Summary : Excellent Case. Almost perfect if it wasn't for the Volume keys.
There’s a good selection for cases for HTC One M8, and one of the alternatives to HTC DOT View Case we previously reviewed is the Seidio Ledge case. It’s a great case that offers more than just protection and it does things the HTC One M8 can’t, and that’s open properly.
You most likely already know about Seidio as they’ve been making cases long before the first days of Android. Seidio was in fact the very first case I purchased for old faithful TMobile G1, which must be about five years ago now.
The Ledger case is similar to the Dot View case being a flip style case. The front cover slips open like a book giving great protection to the screen as well. While the back of your phone sits inside the harder Polyurethane shell making up the back of the case. The cover flip itself offers a cloth like texture with a microfiber interior touching the screen surface.
The Seidio Ledger case has a metal flip out kickstand on the back, which is very nice feature and almost a standard addition to Seidio’s products. The kickstand allows you fold the front cover to the rear, fold out the kick stand from its magnetic holder and open up your flip cover to create an A-frame layout that sits your phone nicely supported for viewing the screen.
Seidio also included a small card slot on the inside of the flip cover for those nights when you want to head out without a wallet and only need an Id or credit card.
The front cover also has slits cut into the top and bottom to let the sounds from your awesome speakers flow through unhindered. Another nice touch they thought of and nice if you want get some music playing, close your case and lay your phone next to you on the table fully protected.
The magnetic latch on the side of the front cover is magnetic keeping the case tightly closed and easy to open. No worries about the hinge side getting loose and the case not staying closed.
I do have to agree with other feedback I’ve read that the cover makes it a little awkward to control the volume of the phone. The bezel just sticks out a little too far and it’s a stretch of your finger to reach the volume rocker. It’s by no means a show stopper, you just have to make a little more effort when the case is installed.
With recommended retail price of $39.95, it’s not too badly priced either. The alternative is the Dot View case from HTC that retails for $50 and offers less functionality than the Seidio Ledger.
If you’d like to find out more or purchase on of these cases, you can always check out the Seidio online store or check for better prices on Amazon using the link below.
Here’s a full selection of photographs showing the case form almost every angle: