Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

The FlexiSkin from for Orange SPV C500 / Audiovox SMT 5600 is designed to
stop your phone looking dented and scratched while preserving its
"coolness". The problem with many cases for such a tiny phone is that they
tend to hide the syle of the phone and prevent you from using the phone
properly. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the annoying moment when you rip
a cover from your phone, unable to press a button properly or make a call to the right number.

So, the FlexiSkin.. does it tick all the boxes? Can a phone be usable and
protected all at the same time ? Let’s see….
 


Out of the packet I have to be honest, it looks unfortunately like some sort of cheap condom. Hey, I’m not going to beat
about the bush here (that’s another joke). It’s not a bad comment,
it’s just the way it looks to me! :)

Looks are different to "feel" though. It is a tad stretchy although
it’s not completely elastic and will return back to it’s original
shape. The material seems very durable and soft to the touch.

Putting this onto the phone involves slipping the handset through
the largest hole – meant for the display – and then gradually
working it down into the cover. This is a bit tricky the first time
you do it, but you’ll get the hang of it. It’s just like putting a
tyre on a bike really. :)

 

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

As you can see below, each slot is perfectly positioned. This side
profile shot shows the holes for the camera button and the main "ringtone"
speaker.

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

 

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

On the top you can see that there’s a nice chunky
hole with the IR and power perfectly accessible.

Again, below you can see the cut-out for the volume
control and you can see on the top just how precise the screen,
rocker and speaker cut-outs are positioned…

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

 

Here’s the back, again you should notice how well
positioned the cut-out is. Note how clear the phone is on all these
shots.

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

Boxwave Flexiskin for Orange SPV C500

I don’t write "puffy" reviews. If something is crap, I’ll
say it’s crap. I have to be honest and say that I hate covers for phones.
However – this thing isn’t a normal cover. I can only describe
it as a gell-like glove. I can press every button perfectly, I can even
press "5", which is smack in the middle of lots of other buttons, without
getting an "8" or a "2" or a "3" etc… It feels like I could throw the
phone around too – the cover is bouncy and durable, plus it fits the phone
incredibly well. A snug fitting cover which keeps the "look" of your phone
whilst protecting it from the daily dust, grime and possible dents and
scratches. Brilliant. This is one cover that I’ll be keeping on my C500, and
probably on any future phone too!

The FlexiSkin cover is available not just for the Orange SPV C500, but for a
whole raft of Pocket PC Phones and Smartphones – even MP3 players.

Check this page out for the full range.



The FlexiSkin I tested cost $23.95 (£13.04) at the time of writing and is
available here.

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