HTC One M8 TPU case

Some regions of the world get al little extra from HTC along with their HTC One M8 — a TPU case. And here's a very quick look at it.

Nothing spectacular here. Just your basic TPU case that wraps around the back and sides of the phone. It keeps the display lifted off of flat surfaces, the better to protect it. Cutouts are there for the cameras and microphones, and there's a little flap to seal up the microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The HTC logo gets highlighted thanks to a little design work on the case as well.

This isn't the most flashy of HTC One M8 accessories — that prize still goes to the Dot View case. But if you're lucky enough to have gotten one of these guys in the box with your phone, it's worth taking a look at, if only for the additional grip it provides to an otherwise sleek (and slick) phone.

 
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we US Americans don't get the TPU case from HTC because not many of us own globes. :(

paging dr b says:

Your post made me LOL. Take a bow! :)
Also #ITM

abdulla77 says:

I got the HTC One M8 on contract with VIVA here in Bahrain and found this cover in the box. At first I didn't think I would need it but then realized the phone was quite slippery in my hands being all-metal, so I decided to have a go at using the cover.. after a few days I actually got used to it as it's quite grippy and holds the phone quite well. Got a feeling I will be keeping the cover on for a while!

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Gekko says:

Diztronic TPU. best cases for the money bar none IMO.

https://tpu-cases.com/

thegrants82 says:

No way. Much better TPU cases out for the M8.

Wobblin30 says:

For $10 bucks?

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Ikeman90 says:

Hey Everybody!

NeosCoeus says:

Where can I buy this?

Warrenisit says:

Try Googling HTC M8 TPU Case. Or click the TPU Case link from the comment above. Or go to HTC's website.

I bought the "Cimo [SOFT TOUCH] HTC One M8 Case [SATIN SERIES]" in white, red, and black. They add grip and style without the bulk. They also come in pink and sky blue if you're into those colors. $7 each on Amazon.

DWR_31 says:

+1

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BoltonRed says:

Thanks for the heads up, looks really good.

coledeb says:

This is why I would rather have the Galaxy s5...you are probably going to put a case on your phone either way

Do any S5 cases add front facing stereo speakers?

zack w says:

Probably not...that deals with hardware manipulation or quite the expensive accessory.

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Born To Kill says:

You should try Viper4Android.....

When you really run shit, you don't have to talk about it....

ConTejas says:

I hear you but plenty of people don't use a case. The M7/M8 speakers are pretty much the only thing about any other device to give me even the slightest phone envy over my N5. Fairly easliy cured by a BT boombox and kernel/eq mods but would be a welcomed addition nonetheless. Meh, now that I'm thinking about it I'd love the water/dust resistance of GS5/Sony's, just not enough to envy lol.

MonkeyNews says:

Your point would be valid if the only thing going for the One was it's design. As it stands, it's a pretty damn good phone too.

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jnt_ip says:

Anybody else find it interesting that a video surfaced awhile back showing the M8 surviving over an hour in a sink (though air bubbles came out of the holes), and then an HTC made TPU case shows up that plugs the two holes in the device? I don't think I've ever seen a TPU case built to do that. If water proof/resistance is a hidden feature of this phone, I'm not sure why they'd keep quiet about it...

smotrs says:

Care to share share link to the video? I don't recall seeing it.

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jnt_ip says:

All New HTC One (M8) Water Test - Water Resistant?: http://youtu.be/lhwvXTVQoPM

Though I found after the fact that an HTC rep cleared it up. The M8 has an IP rating of IPX3, which is better than nothing, but still nothing compared to the S5 and Sony phones. I'd be curious to see how the phone in that video is holding up a couple of months from now.

A2theC says:

So let me get this straight, people huffed and puffed and screamed that this is the ONLY good phone on the market BECAUSE it is metal, and then they are going to put an ugly "cheap plastic" TPU case on it?

blackroseMD1 says:

I bought a "cheap plastic" TPU case to put mine in when I go outside, because I'd rather not drop and damage my $600+ smartphone. If I'm at home or not walking around outside, I go caseless.

