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Review: Amzer Luxe Argyle skin case for HTC EVO 4G

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Even before the HTC EVO 4G was released, Amzer began selling accessories for it. I wasn't familiar with the company but the prices were very reasonable, so I bought a handful of cases weeks ago when they weren't in stock. I was most interested in the Luxe Argyle Skin Caseir?t=goodandevo 20&l=ur2&o=1 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here ($9.95) because of its unique look (argyle isn't a pattern often seen on a gadget case) so when my order arrived the other day, that was the one I opened first.

I bought the clear one, but the Luxe Argyle also comes in smoke gray, blue, red, purple, green, orange, and hot pink. As soon as I took it out of the package, I couldn't believe that it was only $10.


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Design & Quality

Since I had no previous experience with Amzer and the case was so inexpensive, I was honestly expecting a low quality product. But as soon as I held the case in my hand, I knew that my expectations were completely unwarranted.

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The Luxe Argyle is made of a very thick, stiff yet flexible material that is unlike anything I've ever seen used for an EVO case before. I thought it would be either a thin hard plastic or a thin silicone, but it's neither. The material is similar to what you'd find on a high quality inflatable air mattress; it's a firm plastic.

The outside of the case is smooth without being slippery, while the inside is textured because of the printed pattern. All of the cutouts have nicely finished edges and really, the overall quality of the case is just really impressive.


Because the Luxe Argyle is more rigid than standard silicone cases, it isn't as easy to slip onto the EVO. It's not at all difficult, but the case won't stretch or bend in the way that you might expect.

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All of the ports have dedicated cutouts, while the power and volume buttons are covered in a softer, more flexible plastic that makes pressing them very easy.

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This case features the unnecessary cutout on the back that I can't stand (and that several other cases have), but I'm not as bothered as I usually am because the rest of the case is so good.


The Luxe Argyle case for the HTC EVO made such a positive impression on me that Amzer is now a company I'm going to keep an eye on. High quality materials, eye-catching designs, good construction, and low prices make it impossible for me not to put them on my watch-list.

If you're a fan of argyle and are looking for a slim case for your EVO that isn't like what everyone else has on theirs, then you can't go wrong with the Amzer Luxe Argyle Skin Case.

The Amzer Luxe Argyleir?t=goodandevo 20&l=ur2&o=1 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here is available in 8 different colors for $9.95 each.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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