Casing Review: TourMate (for Xperia Z)

The TourMate casings have arrived!

The TourMate casing comes in two versions. Both versions are available in black, white, pink and blue.

Version 1

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For this version, the back is matte translucent with clear transparent sides. It is of silicone material and is thus quite flexible, making removal and mounting of the casing much easier. And because of its material, it provides a much stronger and better grip for the phone.

Same as most of the casings introduced, all the charging and audio jack ports, lock/on-off button and volume keys are exposed and unobstructed.

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And this is how your Xperia Z will look like with the casings on:

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Version 2

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In general, there is not much difference between this version and Version 1. The main two differences are its material finishing and the design of the sides. This version is also made of silicone, but it comes in a gloss finish. Grip wise, it works as well as Version 1’s.

The design of the side is slightly different as the opening on the left side (reference from front view) has all its usb port, microSD slot and charger dock access left exposed and unobstructed. For those who plans on getting a charger-dock station, this will probably be the one that caters to your needs.

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And this is how your Xperia Z will look like with the casings on:

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Xperia Z cases/ bumpers for sale!

Great news for all new Xperia Z users! Here at KYX, we’ve pre-ordered a few cases/ bumpers that will fit greatly with your brand new Xperia Z. All cases will be available from mid to late of March, so register your interest through knowyourxperia@gmail.com right now! **PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE SITUATED IN SINGAPORE, AND ALL SHIPPING COST WILL BE INCURRED BY THE BUYER**

We’ve got two bumpers, one from X-Doria (under SGD30, pricing TBC)…

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and the other from iBUFFALO! (SGD16)

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We’ve got a silicone case from TourMate (under SGD10, pricing TBC). More colors available in this link!

Xperia Z silicone case (by TourMate)

For those who want a case that protects the back of the Xperia Z, you can consider the silicone case by TourMate. Off the bat, the most important thing to note would be whether any important ports are blocked. Based on the images alone, the microUSB, microSD, earjack, speaker slots are not blocked. We’ll be doing an in-depth review once we grab hold of one of these cases! Till then, stay tuned!