Get maximum protection with BODYGUARDZ for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By Zach Gilbert on 19 Oct 2012 11:19 am EDT

With portability comes responsibility, and with the portability of the BlackBerry PlayBook it is your responsibility to ensure it’s protected from drops and bumps. Now, not everyone is a fan of the traditional cases like the Case-Mate POP! or the heavy-duty Otter Box Defender case. However, the century old question still stands, should you have something to protect your device? If you answered yes, but hate the big plastic cases you might want to check out the BODYGUARDZ clear skin for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Continue reading to see how the BODYGUARDZ stacks up against the rest.

At first glance, you might think the BODYGUARDZ clear skin isn’t much of a protection method for your BlackBerry PlayBook, but think again. This shield is one tough piece of plastic. One drawback I found was that the BODYGUARDZ created a slight rubbery feel to the tablet’s screen, making playing those games like Shadow Gun a little bit harder.

Front – Screen protection


The BODYGUARDZ installation covers the whole tablet, from front to back. Having this shield on the screen of your BlackBerry PlayBook will ensure that you enjoy the quality picture for as long as you own the tablet.



After installation, you’ll see that the BODYGUARDZ clear skin has your back covered, literally the back of your BlackBerry PlayBook is completely covered. Having the back covered allows you to toss your tablet into a backpack without worry the soft touch plastic will get marked up.



The BODYGUARDZ wraps from the back of your tablet to cover all four sides of the device. Now, some may feel that this isn’t a huge advantage, but I disagree. Having the BODYGUARDZ on all sides of your device means that the clear shield will absorb any impacts and scratches, no matter what angle they come from.

The Good
  • 100% complete device protection
  • No added bulk
  • Doesn’t change the tablet’s dimensions
The Bad
  • Reduces the screen sensitivity slightly
  • Can be difficult to install
  • Liquid solution needed to install the clear skin
The Bottom Line

If you’re looking to add protection to your BlackBerry PlayBook, but aren’t looking to add that extra bulk that comes from using a traditional case, look no further. The BODYGUARDZ for the BlackBerry PlayBook is probably one of the best clear skin products on the market. While some may find it a pain to install, the added benefits of this style of device protection outweigh almost all of the negatives associated with the BODYGUARDZ clear skin. BODYGUARDZ for the BlackBerry PlayBook can be found in Shop CrackBerry for only $19.99. This product is a must have for those who can’t stand the bulk of those ‘other’ cases.


Three Great Cases Like This One

BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber for BlackBerry PlayBook
BlackBerry Leather Sleeve for PlayBook BlackBerry Skin Case for PlayBook
BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber for BlackBerry PlayBook
"Look no further. The BodyGuardz Armor Carbon Fiber is designed to custom fit your BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE or PlayBook. It offers the tough carbon fiber protection, but smooth to the touch."
BlackBerry Leather Sleeve for PlayBook
"This leather sleeve features a soft interior which protects the surface of the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE or PlayBook when inside, and also sports the BlackBerry emblem on the front side of the sleeve."
BlackBerry Skin Case for PlayBook
"The rubber exterior provides soft handling and a non-slip grip.  Ideal for protection without adding bulk."


Reader comments

Get maximum protection with BODYGUARDZ for the BlackBerry PlayBook


Just wanted to say, I have been using bodygaurdz for a long time (9800-9810-playbook-9900 and they are great. I can't stand bulky cases and it is the perfect solution. The liquid install is a little weird the first time but you get used to it quick

I saw a demo of this product being applied on YouTube and it was the wettest, messiest looking thing I've ever seen. Id rather just be careful with my tablet and use my bulky soft carrying case. There's no way I'd ever put this ugly slop hog mess on my Playbook.
Tablets are incredible

I bought it from staples, but returned it coz my PB screen looked horrible as, there were wrinkles in the protector (24 hrs. after applying) and it was sticky to touch...

this is an interesting solution and alternative i am interested in. even the gel case feels unnatural to me. the contatant on and off the case between daily home and travel commute caught my attention. what is the life expectant before the adhesive gives away?