Pocketnow - With a device as aesthetically focused as the new HTC One M8, slapping a case on the back amounts to something like sacrilege (even more so than usual). That aluminum! That machined precision! Those chamfers!
But then again … that aluminum. That precision. Those chamfers. We’ve shown time and again that building a device from metal and polishing it to a jewel-like finish is an approach that results in beautiful unboxings, but also in products that don’t necessarily hold up well over time. Cases may be ugly, but they sure can protect an investment if they’re built properly.