The greatest belt case I have ever seen or had the privilege to review.
Sometimes it is unusual to find an accessory manufacturer that has been around to stand the test of time. Nutshell, a New Zealand company, has been hand making genuine leather cases since 1997. As most of you know, I am a belt case fanatic, and this case sets the bar very high for future cases!
The case arrived in packaging from New Zealand, which is always kind of fun to receive something from another country. But the true test was yet to come. The case that Nutshell sent to me had a few upgrades. Mine has the magnetic flap closure, rather than Velcro, it also has the belt clip and this particular case is tan colored.
The case is truly rugged! The clip is by far the sturdiest metal clip that I have ever seen on a BlackBerry case, it even has a metal loop for people that choose to connect a lanyard or decorative attachment. The magnetic flap that holds the case shut is strong enough to keep everything in place, yet loose enough to easily retrieve my BlackBerry. The flap itself is a little bit thin where it folds over the Berry, it could have been a little bit thicker in my opinion.
The logo is branded into the back of the case instead of plastered all over the front of the case. This actually speaks volumes about the company, they are confident enough in their product to place a small unobtrusive logo where very few people will see it.
The form of the case is rivaled by it’s function. The case sits close to the hip making it barely noticeable from a distance. The case includes a magnet built in to serve as the proximity sensor (a must have for me). There is a little hole on the very bottom of the case that I cant really figure out what it does. This case was hand made for the 8830, and there is no mic in that area…
- Incredibly durable
- Quality materials
- Slightly expensive
- Unusual hole on the bottom
- Flap could be a little bit thicker
I love this case, I have been rotating between this case and my Fortte case because I cannot decide which one that I like better. This case has quickly become my “manual labor” case. I can clip it on to my belt and never have to worry about it falling off my belt, or breaking out of the clip. The price after customizing it is a little bit high, but you pay for what you get! There is nothing better than a quality hand made leather case that perfectly fuses practicality and beauty.