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.