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Review: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for Touch Pro2

Choosing a phone case is similar to choosing a smartphone. As different devices gain more and more features, it becomes a matter of preference and personality as much as it is technology and features. The same is true for phone cases.

Seidio’s Spring Clip Holsters are a product line that I’ve used with a couple of different devices. While the personality of a holster might seem a little utilitarian for some; the quick access that you have to your device is hard to beat.

For the full review, hit the jump.

 

Design

Seidio is very consistent in the quality of its products, and this iteration of the holster is no exception. As with the previous versions, the holster is designed so that the device screen is facing inward, protecting it from scratches as you walk around. The phone is held in place by a large clip at the top of the holster. This method is very secure, but easy to use. I did notice that the clip would often bump the power button on my Tilt 2 as I holstered my phone, causing the screen to come on. I would say that this is more a problem with the way that the Tilt 2 was designed, and I don’t know if there is a way for Seidio to have worked the case around this feature.

Fit

In my testing with the AT&T Tilt 2, once the device is placed in the holster, there is no flex or give to the way that the phone sits in the holster. Seidio uses a rubber protrusion or tooth on the end of the clip, which really does a good job of preventing your device from accidentally slipping out of the holster. The hinge on the clip is designed in such a way that it is easy to manipulate, but the device won’t accidentally pop out if pulled on.

Conclusion

As I said at the top of this review, holsters aren’t for everyone. The benefits of this type of case are that you have quick access to your phone without having to carry it around in your hand. There are no pockets to dig it out of, and once removed your phone is uninhibited by a case. The down side is that your device is still open to the elements, and there is always the possibility that you could have a freak accident and your phone could be removed from your hip (a situation that many of our spouses would prefer).

The bottom line is that this holster is well designed and offers great protection for the most vulnerable parts of your device for $29.95. If you’re in the market for a holster style case, this is the one for you. Grab one now at the WMExperts store.

Pros: 
Solid build quality, ease of use
Cons: 
Pricey
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gregorypleau says:

I have this with the Innocase and frankly it can't be beat. It feels solid when it's in the holster yet comes out very quickly when it's needed. I haven't noticed any problems with the power button on my Telus Touch Pro2, something I'll attribute to the Innocase (which also gives the phone that nice, not slippery rubberized feel in the hand)

says:

have you guys reviewed the innocase for the touch pro 2?

Tim Ferrill says:

I don't think we have but I'm definitely thinking about it. It's an entirely different product.

gregorypleau says:

It's different, yet related. The Seidio holster is designed to work with the Innocase, and it works VERY well. One thing's for sure ... I don't have to disable wake-on-keyboard open anymore :)

Tim Ferrill says:

My understanding is that it's a different holster. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be an Innocase that fits my Tilt2. :/

gregorypleau says:

The one in your picture looks pretty much identical to the one on my hip here .... but you certainly could be right.

This one here that fits my Innocase has "HTP2ASC" printed on it. When I bought it, the holster was offered separate or together as a bundle with an Innocase.

Tim Ferrill says:

This case is the HTP2AS model.

says:

higher resolution photos would've been nice
can't see anything from these icon-sized pictures

Tim Ferrill says:

Agreed, but I lost my camera at CES (DOH!). Anything specific that you're looking for?

says:

Verizon has had their holster out since just after the phone was released. Similar setup and material. It has a cut out for the power button at the top. I think its better, only $20 or 14.99 if you are a merit customer.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=accessoryDetails&archetypeId=11549

says:

When is the t-mobile version of this holdster coming out?

says:

I have to agree. I have used these holsters for several different phones and the Seidio is head and shoulders above the rest.

kraski says:

I had a Treo Pro before I got the Tilt 2. I used the Innocase & Innocase holster on the Treo Pro. The Treo Pro Innocase holster is just right for the Tilt 2, with no issues with the on/off button. Note: it has to be the Treo Pro Innocase; the Treo Pro springclip holster is slightly shorter & too small for the Tilt 2.

says:

I used to buy a certain clip holster for my XV6800 from ExtremePDA that would break every few months. It didn't have a spring clip like this one does. After breaking that clip for the 4th time, when I went to ExtremePDA to order another one, it was discontinued. That brought me to Amazon and I found this clip. I have had this clip for 4 months now and it shows no signs of wear and use it every day of the week. My brother just purchased the HTC Touch Pro 2 and it fits perfectly in this clip too. I am thinking about upgrading to that phone and I won't have to get a new clip holster if I do. I highly recommend this item!