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Review and Giveaway Casemate Brushed Aluminum Snap On Case for BlackBerry Z10

CMBA back

Early in my BlackBerry device owning journey a case was something I always wanted to have. Not so much for protection, but more for convenience and looks. As I have moved on to more sleeker devices like the 9900 and now a white Z10, the need to make it look better with a case has completely disappeared. My only real use for a case now is for protection.

With Casemate’s new line of Z10 cases we now have well made cases from a trusted brand that offer great protection and also style. MyTrendyPhone sent over the brushed aluminum variant and I have been taking it for a spin for a few days now.

My first impression of the case is that it looks great. The real brushed aluminum inlay on the back is very slick as is the polished Casemate logo. The case consists of 2 pieces shown below.


The inside of the back cover is a soft, rubberized material. Only the inlay on the back and the black part where the logo sits are metal. The rest of the case is plastic. the pieces snap together tightly and securely. I haven’t found an easy way to pry it apart yet because I haven’t had to. It does come apart with some effort though.


The case adds a little more bulk than I thought it would. I do like the raised edges around the screen that protect it when it is laid on a desk or table, but I find them to be a little too high for my liking. Also, when viewing in landscape, the swipe up from the bottom gesture is a little trickier. There is still enough room to do it, but you have to consciously avoid the raised edge. Not a big deal, but worth mentioning. CMBA angle front

Mmmm, delicious Z10 Casemate sandwich. Notice the notches where the 2 parts of the case connect to each other, ensuring a secure fit.

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The volume and play/pause/voice control keys are accessible, but not as easy to get at with the case on.

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Overall, the case looks great, but there are a few functional items that take some getting used to . The case sells for about $50 USD.

The kind folks at MyTrendyPhone are offering one of our lucky readers a chance to win one of these Casemate beauty’s for their BlackBerry Z10.

GIVEAWAY: To enter to win a Casemate Brushed Aluminum case for your BlackBerry Z10, leave a comment on this post, follow @MyTrendyPhoneUK on twitter, and tweet the following, “@BerryReview and @MyTrendyPhoneUK are giving away a Brushed Aluminum Casemate for BlackBerry Z10! #BRZ10Casemate.″

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27 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I’m in!

  2. Yes, please pick me!

  3. As BlackBerry DJ is this the best good looking protection case, I cross my fingers that I’m the lucky dude.
    Good luck to all

  4. How is the radio signal with it On vs. Off?

  5. done deal. Following and tweeted at @hinc22


  6. I can always use another case for my precious. Thanks Berry review and MyTrendyPhone!

  7. Looks great! I could really use a case 🙂

  8. Sweeeeeet!!!!!! Count me in….. 😀

  9. Nice case, that’s a great prize

  10. I never win anything, this would be great!

  11. Aluminum, sweeeeeeet!

  12. Very nice case. Hope I win.

  13. Wow!!! Perfect fit for red Z10. Want it asap!!!!

  14. That’s a good looking case. Would look really nice on my new Z that I’m finally getting to buy next Friday!

  15. I would absolutely love this. Took some grief from my wife about buying my Z10 out-of-contract, so I can’t spend on accessories. This would be super!

  16. count me in please the one i have now is so so

  17. Cool. Thanks for the contest.

  18. Count me in, thanks for the contest.

  19. I would like to win please

  20. My Z10 needs a new outfit!

  21. looks pretty cool

  22. Count me in!!

  23. Well thanks to for such generosity! I really really expressly hope that I get chosen. I’ve been shopping for a case in and around town. BestBuy, Futureshop, The Source, etc and I have not come across any Case-Mate products. This one in particular looks just so delicious. I am too affraid to “use” my Z10 for the fear of scratching it and I am much too reluctant to detract it’s beauty by purchasing an ugly case. I don’t change phone cases and that’s my thing. Once I commit to a nice case, that’s the one I use for the lifetime of the phone. And that’s why I would love and sincerely appreciate if I won this case from My Trendy Phone and BerryReview! Thanks for your attention.

  24. I’d like one!

  25. Count me in!

  26. Remember to follow @MyTrendyPhoneUK and tweet the message above to be eligible to win! The winner will be selected soon!

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