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Overview

The Slim Armor case is made up from two layers a common theme among most cases these days. The layers consist of the inner rubberized TPU layer and an outer solid polycarbonate shell. The two layers can be easily taking apart if you feel it’s easier to apply the case this way but to be honest applying while both parts are together is a lot easier. The inner part of the case has a special pattern inside “designed to aid with shock absorbing” as well as a stamp of approval and authenticity from Spigen SGP. The stamp is more important than you thing as there are many fake cases finding there way into the market so make sure you look for this if not buying from a reputable dealer.

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The Spigen Slim Armor fits snug on the HTC One M8 with and all functions of the M8 are still in place. The inner rubber part of the case adds some extra height to the volume and power buttons, this allows easy pressing of both while providing some nice grip when you are holding the device. I find this a particularly good feature as the HTC One M8 is a pretty slippy device being all metal and rounded. The cutouts for the 3.5mm jack, micro-USB, microphone and noise cancelling microphone are all present as well. The rear plastic shell of the case features a cutout for the camera’s and flash and don’t interfere with the performance of these. One feature that is not catered for is the IR blaster so I find myself not using the case while I’m indoors as I use the IR blaster while at home. Other than that the rear of the case features the SPIGEN logo that maintains the minimalist style of the case.

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Protection/Usage

In terms of protection the Spigen Slim Armor works perfect for me. Starting with the front of the case the raised lip around the bezel ensures that you can lay your device flat on a table or flat surface etc and not worry about that beautiful screen getting scratched or damaged. One thing I have noticed however is it’s not as raised as some other cases in it’s class but it fits my needs perfectly as I have said. The two piece design ensures that all aspects of your device are protected during daily usage. The rear polycarbonate shell will withstand a lot of damage and coupled with the tough inner TPU shell you can be sure that your device will be safe from any accidental drops.

Conclusion

I have been using the Spigen Slim Armor case daily for around a month now and the only complaint I have is the same complaint I have with most cases and that’s the 3.5mm headphone jack cutout size. Being so small and round the only headphones I could use were the iPhone 5s headphones and being a lover of music they just don’t cut it. I wish case manufacturers thought about this small attention to detail as it would really make a big difference to those who like to use studio style headphones. Overall I think this case would suit most peoples needs and with all the different colours available I’m sure you will find one you like. If you are interested in this case you can pick one up from MobileFun for the cool price of £19.99.

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Ryan Oneill

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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.

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