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Old 01-16-2006, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.pdair.com/scripts/main/vi...2445&pdaid=204

anyone ever hear of this company?

the case looks like an innopocket type, but inno said they arent available yet.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll..._BIN_Stores_IT

looks like ebay has them too says IN STOCK
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They also have two leather cases on the same site - look interesting.
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Would a metal case like the one pointed out from pdair not effect your RF performance?
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Would a metal case like the one pointed out from pdair not effect your RF performance?

I had a case for my 7100g, and it did impact reception a little, but the added protection was worth it. I use mine mainly for email, very little phone use.
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it looks cool but is it innopocket tough? i dont think so!
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looks just like an innopocket style though! same design approach, look, style..etc...
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http://www.pdair.com/scripts/main/vi...2445&pdaid=204

anyone ever hear of this company?

the case looks like an innopocket type, but inno said they arent available yet.
This does look like the innopocket aluminum case I bought for my 7290; if not from them, then this is a serious "homage" (i.e. rip off). That case I had did seriously affect my otherwise strong BB reception (Cingular), so I stopped using it. Unlike this one, however, there were no cutouts on the front - perhaps that will help reception... Still, I'm gun shy about metal cases now.
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Looks like a Rhinoskin type of casing. Seems promising especially the plastic cover over the screen. But cases that clip onto my belt with the screen and keyboard facing away from me always scares me. I've bumped my berry many times against my desk and seatbelt lock in the car, but luckily the screen was facing in towards me while in the holster.
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http://www.pdair.com/scripts/main/vi...2445&pdaid=204

anyone ever hear of this company?

the case looks like an innopocket type, but inno said they arent available yet.

Bought it. Nice fit, good quality.....but it dropped my reception down by 2 bars. At home where I only have 2 bars most of the time I got "NO Service". Sending it back. What a shame.
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it dropped my reception down by 2 bars.
Oooh, definitely not acceptable.
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yeah I got it too.. dropped reception 1 bar on my end... case is nicely designed... though a tad bulky.

I think I may just stick with the invisibleshield screen protector and carry it bare in my pocket.
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Used metal cases from both Innopocket and PDAir for my previous PDA phones (non-Blackberry). They definitely affect/decrease RF performance. The last one I had with HP hw6515 caused the GPS signal to jump all over the screen so I ditched it.
Since dropping metal cases as my favorite way of protection, I like the Krusell Cases. They generally have a pretty thick see-through plastic shetting above the faces of phones and the over-all construction doesn't add any bulkiness to the PDA - which is a plus.

Edit: The case I talked about is only available for 7290. This style is not currently available for 8700 series.

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i'm seriously waiting until boxwave releases the 8700c cases.. god i love boxwave. i had the "armor case" for my 7100g and it worked perfectly. i never had a problem with signal.

http://www.boxwave.com/products/armo...-7100g_596.htm
i'm just waiting, but that case looks very promising.

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I just got the PDAir case for my BB8700r.
It certainly makes my BB look HUGE. Also, if you look at pictures 4 and 5, you can see big gaps between the case and the keyboard area. Maybe if they streamline the case a bit, it might look better.
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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from those pictures, that's what i call an abomination.

What has your blackberry done so wrong to you that you would put that crap on it?
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I agree that it is indeed a scary sight to behold. I only kept it in the case to take pics. It is now in its "naked" glory...so much better. Ah, the elusive quest for the perfect case.
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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yeah...I bought a PDAir one too and ended up not using it.

I have an invisbleshield screen protector and carry it naked... I hate doing that though..all the scratches on other parts...yuck
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