Seidio Innocase 360 Initial Impressions

By Kevin Michaluk on 19 May 2009 07:50 am EDT
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It's been a while since we've had a community review from CrackBerry member JReel, but he's back today with a first look at the Seidio Innocase 360. I had my first look at this case back at CTIA in April and liked the concept. Be sure to watch the video above for a solid overview. ShopCrackBerry is already shipping the Innocase 360 for the Curve 8900 and should have it in stock for the Bold soon. You can follow the links below to learn more. 

35 comments

Drayk

Hmm...I like the inno but a case makes the bold to bulky.I like naked best but could see this working, if I were a case guy.

crysis63

first thing the case makes the phone look really bulky, second thing,when you have to do a battery pull you have to dismantle the case every time you want to do a battery pull and risk damaging the grooves that hold the case together, a skin is much better and its too dam bulky.

gomanka

"battery pull" not necessary need to physically open the battery door, you can do a software reset, the Ctrl+Alt+Del on BB.

i.e. [Left Alt]+[Right shift]+[del]
it will restart your blackberry just like the battery pull.

Shinrar

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I never knew that... That makes life so much easier!

rizzzzoooo

... you can also download 'quick pull 2.0" which does the same thing as a battery pull. Pretty hand app and it is free in bb app world.

applejosh

I'd be interested to see your take on the trackball area. I currently have the Case-Mate Smart Skin, and I just can't get use to the trackball area. (My case is actually showing wear on the lip of the case around the trackball, and I've only had it a week.)

rizzzzoooo

My smart case is also showing a good amount of wear and tear. Seems like it also stretches quite a bit as I get "bunching" on the key pads when I hold my bold by the sides. Not impressed at all with it. That is why I am skeptical with this case having a "silicone" key pad. Might just go with an otter box instead.

neokuji

We tested Otterbox cases for the Blackberry 8900 and while they are secure, and look ok, ...but the fit is questionable and the cases themselves not functional (difficulty being heard during phone calls ...sounding muffled and at times echoed.
...Rest assured that while Otterbox's defender case may be secure, it is by no means functional!, and not to mention bulky! and the keyboard cover a flimsy joke!...it might as well not exist/be there.)
Also, during testing of other products, we always came back to the Innocase360, that is the case we will continue to use and recommend to others, ...and only the Innocase360! so be it!

Shake911

Wow i like this case alot. I have been serching for something like this for my Curve 8900. I am gonaa give it a serious look at.

naviwilliams

...and thus far its great. I was initially getting pissed about the trackball (a bit too recessed), but after a while you get use to it...

MURALO

I ordered this case when it first came out. I think it's outstanding. The battery pull was a problem but now that I know how to do it without taking the case apart, problem solved. The annoying thing, and the only annoying thing I have encountered, are the screen bubbles. I tried everything they are still there. Windex, eyeglass cleaner etc., nothing works. I deal with it because the case is that good.

Shinrar

I get the same thing, not sure what it is. I haven't tried Windex or anything like that (Liquids plus BlackBerry scare me), but I can only see mine when the screen is dark. As soon as it lights up, I don't notice it (unless I look for it, which I don't).

If anyone finds a solution let us know! :D

Shinrar

I got the blue one for my 8900, showed up in the mail last Wednesday I think - so its been almost a week.

I got the combo pack with the horizontal side pouch, and I have to say that I'm not a fan out the pouch. I'm not sure why, but it just won't stay on my belt...

Instead, I've been using my old 8320 pouch I bought from BestBuy about a year ago, and it fits nice and snug (I don't know if my pouch is a little stretched out from use, or if the smaller 8900 + the case = 8320 size).

Love the case, and I've had no problems pulling the case apart to swap memory cards and snapping it back together. And I've done it a total of six to eight times within the week.

