the HTC One (M8) can be found at Amazon and other retailers for $29.95.

  • As a ship designer, I often travel to visit ships and perform measurements and capture information to use for modifications on those ships. Thus, I like having rugged cases available to protect my smartphones in the field. OtterBox is one of the most popular rugged case brands and they were quick to launch the OtterBox Defender Series for the HTC One (M8).

    The green case with black camo back arrived with the other cases. It did not come in the retail package so the holster with kickstand was not included, but the three piece case is complete. There is a front piece with integrated screen protector that has openings for the front facing stereo speakers and front facing camera, a back frame piece that snaps into the front piece with several clips and is lined with foam to protect the back of your HTC One, and a back silicone shell piece that fits over the two clamped pieces to provide grip and more protection.

  • There are openings in the back frame piece for the cameras, power button/IR port, and a covered opening for the headphone jack/microUSB port on the bottom. There are raised buttons on the right for the volume controls. There is a woodland forest camo design on the back of the shell piece that is made of black silicone material. It is very easy to get your HTC One into this case, but you can tell it is very secure in the snapped together plastic inner frame.

Topics: Mobility, Android, HTC, Reviews, Smartphones

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