The OtterBox for BlackBerry Bold Defender Series will offer your device the ultimate safeguard, with a slim and sophisticated look. Three layers wrap your phone in pure, 100% guaranteed protection. A plastic, thermal-formed sheet covers your screen and keys. Next, a strong polycarbonate shell caresses your Bold and gives added protection against drops and bumps. Finally, a silicone skin wraps around everything to absorb shock. Slim, sleek and stylish, this case is of superior quality.
Overview: OtterBox, based in Colorado has long been known for making great cases for devices, whether they be protecting notebooks in a rain forest or protecting your phone at a construction site. Their products are built though, and the Defender Series cases live up to that legacy by providing excellent protection that can stand up to impressive damage and wear.
Durability: If this case is anything, its durable. The entire thing is very strong and extremely well built, all the way from the plastic keyboard protector to the protective skin that wraps around the plastic frame. It took all took the common things thrown at a phone and quite literally came through without a scratch.
Design/Functionality: The entire case is built around pure protection and has three layers to accomplish it.
The first layer is entirely optional, it is a simple, clear plastic protector that wraps around the keyboard, conforming to the shape of the keys for optimum use. As well as providing protection for the keyboards typical wear and tear it additionally prevents the infiltration of small particles. It does give the keys a very different texture though, but in my opinion makes the keyboard easier to use given the next layer, the Polycarbonate shell.
This is the main layer of protection, a form fitting polycarbonate plastic hard shell. This layer protects the device from hard blows and crushing damage. In theory, it is possible to use this by itself as well, but it wouldnt be very comfortable to use with the knobs to attach the third layer, the skin.
The skin layer fits easily over the plastic shell, providing a great shock absorber for falls as well as providing an excellent grip with the grooves in the back, in addition is covers some of the ports and whatnot with a flap to prevent common damage to hose components. It stays very well and is excellently molded to provide great accessibility; in fact, when I first opened the box I thought it was permanently attached to the case since it fit so well.
The big downside of this case is obviously its size, it will increase the size of your phone substantially. Even so, it doesnt look bad, and manages to stay quite lightweight.
Conclusion: If youre looking for great protection for your phone and dont mind the loss of small size and some aesthetics, this is a great choice.
- 3 Layers of protection, the award winning case!!!
- Thermal formed protective clear membrane protects the screen!
- Hi-impact polycarbonate!!
- Silicone skin to absorb bump and shock!!!
- Sleek, slim fit to the BlackBerry Bold device.
- Additional bump, scratch & drop protection.
- Light rain protection.
- Fully interactive through the case.
- Not intended for underwater use.
- Cases are only WATER-RESISTANT.