We all know that the name OtterBox means quality protection for our devices. The new OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. I was very excited when I heard OtterBox was making a case for the 9670 & couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I've previously purchased several cases for my other BlackBerry devices and trust the OtterBox name to deliver on it's protection guarantee. I know there isn't a whole slew of BlackBerry Style owners out there but for those of you who are rocking this nice little device read on for the full review & see the pics (sorry there isn't a video this time, my camcorder met with an untimely demise). Keep reading for my review.
The case comes in 3 pieces (front, back & silicone cover) and includes 2 screen protectors.
According to the instructions, you should put the silicone layer on first, then snap on the back piece:
and finally the front piece:
When installing that way, the silicone covers for the ports tended to make snapping the case on just a tad bit difficult. I found it much easier to place the silicone layer inside the two pieces of the case & then snap them on the device (back then front). The covers for the port fit very nicely and open easily for access. Note: You do have to remove the case in order to use a charging cradle.
While being a great case, I found the silicone part that covered the hinge created a loop when opened that tended to be a bit annoying.
There were no complaints of an "echo" affect when on a call nor did I notice it hindering the sound in any way when on speaker. The OtterBox case does add a bit of bulk to the 9670 and makes the phone a little heavier than I like. I also would have liked the back piece to have more of a rough texture to aid in a better grip. The OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670 sells for $32.95 at ShopCrackBerry.com.