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A quick review of Cygnett’s new BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 cases - 5 cases up for grabs!

Cygnett BlackBerry Bold 9900 series cases
By Alicia Erlich on 12 Jan 2012 07:22 pm EST
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I can be rough on my devices. There hasn't been one yet that I haven't dropped, banged, thrown, or smashed in the display with a nail (true story). So as the resident klutz at home I'm always making sure I have a case on hand in case I destroy one. Today going through the convention center at CES 2012, Kerri and I came across a brand new manufacturer of cases for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 (they just launched their website two days ago). Cygnett is an Australian based company that develops and manufactures accessories for a broad spectrum of gadgets including cases, portable speakers, earphones, power products and laptop bags. Click on the jump for more information and screenshots.

We had a chance to test out two of these new cases, codenamed Crystal and Frost. I've had slim cases in the past but these do feel great in your hands and just give your device a sleek and clean look overall. For the clear case it really shows off the bezel and gives your Bold a nice shiny look. Kerri absolutely adores Frost and the purple color. Both protect the Kerri absolutely adores Frost and its bright purple color. Both cases protect the bezel. Although we haven't had a chance to test (we didn't bring it with us) it may fit in the BlackBerry charging pod.

Just one warning for you folks out there who like to rest your finger near the bottom, the edge is a little scratchy and rough. However, the rest of the corners are smooth. We also noticed the backs are a little slippery but that doesn't take away from how much we enjoy toting our Bolds around with us in these cases. I actually did drop mine on the carpet here at the hotel and it withstood the fall and didn't pop off.

Specifications

Crystal - Clear Case for Bold 9900/30 Series

  • Protection that's super-thin and light-as-air, this barely noticeable clear shield hugs your phone providing maximum protection without comprising the design of your BlackBerry
  • Durable protection that doesn't camouflage your BlackBerry or obscure its sleek form
  • Full access to user interface and functions
  • Form-fitting - protects vulnerable corners
  • Simple snap-on design - easy to remove
  • Lightweight polycarbonate
  • Includes screen protector and microfiber cloth

Frost - Matte slim case for Bold 9900/30 series

  • Smooth yet durable, this vibrant case with an anti-fingerprint finish offers excellent surface protection from fingerprints, dirt, skin oil, sweat and cosmetics
  • Super-slim shield that protects edges and corners without adding bulk
  • Highly durable polycarbonate material that is strong and scratch-resistant with a flexible snap-on design
  • Grips in your hand yet slides easily into your pocket
  • Includes screen protector and microfiber cleaning cloth

There is one final product in this new line they didn't have on hand for us to test (it's coming soon) called BlackFrost. It's similar to Frost but as that one is mostly a smudge resistant slim case, this one is an easy to grip matte slim case. Finally, in the press kit we were given it does show a PlayBook series coming soon which I know I can't wait to get my hands on.

Contest: Cygnett has given us 5 cases to give away for you guys. You can choose either Frost or Crystal. To enter simply leave a comment on this post with the name of the case you want to win. Remember, this case is only for the Bold 9900/30 series. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!

Check out all of Cygnett's products at Amazon.com

Cygnett Cases - Frost & Crystal
Cygnett Frost Right Side
Cygnett Crystal Left Side

Reader comments

A quick review of Cygnett’s new BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 cases - 5 cases up for grabs!

362 Comments

They should rename CES to the Consumer Accessory Show. Seriously cool. I'd love a frost case. Also what can I do to get the CrackBerry sticker?

These look like a very nice case!! The clear one would be perfect for me. I hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

Ugggh! Am I the only one tired of seeing all these good looking Bold cases over and over kinda like its being rubbed on our faces? and yet nothing for the Torch 9800/9810s...

I'd love to win the Crystal one! Thank you CrackBerry for this amazing contest! Good Luck everyone :)

I would like a clear one I love my commuter case but sometimes it is just to bulky this would be a great case to switch back and forth with

id love to see the frost stand up against the torture i put my cases through
most recently the Otterbox RIP :( lol the frost for Bold 9900 would be nice competitor :)

If I win I might have to see if I can get that Black Frost!
Thanks in advance CrackBerry & Cygnett!
Thank you for the review Alicia & Kerri.

I haven't won one contest, YET, but would love a case. I am planning on buying one but if I win the FROST case I will be happy (and still retain my money).

I haven't won one contest, YET, but would love a case. I am planning on buying one but if I win the FROST case I will be happy (and still retain my money).

I just got rid of my iphone 4 for the bb bold 9900, I would love to keep it safe with a new clear case. Thank you.

I just got rid of my iphone 4 for the bb bold 9900, I would love to keep it safe with a new clear case. Thank you.

Ac crystal case for my 9900 would be pure awesome! Thanks Crackberry!

Blackberry only since 2006! Currently rocking a Blackberry Playbook/Bold 9900.

Crystal - Clear Case. You describe about Crystal "Protection that's super-thin and light-as-air, this barely noticeable clear shield hugs your phone providing maximum protection without comprising the design of your BlackBerry". I like that.

I would love to win the clear case. Plus it would be a remeberance of the CES that I would love to go to but just can't.

I would love the crystal case for my 9900 for Tmobile. They look great and hope the quality is as good as pictures.

I would love to win one. With the first over all pick I will go with the Frost.

Happy Sexy Friday everyone !!!!

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