Product: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Commuter Case
Price: $34.95 @ www.Otterbox.com
I been using Otterbox cases for quite sometime now and over a short period they have made some major changes to the form factor. The Otterbox is known for being probably the toughest protection available for the BlackBerry & other smart phones but not the best looking one. That has changed with recent improvements & additions to their line of products. Otterbox provided a sample of the Commuter case to test with my 9700 & I am happy to say that it has kept my BB in really good shape.
What you get in the Box: 1 Commuter case made up of 1 silicon skin for impacts, a rugged skeleton that goes on top of the silicon skin, a Self-adhering clear protective film, microfiber cleaning cloth and installation card.
Installation/Removal: This case is really easy to install first you want to put the clear protective film in the screen if you wish if not skip that step & place the Silicon skin on, self explanatory then the rugged skeleton, slide the top side of you BB and then rest just falls into place. For removing from the BB you start at the bottom simply pull the rugged part from the bottom of the BB and it comes off easily.
Protection & Form factor: The Commuter is the slimmest Otterbox available without giving away the much needed protection. The commuter series adds only a little bit more to the size of your BB but it feels really comfortable on your hand not too big not too rugged. It actually feels smooth on your had and as long as your BB screen doesn’t land on a rock when dropped it will sustain very little to no damage if accidentally dropped. I have actually dropped my BB using this case a few times, I am not the nicest to my gadgets therefore I make sure to have them well protected. The BB easily fits in your pockets, or in your hand & the rugged part provides a good grip so is not easily dropped.
Access to your convenience keys is not lost each key is covered with the silicon skin & I find it easier to find the button I need to click in the dark. You do not lose any of your BB functionality with this case.
With the 9700 version the case is even easier to place on the BB compare to the 8900 version. I did not find any cons with this case it does exactly what it is designed to do and just feels great on your hand besides knowing that your BB is protected. It is a well though design if you want to get the best protection for you BB not just silicon skin this is the best case for you.