Since I’ve had my BlackBerry Bold 9900, never have I had my device protected with a case. Reason being I have yet to run into a case that is stylish, offers great protection, all while being a comfortable fit with my hands. Well the search is over, cause the OtterBox Commuter Series for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is exactly what I was looking for.
Like most BlackBerry users, my BlackBerry device is the center of my universe and is the source of my vast productivity, so my device gets heavier than average use. You can always find me at a random moment on my device, sending or replying to an email, checking up my schedule, looking at updates from twitter, on a business call, or simply networking on BBM or via text. I love my BlackBerry Bold 9900, but I’ll admit I am a little careless with the care for my phone. I am always on the go, and my phone endures drops occasionally when i get too ahead of myself. I didn’t think it was a big deal until I noticed my BlackBerry device started showing up with scratches from these drops.
I have heard several good things about OtterBox so my next move was to contact them and see about their well liked cases. I received a Commuter Series Case, from first sight I knew that OtterBox would have my BlackBerry device well protected with a self-adhering clear screen protector, durable silicone skin, and a high-quality polycarbonate outer shell.
The size and feel of the Commuter Series is amazing, with dimensions like, 4.68 in x 2.83 in x .54 in, you know this was made to tightly fit you Bold 9900. Being the thinnest BlackBerry to date, our friends over at OtterBox have their work cut out for themselves. The Commuter Series has three layers of protection starting with a self-adhering clear protective film, this helps eliminate scratches to that beautiful Bold 9900 touch screen. The screen still responds like it did without the protective film, and glare is not an issue. Next up is the inner layer, made up of durable silicone made to absorb bumps or shocks that the device might go through. The outer late is made up of a polycarbonate shell that helps protect from impact damages. All these combined make for a well protected phone, along with protection a good case needs to have unobstructed accessibility to its buttons, ports, screen, microphone, speaker, and the device’s camera.
The functionality of the case while maintaining optimum protection is key in making the Commuter Series, different than other run of the mill cases. The buttons are protected with the silicone cover, there is no delay or obstruction in pressing them, I use my convenience key and the lock screen button numerous times throughout the day so it is important to me to have them working properly while being protected. The port for a head-set and charging port are well protected as well with a silicone covering for both of them. They can easily be removed for incredible accessibility to the ports. When you are not using the ports, the silicone covering provides protection against dirt and other particles getting stuck in the ports. All around protection is great with the Commuter Series.
Even with all this protection OtterBox still makes it easy for us to take pictures or use the flash. For those of you who use flashlights via your device’s camera flash will be pleased with built-in openings, making the flash and camera use easy and responsive. With so much protection one might think there has got to be something that gets disregarded with all these high-end protection. Let me ease your mind. The OtterBox Commuter Cases are designed with optimal protection and accessibility in mind, OtterBox has really thought of everything when they tailored made the Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry 9900.
The Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry Bold 9900 is an astounding case that protects your device like none other. I have dropped my device a few times since using the case, any damage to the phone is non-existent. OtterBox holds up its end in the bargain for making a case that does not obstruct the normal everyday use of the phone while being durable and very well protected. Like I mentioned before, prior to the OtterBox Commuter case, I did not have one on my device, nor had I ever used an OtterBox Case before. But let me tell you, this case right here is the ultimate in protection, and will not be coming off of my BlackBerry Bold 9900 any time soon.
I’d like to thank our friends at OtterBox for allowing BlackBerry Empire the opportunity to review its Commuter Series Case. You can find the OtterBox Commuter Cases OtterBox Commuter Series Hybrid Case for BlackBerry 9900/9930 Bold Touch – 1 Pack – Retail Packaging – Black
If you do not own a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or want to explore other series of cases (Impact or Defender), you can visit OtterBox for your case needs.