I'm still coming to grips with my feelings on using a case for my BlackBerry Torch. I've been trying out the Mobi Products Hard Shell Case, and it's been going pretty well. It's a very slim case that doesn't add any bulk to your device. The low-profile design snaps on to your BlackBerry pretty securely. The back piece fits really well, and the cut outs for camera, side keys, and headphone/charging ports are well done. The case design leaves the top of your BlackBerry open so you can operate the lock and mute keys with ease. This hard shell case does a good job protecting your device from nicks and chips, and in the event you drop your BlackBerry it will help keep your phone in one piece. I did have the misfortune of dropping my Torch once while I had this case on, and while the front piece did pop off, it was after impact so there was no harm done. I think that is a common issue with Torch cases; because the slider part of the BlackBerry doesn't give much area for a case to snap on, that part is prone to come off when you don't want it to.
Something else I noticed with this case, but not with the OtterBox I tried previously, is that if you have any sort of scratchy particles between your BlackBerry and the case, you will end up with scratches on your device when you remove the case. I suggest cleaning and dusting off both the inside of the case and your BlackBerry thoroughly before snapping any case on. Overall this is a good choice if you aren't terribly accident prone and just want to add some light protection to your BlackBerry. It's pretty inexpensive and comes in several colors for the Torch so you can get a few and match them to your outfit or theme. You can check out more pics after the break and find more details on the Mobi Products Hard Shell Case at ShopCrackberry.com where they are currently on sale for just $12.95 (regularly $19.95)!
Contest: To enter to win a Mobi Products Hard Shell case for your BlackBerry Torch, leave a comment below. One entry per person, and the contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!