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.
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