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Review: Seidio CONVERT Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

By John Yester on 24 Oct 2011 04:01 pm EDT

Leave a comment on this post to win a Seidio CONVERT case for the Bold 9900 / 9930!

If you ever wanted more options with your selection in cases for your device, Seidio now gives you just that. With the recent release of their CONVERT case for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, Seidio has now jumped into the rugged case world while also giving you two cases in one!

As I mentioned before, being involved in emergency services line of work I am always hard on my devices. I have to use something that can keep up with me and still perform like the case is not even there. Put on the first layer, the Seidio Surface case, when using your BlackBerry Bold 9930 everyday. When you're going to be in tough or rugged conditions, put on the Rugged Skin and Skeleton within seconds. When you don't need the extra protection, simply remove the Rugged Skin and Skeleton.

Seidio CONVERT case for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

Seidio CONVERT case is made up of three parts:

Seidio SURFACE Case

  • 1mm thin case provides scratch protection without adding bulk
  • Designed from a hard, yet flexible material
  • Seidio's signature Soft Touch coating
  • Simple slide-in design makes installation and removal easy
  • Precision cutouts for port, controls, and camera

Rugged Skin and Skeleton

  • 2.5mm thin silicone case that fits over Surface case
  • All controls are covered to keep dust and dirt out and remain functional
  • Ports and camera are covered, but silicone covers can be removed
  • Plastic frame fits over the back of the case for tighter fit and added protection

Innocase CONVERT Holster

  • Fits up to a 2" duty or utility belt
  • Securely holds your BlackBerry Bold 9930 with locking mechanism on top clip
  • Swivel clip allows you to position your device in 7 different ways


  • Option of having two cases at all times. ( I love extra options!!)
  • 2" belt clip for duty belt
  • Solid protection all the way around the case


  • Maybe a little big for those looking for extra protection in a case.
  • Typing issues along the keyboard
  • Port covers may let in dirt and dust.
  • When usinmg only the 1st layer of protection, mute and standby keys are somewhat exposed.

Final thoughts:

Whenever you add a rugged case to a device it may seem a little too extreme to some people, but when your device looks brand new after a crazy day on the job, that is a great outcome! Wipe it off and keep it keeps asking for more. I have always been a strong believer that rugged cases should provide the best protection so the consumer does not have to even think that their device may be damaged no matter what is thrown at it. Though there might be some issues with dirt and dust getting under the port covers, the Seidio CONVERT makes me feel confident that my device is secure and I can switch to the inner Seidio Surface case within seconds. If you're in some crazy environments for your job and lifestyle, the Seidio CONVERT case is something to definitely purchase.

Be sure to watch the video above for a more in-depth look at this case and leave a comment below to win one!

Contest: To enter to win this case, leave a single comment below. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST.

More information on the Seidio CONVERT case at ShopCrackBerry.com



i'd love one for a 9930! I'd love a new colour like blue!


Can never find a case I like. Looks like a winner!


good review john, i wish they made these for the old 9650 bold. we can dream, lol


id love this win someothing for once and this would be a great start!


Looks like the protection I need on the golf course.


Me please
It will sort Xmass gift for my brother =)


Would go perfect for the Bold Touch i just picked up.


looks pretty sweet...change of pace from the otterbox family...would love one!


I'm always up for a good case to protect from drops :)


Man I like this one a lot. Rugged is an understatement for this case. I have an otterbox commuter for my bb and when skateboarding and listening to music I can't worry about how it looks and if I scratch it up because it throws off my flow and especially falling which happens. Rugged is always good for me and I really like the design of this case and that decent screen clearence because phones don't always fall on their backs. Standard provided screen protective film and instructions. Nice one guys but to bad I have the style (tmi, sry ppl)


would love this for my 9900


I would love one for my 9900


i like the dual case design that gives you two case options for variable case needs, good job seidio


Dual Design? - Check, Protection - Check, Comment to win - Check!


Have been looking for a good case for the 9900, this fits the bill....


Love the case!!! Please pick me


DIBS! Id love one to protect mah baby. if not otterbox it is!


Love to win one, I guess I'll have to wait until 6NOV11 to use it though! C'mon AT&T, give us our 9900's!!!


Mine? Pleeeeaaase.....

Would be perfect for my 9930!


This looks great. Convertibility gives it great value.


Looks clean yes please for my 9900!


This is the exact kind of case I want! The surface would be great for my day to day pc repairs but the skeleton "addon" is ideal when I am playing a wrench monkey! Would love to win this!


Wow! Talk about having the kung fu grip! Looks awesome - go ahead and send it my way!


A must have with kids in the house.


Otterbox broke after two wearings, would love to try this one on my 9930!


It might be big, but I'd like to try this.


Looks like a perfect case to bring down to the range. I want one!


that is awesome that you actually get 2 cases in one! if i don't win i may just have to purchase this one.


Gotta have this one,
I have owned Seidio case/holsters for Curve 8330, Bold 9630, Bold 9650, and just ordered the Surface case/holster for the 9930 on sale from Crackberry last week after purchasing for my new Bold Touch 9930 an Otterbox Defender (too bulky, silicone case doesn't fit securely), Case-Mate Rugged (nice enough case, wish it had a holster available) and the Otterbox Commuter (great case, wish it had a holster) that just don't do it for me!
I wish I had seen the Seidio Convert Case/Holster before ordering the Surface Case holster.
Please pick me! Long time Seidio/Crackberry customer ;-)


A new case would be cool thanks crackberry


I need a new case for my Bold 9930 since my last one cracked at the bottom.


