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Quick Review: Trident Aegis series case for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9800

Trident Aegis Series Case
By Ryan Blundell on 14 Feb 2012 12:56 pm EST
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"The Trident Aegis Series case is of such high quality, Hephaestus must have made it himself. "

In Short:
"Moderate protection with amazing style"

Should I Buy?
"Perfect for everyday wear and tear"
BUY NOW

The Aegis, in Greek mythology is the shield of Zeus that was forged by Hephaestus. During the Iliad, he once lent the Aegis to Apollo and it appears as though he has also lent it to the folks at Trident. The Aegis series is their mid-range line, which offers moderate protection and a unique style. Today, we are looking at the Trident Aegis case build for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9800. With a name like Aegis, this case has a lot to live up to. I was hoping that the Aegis proved to be as formidable as the one Zeus used, or else I would have had to release the Kraken!! Read on to see if it came to that.

The Review


I’m always caught between wanting the feel of a case-free BlackBerry and wanting to protect it from drops and dings. I was more than satisfied with the amount or protection the Aegis gave me, as well as the feel of the case. With both a silicone lining and a polycarbonate plastic shell/spine with a soft finish, I simply didn’t want to put the Torch down. Not only did it offer Mute button to Mic protection, but a fantastic grip as well. The silicone is exposed at the corners to help absorb shock from falls. I loved the fact that, on top of Trident showing off its own logo, they also made their own BlackBerry logo using cut outs between the camera lens and flash!

Aegis Case front

Aegis Case back

On the right side, exposed silicone completely covers the convenience key and volume rocker without a loss of functionality. The headset jack is also covered with a flap/plug that is easily moved out of the way when needed. On the top, the mute and lock keys are also covered and again easy to use. Unlike some other cases, you do not need to stretch the silicone before putting on the plastic spine. With some other cases, you may have to do this, or else they will continue to press down on the mute key- which may cause the Torch to freeze. The only problem I had with this case is the silicone flap/plug for the USB charging port. For the life of me, I could not get the plug to stay inside the port; even with trying to adjust it.

Aegis case right side

Aegis left side

The Aegis also comes with a basic screen protector and a white cleaning cloth. There’s also an application card used to help smooth out the bubbles when applying the screen protector.

Aegis package contents

Aegis Series case for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 / 9800
by Trident

The Good

The Trident Aegis case offers all around good protection from everyday trials and tribulations. The snap on section is raised enough to protect the screen from flat surface falls. It's not too bulky to affect daily usage either.

The Bad

As I said before, the only problem I had was getting the USB port flap/plug to sit correctly. No matter what I did, it would always stick out.

Conclusion

By the beard of Zeus, the Trident Aegis case indeed does offer fantastic protection and style for everyday use. The feel of the case gives you yet another reason to add to the million others as to why you should never put your BlackBerry down. I’ve been very impressed with the Aegis case for the Torch 9810 and 9800 that I need to go and see what I can get for my Bold 9900.


Three amazing BlackBerry protection options

LIGHTWEIGHT PROTECTION GREAT ALTERNATIVE
CASE-FREE SOLUTION
Mobi Products Hard Shell case for BlackBerry Torch Otterbox Commuter for Torch 9800 BlackBerry Leather Holster
Mobi Hard Shell Case
"Basic protection and a low-profile design."
OtterBox Commuter case for Torch 9810 / 9800
"Proven defense against concrete."
BlackBerry Leather Holster
"Sometimes the safest place is on your belt."

Reader comments

Quick Review: Trident Aegis series case for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9800

7 Comments

The biggest problem with most 9800/9810 cases is the little clips that connect the case to the slider. The clips tend to break and hence the cover falls off. These were only briefly covered. As this is the weakest part of virtually any 9800/9810 case I'd be interested in more info on how these clips at top and bottom hold up to regular wear and tear (maybe a follow up ?).

The only cases I have found, so far, that do NOT have this problem are the AGF cases with glide rails. Until another manufacturer comes out with something similar, the AGF product will continue to be much stronger and durable.

Just my 2 cents.

CDM

bought this case from cb for my 9810.

put it on and it looked great, only problem was it didnt seem to fit my 9810 correctly.

It seemed to be a bit too bulky for the slider to close correctly and the phone continously thought the slide was open and wouldnt let me use any of the on screen keyboard or dial buttons.

I had this case and in this color as well, it lasted me about 4 months with regular wear until the clips holding on the face cover would break, that happened with every other case that I had while I had that phone.

The good thing about it is if you get caught in the rain, you dont have to worry too much about the phone getting too wet in your pocket and all.

Have to agree with CDM76 on the AGF case for the 9800 Torch, the glide rails made the front and back of the case act as one with the BB. The clips to hold the cover for the slider does not hold or in most of the reviews I've read before getting the AGF case said the same. I would have to also disagree regarding the Otterbox case for the 9800 Torch is a good alternative, same design flaw. Otterbox is a very good brand but they dropped the ball on this design for the 9800 Torch. Sorry cannot cmnt for the 9810.