I'll be the first to admit, I am not always as careful as I should be with my BlackBerry 9650, and this is probably a large part of the reason that I continually look for a case to put on the device. While I have explored options such as the Otterbox Commuter, and a few others, often times I prefer the feel of a naked device, which leaves me with the issue of how to protect it, when not in my hands and being used. The predicament I was in led me to think that maybe a leather holster was the best bet, and the Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch was the one that jumped out at me.
While many look to the standard BlackBerry leather pouch, I was looking for something a little different, and something with a little more of its own flavor. The Unique Autosport pouch looked to offer the same protection of the OEM pouch, with its own patterns, and sleek look. The big advantage I found that this pouch offered that others don't was the fact that it had a quick access pull tab, which allowed for easy removal of the device from the pouch. Though the price was higher then the standard leather pouch, I decided to go ahead with the order.
When the case arrived, I was extremely anxious to take it out and see how it felt on the device, but first thing I noticed once unpacking it was that unlike the OEM one, this one felt very firm. I was a bit skeptical, as I thought it would make it harder to insert and remove the device, but I figured it needed to break in. Inserting and removing the device the first couple of times was a bit difficult, the fit was rather firm, but that is not always a bad thing, as this meant I would not have to worry about the device just falling out of the pouch. Quickly the pull tab became a good friend of mine, as it certainly made removing the device a lot easier.
The device fit nearly flush with the top of the case once it was fully inserted, which was a good thing for protection, but it was killer for me since I could not see the LED to know if there was a message or not. This was a pain for me, but was not enough to end use of the case, being as I just set it to vibrate, and began to use reminders for messages.
Overall, if you are looking for a replacement pouch for your OEM, or just simply looking for a stylish way to protect your BlackBerry device, the Unique Autosport pouch is a great option. While adding protection, and keeping a rather slim profile to the device, the pouch allows users a professional, yet fun look to the holster which carries their device. If you are in the market for a new pouch be sure to head to ShopCrackBerry.com and grab one for your 9650 today!More information / purchase of Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650
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