The leather carrying case has a clear plastic window that allows you to view the screen, and it provides easy access to the keys and buttons. the carrying case has a removable belt clip on the back that rotates 360 degrees. this case comes with a security cord. the ring on one end of the cord slides onto the d-ring on the back of the carrying case. you can fasten the other end of the cord to a belt loop to secure the phone. you can remove the belt clip to use the leather carrying case with the shoulder strap.