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

the brother

I am thinking black frost for practicality but the crystal is damn sexy too! i'm torn!! pick me and we'll sort it out

:)

SparkyBanks

I would love a frost case for my 9900. It would give my bold some extra style!

jdguy

i'd love a crystal case for my 9900

Daayyummmboi

I want one!!!!! (Clear if possible.)

mm_eagles

I would love a blue frost one!

assk

Just received my BOLD 9900, so I can use some protection..

PipeLady09

The beauty of my 9930 would show through the CLEAR case.

dnewmanatc#IM

Winner winner chicken dinner!! would love the frost one!! Thanks!!

tclouder

I like the Crystal case which shows off the naked phone. Like Alicia said, it's always good to have an extra case on hand.

MSOFRESHDC

I would love one of the clear cases for my new purchased 9900!!!

daysleeper24

I'd love a frost one please! :)

schlafen

Love to win a frost case.

FreddyE

Put me down for a Frost one

georojas

A black or clear case would be awesome!!! CB Thanks for the contest!

dangerboy786

Would love a black frost matte one! Thanks for the amazing contest cygnett's and crackberry!

CahUK

Ah my 9900 could do with some protection... :)

emmaleewalpole

would love anyone of them

buster3535

thanks in advance for this case i am going to win. the frost looks decent in a department store display case kind of way ;)

defeos

I would love a crystal case for my new 9930. It would protect the best BlackBerry since the Pearl. :-)

vecharo

id love to win the crystal!

abdul

I need a case for my brand new Bold 9930.

boldchick9930

I'd LOVE to win either case, but the Blackfrost would be super cool!! Thanks

~BoldChick9930~
"Say it loud, say it proud"

Toronto Girl

Frost all the way!! Just got a new 9900, would be awesome.

bbdodgersdude

I would like to win! please please please Crystal one!

masterfurda

I think a clear would look great on my 9930.

power1aj

Clear Case Please. Thanks!

digimaz

I would love to win the frosted blue case.

crashdavis

Crystal for me, thanks.

elrick_the_wise

These look too sweet! I'd love to win one ... in any color!

coachdnj

Now my 9930 can be crystal clear in more ways than one!

lebking

I would love to have a Crystal one!

Mistik

Yes please! I would like to win one of those cases! Let's see if I'm lucky :-D

FernandoRIM

Sweet. I could sure use one.

Katlashell

Wow the Frost would be awesome... Very nice addition for my BB9930

bpgui

I'd love the crystal one

freeyo

They are slick looking pick me.

SaltySnack

Crystal would B hawt! Sent from my 9810

MikanX

a nice clear crystal one!

dgburns

They look nice and my 9930 could use some protection.

BBSwt

The Crystal Clear case looks cool, I'm in ;)

mister160

crystal case please :)

lkveggie

I would love a crystal case to show off my awesome 9930 battery cover!! :)

Thomasrox3

BlackFrost... or Blue Steel/Magnum? I lol'd

Wlkonwater

I would kill to get a Frost case!!!!!!!!

dresz

Please send me a clear one and I will be forever in your Crackberry debt!

freitame

Crystal please! Thanks for the love CB!!!!!1

cwlee

Would like to win a Frost - Matte slim case

eugene1979

grazie, ilove my 9900,pls pick me.

rexxenex

any case would be nice

moh950

I like to have the frost one.

zoomlink1

Looks like the frost would work if I won

koilmaker

Looks amazing. thanks Crackberry!!

helenls

Thank you everyone!!

p_weezy415

frost pretty pretty please!!!

nthui

nice case .... i like that purple color 1... Thank you CrackBerry for this amazing contest! :)

Fanatix85

Sign me up, thanks guys!

matthew962

I really want to win crystal one ;) Thanks guys :P

litig8or98

Crystal...no, Frost.

No...Crystal.

Yeah...that's it.

fyreball

The frost case looks real nice.

Good luck everyone! :)

ewap

would love to win it

elephantpizza

Any case for my brand new bold touch will be great! I'm in!

Ramsy

As one of the lucky winners of a Cygnett case, I just wanted to post that the review is spot on. The case is nice and light. It adds no bulk to the phone. The bottom of the case is a little scratchy as edge of the case does not have a polished finish. However, after a few days, you do not notice this.

Finally, while the case is open at the bottom, the phone with the case WILL NOT fit in a charging pod. Right now, I like the case enough that I have given up using the charging pod.

satriani52

i would love one of those covers as i don't have one at the moment.. please please....

FoxxBerry

I gotta roll with the frost joint, and could I get a crackberry sticker with it?

shemaree09

I would love a clear case for my 9930! It looks awesome!

vecharo

Crystal clear for me please!
I'd love to win one!!
(pretty pleeeeeeeeez)

marmota

Black Frost, please. Thank you very much.

johncade

Frost black for I, please

Sadsfan

These cases look cool! I think the clear one looks good, that's the one I'd like.

world saviour

Thanks Alicia! I'll buy the Purplefrost for my wife and I'd like to win the Blackfrost for myself, as a father's day gift.

AwJm

Black Forrest Looks Yummy :O)

Oops.. I mean BlackFrost lol

radar_1969

These look like awesome skins/cases. Crystal for me please!

splinky

The frost one looks awesome, thanks!

hunkytoe

Who wants to hide the beauty that is the 9900??

jc_halifax

Hmm, black I think, I'm in!

chm985

Clear one would be awesome for my 9900 !

Torch 9860, Playbook

BBgurl23

Awesome matte case in my favorite color for my BOLD 9930!!!!!!!

cvram4u

Bold move for my BB9900 with Cygnett cases

Crystal!

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