I hope I win this case! Love the ruggedness of it, looks like it will protect my 9900 very nicely.


that is one beast of a case


Nice review, I would find alot of good use if I were the winner of one of these sweet cases.


Dropped my phone once from a short distance, no scuffs luckily. Could use a free case!


Nice review, I especially liked the option of 2 cases in one!
(I might get the 1mm slim case holster also if I win this one!!)

***Has anyone tried it, how securely can the clip attach to your belt after 1+ month of use? You don't want to lose your blackberry from a loose holster clip!


Count me in, I would love this!


This case looks cool.


Pick me please! Thanks CB!


i want one for my 9930


awesome, i want one.


great for law enforcement....thats me :)
Nice review!


Would be great for my 9900 at work, Otterbox doesn't fit my duty belt! :)


I'd LOVE to get one of these, at the very least, my sister will play with my phone and drop it all the time, and this case would really help, especially since I would never be able to find this case over here where I live.


i need a case badly for my bb !!!!


Love one for my 9930!


Would be nice addition to my 9930 cases.


Need to protect my sweet BB!


Very nice case! Gives you the best of both worlds.. Yay!


idk why I'm loving seidios cases, Iv seen others but frankly not in love ;)


Would love one for geocaching


Very nice case. Would love to have one of these.


damm, nice case/review. extra protection is always good lol.


can never have too much protection. looks like a cool case from a great company. ill take it


I'd like one case for 9930! Thanks for the chance! :)


I would love to win one for my future BB 9900 when at&t releases it next month!!


This will be great for my Bold 9900 that is arriving soon. Love to win one!


I have a couple cases. An Otterbox Commuter, a Body Glove and a hard BBerry case. I love the slight protection of the Commuter but I also really love the Hard Bberry case. It would be great to win this as it is both cases in ONE! ...Count me in....


Great review. Thank you. I'd love to win one to wrap ariund my 9900 when ATT releases it!


Yes please! Really need a good case for bb9900!


Great idea to do a video on a case. I always buy my accessories from Crackberry Canada


Why not me for a 9900!


Thank you for the contest Crackberry.

This case would be perfect for me as I am jumping back and forth on a daily basis between my tasks on the construction site and my tasks in the office.

Loved the review.


Would look sweet hanging on my hip!


Interesting, a convertible for my 9900... :)

Would love it :)


Dope! Definitely need a case for my soon to be released AT&T 9900!


I'm a team leader on a full time big city SWAT team. My 9930 goes into harm's way with me to help me get the job done. I could really use a CONVERT Case to protect my device on those crazy days that John talked about in his review. Great review John!


Have had other cases, but only Seidio cases have withstood the abuse I put them through.


Already had one 9900 bite the bullet. This might be just what the doctor ordered.


Would love to get this case to protect my 9930.


Owww, good luck to me :D!


nice idea, multiple cases in one :)


Great Looking Case

oh oh Pick Me Pick Me oh oh


That would be a lovely gift for myself, in case my brother is not lucky enough to win this one for me :-D


9900 case will do just nice.


Looks like the case I need for my 9930


This would be nice. Would love it for my 9930.


This is great for those days when you need to be out in rugged terrain but can't miss an important call/email


which one better? this seidio or the otterbox? anyway want one =)


My nekkid 9900 would love to put some clothes on.


Thanks so much for the consideration!


slim, and sleek. would definetly appreciate winning one of these


this case looks awesome. been sorta clumsy lately could definitely use one and love my bold so this looks great.


looks strong. would love to have it while out in the field.


Another shell! Win please!


Looks great - would love to have one..


Wow !! this or the OtterBox Commuter !! id love either ! pls gift me CB ```` ~~~ !!!! :D


This looks cool. I want it plz


i like it, and i want it


I could really use one of these. Getting a little scared of being naked.


Seidio CONVERT Case for my 9900, i love it.


Sembra grande. Sarebbe una bella app per vincere, for my 9900


Would love one for my 9900. Can never have enough case options


Oh man I need one, especially since I broke my OEM case for the 9930 getting in the car


I can use one of these since I'm constantly falling off cliffs


This would be a great case for my phone. Pick me please!


I would love to get my hands on this to give it a try. I love trying on cases at the store but none seem to fit my need.


Very cool case, would love an alternative to the Commuter!


Seems extremely useful, i'd love to win this one. Thank you CrackBerry for this chance! Good Luck everyone


This looks like a quality case. I like that it can be used with a holster.


This case looks like a quality one WITH a holster.


Great review and thanks for the effort John! I could use a free case to safeguard my 9900 from my sporadic moments of clumsiness =( ;p;




YUUUP! Definitely want this one!!


Would love to win one of these cases!


Hoping to win one for a 9900 !!


Would love to win, trying to get new case because my old one doesn't stay together anymore :(

thx crackberry!


i hope i win, as i have a bet with the wife. if i win she'll let me get the bold :)


Great idea with the camera cover


Nice case, I'm in ;)


Another Great one Crackberry...


Great! Good luck everyone! :)


Great contest Crackberry, a nice case.


I realy need this bad and out of cash