A review of the ray-out rubber coating shell jacket, for the HTC Desire HD
The ray-out Rubber Coating Shell Jacket for the HTC Desire HD / SoftBank 001HT is a thin plastic shell, probably sprayed (on the outside) with a very thin layer of rubber.
It fits snuggly onto the Desire HD and helps the phone feel more secure in the hand. (I chose the matt black finish as opposed to a gloss black option.)
The gap at the top left side of the jacket makes it much easier to feel for the volume rocker.
The jacket doesn’t rise too high on either side of the screen, so the fingers are not noticeably restricted when swiping left and right, which is nice compared to a few covers or shells I’ve seen around in the stores.
Two things I don’t like
The jacket surrounding the camera lens doesn’t protrude further than the lens itself. Therefore when the phone is resting on its back – it is still resting on the phone’s camera lens frame and not the jacket.
Second, when rested on its back again – the phone is supported in the middle but tilts or rocks if the slightest pressure is applied to the left or right sides of the screen. So one-handed operation is out if you like to use it that way on your desk.
Not a full case
The truly observant among you will notice that this is not a full case. So if you like to throw your phone in your bag and get up and go, you might consider covering up the screen with something better than the included screen protector. This jacket is only a rear side scratch protector.
I would buy another one (not red), but the decision to do so would be a cosmetic one as opposed to a phone security one.
The price was ¥ 1980. ($24. / £15. / € 17.5)