For some reason, I don't like the leather holster that RIM ships with the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Maybe it's because I find it restricts quick access to my device, or maybe it's the style, heck perhaps it's both. So I set out on a mission, a mission that would end my holster torment forever. A quest to find the best holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Now, the question is did I find that mythical holster? Continue reading the review of Seidio's Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
The Seidio Spring Clip Holster is an attractive way for safely storing your BlackBerry on your belt. The spring loaded holster holds the phone screen facing in to provide protection from scratches and also keep it clean with the integrated micro fiber cloth.
Seidio used plastic in the design of this holster which is nothing terribly shocking. Would you want a metal holster rubbing up against your new BlackBerry? I know that I wouldn't. The holster also features a 180 degree belt clip, giving you the ability to rotate the holster in a portrait or landscape orientation on your belt.
Spring loaded clip
I was a little worried when I opened the holster to see that a clip and hardly anything else was holding my BlackBerry on the holster. After using the holster for a week, it became evident that my phone was not going anywhere. While the holster as a whole is a hard plastic, Seidio was thinking when they designed the phone retention clip. If you look closely at the clip it features a small strip of soft rubber. The rubber allows the phone to go in and out of the case without the worry of scratches on the device.
The Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold has been designed with high grade plastic, designed to take a light drop or two. The clip is spring-loaded and features a belt lock. Belt lock (I’m sure I just made that term up) is the small lip on the clip that keeps the holster locked onto your belt even if it gets bumped. Also, and I know I stated it before, but Seidio has placed a small piece of micro fiber on the inside of the case. The cloth will both keep the screen a little cleaner and also keep it protected while in the holster.
Seidio Spring Clip Holster Pros and Cons
The Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is probably the most useful holster I’ve used. I know RIM gives you a holster with the Bold, but there are also better holsters out there. The Seidio Spring Clip Holster shows off the Bold branding on the back of the phone, is made with high grade materials, and keeps your BlackBerry at your side where it should be.
There was one worry I had while using this holster. The issue, or concern I had was with taking the phone out of the holster. I felt that I might not take the phone out of the holster properly and have it fall on the ground. Now this issue grew less and less of a concern as I became more comfortable with the holster. But the concerns of dropping the phone, while much less, were still there throughout using it.
The design, construction, and the form make the Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 one of the best accessories for the Bold 9900. I thought the addition of a microfiber cloth was both useful and proactive to ensure the safety of your BlackBerry. The Seidio Spring Clip Holster is a must have, and can be found in ShopCrackBerry.com for 29.95.