HTC Dot View Case

HTC today updated the app for its Dot View Case for the HTC One M8, adding a handful of new options. The coolest probably is the addition of themes for wallpapers. You can choose one of the 18 included with the app, or add your own from your gallery, or by taking a new picture. Normal pictures probably won't look all that great, though, so you'll need to play around until you find something with the right detail. The stock images HTC has included are pretty cool, though.

You also now have the option to redial the three most recent calls, and you can swipe left or right to get more notifications.

The Dot View case, as you'll recall, adds protection to the front and back of the phone while allowing for functionality thanks to its semi-transparent cover and touchscreen capability. You can get the time and weather, see some notifications, and act on them all by swiping on the cover.

Thanks, brainimpact, for the tip!

 

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HTC adds themes to its Dot View Case

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Omg I know! & slips out of my pockets without the case. My brothers original has plastic on the sides & is so easy top handle.

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I have this case and it makes the phone easier to handle (IMO) because the flip part is so grippy you can just lay it on your hand. Might take some getting used to but it works great for me.

this is awesome this definitely makes the case worthwhile and better than the s view. All it's missing is the media control and then it would be perfect

I've had my M8 for a while now but still debating on whether or not to get one of these.

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Doesn't seem worth it. It doesn't really add any functionality and doesn't decrease battery usage. You can also get more information just double tapping the screen without the case on. For 50 bucks it's way too expensive for what you get.

I have a clear back case that helps with the slippery hold and since we have 1 year free screen replacement I'm not too worried about breaking the screen.

I say you try it out. With root on the m8 and you can download an xposed module that allows more notification icons, Gmail, twitter, facebook

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it's like $30 if you use the Android Central 20% off on all accessory deal. They offer on special days.
I am pushing my coworker hard to get one LOL

All they have to do is change it white to show like the time. It's a simple software I'm sure they can fix.
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Not noticeably less I imagine, the entire screen had to be turned on for the themeless DotView, now the rest of the screen had just been given something to display

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This. It would be different if it was amoled but the screen is all lit regardless

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I like the idea of the case. I'm actually using it right now and it makes it damn near impossible to type with 2 thumbs. So it's still impractical. The recent call list is impossible to read as well.

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Pretty much every review I've read echoes what steamedturtle says, it's impossible to type on the M8 with the case. AFAIAK, not worth trying out even for free.

I don't have that problem. I'm typing two right now. I actually have a harder time trying to type one hand. Folding it back solves everything the best. If I had the chance yes I would buy it over again. I have a regular case and I don't like the feel. Plus the bezel is so thin bumper cases makes side scroll more challenging. I'll take this case any day. I guess if people never used cover case may not like. I've learned you pinky is your friend using this case. Plus the more it's fold back the less resistance is taken out. No issues taking pics as well.
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You can get a aftermarket one on eBay for about $15. I got one, and it's pretty nice. Works with the glass screen protector and folds around flat on the back. Decent case for the mobey

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Nice addition, it doesn't change the fact that the case provides virtually no protection and is a major pain to use one handed or take photos when its on.

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Its a neat idea, but this case will drive you crazy if you use the camera or try to one-hand the phone. Its a pain to fold the screen back because it doesn't sit flat, but that's not so bad, Its impossible to one- hand though, and you loose the cool lift-the-phone-and-press-the-volume-button-to-take-a-picture feature. The phone won't turn on with the case closed, and if you open the screen, you have to activate the camera app through the menu system. So you end up opening the lid, turning the phone off, lowering and then raising it, and pressing the volume button.

You don't have the camera shortcut on your lockscreen? That's a simple solution

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I wanted to love this case and returned it. I liked the feel, the protection and the cool graphics. As others of said, it was so frustrating trying to actually use the phone with the case on. I tried to get used to it for a day but essentially makes the phone damn near unusable unless using 2 hands and holding it like a book. Your milage may vary.

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Phil, could you make a quick and video showing what the new wallpapers look like?

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It's funny all the typos from people typing with this case on saying that they have no problems

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