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Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

I'm in the market for a new case/holster for my phone.

 

I went to Best Buy and was shocked at the prices and went to Target and found a decent case for 20 bucks. they problem with it is that when i would try to pull the phone out it would mute the ringers or cause the phone to unlock. i returned it.

 

does anyone have a really good case/holster they would recommend?

I would like a holster that protects the phone but also is easy pull the phone out of without pressing buttons or accidentally unlocking it.

 

also, i have seen reference to the phone knowing when it is in the holster, how does that work?

 

I have to say the the location of the unlock/lock button is by far the worst thing about this phone. wtf were they thinking. hope they correct that on the sequel.

 

Thanks for any recommendations you post. if not too much trouble provide a link to the case you recommend

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

You want a belt holster? Get the OEM holster:

http://www.blackberrysource.com/store/products/BlackBerry-Torch-9800-Series-Leather-Swivel-Holster-B...

 

 


fausto412 wrote:

 

also, i have seen reference to the phone knowing when it is in the holster, how does that work?


It's the magnet in the case, which the devices senses upon insertion.

 

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

You might also want to check into cases from Seidio.  They're not cheap, but I've used them on almost every BlackBerry I've owned and been very happy with the way they protect the devices.

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

Best Buy has a Sedio in stock for $35 bucks, still under consideration.

 

I'm resigned to spend money to get a good one because the cheap one i bought at target just wasn't great.

 

this right here is looking hot

http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/bd2-hr6bb9800-bk.htm

 

 

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

Yep.  I'm currently demoing one of those for Seidio to write a review on it.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

yeah it does.

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

ok....i'm torn between this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875996245

 

and this one

 

http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/bd2-hr6bb9800-bk.htm

 

what's the difference between the Active and the Surface models?

does it justify the price difference?

 

any good places to buy these for low prices?

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

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The Active case adds another element of protection to the device, covering everything except the ports for the USB and headphones.  The entire device is covered, including the buttons and top vs. the Surface which leaves those exposed.

 

The buttons are still usable, though due to the design of the case, using little rubber "tabs" if you will, over the buttons.

 

The Surface is a hard, rubberized plastic.  The Active has a soft rubberized cover, then a hard plastic "skeleton" that snaps in place over the soft cover.

 

I am currently using the Surface case and like both the Surface and Active cases, the Active for the extra protection.

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Re: Best Case/holster for BlackBerry Torch...your recommendations

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i ended up buying one in the uk from ebay as the one from the shops was almost 3 times the price and it was pants.

i guess you would be able to find many online ebay shops that sell the same one. i paid £2.95 but ive noticed theve put the price up now.

 

edit: sorry link wont work. just type 9800 torch black hard armourd hybrid case.