Took delivery of this today*:
Hyperion HTC One TPU Case Matte Smoke - Hyperion Electronics Accessories
This case is a slam-dunk winner.Low profile + an excellent fit,w/a very slight texture on the back,yet,still translucent,even w/the smoke coloring.Available in other colors as well.
Also comes w/a screen protector,sized to fit properly when paired w/the case,to avoid edge peeling & consequent bubbling,etc....
For $9.99,hard to beat for quality & overall value.
Here's a video I found on YOU-TUBE to get a better idea of what to expect.There is a mention of a slight cosmetic flaw in the case,which you'd be hard-pressed to find if not mentioned.
However,on my case the flaw is NOT present,as the flaw in the molding process was apparently addressed after the video was made**:
Review of the Hyperion TPU case for the HTC One - YouTube
This one is from DIZTRONIC,but,gives a great representation of the coloring of the one I got from HYPERION.
Diztronic TPU Case Review for HTC One Review (Gray) - YouTube
The hint on installation from this video may seem like a no-brainer,but,it does make a difference in fit.
I actually found that inserting the top side of the phone first,then bottom,to be followed by the sides,makes for the best fit,w/no pulling around the cut-outs that one typically finds w/TPU cases.
*Five days total from order date,direct from HYPERION,to delivery,free via USPS option.EXCELLENT!
** Upon further review,there is a SMALL
remnant of the molding process.I say remnant (call it a BIRTHMARK,
if you will) & NOT a defect, because it's either a result of an ejector pin/lifter,to facilitate removal of the case from the mold,or,what is called a gate/runner,where the plastic enters the mold.
Could it be avoided?YES,but,no doubt tooling/manufacturing costs were considered in the risk/reward of a better design to eliminate all cosmetic imperfections,resulting in a vastly more expensive product.
The location of this small mark (see video #1) is in such a place that one won't notice during use,less the most extreme perfectionists, & in no way detracts from the functionality of the case.
For those that favor a TPU case,I stand behind my original statement & consider this case + screen protector a SLAM-DUNK