+1

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someguy01234 says:

I am a big case and screen protector user myself. But personally I think if you are going to spend $600 on a premium phone made of metal (recycled aluminum cans) and still have to use plastic to protect it, it's a bummer. Might as well buy a plastic phone.

I would rather use something like XtremeGuard screen protector for the back, which doesn't provide a lot of protection, but is transparent and let the metal show through.

You put a case on your expensive, premium 600 dollar phone so that in the event it breaks, you don't have to order ANOTHER premium $600 phone. Cases can be removed but at least having one handy isn't bad.

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Kiamat says:

Every one of the M8 reviews I've seen thus far have two things in common:
1. All claim the phone is very slippery.
2. All are reviewing the gunmetal grey version.

I have the glacial silver version and, while I certainly find it smooth, I don't find it any more slippery than my M7. I'm beginning to wonder if it's just the gunmetal version that's so slippery.

And now, you'll have to pardon me while I check the box my unlocked version came in to see if I missed a TPU case.

NoNexus says:

Yeah compare the feel of the slippery metal to the slippery plastic... Guess which won't fall.
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Oh and guess what the dimples are for? That is right, traction

BldyIdt says:

Yeah I bought the silver one too, and it's not that slippery...
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ihierbal says:

As much as I wanted to go to the gun metal coming from a silver M7, I ended up with the silver M8 for this very reason. The silver M8 is definitely not excessively slippery, although I do find it a bit more slippery than M7. But that may be due more to the size of the phone.

NoNexus says:

But... But... Premium feel... But.. Metal... But...

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rampage1979 says:

Nobody was trash talking Samsung but yet here you are trash talking on an HTC thread seriously can we keep it civil? What will you do if the note 4 ends up being aluminum also then you won't be calling it scratch or dent will you?

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ericykchan says:

cheap plastic over such nicely built metal chassis? why... just why?

NoNexus says:

Scratch & dent?

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Kiamat says:

Put it face down instead. That Gorilla Glass is nigh impervious.

NoNexus says:

Yes because if you ever drop the phone it will always land face down...

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luckydwg says:

Phil you know who makes this or where can u buy one? I have looked everywhere and cannot find it.

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tim242 says:

Hey, we made this premium metal phone. Now, buy this case to cover it up. *eye roll*

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NoNexus says:

You meant to say protect, not cover

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anth-w-m says:

Great utill the flap for usb and headphone jack stops clicking into place then it drives u mad. Useless after a couple of days!!

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Craig Poole says:

Once the flap on mine stopped staying-put, I just sliced it off, the case still looks svelte and clean and doesn't add much bulk. I'm really happy with it, I wish more manufacturers included a case in the box.

I simply took the cover off, bent the flap, and voila, it fits perfectly fine again

anth-w-m says:

I fitted a skinomi full body techskin clear, bought from Amazon. This fitted with a bumper is the best option in my opinion.

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NastyNeil says:

I called HTC. The guy I spoke to had no clue about the case at all.

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nikkisix798 says:

That's how the company is....clueless

Oh no! It's so god damn plastic I can't stand it! It feels so extremly cheap and disgusting! Why, oh why, would HTC, that clearly stated that for example the SGS 5 was made out of cheap plastic, put something like this on their all-metal-cause-there-is-nothing-better flaggship phone! Since plastic is so disgusting, ugly and cheap one would expect the almighty-allmetal-HTC to do a protective case in METAL so that it wouldn't feel as cheap and bad as the SGS 5 as they themselves stated........................................... hypocrites... :/ I heard they were making a plastic M8 aswell, wonder how awful that one will be in their own eyes?

MarkSeven says:

Yeah it's a plastic case over a metal phone but the phone still looks good with it on unlike some 3rd party cases. What upsets me is that not everyone who buys the phone will get it and that's unfair.

nikkisix798 says:

So much about marketing metal body this and that...
Then there are cases...

looks rather on the cheap side but if it stops my £500+ from getting scratched or totally smashed if I drop it then what the heck.

BoltonRed says:

Just got one of these with my new M8 yesterday. Doesn't look cheap at all, really thin, hardly notice it's there and came free with the phone.

RRHMJ23 says:

I want this case Anybody wanna sell it ?

Google play services won't update on my nexes 5

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