If you want a case to keep your HTC One (M8) safe from scratches and drops, the company’s own Dot View cover is one of the best options out there. The specialized case already displays notifications and other info with a neat dot-matrix design, but today it’s learning a few new tricks thanks to a Google Play update.
At launch Dot View was a bit limited, but now HTC is adding personalization options for the smartphone cover. You can pick from a handful of themes or even upload your own image and use it for the dot-based background. The company has also added the ability to easily redial any of the last three contacts you’ve talked to without opening the case, and the option to swipe left and right between notifications.
When we first reviewed the Dot View cover back in April we came away with mixed feelings. The dot-matrix design looks great and works pretty well, but the case itself is a little bulky and definitely detracts from the M8’s beautiful design. After today’s update, however, it might be worth giving HTC’s cover another chance.