After floundering over the last couple of years, HTC is hoping to make an impact with their latest flagship offering, the HTC 10. The device retains everything we love about HTC, including a beautiful design and fantastic build quality, and a smooth and snappy software package. This time around, key enhancements to the audio experience and camera setup have also been made, resulting an even more compelling smartphone overall. The HTC 10 may not be the perfect 10 that the company wants it to be, but what we do have is the comeback from HTC that we’ve all been waiting for.
The HTC 10, like any other smartphone, is vulnerable to unfortunate scratches, bumps, and drops, and an extra layer of protection to keep this expensive device in pristine condition is never a bad idea. Which is why, we’ve rounded up some of the best protective cases and covers currently available for the HTC 10!
Spigen matte finish hard case
The Spigen hard case is made from a premium polycarbonate material, and comes with a matte finish that allows for a good grip in the hand. The case itself is form-fitting and lightweight, adding practically no bulk to the device, and is slightly raised around the display and the camera at the back, keeping the glass up front protected when placed face down. Its snap-on design makes installation and removal very easy, and precise cutouts are available for easy access to all ports, features, and buttons. The case retains the look of the device, including the silhouette look as well, which is a nice touch. The Spigen matte finish hard case is priced at $10.99, with the available color options including black and mint.
Tauri premium TPU case
The Tauri premium TPU case is made from a shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, and adds practically no bulk to the device. A raised bezel around the front of the phone protects the screen while face down. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, and while the buttons are covered, they are still easy to press. The flexible case is easy to snap on and remove, and it is also very easy to keep clean with water. The design of the device shines through with the clear case, but if you are looking to add a bit of extra color, semi-transparent cases are also available, with the color options available including smoke black, purple, and mint, with their also being a black case. The Tauri premium TPU case is priced at $7.89.
Spigen Resilient case
The Spigen Resilient case is a flexible TPU case that comes with a interior spider-web pattern, and features Air Cushion technology for shock absorption and impact protection. The case looks great as well, with glossy accents and carbon fibre textures at the top and bottom on the back. A raised lip around the front keeps the display protected when the device is placed face down. Precise cutouts are available for the charging port, camera, and mics, and while the buttons are covered, they are easy to press, with a good amount of tactile feedback. The Spigen Resilient case is priced at $11.99, with the only color option currently available being black.
Incipio DualPro case
The Incipio DualPro case offers dual layer protection with its impact resistant silicone core and a hard shell Plextonium frame, and the soft touch finish allows for a comfortable grip in the hand. The buttons are covered, but are easy to press, and offer a good amount of tactile feedback. There is a large cutout on the back for the camera unit, but the raised lip around it keeps it safe from impact. The case adds a little bit of thickness to the device, but manages to remain lightweight. The Incipio DualPro case is priced at $25.99.
Tauri leather wallet case
The Tauri leather wallet case features an exterior that is made from a premium faux leather material. It is a sturdy, compact, and comes with folding cover that should protect the device from accidental bumps and scratches. A polycarbonate casing holds the phone firmly in place, and the cover can also be folded into a stand, ideal for media viewing in landscape orientation. The case also include slots for your credit cards or ID, along with a large pocket for cash. The case comes with precise cutouts for the camera and charging port, and the cover stays closed with a magnetic strap. The Tauri leather wallet case is priced at $9.99, with the available color options including black, hot pink, mint, and purple.
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro case
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro case offers dual layer shock absorption with a flexible TPU case that is coupled with a hard polycarbonate shell. The front comes with a built-in screen protector that keeps the display safe from scratches, without compromising touch sensitivity. The buttons are covered, but are easy to press, and the charging port is also covered with a flap to keep away dust and debris. The case also comes with a belt holster with 360 degree swivel, allowing you to place the device at a position that is most convenient for you. The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro case is priced at $12.99, with the available color options including black and mint.
HTC Ice View case
The HTC Ice View case was introduced alongside the HTC 10, and is a flip cover that offers ample protection for the device. The case comes with the appropriate and precise cuts for access to the ports and buttons, and the front-facing speaker above the display is also exposed, allowing for its use even when the flip face is closed. The unique aspect of this case is the limited usability that is available even when the front face is closed.
Double tapping on the front when holding up the phone brings up a lock screen of sorts, providing you with information such as the time, weather updates, and notifications. You will also have access to music player controls, but the most interesting addition this time around is the ability to access the camera application with the front face closed. You can check out our review of the HTC Ice View case and its features here. The HTC Ice View case is available directly from HTC, priced at $49.99.