I've had this case for a little over a month. I search all over to find the most ideal for my HTC One. (I got the blue one and REALLY didn't want to cover up the beautiful blue aluminum chassis, but I digress). I never found any clear cases that fit my needs.
I've almost exclusively used Seidio cases on my previous two HTC devices, but they currently don't have a silicone-type case that allows access to the IR blaster.
I finally chose this one. I'm glad I did. The inner silicone is strong and stiff. It is complemented nicely by the hard outer shell. All of the ports are easily accessible, including the IR blaster. That being said, the power and volume buttons require a little more effort to press, but you will get used to it.
I do wish there a few more color options.
I definitely recommend this case.
What can I say other than: I LOVE this case! Time will tell as far as durability is concerned, but I have high hopes.
If you're like me and aren't picky about "bulk" added to the phone, you'll love this case. Don't let that statement dissuade you though - this case is far from what I would consider "bulky." I had an Otterbox Defender series on my One originally. When I put the One inside of this case, however, I was pleasantly surprised by how much thinner and handy the device feels. The otterbox is far too square around the edges and doesn't quite sit right in my hand. This feels very natural and is grippy without being sticky. Plus, let's face it, compared to the otterbox, this thing is pennies on the dollar.
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect. There are two gripes that may actually be a deal-breaker for you. The first, and most glaring, issue with this case is the cutout for the audio jack. While it may fit MOST headphones and auxiliary cords, some simply will NOT fit. Your run-of-the-mill RCA to 3.5mm cable is not going to fit. This is almost a deal breaker for me considering how many different audio plugs I use.
The other issue, though less severe, may still pose a problem for you - it's the volume buttons. Saying trying to change the volume is frustrating would be an understatement. You really have to focus your attention and make sure you're hitting the key directly or it just isn't going to work. I'm hoping this will loosen up over time.
All in all, if it weren't for the silly design flaw with the audio jack cutout (and you may never even have an issue), I would've given it a 5/5 all day. Otherwise, this case is really something special.