The flip case isn’t a new idea by any means. We saw them rise in popularity after the iPad made them mainstream and eventually they began making their way to phablets like the Galaxy Note and even last year’s HTC One. That being said, leave it to HTC’s design team to dress it up a bit, adding equal parts style and function — even a splash of 80s nostalgia — in the “Dot View case” for the HTC One M8.
We’ve already seen the case leaked out in pictures. Featuring tiny holes that allow light to peak through (Lite-Brite, anyone?), the Dot View case shows everything from the time, to weather, or incoming calls. Where the average flip case has you opening the protective cover in order to interact with the device, the Dot View case actually allows the flap to remain shut, as shown in our hands-on video. Again, it’s nothing ground breaking, just a way to add a little style and make your friends go, “Woah.”
HTC’s Dot View flip covers will be available in Warm Black, Imperial Blue, Orange Popsicle, Atlantis (green), Baton Rouge (dark red) — $50 each via HTC’s online store here.