Review: Seidio Innocase 2 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Innocase 2 9700
By Adam Zeis on 2 Dec 2009 01:32 pm EST

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Here is my review of the Seidio Innocase 2 for the BlackBerry 9700 along with their new style holster!

First off I have always loved Seidio's products as they are great quality products and last forever! I still have my holster from my 8300. I have used an Innocase 2, holster and Innocase Snap for the 8900, and loved every single one of them!

Now for my review of the Innocase 2 for the 9700. Due to getting more then just the Innocase 2, my shipment came in a medium box with all my orders in one.

Here you can see the Innocase 2 in its plastic holding:

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

The case was well packed and was easy to remove. For some reason this case seemed much thinner then the one I have for my 8900, but that's a great thing! Once you get the case on, which is as simple as siding the top piece on and then the bottom, it doesn't even feel like its there.

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

As you can see from the pictures, the Innocase 2 covers all of the sides, the top middle parts (leaving you to be able to push the mute and lock buttons), and the bottom. The case also leaves the side buttons open and ports, they kind of look like they will be hard to push and get to, but I assure you that is not the case, they are easy to get to and push. If anything I find them easier to find now.

Another thing I love about the case is it doesn't fully cover the chrome, it just lets enough through to make it looks like the case is part of the device. The case keeps the device looking very elegant and sexy with that small bit of chrome showing! In the following pictures you can see the case leaves the ports and side convenience buttons open for easy access, but still leaves the device protected.

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

From the side pictures it kind of looks like it bulges near the screen, but all the case is going is wrapping part of the screen for added protection. You can also see that the side charging ports are left open for when Seidio releases their dock for use with this case.

This case just feels so great in the hands, and makes me feel more safe with it on. One thing I have been scared of since I got my 9700 was dropping it and needing a new device or a lot of parts to make it look like new again. Now I don't have to worry so much anymore. Of course I will still be afraid of dropping it, but I know with this case I won't have to worry to much about damage as I know from experience that the Innocase 2 will save my device. Once with my 8900 I jumped over a set of rails on a stair case (smart, I know....) and it fell out of the holster some how as soon as I jumped and 6 feet later BOOM hit the ground HARD! And you know what? Not a scratch on my 8900, not even a reboot, just a small dent and scratch on the corner of the Innocase 2 which I had to look hard to find. So I know I will get that level of protection with this Innocase 2, I have NO doubts about it!

So here are some more pictures of the 9700 with the Innocase 2 on:

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Seidio Innocase 2 9700

Overall this case is one of the best ones money can buy, and it isn't that expensive either, but I can't put a price on the protection of my device... So when it comes to buying a good quality case that protects the device from harm, I know this one will do a great job!

Keep up the good work Seidio!

The Seidio Innocase II is available at for $29.95

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Reader comments

Review: Seidio Innocase 2 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700


I bought this at the AT&T store when I bought my 9700, they also have it for $29.95 if you want to avoid paying shipping charges. There is no screen protector, but it is so much better than the original Innocase when it comes to removing it.

I have had Seidio Innocases for my bold 9000, my 8800 and my curve 8330. They are good cases but once they drop they snap open and in the long run they end up scratching the bezel of the phone.I recommend getting the rubber style cases from otter box because they provide excellent protection and do not scratch the bezel of the phone after extended use. They also do not snap open if you accidentally drop the phone.I just got the commuter case for my 9700 and its great!!!

Just another reason added to make me get this case. I have the Innocase II for the iPhone and doesn't even feel like it's there, so when you say it in the review, I believe it.

I second the question above. I see from the pictures that there are cut outs for the pod charge contacts on the phone. Does that mean the case is slim enough to sit in the pod and get charged?

I have this case for my bold 9700 and it's great. Not too bulky not too thin. feels great, very solid case. I would highly recommend.

At first i thought that since it's 2 pieces that they will separate by themselves when holding it or pulling it out of the case a certain way but nothing to worry about. It locks into place.

It's also great if you have or plan on getting a dock to charge. You can just remove the bottom part and your good to go.

Can you use this case, or any other skin/case with the original holster so that the device can still go into sleep mode?

I bought this case with my phone when i picked it up from the att store.. I have been using it ever since and absolutely love it!! I have never been a big fan of cases, but this one is great!

add an invisible shield for 15.00 and this case and a holster and you are up there in price....
I have the innocase for my curve, because they can't make a 2 for the curve 83 series.

Anyhow, Adam, your screen protector is peeling in the bottom right corner. :)

but that case is kinda fugly. i dont like the access on the top, and the way it spreads in the middle where the case comes together makes no sense. i think the case would have looked better if they had kept the design used on the older seidio innocases for blackberrys.

surface and 360 have snap lock holster for them as well as a holster for a naked phone, good solid stuff got one each for the tour

I just bought mine at ATT in Times Square and you will see the bottom portion covers the carrier logo on the 9700.
Did they make a running production change?


I think Seidio has two version for the Bold 9700. Like you, mine covers the ATT logo. I think this is called the "360" version and the one shown in the review is the regular version.