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Kick up your style with the BlackBerry Q10 Flip Shell Case

By Adam Zeis on 13 Jun 2013 10:03 am EDT
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The BlackBerry Q10 is a pretty stylish device on its own, but if you want to kick it up a bit adding a case is a sure attention getter. While is a wide variety of cases available now for the Q10, one that is sure to get some good looks is the BlackBerry Q10 Flip Shell Case.

Much like its Z10 counterpart, the Q10 Flip Shell Case fits snuggly around your device and has a front-closing flap to keep your Q10 protected. 

The case is made of a rigid plastic that fits firmly around the back and sides of your Q10. The corners are very well protected and the buttons and ports all easily accessible. A leather flap folds over the front of the device and latches on, keeping your Q10 safe and sound inside. The flap has a microfiber backing as well so you won't have to worry about anything happening to your screen when the case is closed.

On the front you'll find the BlackBerry logo as well as a small LED "window" through which you can see your flashing red LED when you have a message. I'll admit that at times it was hard to see the LED while in the case but that depends on your situation and lighting.

The Q10 Flip Shell Case also has a sleeper magnet so your device will wake when you flap it open, making for quick access.

This one is available in both black and white, and for me, I'd go with the color that matches your device (white for white or black for black) as I just think it looks way better - but that's totally up to you. 

Check out the video above for our full review, then head to ShopCrackBerry to pick one up for yourself.

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23 comments

Taigatrommel

I have used this case for roughly two weeks before I switched to the leather pouch. The Flip Shell offers great over all protection, is decently built (for the price) and especially features great one-handed usage.

However the big downside indeed is the flip cover. I found it uncomfortable to hold and type, especially and longer textes. I have compared it many times writing long texts both with the bare phone as well as the phone installed in the Flip Shell. Using the phone "naked" was way more comfortable.

I still can recommend this case if you want good protection and easy accessability, while you simply don't spend too much time typing any stuff. The LED is visible by the way, however it quickly gets very dim, depending on your viewing angle. Especially in bright environments I found you need to look exactly at your phone in order to notice the LED is blinking.

Jumpman89

Damn, I wish the flip cover for the Z10 looked this professional and had a cut out for the LED.

Posted via CB10

500Nm

BlackBerry, pls pls pls why won't you put a hole in the Z10 flip for the LED :( ?!?!

from an australian Z10...

bldshd

I hated the Z10 flip case... cover doesn't stay shut etc...

Posted via CB10

Michael Magliocchi

Thats the reason i ditched the Flip shell as well. Needs a clasp or a 2nd magnet to keep the screen shut. partly due to the two-fold stand design. This Q10 flip however is a much higher build quality

kennyburkee

That looks a heck of a lot better than the z10 flip shell. Where is the love for z10???

Posted via CB10

dirt662

Why am I getting the feeling the z10 is gonna get the 9860 treatment...hope not can't go through this again

Posted via CB10

Kevmobile

My wife has the Q10 flip case; I have the Z10. The Q10 is most definitely better quality - nice leather and stitching. The trade off with the difference in leather is that the Q10 case is a bit slippery for butter fingers. While I haven't had a problem with the flap flagrantly flipping, the cleanly closing clasp from the Q10 case would be most welcome. I punched out a LED whole on my own. Having the right tools for the job, it is very neat and, even though small, has a very good viewing angle.

Posted via CB10

Taigatrommel

The problem with the Q10 Flip Shells viewing angle is simple: Blackberry didn't simply punched a cou-out in there, but inserted some sort of plastic lens in the hole. So depending on the angle, you can see it either decently or not very well.

Kevmobile

(I would have edited my own comment if that was a CB10 feature - hint, hint. ). I forgot to add that I think that both cases are great, and that only going naked, a barely there skin, or maybe a Crunk -like case would provide less interference in using the device.

Posted via CB10

buckwylder

This case is awesome. The leather cover isn't in the way at all when using the phone. works great and protects well.

Posted via CB10 on a Q10 or a Z10, either way it's golden.

the_doughboy

It should flip up like a notepad not down, it gets in the way of typing. I really liked the Z10 Flip case, but the Q10s is no good.

timmsy

Ooo is that a gold sign or reflection of colour looks swish

Posted via CB10

timmsy

Logo*

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Charles U. Farley

We just launched our Q10 cases and is becoming quite popular. Genuine cowhide leather all around, microfibre on the inside. <a href="http://www.tetded.com/home/en/q10/894-tetded-premium-leather-case-for-bl... target="_blank">Tetded Q10</a>

...but I like my open face:
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ALToronto

Got it. Love it.

The clasp on mine is much more secure than in the video - any tighter and I wouldn't be able to open it with one hand. The only thing I wish for is to be able to use the case as a stand for the phone.

Blackline5007

The only thing I don't like is that it does not protect the front frame in the event of a fall

Posted via my Z10

Kevmobile

Doesn't protect the "front frame"??? There isn't anything not covered.

Posted via CB10

Antikythera Mechanism

The quality is good however flipping action becomes a problem over time. Just found it to be a bit awkward and uncomfortable. Go for the otterbox defender. Sleek, comfortable and user friendly.

Posted via CB10

Winston Loh

Thanks for the review Adam....I always look forward to product reviews....

shakeitup

Would like to see one in tan hide.

Posted via CB10

michellekusters

I love the flip case! Does not bother me at all when I type! Very stylish and great protection as the phone is in my purse!

Posted via CB10