December 3, 2008

ToughSkin Review - 200W Series

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I recently got a chance to check out some ToughSkin cases, by Speck, for the Nuvi 200 series and 200W series units. The cases are made out of silicone and have a ruggedized look and feel to help smooth out the bumps of traveling along with your Nuvi. While this is a case that wraps the Nuvi, it allows you to access all of the key controls, ports and speaker while still allowing you to utilize the Garmin mount that is supplied with the unit. That's big, because I have seen my fair share of skins for iPods that rely on crappy belt holder of connectors - not this case.

The black case for the Nuvi 200W series (Widescreen) was great (used here on the Nuvi 255W)- and added a degree of security for the unit that I was happy with. The Toughskin clip that snaps into the garmin factory mount was secure and sound. All of the ports were visible and offered easy access to the critical power supply. The ToughSkin comes with a hard plastic backer that has a hole for the power and speaker. It's main function is to grab onto the Nuvi, while offering a place for the factory mount to grab onto your newly protected Nuvi.


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The case is not a sticky silicone, but more slick allowing it to easily slid into a briefcase, luggage or glove purse. The ToughSkin comes with a screen protector also that you adhere to the screen offering an extra degree of scratch protection.

I can very much recommend the ToughSkin for the Nuvi 200W series. I thought it was great. This ToughSkin Case will fit the Nuvi 200W, 205W, 250W, 255W, 260W.


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I will say that I also tried out the ToughSkin for the Nuvi 200 series on the Nuvi 205, and found that the hole for the power port didn't line up properly, so that you can't get the mini-USB to fully plug into the unit, keeping you on battery power while the unit is in the hard plastic mount adapter that comes with the ToughSkin.


Available at Amazon - ToughSkin Case for Nuvi 200 Series

or directly from the Speck website

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Posted by Scott Martin at December 3, 2008 9:47 AM

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