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Old 08-17-2007, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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we have received many inquiries : How many types of hard case do you offer for BB8300:

1) Rubberized hard case (top and bottom case are in rubbeized black)

SLIM RUBBERIZED HARD CASE - CSR2YBB8300-BK



2) Crystal clear hard case (top and bottom case are clear)

SLIM CRYSTAL HARD CASE - CSC2YBB8300-CL



3) Hybrid hard case (top case is clear and bottom case is in rubberized black)

SLIM HYBRID HARD CASE - CSH2YBB8300-CB


The hard case/ the matching holster combo and the hard case/matching leathe case combo are also available.

We hope this helps to answr the question you may have. If you have any more question, please post your question here.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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we have received many inquiries : How many types of hard case do you offer for BB8300:

1) Rubberized hard case (top and bottom case are in rubbeized black)

SUPER SLIM RUBBERIZED HARD CASE FOR 8800/8830 - CSR2YBB8800-BK



2) Crystal clear hard case (top and bottom case are clear)

SUPER SLIM CRYSTAL HARD CASE FOR 8800/8830 - CSC2YBB8800-CL



3) Hybrid hard case (top case is clear and bottom case is in rubberized black)

SUPER SLIM HYBRID HARD CASE FOR 8800/8830 - CSH2YBB8800-CB

The hard case/ the matching holster combo and the hard case/matching leathe case combo are also available.

We hope this helps to answr the question you may have. If you have any more question, please post your question here.

Another instance of Seido using this forum to shill their product--The irony is that they never address the problems with their products.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going to throw my two cents in here real quick.

Since I got my Curve a few weeks ago, I've been researching and hunting for a case that'd be perfect. I was going to go with one of those invisible skins/shields, but seidio kept pumping out new cases, one after the other. Finally, they hit it right on the head - the hybrid super slim hard case.

A little expensive, but I'm glad I put the money down on it. I am extremely pleased with the case thus far. When you pair it with a screen cover, it's perfect.

For a little bit more on the details:

Build quality: Not sure exactly how you measure build quality, but it's damn sturdy. So far I have slammed into a few doors (I do a lot of heavy lifting, run into a lot of doorjams) with absolutely no damage to my little Curve. The case otherwise feels very strong and sturdy, without adding a lot of weight to your phone. It adds virtually no weight.

Ease of installation: I opened the box, pulled the two pieces out of the plastic they were packaged in, and popped it together. It probably took me a grand total of 30 seconds. There are a number of snap-on clips all around the device, and it is secure as hell. A little hard to get off, but that's the way I good case should be.

Sleeper function: It makes my blackberry take a nap when I put it in. Great! Battery life increaser! Maybe only a little, but I love that feature.

What about the clip? One of my major concerns was whether or not the phone would fall out of the holster. I wear mine sideways, and was worried I'd smack into a door and it'd get unhooked. As mentioned above, I've met a few doors. I've hit them hard enough to completely snap the retention clip back, and it still doesn't fall off. Why? Because it's held in by the bottom just barely securely enough to keep it from falling out. It's extremely hard to unclip it. You have to hit something at just the right angle, hard enough that it hurts you, too.

What about extra bulk? Not much. It adds 1mm overall. I thought it'd be more than what it looks like. People still remark on how small and compact it is.

Anyway, my two cents. I love the hybrid slim case. It's fantastic. And it maintains the silver on the front, and gives me that nice anti-side surface on the back. Awesome.

I think you told me in another thread that you thought I'd be extremely happy with this case if I bought it seidio, and while I was skeptical at the time, you were right. It's fantastic. Not one bad thing to say about it at all.
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Another instance of Seido using this forum to shill their product--The irony is that they never address the problems with their products.
I'm not sure what this is in reference to. Please let me know which problems you feel we're not addressing and I'll be happy to look into it.

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Old 08-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Another instance of Seido using this forum to shill their product--The irony is that they never address the problems with their products.
Seidio has always been great with customer service and handling any issues that you might have. When I had a problem with a case, they had the design engineer call me and talk with me about it. I don't know too many other companies that provide that kind of service.

