Ever since I first purchased a Ballistic case for my BlackBerry PlayBook, I fell in love. The case offered everything to protect my PlayBook, from a double case for the back and a cover that was also a stand. I had to have a Ballistics case for my Bold 9930 when I saw the cases. So it was no different for me when I saw the charcoal and white Ballistic for the Z10. The case also comes in black, but since my Z10 is an oreo (white Z with a black back), I thought the white and charcoal case would flaunt it’s beauty.
The Ballistic case is available in two colors: Black and white and charcoal at the $34.99 price. I expected to see the classic black and red but I really like the way the white looks on my Z. I had my case before I even got my Z. When I saw that Ballistics was introducing a white and charcoal case I had to have it. The case came in quickly and when I took it out of the plastic wrap, I was really happy with the way it looks.
The case has three layers of protection. First there’s a silicone gel cover that has the classic Ballistic corners, which offers more shock protection on the four corners of the phone should it fall, to buffer the impact. The silicone shell cover fits snugly on the Z, allowing all the necessary ports open and accessible, and also covers the volume buttons as well. The speaker and microphone are also open.
Next is the white case, which fits onto the silicone gel part of the case, conforming to the Z. The case pulls together nicely and it also has the charcoal backing which is raised and has that non slip feel to the pattern. The fact it’s raised allows protection to your camera lens and flash.
My Z fits perfect in this case, and it’s not bulky, leaves the screen open so it’s easy to use the phone, slip it in your pocket, or hold it in your hands. The screen protector is a nice bonus, to keep my screen clean and dust off. I have to admit, out of my durable cases so far, this one is definitely my favorite with the grip feel to it and the sturdy protection that it offers. It does not come off flimsily, and it really fits the Z, protecting it yet removes easily without too much effort.
Cons: The case is only available at this time in two colors for the BlackBerry Z10 and does not come with a holster.
Pros: Stylish, matches the two colors of BlackBerry Z10 out on the market. The case is durable, open faced so it does not interfere with any gestures, allowing full access. All ports open, all buttons covered, and the case is ventilated with the speakers and microphone open. It is drop proof and life proof as far as daily use and wear. The grip texture is another great feature.