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rustypixel 10-05-2007 08:36 AM

Seidio hard case... loving it!
 
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I got my Seidio Hybrid case and holster a couple of days ago and thought I'd post a little something about it for those that are thinking about getting it.
I included some pictures (excuse the quality as they were shot with a camera-phone) showing the back and front of the BB in the holster, the front out of the holster and a side shot out of the holster. The case is awesome and fits perfectly with the exception of the upper right corner that doesn't snap. When I contacted Seidio I was told that it's meant to be like that to facilitate the removal of the case. I opted for the hybrid because I wasn't sure if I wanted all clear or all black so this way I get the best of both worlds. Although after having it in my hands and knowing what it feels like I probably would have gone for the all black case.
The whole thing fits nicely in the holster which, being a newbie to BB's and Seidio, I didn't know could be used with the BB face in or face out. The case feels secure and feels good in hand. For those thinking that adding this case will add extra thickness to the BB, don't worry; the slightly extra thickness is nothing compared to the the protection you get.
Overall I'm highly satisfied with both the product and the customer service. I PMed the Seidio guy (sorry, forgot his name) here on the board a few times with questions and got immediate replies.
I guess if I had anything even remotely negative to say it would be that I wish the case didn't hug the keyboard as closely as it does. For me, at least, it makes typing a little clumsy. But trust me when I say that it's a very minor gripe and doesn't deter from the case. I highly recommend the case and holster.

inkwell 10-05-2007 08:56 AM

Thanks for the review

flash24 10-05-2007 09:14 AM

Good review thanks!

simulator 10-05-2007 09:16 AM

What do you mean by "hug the case?" Is it that it is too close to the side and bottom keys to type comfortably?

rustypixel 10-05-2007 09:30 AM

For me, there was no learning curve using the keyboard as I'm coming from a Treo. But yes, the edge of the opening for the keyboard comes close to the keys and in particular, the keys to the left and the right are a bit harder to press. The keys at the top (left and right of the trackball) are not affected and neither are the lower keys (space bar, 0, alt, etc.) Again, this is just my experience and does not detract from the pros of the case. I guess the way I type, my thumb kind of slants to the right (on the right side keys) and to the left (on left side keys) and the closeness of the case prevents me from doing that so instead of landing on and pressing the "A", for example, I hit the edge of the case and have to rock my thumb into (or towards) the keyboard to fully press the "A". Again, this isn't an issue that should keep anyone from at least looking into the case. I have had it on there for three days now and I guess with a little practice I'm getting used to a different way of pressing the left and right keys.
It's a great case! Hey, I've known you all of 10 minutes... would I lie? :razz:




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Originally Posted by simulator (Post 694002)
What do you mean by "hug the case?" Is it that it is too close to the side and bottom keys to type comfortably?


dooks88 10-05-2007 12:06 PM

looks great. i have the clip and love it.

Kidberry 10-05-2007 12:24 PM

I heard about the "top Corner" issue here before. It looks as though the case doesn't add to much extra thickness. Can you snap some close up of the case corner and keyboard closeness you mentioned?(y)

abalakersky 10-05-2007 12:47 PM

Does the holster shuts of BB like the origial RIM holster does? Or do you have to manually put BB in a sleeping mode?

Dawgfan 10-05-2007 12:48 PM

Simulator. What BB is that you are using for your avatar. I have one of those at home in a drawer. Can I still get service on one of those bad boys?

NCBuckeye 10-05-2007 01:11 PM

Will that fit in an oem leather holster?

rustypixel 10-05-2007 01:19 PM

Yes it does. If you put it in face out or face in, the clip will put the BB to sleep. I'll see if I can get a couple of shots of the "gap" but trust me when I say that it's very minor and not visible unless you're looking for it.


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Originally Posted by abalakersky (Post 694264)
Does the holster shuts of BB like the origial RIM holster does? Or do you have to manually put BB in a sleeping mode?


rustypixel 10-05-2007 01:51 PM

Sorry, I can't say.

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Originally Posted by NCBuckeye (Post 694317)
Will that fit in an oem leather holster?


mk3013 10-05-2007 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by rustypixel (Post 694371)
Sorry, I can't say.

Any thoughts on comparing/contrasting to the "stock" BB holster?

sgtcasey 10-05-2007 02:11 PM

I have the hard case and belt-clip from Seidio and so far they're great. I have noticed a little that the keys on the far left and far right are somewhat more difficult to use with the hard case, but it's not something that prevents me from typing, just causes me to change how I type on the device.

Dave

rustypixel 10-05-2007 02:21 PM

If by "stock" you meant the leather (is it leather?) pouch that came with the Curve, then there is a difference of what you like. I for one did not like the pouch as it didn't protect the BB when I was using it. With the case I know that it has a level of protection when it's in my hand or on the desk. Also, the pouch didn't have a lip or belt loop so it's either carried in your hand or in your pocket.


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Originally Posted by mk3013 (Post 694373)
Any thoughts on comparing/contrasting to the "stock" BB holster?


Srwilliams 10-05-2007 02:25 PM

I was just about to order when I saw this thread. I have now changed my mind. I find when the case is too close to the keys it makes tyoing on phones to cumbersome. I bet you this is really the case with the already really small keyboard of the curve.

Maybe I better look at the "best skin ever" with the belt clip. Does everyone expect the typing will not be impeded with that setup

simulator 10-05-2007 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dawgfan (Post 694266)
Simulator. What BB is that you are using for your avatar. I have one of those at home in a drawer. Can I still get service on one of those bad boys?

It's the 850. I think Cingular pulled the plug on the mobitex network for blackberry's. It's almost as sweet as my 8320!

quattrocs 10-06-2007 05:04 AM

Wirelessly posted (8320: BlackBerry8320/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I have gotten the hybrid case. And I do not find it hard at all to type the letters/keys on the edge of the screen. As a matter a fact is some what help full as a tactile defenition of the edge of the keyboard. My 0.02.

DigitizingDesigns 10-06-2007 05:28 AM

Thanks to this review I went ahead and ordered it... Thumbs up for this community.

mk3013 10-09-2007 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by rustypixel (Post 694416)
If by "stock" you meant the leather (is it leather?) pouch that came with the Curve, then there is a difference of what you like. I for one did not like the pouch as it didn't protect the BB when I was using it. With the case I know that it has a level of protection when it's in my hand or on the desk. Also, the pouch didn't have a lip or belt loop so it's either carried in your hand or in your pocket.

No, sorry, I got a "stock" plastic swivel holster (BlackBerry Accessories Store - Product Detail.


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