Accessory review: Noreve Tradition leather case for HTC EVO View 4G

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Last week, we reviewed the Noreve Tradition leather case for the HTC EVO 3D, and the week before that, we told you about the same case for the EVO 4G. This week, I want to introduce you to the Noreve Tradition leather case for the EVO View 4G tablet (or the HTC Flyer).

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that this is the third case I’ve personally tried for my View, and among even more that I’ve looked at and considered. And I can honestly say that I can finally stop looking around – I found a keeper.

But is this case right for you? And is it worth the high price of admission? Read on to find out!

First impressions are everything, right? And first impressions are certainly something that the Noreve Tradition case has mastered for the EVO 4G and EVO 3D, especially in the packaging. However, with the Noreve Tradition case for the EVO View … not so much.

Here’s the box mine came in.

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Granted, I’m partially responsible for the beat-up look, as I carried it around with me in my bag for a few days before finally taking a picture of it. But in any case, it’s far from the high-quality, expensive looking boxes that the other Noreve Tradition cases came in.

However, first impressions can be deceiving.

See how nice it looks after I completely unboxed it and placed my EVO View inside?

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This case is real leather, and it looks sleek, professional, and high-quality, carrying on Noreve’s well-earned repuation for luxury and good craftsmanship.

As you can see, my case is red (I wanted a change of pace), but you can also order it  in almost any color you’d want. They have four categories of colors to pick from:

  • The Perpetual Selection: black, white, grey, beige, pink, baby blue, red, ocean blue, brown, olive green, light purple, or orange.
  • The Ambition Selection: ebony, chestnut, or ivory.
  • The Exceptional Selection: dark vintage, sandy vintage, passion vintage, or jean vintage
  • The Illumination Selection: onyx, maïa gold, or platinum.

It’s worth noting that colors other than black do take a little extra time due to the extra workmanship that goes into them, although Noreve promises delivery before Christmas of any color that is ordered before December 2. And I have to say that if you’re going to spend this much money on a case, you might as well get the one that you really like.

The case itself itself just feels extremely nice while holding it, and it’s obvious that quality is top notch. Additionally, the cut-outs are in all the right places, allowing for full use of the back camera, the microphone, the volume and power buttons, the headphone jack, and the charging port. They even made sure not to block the speakers.

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As you can see, the case also has a very handly slip for the HTC stylus, that you hopefully were lucky enough to get for free from Sprint when purchasing the View. Even though this is such a simple feature, this adds tremendous value to this case for me – I actually do use my stylus quite often, and many other cases lack this.

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The case is also very good at turning the View into quite a capable portable entertainment device, completely foregoing the need for a kickstand. My only concern is whether the creases on the back of the case will become more noticeable after extended periods of time using the case like this.

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Overall, I highly recommend this case to anyone who wants to protect their expensive tablet investment in style. The customization that’s available through the unparalleled color selection is simply amazing, as is the quality of manufacturing. Noreve certainly pays attention to the smallest of details, so if you don’t mind dropping around $100 on a case, you definitely can’t go wrong here.

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The Noreve Tradition case for the HTC EVO View 4G or HTC Flyer is available now for between 79.99-89.99 EUR (between $108.59-122.17 USD), depending on color selection. If you’re lucky, you might also be able to Google around for a better price.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.