Don't slam Seidio without giving some more about what you are talking about. I bet they would take care of your issue if you just tried.
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hmm i got a case off ebay for 4.99. its lasted me about 5 months and going still. i'de perfer that 5 bucks over your 30 any day.
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Seidio comes out with new and innovative products and then offers a discount to members of the forum. I have purchased batteries, cases and new backs for 8700, Pearl, Curve. There have been small (holster clip was not clicking after a month). One phone call to Seidio and it was taken care of. If you have a beef with Seidio rather than badmouthing them why not take David up on his offer or share details in a constructive manner. And to biggem001, does your case have the sleeper function with the matching holster? If it is such a great case, write a review and mention what a great value you think it is. But how about we all try to be constructive and civil. JMHO.
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hmm i got a case off ebay for 4.99. its lasted me about 5 months and going still. i'de perfer that 5 bucks over your 30 any day.
It's called free enterprise. You're more than welcome to buy a 5 dollar case to protect your $300 phone.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Seidio Customer Service

I have purchased some of thier products in the past.
I had a problem with one of thier holsters and figured I was out of luck because I had it for 3 months +

As it turns out when i contact the customer service dept on line they gladly exchanged the holster for a brand new one.

I for one am sold on the company. Due to my experience, I will definately be a repeat customer
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I picked up the combo hard rubberized case and clip, I had the silicon case for my 8700c before, and definitely needed something to protect my new pretty 8300. imho the advantage of the hard rubberized case is that it clips in and out of the clip holster much easier, and the this case stays in place, the silicon case moved around at the middle, sometimes the top didnt line up with the ear area just right. That being said, my hard case is perfect EXCEPT, not quite as grippy as the silicon, slides off my center console when I take fast corners, (silicon did not) and the upper left corner where the case comes together does not seem to have a "clip" and has a gap compared to all of the other corners. It drives me CRAZY because all the other corners are perfect. It has not affected the functionality so far, but I am not sure if it is a defect or an incomplete design. Help seidio!

Otherwise, great product!
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I picked up the combo hard rubberized case and clip, I had the silicon case for my 8700c before, and definitely needed something to protect my new pretty 8300. imho the advantage of the hard rubberized case is that it clips in and out of the clip holster much easier, and the this case stays in place, the silicon case moved around at the middle, sometimes the top didnt line up with the ear area just right. That being said, my hard case is perfect EXCEPT, not quite as grippy as the silicon, slides off my center console when I take fast corners, (silicon did not) and the upper left corner where the case comes together does not seem to have a "clip" and has a gap compared to all of the other corners. It drives me CRAZY because all the other corners are perfect. It has not affected the functionality so far, but I am not sure if it is a defect or an incomplete design. Help seidio!

Otherwise, great product!
Superbee,

I can't do anything about the center console, but the upper corner is not a defect. One of the biggest suggestions for our crystal and rubberized cases was to make them easier to remove. The corner has no clip for this reason. You still shouldn't see a large gap, so if you do please call customer service for a replacement.
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I don't understand the negativity toward Seidio. If you've actually tried to work with them on a problem, I think you'd be amazed. I don't see companies so willing to support their customers, and ensure that their design is top notch. They're always improving.

Look at the extended battery. A lot of people were saying how they got the 1250 mAh Pearl extended battery from Seidio to work in their 8300. Seidio said they're doing testing, and found that it was inconsistent. They could have just sold an existing product without putting another dime into R&D, but they chose to do it right, and now we have a 1300 mAh Curve extended battery that they stand behind.

That's a great company. I'm GLAD they're on the boards and promoting their stuff. I'd never know about them, and am now a very happy, 4-time customer (2 Curves and an 8800).

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Another instance of Seido using this forum to shill their product--The irony is that they never address the problems with their products.
On another board, a member posted that he had purchased the hard case from Seidio, along with the holster.


He said that he had dropped his blackberry while in the case four times, onto hard surfaces. One of the times, it went skidding across an asphalt parking lot.

After dropping his BB 4x, he reported that the case had "developed a crack", and was no longer usable.

He also reported that the holster had developed some problem or other.

He really was NOT slamming Seidio, only reporting his experiences.

(After dropping his BB FOUR TIMES, he didn't report ANY damage to his bb, only to the hard case... I'd say that's what a hard case is purchased for, to absorb the punishment should you drop it!)

To make a long story short (yea, I know... too late), Seidio posted a few posts down from his, and told him that they had made improvements to the hard case and holster, and asked him to get in touch with them.

He posted a couple of days later that Seidio had sent him a replacement case and holster, at NO CHARGE!

Here was a guy who wasn't even complaining, who admitted to having dropped his BB four times, and they still replaced his products at no charge. Other companies would probably have said "Hey, you dropped your device with our case on it four times, it isn't our problem.

Not many companies would provide that kind of service!

(I have NOTHING to do with Seidio, other then having purchased a rubberized hard case from them)
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ShelW, that's EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Whether that's what the case is for or not, he was damaging the product...his fault. They still stood behind it.
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I'm not sure what this is in reference to. Please let me know which problems you feel we're not addressing and I'll be happy to look into it.

