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
362 comments

richs#CB

I would love to win a clear case to protect my BB 9900.

Gregory Ryan

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?

CDM76

Great Idea !!! CrackBerry stickers are needed !

CSmooth

I'd love a blue one of these. They look awesomely slim

mohawk apple

Clear one please!
Thanks u!
:)

davidwipf

Deffently frost for me if I win. Looks cool.

eddielumber

Oh please..I like these

jordan559

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

Formercentrofan

I will take a crystal please.

aliencds

a frost for my bold 9900 would make my day!!!

tremarco69

pick me because i just got my 9900 today and i dont have a single case yet

frabas1

the blackfrost will do me just fine

Kingkracker

A clear one would be real nice.

manofice1

nice, the frost matte i would love!

bana1124

I would love the crystal one! Thanks!!

luqman24

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...

sherello

I'd love to try out the crystal case.....looking real good

dnyanks310

i love the frost. chose me please :)

cajualaddict

enter me.. i want one to go with my bold... thx

oshgrad

i would like 2 have 1

vishalsheth83

would love one of these. the crystal one! thanks

pooface9

Crystal Clear please!

bcbbanga4l

black frost looks cool I would like to win that one.

cl8baller

I want CrackBerry.com stickers.
Mobile Nation stickers too! :D

Jan_the_Bicycle_Man

I would love to have one of these cases for my 9900.

allanceki

I like a black frost on my 9900. Thanks.

mantiz

Please let me win the Frost case. it looks amazing.

m.jeddy

I would love to have the Frost case. Would be a good gift for my lovely wife :)

dkenpachi

Frost i like the frost one

nemehazo

One Frost for me, please. On the rocks.

bojo90

I would like a crystal one.

tfrankson

Nice, I would love to win the Frost.

absoluthal

A Frost one for me please ..... Need 1 desperately !!! ; )

Foppa_21

Frost would be great!!

kano2864212

clear would be awesome for me!

RedDevilino

I'd love to win a crystal one

bruteforce037

Frost please! Thanks for having the giveaway!

slivy58

Just in "case" I need a little extra protection, frost would be nice ;-)

iSin

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

AugustArborists

Crystal would show off my 9900 nicely. Thanks CB!

joelab

Pick me!! Would love to have a frost one!

Halifax Guy

I would like the clear case, too.

Canadian_Cowboy

I would love a Clear one for my 9900

madman0141

I got my 9930 on day 1 and this crystal case would set it off.

MXBerry

BlackFrost!!!! FTW!!!

ellioti

Clear one looks really nice!

josh816816

Would love one for my BB 9900. Thanks.

rainylime

I am in dire need of a case

hybrid1976

Definitely would love to have the frost one for my 9900!!!!! Cygnett rules!

jclopezsmu

Crystal clear!
looks nice and you can show off the carbon fiber back!

ccdawg

the frost would be sweet

lindajm22

Crystal would show off this awesome bezel instead of covering it up. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

elusivest

Cygnett Frost my choice

Oilersboy

I would love to have frost for my brand new 9900 which I got 2 months ago

Jberry32

I'd like a Crystal one!

Malachi.2.15

Thanks for sharing crackberry!!! Count me in!

amosque57

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

andino

I frost one would be great!

BENZ_O

Sick! That would be perfect my my phone.

gord888

My wife needs one for he 9900... too bad there isn't one for my curve 9360

nmadd

Put me down for the Frost please. Thanks!

jeneias

Nice! I'd love the Crystal case!

hammerhead102

Frost will do nicely thank you!

Mail4dez27

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooooosssssssssssstttttttt!

sonyvaio182

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 :)

farskija

Pick me! It's frosty where I live!!

aming63

One Frost for me please!! It looks so nice.

BillyChocobo

colors for cases??? no way!!!!

SaMaster14

Would love a Frost case for my 9930! In Black if they have it!

scottaco

Frost! (Blackfrost looks better though, IMHO) Why no pics of the front view?

dadymon

The clear case would look good on my 9900!

kojisan

Liking the frost!
Nice work crackberry team! Thanks!

xeju

Sign me up for a Crystal, please.

Thanks!

psyry

My 9900 is a lonely little beauty! Case it up Kevin :)

Leopardmech

Would love a Crystal one thanks.

Tony2255

Frost would be nice...just started looking for a new case too :)

dakid72

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.

gbilton

i love that clear for my 9930

James343

That clear one seems pretty awesome

engineer2001

The frost case would be awesome!

James343

ACTUALLY THE BLACK FROST ONE SEEMS PRETTY AWESOMESAUCE

wilescave

sweet i want one. pick me

koboss

Please make me #5. Thanks!!!

Ernie102

My answer is CRYSTAL clear!

17.michal

the clear one looks awesome...perfect way to show off the back of the phone...

crockerscott

I agree, Crystal to show off the 9930 please.

maine lwyr

Maine Lwyr
Any one would fit my 9930 just fine.

