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HTC Dot View dares to be different (pictures)

The idea of flip cases for smartphones isn't new but the HTC Dot View for the One M8 offers a new twist on interactive phone covers.

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A screen of dots

The HTC Dot View flip case turns the screen of the One M8 into little dots of light.

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Blocks to dots

Removing the flip cover reveals how blocks of graphics are transformed into points of light.

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Simple sophistication

Perhaps it's the minimal approach to text and graphics, or just that I have a soft-spot for old-school LED watches, but for some reason these little dots look very nice.

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Reject incoming calls

When calls come in you can reject them.

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Answer if you want to

Answer incoming calls if you want to, without opening the case.

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Prop it up

A soft surface helps the Dot View to act as a kickstand.

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Get the voice message

The Dot View also displays an alert for new voice mail.

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A nice soft-touch back

The back of the Dot View is made from plastic with a nice soft-touch coating.

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Don't worry it's still slim

Thankfully, the Dot View doesn't make the HTC One M8 much thicker.

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Choose your color

Continuing the color-coded trend of Sense 6, the Dot View will come in multiple hues.

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