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Spare me---there have been many comments and complaints about your holster that seems to shred the top of the Curve----You have not responded to any of them. You do have your defenders (perhaps people who work for you) who claim that the problem is Rim's---I have to laugh. Hey, you want to give me my money back and repair the damage done to my Curve? If you don't, then please don't bore me with your protestations. (By the way, there is athread on this----I will find it later to prove my point.)

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Spare me---there have been many comments and complaints about your holster that seems to shred the top of the Curve----You have not responded to any of them. You do have your defenders (perhaps people who work for you) who claim that the problem is Rim's---I have to laugh. Hey, you want to give me my money back and repair the damage done to my Curve? If you don't, then please don't bore me with your protestations. (By the way, there is athread on this----I will find it later to prove my point.)
We posted our reponse in the subject thread you are referring to our BB8300 holster issue. In case you have missed it, here it is:

First of all, let me apologize for not seeing this thread (tho holster thread) earlier. Our holster was specifically designed NOT to scratch the Blackberry if used properly. The spring clip is supposed to be lifted before the device is pushed back into the hoslter. If you're simply shoving the Blackberry into the holster then naturally the clip is going to rub across the top. This is the reason we went to a spring clip design in the first place. The old clip type holsters did exactly what you're talking about. They would rub the finish off the top of the device. If used correctly, ours is the most "finish friendly" holster there is.

A manual is included with our holster.

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We posted our reponse in the subject thread you are referring to our BB8300 holster issue. In case you have missed it, here is:

First of all, let me apologize for not seeing this thread (tho holster thread) earlier. Our holster was specifically designed NOT to scratch the Blackberry if used properly. The spring clip is supposed to be lifted before the device is pushed back into the hoslter. If you're simply shoving the Blackberry into the holster then naturally the clip is going to rub across the top. This is the reason we went to a spring clip design in the first place. The old clip type holsters did exactly what you're talking about. They would rub the finish off the top of the device. If used correctly, ours is the most "finish friendly" holster there is.

A manual is included with our holster to show how to use the holster "correctly"

I repeat----I always lift the clip. Why do you continue this song and dance? Don't you have any respect for your customers?

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I repeat----I always lift the clip. Why do you continue this song and dance? Don't you have any respect for your customers? Why do you keep insulting my intelligence with this rather lame attack on my ability to follow directions. Again, you show your face around here to sell product, but make every excuse under the sun when confronted with a quality issue.
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Insulting your intelligence? Lame attack on your ability to follow directions?

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rextellion, I don't know, man, it sounds like you're just pissed, and nothing Seidio could say would make a difference.

I have the holster on both Curves I'm managing (mine and a subordinates), and we follow directions, and have no issues. No one is insulting your intelligence, but you are directly insulting Seidio's, and blatantly contradicting what others are saying, so you're in fact insulting our intelligence.

It can be a little tough to get the BB back in and clearing the clip, but you figure it out over time. The key is to keep the clip from touching the BB at all during the process of reseating it. If it doesn't touch the BB, then there's no way for it to shred the top at all. It's physically impossible. That you're saying the top of yours is shredded, and you always follow the instructions clearly means that you're wrong about one of the two points you're making. The top is either fine (perhaps the battery door is damaged instead), or you're not following directions well enough.

I do have some damage on the top edge of my battery door from times I just shove it back in. That's my fault, and I'm willing to live with it since it's a price I'm choosing to pay for the convenience/speed of shoving it back in. I have an InvisiShield on my Curve, and the piece on the battery door where the clip rests does show some signs of wear there, but, again, I fully expect that. The same isn't happening to the unskinned Curve my subordinate has.

Why don't you post some pics of the damage so we can understand if you're just describing it wrong, or if you are clearly misusing the clip. Like I said, it'll be easy to tell since it's completely impossible for the top to get damaged if you put it in right since the clip would never contact the top of the Curve. If you have other damage, that would help Seidio understand the situation, and perhaps offer a solution if one exists.

So, basically, drop the 'tude/anger, and recognize an out-stretched hand. It's not BS, it's legit. It's your choice to smack the hand away or accept it.
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I repeat----I always lift the clip. Why do you continue this song and dance? Don't you have any respect for your customers? Why do you keep insulting my intelligence with this rather lame attack on my ability to follow directions. Again, you show your face around here to sell product, but make every excuse under the sun when confronted with a quality issue.
You repeat?! I don't see where you ever stated that in the first place. You show your ignorance by making blanket statements that Seido hasn't responded to any complaints and that we all work for Seido. Seido responded to an issue I had some time ago and sent me a new case without having to send the original back. This isn't the only place they sell their products but because most of us are serious BB users they "show their face" around here to get input and feedback from us on any issues. You sound like one of those customers who will never be satisfied no matter what is done.
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