Originally Posted by lee730
Plastic galore. Not saying that every other product out there won't break from dropping it. But I'd be very very worried if I dropped this unit and having it break apart... What is your feeling on this in comparison to other players out there? I kinda felt the same way about the 601 as well though when I had it....
According to Fang, it was supposed to be carbon fiber shell at first, which should be stronger than metal housing. The problem with metal shell is that it will block RF signal, which means they can't use it since a WiFi module (for audio streaming) has been planned in the future. It might also be good as the paint on HM801's metal housing isn't exactly scratch-proof. However, later testing reveals that carbon fiber also isn't too RF friendly, so the current case is made out of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) composite that should be very tough as well. The only metal part of the housing is the battery cover, which has to be metal to allow better cooling of the battery.
If someone drops his/her HM901, I would think the screen will be the first to go and the plastic housing will be the least of concern at that point.
Edited by ClieOS - 1/9/13 at 2:21am