User Ratings & Opinions
Pros: Great Treo protection; Comes in colors other than black
Cons: Bottom snap strap location
Wish that the bottom snap strap would be located on the top cover instead of the bottom because it gets in the way while using the phone. However, I use a bluetooth headset most of the time, so no big deal. I also found that I can flip the lid backwards and snap the bottom strap out of the way. The strap isn’t too stiff either so I guess I’m just looking for something to complain about.
I looked at many flip style cases and this is the best one that had the most protection with quick and easy access to the infrared. Other cases might be fancier but the price was right and it looks great!
Pros: Nice leather, great fit, keyboard is never accidentally touched
Cons: Clip wore out
Since then I ordered a different non flap case and my phone is constantly being turned on and starting different applications.
Because of this I have actually ordered a second one just to replace the round part of plastic that the clip attaches to as I really do like the case but need a working belt clip. Other then that my only opinion would be it would be nice if when you flip the cover back it would snap somehow into the back for a flatter silhouette.
Pros: Great fit, nice leather
Cons: Poor quality clip, irritating closure flap
I received my Monaco case today. The fit is perfect. Its snug, but its also easy to get the phone in and out of the case. The leather is nice. As the review stated, theres no cut out for the MiniSD card slot, but thats not a big issue for me--I dont tend to change cards often. The case folds down in the rear to expose the camera, and it has holes drilled through the back for the speaker. Nice touch--another thing that the Covertec case HAD for the 650 but does NOT for the 755p. The cutouts for the cables on the bottom are spot on. Its slim and very nice in the hand.
Now for the bad stuff. First, the belt clip is a joke. In fact, mine was broken right out of the box. Theres a knob that screws into the back of the case and the clip looks similar to standard spring-loaded belt clips you find on other devices. Since the knob was a screw-in, I tried the Covertec knob on the Monaco and found that the Covertec system actually can work with this case...but I have chosen to leave the clip off. I think Ive used the belt clip twice in the last year. However, this is a consideration if you do want the Treo on your belt. Oh--and the Covertec WIPS system...well the clip is even worse than this one.
My last issue is with the magnetic closure flap. I like the Covertec closure system--especially with the ability to push the flap into a slot in the back of the case. It takes the flap out of the way when youre making a call. The Covertec magnetic closure is also one of my favorite things about the Covertec case--the magnets are so strong that if you place the closure near the magnetic snap, it instantly snaps close. With the Monaco, you need to physically line up the snap and the button...and then push it close. It does keep the case secure after youve closed it and this is a somewhat minor thing, but I think Covertec uses slightly better materials for their cases. And it shows.
I thought about returning the Monaco and getting the Covertec. Two things have prevented me from doing this. First, TreoCentral doesnt carry the Covertec case in Red (even though Covertec DOES offer it in red despite what the review says). Second, Monaco really does fit the 755p like a glove. It wont slide out. The cut outs are spot-on. Great fit, good quality in general...okay. And a price tag of $10 below the Covertec is a clincher.