Author's note: Sometimes, Murphy's Law rears its ugly head. I had a review of this case all set and ready to go but accidently deleted it (FYI, System Restore does indeed wipe all data from the iPod shuffle). Sorry about the tardiness...
Vaja has always been one of the premier case manufacturers for handheld products. Its T66 flip lid case is extremely well made, and I expected the same high quality in its i-Volution T65 case.
The T65 looks exactly like the T66 case but without a lid. The Treo's screen points outward, so I recommend using a screen protector to prevent accidental scratching. All of the Treo's ports are readily available. The ear speaker and speakerphone have a screen over them, and the case is designed so the only port cutouts are for the LED status light and on the bottom of the case. A mesh covering goes over the earpiece and speakerphone parts of the Treo.
The swivel beltclip is optional and uses a strong nub that is sewn into the upper backside of the case so that it hangs vertically on your side. The clip is nicely curved and provides a nice, sturdy hold for the Treo.
Vaja's cases come in a wide variety of colors in either solid color or two-tone. All cases are custom made, so it can take up to thirty days to receive the case.
I have always liked the screen protection that flip lid cases offered but found it inconvenient sometimes when I needed to make a phone call. Most flip lid cases cover the screen entirely, and that is not something you want in a phone. The T65 foregoes the lid entirely, and I found this extremely convenient when using the case. The case never gets in the way, so the only time you will need to remove it is to reset the Treo or replace its battery.
As the screen is exposed, it would be wise to pickup a screen protector to prevent scratching the screen. The case is thicker than most leather cases I have seen, so if you bump against something as wide as the Treo, it shouldn't touch the screen&emdash;your mileage with Murphy's Law will vary. I never really worried about the screen unless I was getting in the car where the seatbelt would hit the Treo every time. Still no scratches though. The beltclip on the T65 is very sturdy and easy to connect/disconnect the Treo.
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