First Impression: Love it.
Hope it stays this good.

neokuji

innocase360, which after testing others, is the best out there! ...best looking, best fit, secure protection (my friend has dropped her phone many times and it has survived thus far, and with no damage, to either the case or the phone. most of the time the case staying together ...only a few times it popped open/came apart), and functional!
(some other cases tested are secure, and look ok, but the fit is questionable and the cases themselves not functional (difficulty being heard during phone calls ...sounding muffled and at times echoed.
...Rest assured that while Otterbox's defender case may be secure, it is by no means functional!, and not to mention bulky! and the keyboard cover a flimsy joke!...it might as well not exist/be there.)
Also, during testing of other products, we always came back to the Innocase360, that is the case we will continue to use and recommend to others, ...and only the Innocase360! so be it!

jazzmoe

Do the tabs break off just like every other Seidio Innocase I have ever had? I have gone through 3 of them and then just gave up on it.

Shinrar

Mine hasn't after 6-8 disassembly/reassemblies (is that even a word?).

Then again, I've only had it a week. Maybe look into it in a month or so?

neokuji

had ours for over a month and no problems :)

Saronix

Is the silicone area around the trackball an impediment to its use?

neokuji

just takes some getting use to

thecyclinghen

I just got mine for the 8900 and was quite impressed at how well I could still type! The case does a great job protecting the device as well! Only problems I've found are that sometimes it does take an extra second or 2 in order to get the case together properly AND the trackball being slightly buried might annoy people but I haven't had any problems seeing that I'd rather have piece of mind!

IFCArea51

I also have the Case Mate skin for the BOLD and as someone mentioned, you DO get used to the trackball area none the less, we want protection for our investment, if you dont, when your phone falls to the ground then at THAT moment you wish you would have.

As we speak, my Seidio 360 shipped yesterday and can't wait to receive it.

I love my BOLD, it's Hot Swappable and i can do a alt+shift+del to reset battery.

The main attraction to me on this case compared to the Case Mate is that now with the seidio, my phone won't hug my shirt or coat pocket as i put it in, "HATE THAT", its just gonna glide right in now with the 360 and love the fact that they have covered the keyboard. Hopefully the light will shine more than the case mate through the cases keyboard cover.

applejosh

I have NOT gotten used to the trackball being so far recessed. Before I could scroll through web pages and stuff pretty darn quickly. Now it's down to a few lines at a time, and it's just annoying to keep running into the edge of the cutout on every single swipe. And my case is actually showing noticeable wear around the trackball cutout. So while I like the protection afforded by the case, I am still not liking the trackball access.

MR.Wayne

will there be one for the Javelin, this is by far the best case I've seen for a blackberry

rorosz

I've been waiting for it to come out! :-)

SHIITodd

I would like to see Seidio come out with a 360 for the storm. I think a design like that would help a lot with the dust problems.

JReel

I'm sure Seidio is considering to make one for the Storm

seidioseidio

Seidio just released Innocase 360 for storm. Seidio plans to release innocase 360 for BB 8350 and BB 8330 next week or so.

Suefnp

Looks great. I've had one on my curve since I bought it and am hoping something like this will be available for the Tour when it comes out.

seidioseidio

Seidio will release Innocase 360 for Blackberry 8350 tomorrow (5/21) and Innocase 360 for BB 8330 next week.

ruizjes2

This case looks really cool and the fact that there is a keyboard cover makes me convinced that this case will protect. i cant wait til they make one for the curve 8350i.

mp5wes

With the case on, do the buttons become dimmer or do they just not shine at all?

dmurder7

IF I KEEP MY 8900 WITH T-MO INSTEAD OF SWITCHING TO ANOTHER CARRIER, I'M DEFINITELY GETTING THIS.

neokuji

I love it, it's the best!

teddyp6

This case started to warp within a month and the keypad cover started to bubble. For the price of this thing it should last longer than a month. No more Seidio cases for me.

jck1992

The keyboard cover showed wear within an hour of getting the case on. Happened to have an Otterbox laying around which I found too bulky. Pulled out the Innocase 360 keyboard cover and used the Otterbox cover. Solved several problems including the sunken trackball. Trick is finding a source for the keyboard covers.