Apr 17th, 2013 publishUpdated   Jan 16th, 2015, 1:28 pm

The FedEx lady just stopped by my house, dropping off the official HTC Double Dip Hard Shell case for the HTC One. This is one of a few official OEM accessories unveiled for the HTC One at their New York press event a few weeks back and ever since the death of my Nexus 4, I’ve been dying to get my hands on some protection for my One.

Because I’m the owner of many other official HTC accessories, I kinda had an idea of what to expect. This isn’t your generic, run of the mill smartphone accessory from eBay. This is a quality piece of polycarbonate, featuring a premium soft touch finish and fitting the HTC One like a glove.

The hard shell case features full protection — well, everywhere but the screen — covering every last trace of aluminum and making the HTC One feel like a tank. It’s a tad thicker than I’d like from a hard shell, but you could argue it makes up for this minor shortcoming in protection. The top speaker grill portion is red, while the bottom is a dark grey, followed by light grey on the back. HTC’s choice in color scheme will no doubt turn off some (of course, colors always have been a subjective thing), but I think it fits the phone nicely. For those interested, the Double Dip case currently sells for $30 direct from HTC.

[HTC Double Dip Hard Shell Case]

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