It is a bit of a dilemma when you have a sleek, thin touchscreen phone. You want to protect it, but you may not want to buy a case that doubles the size of the handset. This is exactly the case with the HTC Desire, it houses a gorgeous 3.7-inch display and is one of the thinnest smartphones around. However, we have the ideal HTC Desire case to compliment the phone.
We are reviewing the Sena UltraSlim Pouch for the HTC Desire (and Nexus One). The company claims that it is the thinnest leather case ever designed for a mobile and is ideal for those who prefer “zero bulk”. The pouch was kindly sent over by MobileFun, a specialist retailer of mobile accessories. The pouch costs £24.98 and MobileFun applies a small delivery charge on top of this depending on whether shipping is to the UK or mainland Europe.
The case comes well packaged so that there is unlikely to be any damage to the soft leather by the time it hits your doorstep. As you can tell from the picture below, it is designed to fit both the HTC Desire and Nexus One smartphones given their similar dimensions.
The company claims that the pouch is made from the “finest quality, full-grain leather.” This is something hard to argue with once going hands-on ourselves.
A short set of instructions detail how you should remove the phone from the pouch. It’s pretty self-explanatory once it’s in the hand, but it’s nice to see Sena supplying instructions for those worried that their method may ruin the case.
Once removed from the packaging, the UltraSlim Pouch really feels like a premium product. As mentioned above, the case feels like it is made from full-grain leather. It is also very soft to the touch.
The case comes with soft velvet lining to make sure there is no risk of getting any scratches on the HTC Desire’s display.
Sena has embossed a small logo towards the top of the case that doesn’t ruin the style of the pouch.
The pouch has secure stitching, including across the opening for added detail.
The HTC Desire is a tight fit when placed into the UltraSlim case. However, I would expect this to loosen slightly over time.
Sena says that the pouch has a “light zero bulk protective layer”. Realistically speaking I’m not sure the phone would survive from a high fall. However, it is likely to be ideal who want to put their phone in a bag or pocket.
The case covers the handset to the top and leaves access to the power button. My only concern is that given the tight fit it can be a bit tricky to remove. If you have a phone call you may struggle to get to it in time. However, I would expect the leather to loosen over time and maybe this wouldn’t be an issue.
It is a very lightweight case and according to our measurements will only add an extra 12g to the weight of your phone.
The Sena UltraSlim is the thinnest pouch offered by the company and it’s certainly the thinnest we’ve seen. It is well constructed with high-quality materials and is easily worth its £25 asking price. The design is ideal for those who carry their phone in their bag or pocket.
My one and only gripe is the tightness of the fit that may make it difficult to remove in a hurry. However, I would expect that this is down to the case being new and hopefully the leather will stretch a little after some use. If this is not likely to be an issue for you, then I can fully recommend the Sena UltraSlim case for the HTC Desire.
Many thanks to MobileFun for sending through the Sena UltraSlim Pouch for review!