PRODUCT INFORMATION IN DETAIL
Fommy Product Review:
Overview: RIM has been producing BlackBerry devices for 10 years now, and while many variations have come and gone, all the way from the humble pager to the now common and ever growing smartphone platform, they have always needed protection and RIM frequently is the one who provides it, whether it comes bundled or sold separately. This case is great for either the businessperson who wants a phone case to match their belt and suit or simply for anyone who wants a stylish leather clip-on case.
Durability: The exterior is made out of a leather material that looks very nice, and is quite durable. It held up the slices and dents and came through with only a few minor dents and wasnt any worse for wear. On the other hand, the leather belt clip is almost made completely out of plastic, so it may eventually wear out as is the norm, but I couldnt manage to extend or break it even with some heavy use and bending. So hopefully this one should last you quite a long time.
Design/Functionality: The design is very simple and functional. It has a belt clip, a magnetic buckle and the case itself. Unlike some earlier BlackBerry holster cases, the belt clip has been substantially improved. Instead of a limited rotation, this one ratchets 360 degrees in both directions, which is extremely convenient and a great improvement.
The case is held closed by a magnet, which is hidden inside the case. It holds together quite well, enough were I can hold the case upside down and shake it without the phone falling to its demise. But it is also easy to open so you wont have to struggle to get it out, so its very well balanced for accessibility and protection.
Last, but not least is the case itself. First, it looks very nice and has a great leather texture. But past the fact that it simply holds your phone at your side, it also is made to where it activates the phones internal in holster mode which helps to conserve battery life by managing the power settings appropriately. As well, you should be careful dropping the entire package, the phone itself is held in tightly, but the corners are exposed which could lead to some damage if it were to fall on one. You could supplement this case with a small skin protector to cover that issue up, but it makes removing the phone difficult. And just for flavor, the case is also available in three colors: black, dark brown, and dark blue; and I found the nice stitching to give it a very refined look.
Conclusion: If youre looking for a stylish belt-clip leather holster, this is a great choice for protection and comfort.