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Review: Seidio SURFACE Extended Battery Case and Holster for BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

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When it comes to protection one of my trusted brands has always been Seidio. I admit to being rough on my devices which is why a case is a more of a given rather than an accessory. Whether it was the Innocase Active for my BlackBerry Torch 9800 or the ACTIVE for my Bold 9900, there's no question that Seidio offers the quality and durability to make sure my BlackBerry stays in one piece.

Seidio Surface case is the perfect surface protection for your BlackBerry

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"I am so in love with this case that I went back and bought it in every color available"

In Short:
"Easy on, easy off all while looking great and offering your BlackBerry the protection it deserves."

Should I Buy?
"Yes, especially if you change cases frequenty and use a charging cradle"
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Seidio Surface Case
Seidio has always been a favorite brand of mine thanks to the quality and durability of their products. The Seidio Surface case for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 is no exception.

A case for your BlackBerry that protects, doesn’t attract pocket lint, allows you to remove the bottom piece to dock in a charging cradle and can be used in conjunction with the Seidio Surface holster? Seriously folks, what’s not to love about this one? This case is about as perfect as I have found so far. Keep reading for more details! 

Review: Protect your BlackBerry 9900/9930 in style with the Case-Mate Tough Case

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"The Case-Mate Tough Case offers heavy duty protection in a lightweight stylish design"

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"Sturdy case without the bulk to easily fit in your purse or pocket"

Should I Buy?
"Solid well-built accessory that protects your device from the pitfalls of daily use"
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Case-Mate Tough

One of the first things I do when purchasing a new BlackBerry smartphone is pick up a case. So it's no surprise that over the years I've accumulated quite a few. Some I've used, some are dented, and others have not been up to the task of having me as an owner. As Barney Stinson would say, my klutziness is, wait for it, LEGENDARY. People actually take bets on when the next drop will be. Now I own the Seidio ACTIVE case and holster for both my Torch 9800 and Bold 9900 but they have a tendency to lock up your device or be slippery in the hands. That's why after a little bit of searching through the CrackBerry Store I decided to check out the Case-Mate Tough Case and see if could withstand the rigors of daily use. What's the final verdict you may ask? Click on the jump to find out.

Looking for a case to match your active lifestyle? Check out how the Seidio ACTIVE holds up

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"The Seidio ACTIVE Case offers great protection for those who have an active lifestyle"

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"Great protection for those with an active lifestyle"

Should I Buy?
"If you want a solid case, not too chunky that is also desktop charger friendly, you should definitely give it a buy."
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Seidio ACTIVE Case for BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

I have a love/hate relationship with cases on my BlackBerry devices. One because I love the naked feel of them, especially the BlackBerry Bold 9900. However, I’m a klutz and prone to dropping my phone a lot so there’s a need for me to get a case to avoid getting scratches or dents on my BlackBerry phone. When looking for a case, I want something that isn’t too bulky but at the same time will give me the protection I need. I’ve been a huge fan of the Otterbox Commuter cases but started looking at other brands when I owned a Torch 9800 as I didn’t like the fit of their Commuter case. The Seidio ACTIVE cases looked the part and I thought I’d give it a go, especially since I do keep an active lifestyle. Keep reading for my review.

Dicota Hard Cover case offers modern styling with a slim profile

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"The bold colors and sleek pattern make this one of my favorite cases for my BlackBerry so far"

In Short:
"Fits without being too bulky"

Should I Buy?
"At $17.95, it's a sweet deal"
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Dicota Hard Cover

We first showed you the Dicota line back in January at CES and not too long ago I reviewed the Flexi Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/30. Now I'm here to give you a preview of another case from the Dicota Built for Blackberry line: the Hard Cover case for the 9900/30.With this case you get protection for the sides and back of your device without a lot of bulk and just a touch of color.

OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 Review

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"The OtterBox Defender Series case is the ultimate protection for any device. If you need the most you can get -- this is it."

In Short:
"Total, all around protection"

Should I Buy?
"A solid combo that is well worth it"
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OtterBox Defender Series BlackBerry Torch 9850 9860

The OtterBox Defender Series case for the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 is overall one bada$$ case. It offers extreme protection from the harshest conditions and will certainly survive pretty much anything you can throw at it. The case itself is comprised of an inner hard shell and an outer silicone cover, giving it two layers of "you can scratch this" protection. The built-in screen protector is pretty sweet too although I did find it hard to type at times. Want to know more? Keep reading for my full review.

Contest: iSkin Aura - Protect your BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 in style!

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Check out the new iSkin Aura case, and enter to win your very own!

iSkin Aura back view

If you've seen any of my previous case reviews, you know I'm not generally a big fan of having a case on my BlackBerry. When I got my BlackBerry Bold 9900, I knew I was going to need something to keep it looking nice, but I didn't really want to get a case because the phone is too pretty to cover up. But soon the battery door, being plastic, was getting scuffed up from day-to-day use, and I decided it was time.

I had an iSkin case for my Bold 9700 that I liked, so I checked out their line of cases and found a new one for the Bold 9900/30 that looked awesome, the iSkin Aura. It's a really low profile shell case that protects the back and sides of the BlackBerry, while leaving open access to all the ports and buttons. There are cutouts in the back of the case as well, for the camera, flash, and rear microphone.

Review: Ballistic Endo Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9800/9810

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Contest: Win a Free Ballistic Endo Case for your BlackBerry Torch 9800/9810. Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win!

To be honest, I'm brutal on my BlackBerrys. They've been dropped in the street and bounced off all kinds of floors. Needless to say I've gone through quite a few since owning the Torch 9800 probably because I am a chronic klutz and hate using pocketbooks. it's a horrible combination but I prefer having my device holstered on my hip then packed away in a bag. While it makes my load lighter it increases the chance of serious injury to my BB. So I went for the case/holster combo.

Speck Fitted case for the BlackBerry Bold 9700/80 - Check it out and enter to win!

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Enter to win this awesome Speck Fitted case for your BlackBerry Bold 9700/80 - details below!

Speck Fitted case

BlackBerry cases aren't just for protection. Though keeping your BlackBerry safe is a top priority, there is nothing wrong with wanting a case that looks good while providing peace of mind. The Fitted case from Speck Products gives you both a unique look and durable protection in a snap together design. The back is covered with a classy black and white plaid fabric which makes it eye-catching as well as easy to grip. It's a hard shell case, which offers more protection than a shell or skin case. The back, sides, and front bezel are all covered, with cut outs for the camera and side buttons and ports.

I really enjoy using this case on my Bold 9700. It fits really well and looks awesome, and the texture of the fabric was a nice change from the norm. The only drawback I can see with this case is the potential for the fabric to look dingy after a lot of use, but I'm sure it can be spot cleaned as necessary - just don't forget to take it off your BlackBerry first. You can see a few more pictures after the break, and to get your own Speck Fitted case for your BlackBerry Bold 9700 or 9780 head on over to the CrackBerry store.

Contest: Want to win your very own Speck Fitted case for your BlackBerry Bold 9700/80? Leave a comment below and you could! One entry per person please, contest ends Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!


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