I am a bit of a klutz, so when I look for a case it has to - first and foremost - provide me with the protection I need against knocks and drops. When I came across the Body Glove Flex Snap-On case it caught my eye because of its snug, solid feel. It also gave me the option to use it with a belt clip too, so it was definitely a case I had to try out. Keep reading for my review.
The Body Glove Snap-On case offers solid protection with its hard shell casing. The rubber finish makes it grippable and less prone to slipping out of your hands. The inside of the case has a nice velvet finish giving your BlackBerry a soft layer to lean on when encased. However, this does pick up dirt and dust and does look very unappealing after a while. The case itself is easy to assemble; just snap on (hence the name) the top part and you're done. The case provides a snug fit and doesn't make the phone bulky, I have small hands so this is a must for me. The cut outs for the ports and buttons are large enough for easy access as well as for headphones with a larger jack.
The case can also be used with a belt clip. It comes with two plugs; one plug to cover the hole (if you don't want to use the belt clip) and one plug that sticks out and clips on to the belt clip. The belt clip also doubles up as a kick stand making it great for watching videos while at your desk or while on long train journeys (where you're lucky enough to get a table). I've found this to be quite handy at times as it frees up my hands so they don't cramp from holding the phone for so long.
One thing about using the belt clip, though, is when you're phone is off the clip you have this thing that sticks out of the back of your phone. The phone then doesn't lay flat on the table and your BlackBerry becomes a spinning top. It also isn't the easiest case to take off due to the way it snaps into place, so if you use a desktop charging cradle, this probably isn't the case for you. In order to take the case off you need a coin or something similar to un-snap the case. It is something you can get used to, but can be a bit of an inconvenience. The case overall isn't the sexiest or most stylish looking and the cut outs around the phone doesn't make it very appealing to look at face on but if you're looking for a case with solid protection that isn't too bulky, it certainly does the job.
Body Glove Flex Snap-On case for BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930
A solid case that gives you great protection against hard falls and knocks. The option to use a belt clip that also doubles up as a kick stand.
The velvet finish on the inside of the case attracts dirt and dust. When using the belt clip it means that you end up with something sticking out the back of your phone.
Not the best looking case out there, so if you want something stylish perhaps look to other cases but it certainly does give you the protection you if you tend to drop your phone a lot due to its durable solid form.
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