Originally Posted by SharifTK
I can't figure out what would be the best protection option for my Pearl.
Should I go to get one of those scratch protectors from ShieldZone (Invisible Shield) or should I get a pouch to carry it in? The holster looks weird to me.
I just hate having things of my belt feeling like Robo Cop. What would you guys recommend? Also would suck if I won't notice it vibrate or hear it ring because of the pouch.
Do a search of the forum "BSE" for Best Skins Ever and/or "ShieldZone" to check out that product. I prefer getting three sets of Best Skins Ever for $21, shipped. That way you have some spares.
Be aware that the skins only protect the phone against scratches. They will NOT protect the phone should you drop it.
Since you do not want to wear the phone on the belt, I would suggest you look into a hard plastic case or form fitted silicone rubber skin, such as the Body Glove. BB and Seidio also sell those rubber skins.
You will lose some of the Pearl's small form factor when using a silicone rubber skin, but IMHO it is just a matter of time before you drop the Pearl. When you do drop your Pearl you will be glad you have a rubber skin on the phone.
Here are some skins on eBay: eBay - rubber skin pearl 8100, Accessories, Parts, Cell Phones PDAs items on eBay.com
Bonus Tip: For lack of a better description you want to look for a smooth silicone skin, one that is not sticky. The porous or sticky ones do not insert or remove from a pocket too easily.