The OtterBox Defender Series case for the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 is overall one bada$$ case. It offers extreme protection from the harshest conditions and will certainly survive pretty much anything you can throw at it. The case itself is comprised of an inner hard shell and an outer silicone cover, giving it two layers of "you can scratch this" protection. The built-in screen protector is pretty sweet too although I did find it hard to type at times. Want to know more? Keep reading for my full review.
Overall I really do like the OtterBox Defender case. If you work in a tough environment like construction, law enforcement or anything like that where you need to make sure your device is safe and sound, then this case is sure to help you out. The holster keeps the case and device secure so you don't have to worry about it dropping out under any conditions (I even had trouble getting it out when I wanted to at times). The device is pretty much fully protected with the exception of the front keys and trackpad. My only two real gripes are that I had trouble typing through the screen protector at times (which sucked) and the convenience keys can be a big pain to press if the case isn't seated correctly.
The back of the case holds the belt clip - No skimping on quality here
The holster holds this case 100% secure and features a swivel belt clip and sleeper magnet. If you're a holster user you won't have to worry about losing your device or the holster itself. The clip should fit most belt sizes and can swivel wherever you need it.
The holster is beefy and ready to rock
The case itself is great for the most part. It covers the full device (sans trackpad and front keys) and holds snuggly. My biggest issue here was the built-in screen protector. I do love having it there, but it gives a bit of resistance and makes it hard to type on the touchscreen at times. It was super frustrating at first, but I managed to get along after a bit of practice. Also, make sure the case is seated right as I found the convenience keys (which I'm not a fan of on this device) were hard to contact at times given they end up buried in the case.
A built-in screen protector is a big bonus
The OtterBox holstered up
One more side view of the convenience keys
Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860
OtterBox is known for their ultimate protection, and this case is no different. If you want the best you can get to ensure your device is safe and sound, this is the case for you.
Once you get the device in the case it's not going anywhere. That means if you want it out, you have a bit of work to do. Also, the convenience keys are a bit hit or miss at times with the device in the case.
If you work in a tough environment or are just a klutz, this case is sure to keep your Torch alive and kicking. It has layer upon layer of protection, and with a built in screen protector, you're really not leaving anything exposed. It's just a beast and I would have no problem tossing my device on the pavement with this case on it.
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