The HTC 10 Ice View case is officially out, and knockoffs

Ice View
HTC 10 official Ice View

I can’t say for certain when the Ice View case from HTC actually became available because, well, I wasn’t paying attention. After purchasing a $4 dot view case for my old M9 (wife’s future phone,) I decided I wanted to try it when it became available as dot view is actually pretty useful.

Anyway, the HTC 10 Ice View cases are now out and in stock according to Amazon, out of stock according to HTC. Both are around $50 for a thin case.

Of course there are knockoffs for $5.77.

Guess which one I bought.

There’s also Ice View in Red (or gold, or green, black, blue, other colors I don’t believe exist,) for $17.99.

An Anoke “Smart Weak Up” version (yes, weak) for $15.58

HTC 10 Ice View case knockoff
$5.77 version on Amazon

And plenty of other options where you could get 3-4 for the price of an original HTC Ice View.

From everything I can see all of these cases are just rendered images with the $5.77 version I bought looking like it’s actually using the HTC image with a different background.

But who knows. We’ll see if I’m impressed or depressed when the $5 one show up.

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If you’ve been wanting to play with Ice View on the HTC 10 it’s available now.

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5 thoughts on “The HTC 10 Ice View case is officially out, and knockoffs

  • Avatar of Henry Krinkle
    August 24, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    How did the knock-off Ice View work out for you? I just ordered one (different brand – don’t have it yet) and am curious to hear your experience. I considered the official one but $50 is way too steep and people are already complaining about the construction. The official M8 and M9 cases were cool but poorly made, especially the Dot View II for the M9. Honestly, they break so often they should have been recalled. Now that they’re under $5 on Amazon I just think of them as disposable (my wife too now has my old M9)

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    • Avatar of typhoonikan
      November 28, 2016 at 8:06 am
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      Hey Henry, I came back to this post to look at some knock-offs. Do you have an update on your case experiences? Should I go with HTC version or is it bad? The M9’s dot view ripped along the spine after much use.

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      • Avatar of Henry Krinkle
        November 28, 2016 at 8:34 am
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        I have both (got the real version for free – wouldn’t have paid for it) and the HTC version is marginally better (the front plastic is smoother) but not worth the retail price. I’d buy a knock off first and see if you even like functionality. Definitely not worth $50 in my opinion. HTC should have included the cases for free with the phone. Would have helped sales, I think.

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        • Avatar of typhoonikan
          November 28, 2016 at 9:01 am
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          Alright. Thanks for the quick reply!

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          • Avatar of Henry Krinkle
            November 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm
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            No problem.

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