Originally Posted by gaskippy
Has anyone used or is using a metal (aluminum) cases with their Blackberry? Does it affect the signal of the BB? I work in a very rough environment. Are there other options for me for a case? Any balistic nylon cases out there? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. I will be getting a BB 7250.
I've got one and it's great. It provides for a snug fit and for the easy removal of the Berry (no fumbling like with the leather and plastic cases). It has a hinged door, which works well, and snaps shut tightly when the unit is not in use. You open the well-fitted door, and it's easy to use the unit while in the case -- for reading and typing emails for example, and you can even even use the phone while it's encased. It's well made, small, sturdy, light, has a nice protective inside liner, a good simple snap latch, and you'll hardly worry about damaging your Berry when you drop it. I like the removable clip, which makes it easy to stash in your shirt or pants pockets (I often times slip it in my jean back-pocket and carry it like a wallet, and can even safely sit on it because the weight is distributed along the metal case and not on the unit itself.) Plus it looks cool. Sort of like a knight in armor. You won't regret buying it, I don't think. I bought it at the site listed by Scooby above.
I have not noticed any effect on the signal quality of my system since I started using the case about a month ago.