ray-out Silky Touch Silicon Jacket – Review

ray-out- Silky Touch Silicon Jacket for HTC Desire HD

A review of the ray-out Silky Touch Silicon Jacket, for the HTC Desire HD

The ray-out Silky Touch Silicon Jacket for the HTC Desire HD / SoftBank 001HT fits the Desire HD well. It’s safe and feels more secure on the device than the Rubber Coating Shell Jacket reviewed earlier (also from ray-out).

When lying on its back, it is flat and stable enough for one-handed operation, although the camera lens surround on the phone protrudes further than the jacket, meaning that it touches the desk.

The jacket wraps securely around the edges of the phone providing quite a bit of protection. I still don’t fancy dropping the Desire HD to test it, but this Silky Touch Silicon Jacket is a defensive step-up from the Rubber Coating Shell Jacket.

Things I don’t like about this jacket:

This isn’t so drastic, but in Landscape mode your fingers easily strike the rubber surrounding the top and bottom of the screen when you are pinching out to zoom-in.

Again, considering the nature of the item this isn’t so serious, but the top power button and volume rocker buttons are a little bit hit and miss to activate easily.

As mentioned earlier, the jacket doesn’t stop the camera lens surround on the phone from touching the desk when it’s lying on its back.


Overall, this nicely-fitting rubber jacket does a good job of covering up the Desire HD and providing protection, especially compared to the Rubber Coating Shell Jacket. At the same time though, it covers up and hides the original sophisticated looks of the device.

The price was ¥ 1280. ($15. / £10. / € 11.4)

Rear view of product packaging

Front view of product packaging

Looking into the empty case where the cutout is for the camera and speaker
Product contents without packaging
Perspective view of casing around the screen
Bottom edge of phone
Side perspective showing walling along the side of the phone
Top view of phone in case lying on desk. Camera flash used.
Back of phone in case. Flash used.
Close-up of Power button from top
Close-up of power button from front
Side view demonstrating that the camera lens surround protrudes slightly more than the case
Phone lying on its back in the palm of the hand
Phone in hand as seen from the top looking along to the bottom of the screen
Close-up of casing around camera lens, flash and speaker

Bottom of phone showing micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone socket

Close=up shot of wrist strap holes

Perspective view of rear of phone. Camera flash used.

Plain back view of case on phone

Angled perspective view of screen and quite high but protective walling.

Close-up angle of Volume rocker

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