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Old 11-02-2006, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First, I apologize about the long title. I wanted to put this in the review section but figured since it's about the 8100 also, I'd post it here first.

Alrighty. So I wanted to try out the cases that Seidio offer...I received the second package today.




Here is the Pearl naked (BSE full body skin):



Here is the Pearl with Seidio's Jet Black Skin Case (silicone):



Here is the two piece Rubberized Case:



Here is the two piece Pink and Smoke Case:



As you can see, two pieces. Fits very snug. I actually like this better than the silicone skin. The two cases snap together, well...in a snap. This goes for all the cases. Some may have been experiencing problems with the top part. I would suggest latching/snapping the top part first, followed by the bottom and then the sides. Hope that helps!

The Feel: Much better than the silicone skin and very sturdy. Looks much better than the silicone skin. Also, the Rubberized Case feels nice and smooth. I love the color of the smoke but I love the Rubberized Case better. Pink is for either my sister or girlfriend, they are contemplating about getting an 8100.



The rubberized case doesn't seem to scratch easily. Other than that, the convenience keys/volume keys are easy to access. I have had the rubberized case for about a week and it has not attracted any lint/dust at all. Looks very sleek!

Now for the Super Slim Crystal Case:



Smoke Case:



Pink Case:



*Note: Don't mind the smudge on the back, that's just the BSE full body skin coming in contact with the case.

The case snaps on much easier than the Rubberized Case and has an even better fitting. So 'fit' that I had trouble taking the back piece off! Other than that, the case is basically the same as the Rubberized Case. I prefer the rubberized over the other cases.



All four cases did not scratch the Pearl in any way.

Overall Results (out of 10):**

Rubberized Case: 9.9
Smoke Case: 9.8
Super Slim Crystal Case: 9.7
Jet Black Skin Case: 9.0
Pink Case: 9.7

**I placed the cases/skin in order of preference

Thank you Seidio for the great products. Seidio has become my #1 place for 8100 accessories. Again, Much thanks to David Chang for being courteous, prompt PM replies and freaking awesome!
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Man the rubberized case looks really good...
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Thanks for the review but one that kind of bother me is, he always says that it is smooth and easy to take out of the pocket so my question is (if you also have the Blackberry Skin Case version) will it stays in place if you put it on top of the dashboard will you are driving? That's one thing I like to know.

I know it's just a minor thing but I still like to know.
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Thanks for the review but one that kind of bother me is, he always says that it is smooth and easy to take out of the pocket so my question is (if you also have the Blackberry Skin Case version) will it stays in place if you put it on top of the dashboard will you are driving? That's one thing I like to know.

I know it's just a minor thing but I still like to know.
Well since each car's dashboard is different, the Pearl with Rubberized Case slid more easily. My dashboard has the same texture as Japanese paper (bumpy with fine ridges).
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thanks for taking the time to do that! I can't decide between the rubberized or smoke case. i think the smoke might be the best.. decisions decisions. errrrrrr.
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thanks for taking the time to do that! I can't decide between the rubberized or smoke case. i think the smoke might be the best.. decisions decisions. errrrrrr.
Yep, I like the Smoke Case pictures Seidio posted but I'm afraid it will be just like the Super Slim Crystal Case. If so, then I'm sticking with the Rubberized Case.
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Doesnt it seem that these cases not only add to the overall size of the phone (albiet minimally) but also takes away from the sleek design?
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I want to get the rubberized case, but I also still want to use my Blackberry designed pouch. Will it still fit into the pouch?
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I want to get the rubberized case, but I also still want to use my Blackberry designed pouch. Will it still fit into the pouch?
Do you have a pic or link of the pouch?
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thanks so much for posting the pics. they look great!
but now I'm in a quandry. I've ordered the black skin and now I'm really liking the look of the rubberized hard case. oh the agony of options!
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Doesnt it seem that these cases not only add to the overall size of the phone (albiet minimally) but also takes away from the sleek design?
I understand what you are trying to say. I guess it comes down to personal preference.
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thanks so much for posting the pics. they look great!
but now I'm in a quandry. I've ordered the black skin and now I'm really liking the look of the rubberized hard case. oh the agony of options!
Even though I've only had it for about an hour, I think the Rubberized Case is much better than the skin. If Seidio hasn't shipped out your skin, opt for the Rubberized Case
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whats the rubberized case like for getting in and out of pockets?
Does it stick to your pocket atall as i want something smooth in my pocket, but prefer the rubber look
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Even though I've only had it for about an hour, I think the Rubberized Case is much better than the skin. If Seidio hasn't shipped out your skin, opt for the Rubberized Case
yeah, they shipped it tuesday, should be waiting at home for me today. or is it ?
oh well, maybe I'll just have to have BOTH!

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whats the rubberized case like for getting in and out of pockets?
Does it stick to your pocket atall as i want something smooth in my pocket, but prefer the rubber look
Smoother than the silicone skin. I hopped into a pair of jeans and tried sliding it in/out a few times. Much easier to get out than the silicone skin which would grab onto the sides of the pocket.
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Very nice. A thorough review and I like the pics. I have two Pearls [one being used by girlfriend, so I think that counts as me having two ].

I have a clear plastic on the way, but I think I'm gonna try out that black rubberized. Looks nice.

Will give the clear or the black one to my GF.
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Thanks for the review. I have the Black skin and the Smoke Crystal case coming from Seidio so I am excited about trying both of them.
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Nice review indeed. I don't have a Pearl yet, but when I get mine the rubberized case is what I want. Plus it won't scratch like all hard platic cases do. How easy is it to get off to access the battery door? What screen protection do you use with it?
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The rubberized case looks interesting, and the fact that you say dust and lint aren't a problem is intriguing... (I won't put the Seidio Silicone skin/"dust magnet" back on the phone... unless I need to dust the house!)

One thing. How heavy is the rubberized case? It looks rather thick. Thicker than the Silicone skin? Or thinner.

Good review!

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Nice review indeed. I don't have a Pearl yet, but when I get mine the rubberized case is what I want. Plus it won't scratch like all hard platic cases do. How easy is it to get off to access the battery door? What screen protection do you use with it?
The Super Slim Crystal Case is easier to get off than the Rubberized Case but as easy as it was to snap on the case.

Well, I don't really have a 'screen protector' but I have a full body skin from BSE that protects the screen also. It was cheap, $9 shipped. I'm very satisfied.
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