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Old 12-27-2005, 07:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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email sent!
Thanks! I had no idea how big the community was here and how many of my customers came from this site! Please keep the e-mails coming... I want to make sure any defective cases that came from me are swapped out.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks! I had no idea how big the community was here and how many of my customers came from this site! Please keep the e-mails coming... I want to make sure any defective cases that came from me are swapped out.
Received an answer to my email from Dan at Mobile Gear in less than five minutes with options for addressing my problems with the Gizmo case. Very responsive.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Same here,

Extremly impressed with the professionalism this seller has exhibited in regards to the issues. The case happens to be very nice! So I am pleased with my options ;)

Cheers!
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I wish someone would come out with a nice neoprene or latex case... not everyone is into the leather thang.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:37 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I wish someone would come out with a nice neoprene or latex case... not everyone is into the leather thang.
I agree.

I was in the minority in being one of the few who actually liked the OEM case that came with my 7100t. LOVED IT! Hope they have one for the 8700.

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Old 12-28-2005, 09:16 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Default As one of the early Gizmoskin 8700 case users

Replacement case is perfect. Much better made. Dan is a pleasure to do business with and I will buy more from him. It is nice to see a vendor stand behind his product and fix what is not right. Please note that the swivel does notch on all units I have purchased and the leather quality was never an issue. Only the size of the early run which made the magnet less effective . I have four and they work in all cases perfectly.

PS - I have no financial relationship with Gizmoskin other than a happy user.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:23 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I wish someone would come out with a nice neoprene or latex case... not everyone is into the leather thang.
How about this?

http://www.thepouch.com/blackberry-8700c.html
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not bad, but I don't like the flap.

Still prefer the 7100t OEM case the best. Hope RIM makes one like it for the 8700.

I thought I recall somewhere on the boards where someone said the 8700f model came with a neoprene case. Can anyone confirm and/or comment???

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Personally, I don't like the flap either. I've been looking at some camera cases but they all have flaps. Still can't figure out for the life of me why BlackBerry can't come out with some cases when they release a phone... oh well...

I've even thought about getting a case with a flap and then cutting the flap off...lol
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:17 AM   #30 (permalink)
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http://www.fortte.com/scr/showcategory3.php/59

here are some cases, I use the 7100g one for my 7100i as of right now and like it a lot.

pink
Great find, my buddy and I have been looking for a quality case...I've already dropped mine like 5 times, it's dinged up pretty good. Hopefully the new case will kick in...
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:08 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Here is the picture of the swivel clip which has been by concern over the Gizmo case.

http://www.fortte.com/scr/faq.php

I didn't like the security of the clip on the Gizmo case. HOWEVER, NOTE THE FORTE CLIP IS DETACHABLE. Anyone have one of these cases, and can comment on how secure that feature is?
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I have one of the Fortte "Horizontal" cases on-order. It should have been shipped last Thursday. However, their website now says available week of Jan 9. I will post as soon as I get the case.

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The Fortte "Horizontal" case is just what I'm looking for, but I hate the swiveling clip. I had a similar looking case for my Treo that was made by Covertec. It had a traditional leather covered metal belt clip that worked well.

I would have been all over that Fortte one, but I don't want my expensive phone just flipping around on my belt.

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The horizontal case in this link looks interesting (not sure if this one has already been mentioned), but I can't tell much about the clip. Anyone orderd one yet?

http://www.bellagiodesigns.com/showcategory3.php/82

I currently have a defective Gizmo case that will be exchanged in a couple weeks. If the exchanged one has the same clip as the original, I will return it since the original has already worked itself off my belt once and fell to a carpeted floor in a crowded store. Lucky it hit my foot or I would not have even know it fell off - very bad! I also had a great experience with a Covertec case with a Treo 650. Wish they made one for the 8700c.

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Mike,

You might have a look at Krusell cases then.

I'm thinking something like this (I'm not sure which size exactly is right for the Blackberry (small, medium or large.)



They have a large selection of changable belt clips that work with their cases.

If you don't like the swivel clip you can change it to things like:



or



Or just used the regular included belt loops.

Of course the only downside to these cases is their universal (not meant for the Blackberry specifically) so they won't have a magnet.

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The horizontal case in this link looks interesting (not sure if this one has already been mentioned), but I can't tell much about the clip. Anyone orderd one yet?

http://www.bellagiodesigns.com/showcategory3.php/82

I currently have a defective Gizmo case that will be exchanged in a couple weeks. If the exchanged one has the same clip as the original, I will return it since the original has already worked itself off my belt once and fell to a carpeted floor in a crowded store. Lucky it hit my foot or I would not have even know it fell off - very bad! I also had a great experience with a Covertec case with a Treo 650. Wish they made one for the 8700c.
The Bellgaio case and the Fortte case appear to be the same exact thing. I have both on order but am guessing I'll end up keeping only one since they're the same. I read somewhere on the Fortte site that they are a division of Bellagio or something.

I don't think the new Gizmo cases have a different belt clip than the first production run. That's my biggest knock on the case. I think the swivel clips are much more secure. I don't have 100% confidence with the Gizmo on my belt. I hope the newly revised Gizmo I'm waiting for is better too.
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Everyone wants the sleeper magnet, but the clip seems to be preference item. For me I am unsure about these detachable clips. That is why I like the RIM OEM ratcheting clip which seems to give the most options and be most secure. Thoughts?
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Everyone wants the sleeper magnet, but the clip seems to be preference item. For me I am unsure about these detachable clips. That is why I like the RIM OEM ratcheting clip which seems to give the most options and be most secure. Thoughts?
Now that I have had the experience of a case coming off my belt WITHOUT knowing it, I'm with you on priorities. Not really sure how much the magnet really contributes to battery life anyway since it just turns off the display. Cases are all about protection.
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That's what I've been wondering.

I meant the 8700c's screen shuts off by itself after a certain period of time anyway. So what does the magent really do then? Turn the screen off quicker (as soon as it's placed into the holster) and enable locking if you have "lock when placed in holster" set? The magnet doesn't place the 8700c into some sort of super power saving mode does it?

If those are the only two feature you lose when not having a magnet I can deal without it.

If having ultra secure belt clip is your number one priority I'd definelty look at some of the Krusell clips.

Something like this:

http://www.executivepda.com/s.nl/sc....it.A/id.189/.f

They say it's their most secure option.
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Looks very secure...just not crazy about having it swinging around though. A ratcheting mechanism would solve that. I don't recall the source of info, but there have been several posts indicating that the magnet does not do anything more than turn the display off.
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