NickA

Clear for me please!

springbok

Sweet! I'd like one, please! xD

bllbored

my 9900 needs a clear one..it's too good lookin' to hide, and too precious to leave exposed!

petervon

The frost would be nice. Pick me, pick me please. I'm desperate :))))))))))

jevalladares

I like more traditional colors, like black for my new 9900 (I just bought it 2 days ago!)

petervon

The black frost to be specific :)))

Ramsy

I would love to win a crystal case.

otherguy41

ohhh, frost for the 9900 would be a very nice outfit for my bold :P

alenex

I would love to win a clear case to protect my BB 9900.

stormahead

I just got my 9930 and would like to have this case, and the Crackberry Sticker.
Im in on this one.

Bjoe9

Crystal clear please

EMF

I'd love to win the Crystal case for my phone! :)

luigigosc

I'd love one for mi super new 9900!!

kevinpoon

A frost for my 9900 please!

ELavar

This would be great!!

jlyriq

id like the blackfrost

OniBerry

Sweet giveaway. Cases look nice. Frost please.

wedgy

I'd love the clear one!

lev874

I would love to have the crystal to compliment my 9930. Thanks

BB_makes_it_happen

I'd sport one of these cases here in Niagara-on-the-Lake if I win.

Abrante

Thanks in advance for picking me...

juliankueh

I'd love a Frost Matte one, thanks.

rfkuehn

Crystal case would be nice.

lydiamae

I'd love to win the Frost case please!

lisuhhh

I'd love the frost :)

conklinje

Crystal, please! Tebow wants me to win.

ovi08

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).

ovi08

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).

howl078

Cygnett Blackfrost for my humble 9900 pleazeeeeeee

spektakle

would be great to go with my new white 9900

moochy989

I would love Frost, please!! :)

derekjdech

id really love the crystal one! i love clear cases <3

jb325

Crystal clear will look cool. Thanks

clphan

I don't have a case so I can sure use get one :D

Talus91

BlackFrost is the way to go!!!!

cscott44

Crystal case would be very nice.

BBJoe2011

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.

BBJoe2011

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.

Krutch

Please feel free to Frost me with this dandy new case please. Thanks

dupa87

The Frost or the Crystal would give me a reason to upgrade my 9700!

MyStCaL

Crystal would be great with the White Bold!

Auroria

Crystal sounds nice (: . Good luck everyone!!

MrsD.

Beggers can't be choosers, I'll take either one.

otss_2033

I would love to win a Clear case! Thanks for the opportunity to clothes my 9930! Lol!

Shekeese

One Black, Blue or Purple for my 9900 please!!!

hunter_d

I will take one please

yourmomsbox202

Please please. A Frost case.

bharuch7282

i need one for my new bold 9900 thanks

MadGasser

I'll take a frost case if I am picked. :)

shleppy_g

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

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

eliasso

i want the Frost - Matte slim case for Bold 9900/30 series

purplecow0858

The Frost case would be great for my 9900.

ndthuytrang

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.

Ekilla

this would be great, i like the frost!

junon

I would definitely go with clear looks really nice

balenax

the black one looks really nice. would love one.

-Taipan-

Yes please. Thanks. Frost.

FoxxBerry

Clear, thankya kindly :)

cpldaigle

I would like to have the crystal case on my bold 9900.

svjones

Purple Case would be pretty cool to have

micksoo

Frost case would be awesome!

neoflasher

I'll take a blue one of these please

jaspergrizzly

Sweet, and just in time for my new BOLD.

mykidsmom1964

A black frost looks sleek.

ricecube

I just got the Bold 9900. A crystal clear case would be a nice accessory.

keyhole

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.

BBPandy

Didn't realize they had free cases till I saw all the replies lol

Pyxzure

Count me in!
Crystal one

JCangoku

would love crystal please.

brunolovesbrit

I've just ordered a new BlackBerry 9900 and a "Frost - Matte slim case for Bold 9900/30 series" is what I need ! :D

Beesh1

Pick me!!! I'd llove one!

Beesh1

Frost for me please :)

Spamcube

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

BBFTW88

I'll take a frost one off your hands!

Toxic

ooh a clear case! Would love to win this!

dflow151

I would like a Cygnett Crystal with some fries and a large soda please.

Filth.Injector

Id Love one of those FrostBerries please...

i can feel the chills already from the one that im gonna win :p

Andybx

mmmm love the cases.....Id really like to win a Crystal please!!

Nice review - Thanks CB

plotsoff

Thank you for showing me this

Ibn la Ahad

I want 1, pretty please?

bfalk

Crystals are so beautiful......thanks for the shot!

elmejor1009

Sing me up please.... That blue one looks hawt. I love blue ;-)

cabender

would love one of these. dont have a case yet

tryfe

Frost me, please! :D

ISF

Frost one please! Thanks

Anatomy

I'd love 1 of the Frost cases; Black Frost if possible :)

Singh7

I would love a frost one.

D_Town

Yes, that crystal one is the tasty juice!

i need that like, now!

Faithful to the CRACKBERRY

bobesz

Crystal - Clear Case looks great

OhioBB

The Frost one looks great!

spidermonkey242

I'd love to have that crystal one! It would show my device off quite nicely!

jborfeo

Frost would be sweet! Thanks!!!

dudermont

Crystal would be nice. Thanks.

ldsmaf

Please pick me. My BOLD would love some new duds!

blindguy

Clear case, please. Thanks for the contest.

west65

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

Happy Sexy Friday everyone !!!!

1425956

BlackFrost would be cool. Thanks!

tharsekan

I would seri love the crystal one! Thanks

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