"The Seidio ACTIVE Case offers great protection for those who have an active lifestyle"

In Short:
"Great protection for those with an active lifestyle"

Should I Buy?
"If you want a solid case, not too chunky that is also desktop charger friendly, you should definitely give it a buy."

Seidio ACTIVE Case for BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

I have a love/hate relationship with cases on my BlackBerry devices. One because I love the naked feel of them, especially the BlackBerry Bold 9900. However, I’m a klutz and prone to dropping my phone a lot so there’s a need for me to get a case to avoid getting scratches or dents on my BlackBerry phone. When looking for a case, I want something that isn’t too bulky but at the same time will give me the protection I need. I’ve been a huge fan of the Otterbox Commuter cases but started looking at other brands when I owned a Torch 9800 as I didn’t like the fit of their Commuter case. The Seidio ACTIVE cases looked the part and I thought I’d give it a go, especially since I do keep an active lifestyle. Keep reading for my review.

The Review

The Seidio Innocase ACTIVE case comes in two parts. The rubber sleeve and the outer shell. The outer shell comes in a variety of colours - black, sapphire blue, burgundy and purple (or amethyst, as it's listed). I went with purple to try something different to what I normally go for (blue, if anyone was curious). The rubber sleeve is made from high impact absorbing rubber polymer and is compact and lightweight. It has cut-outs for the charging port and headphone jack. The buttons on the side and top are covered but can be easily pressed. I have experience other cases where it has been quite difficult to press the keys when covered up. The back also has cutouts for the camera, flash and speaker. The outer shell has a spider-like design so it can give added protection to the corners and sides of the phone and has a non-slip rubberised finish, allowing for a good grip. It doesn’t make the device too bulky and even with my small hands, I get a nice snug fit.

Seidio ACTIVE Case parts for Bold 9900/9930

A bonus feature of this case is that it is desktop cradle charger friendly. So if you are an individual who uses a desktop charger, this is probably a welcome feature as it means you don’t have to keep taking of the case to use it.

Seidio ACTIVE Case charging contactsThere are cutouts for the charging contacts making this case desktop cradle charger friendly

Seidio ACTIVE Case right-sideThe buttons are covered down the right side and on top but are easy to press

Seidio ACTIVE Case right sideOn the right side the ports are exposed for easy access

One down side to the case is that it does collect dust and pocket lint. I usually carry my phone in my pocket and oftentimes I pull it out and it’s covered with pocket lint and it isn’t very pretty. But I consider it a minor thing as the case itself does a great job in keeping my BlackBerry safe for the times I have dropped it. Which has been a few times already, with the case taking one for the team as it now has a small scratch at the top. If you’re looking for a lightweight case that doesn’t add too much bulk the Seidio ACTIVE case definitely works for those with an active lifestyle.

Seidio ACTIVE case for BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930

The Good

A solid case with some style, it's double layer offers great protection. With a choice of colours you can pick which one best suits you. The case is also desktop cradle charger friendly.

The Bad

The rubber layer picks up dust and pocket lint.


Definitely a great case for those with an active lifestyle, it takes the knocks and certainly protects your phone if you happen to drop it, especially since it covers up the front bezel too.

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