BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2006, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Hands on review: Egrips

Please Login to Remove!

Egrips

Hands on review by lgreenberg

April 1, 2006

Price as reviewed: $12.95

Ixxx8217;ve been using Egrips on most of my electronic devices for a few years. From my Ipod to phones, Treo, Palmxxx8217;s and now my Blackberry. I find them to be a vital accessory item that helps ensure my device never takes an unwanted tumble.

Egripsxxx174; are precisely cut pieces of egripsxxx174; Technology Material, for cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, iPods, MP3 players, gaming devices, and more. They look cool, feel great and fit just right.

Egripsxxx174; Technology Material's gripping performance comes from the protective silicone adhesive material. The material's high coefficient of friction prevents devices from sliding around on dry surfaces, like car seats, center consoles, counter tops, desktops, laptops and more. The Egripsxxx174; Technology Material is very thin and will not prohibit the use of a case or clip! The specially formulated adhesive will not damage your device's surface and removes cleanly.

Egrips for the Blackberry 8700 are currently only available in clear. There is one set of Egrips per package.



The package also includes two alcohol prep. pads. The instructions tell you to first clean your device with the prep pads to remove any dirt or grime that might otherwise get stuck underneath the Egrip.



After sufficiently cleaning your device the Egrips are applied the same way youxxx8217;d apply a screen protector. Starting at one end you position the piece and then slowly smooth it out until itxxx8217;s set in place. A credit card used helps to smooth out the back piece to prevent bubbles from forming.

The set for the 8700 comes with a total of five pieces. One for the back, two for the sides, one for the front top and one for the bottom front.



Note. I have my Egrips installed over top a set of The Best Skins Ever. This gives me the ultimate amount of protection.

Back



Side



Side



I did not install the pieces for the top and bottom front. I just canxxx8217;t see how my hand would come in contact with those parts of the device. Ixxx8217;d rather see a piece made for the actual top of the Blackberry (where the power and mute buttons are) instead of the face.

It's also worth noting that Radio Shack is a national seller of Egrips. They don't however stock the device specific sets but do sell the universal patterns.



These allow you to create your own pattern for placement on your device.

Pros: Prevents drops, clear, can still use most cases/clips.
Cons Collects lint.

Last edited by lgreenberg : 04-01-2006 at 10:31 AM.
Offline  
Old 04-01-2006, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Toddboy71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.152
Carrier: tmo
Posts: 90
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice review! I might have to look into this for my 7100i, if available.
Offline  
Old 04-01-2006, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sure are.

7100i



Product Page
Offline  
Old 04-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Fireproof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Frisco, TX
Model: 8800
PIN: Montblanc
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 771
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (7100T: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry7100/4.0.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

I loved them on my 7100. The grip has warn down (took a long time) and if I weren't getting an 8700 in a few weeks I'd definitely buy them again.
__________________
Current Blackberry: TMO 8800
Previous BBs: 8700g, 7100t, 7520, 7230
Clutch Fitness Forum - Powerbuilding, Bodybuilding, and Nutrition
Offline  
Old 04-03-2006, 12:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
That70sGAdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buford, GA USA
Model: 9670
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 186
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Excellent Review! I gotta get some when I get back from Vegas this week!
__________________
Stop asking your "government" to do everything for you... or they will own you.
Offline  
Old 04-03-2006, 07:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks.

Yep, I firmly beleive they are an essential item.
Offline  
Old 04-03-2006, 10:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Jelly Bean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: torch
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 244
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

great review, greats pics...I got way more out of your post, then I did when viewing their own website. Thank you sooo much!
Offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Model: 8310
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 123
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Lgreenberg - when you say they collect lint, is this something where they are sticky and they constantly get dusty and dirty? Also, when used with a case, do they tend to peel up after a while by getting caught on the case, etc?
Offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 01:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

They are not really sticky more just tacky.

They don't peel up when placed in and out of a case.
Offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 05:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: 9930
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Do they fit on the extended battery as well?
Offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Unfortunately the back piece does not. I've tried.

I sent an e-mail to them a few weeks ago asking if they had plans to make a set for the extended battery but never got a response.

I'll ask again.
Offline  
Old 04-05-2006, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: 9930
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks lgreenberg. Your word is as good as gold to me. You are the man!!
Offline  
Old 04-06-2006, 12:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Baggman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hill Country, TX
Model: 9800
PIN: 7-10 split
Carrier: AT&T Mobility
Posts: 241
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by That70sGAdawg
Excellent Review! I gotta get some when I get back from Vegas this week!

if by 'vegas' you mean you're at CTIA, the egrips folks had a booth at CES so they may be at CTIA.

i've had them on my BB's since day one and they are awesome.
__________________
Baggman 9800 now; 9700, 9000, 8300, 8700g, 7105t, & 7100t past
Offline  
Old 04-06-2006, 01:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Model: 9800
Carrier: Cingular, the new AT&T
Posts: 63
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 1 Post
Default

Ordered the eGrips, thanks lgreenberg. Great reviews, as usual.
Offline  
Old 04-06-2006, 01:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
BBF Veteran
 
coreyg510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lost in Translation
Model: 8700c
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 3,190
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockefella
Ordered the eGrips, thanks lgreenberg. Great reviews, as usual.
One can only hope to be as good as he..
__________________
He's Back....and better than ever!
Offline  
Old 04-06-2006, 03:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
Liv
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX - Seattle, WA
Model: 8330
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 1,095
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I wish they had another color, perhaps a fun one for us girls who want to make ours a bit more girly. ha. But I will be ordering one of these. I just ordered some last week for my cell phone.
__________________

Device: Sprint 8330 Curve - Crimson
My heart belongs to Seattle18 (Who I met on the Forums, ironic.)
Offline  
Old 04-06-2006, 04:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
lgreenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New House
Model: 8310
PIN: 2453F457 OR 242B5C50
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 2,527
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Many on the other sets come in multiple colors.

I'm not sure why they don't make ones for the 8700 in the other colors too.
Offline  
Old 04-14-2006, 10:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Model: 8310
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 123
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Just got mine - terrific

Just a quick message to add my amazement with these - I got mine today and they are awesome. They may have changed the package a bit as mine do not have the piece for the bottom, only for the front which I am not using. What is terrific is that these make my Gizmoskin case much more snug - not too much where it is hard to take it out but much better so it is not too losse, which I hated.

Get these - the company was super fast - immediately shipped and got here in 2 days!
Offline  
Old 04-14-2006, 10:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 7105t
Posts: 982
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mine are still working great except the one on the top. It never stayed on so I ended up throwing it away. The others are still on.
Offline  
Old 04-14-2006, 11:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
vinorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NW Indiana
Model: 8700C
Carrier: Suckular
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just ordered a Fortte Lateral Pouch, anyone having problems with E grips and the fit in one of these pouches? Thought I would ask before I bought the egrips for nothing.

Thanks!
Offline  
 


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.blackberryforums.com/bbf-reviews/30590-hands-review-egrips.html
Posted By For Type Date
Protection Reviews Post #1 Refback 10-07-2006 06:01 PM





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.