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Old 08-08-2006, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just received (with great anticipation) the new Seidio Jet Black Skin for the Nextel 7100i. I love this thing! It feels kind of different then the clear skin. I have noticed that the material does not collect dust (even though its black) like the clear one. One of the first things I noticed is that there is NO CUT OUT for the message light. I emailed them immediately explaining that this could/will be a selling problem. When I am home or at my office (when not wearing my holster) I tend to always "look" at the light to see if it is "blinking red". Now I will have to actually do something to see if I have any messages. I know this sounds lazy, but IMHO it is easier to glance (close or from a distance) to see if you have a message without having to do anything. They emailed me back indicating that the new modified version WILL have a cutout for the message light. The PHONE ON / QUICK KEY / PHONE OFF keys are NOT visible thru the skin. However it is natural to know where they are. Even my 5 year old had no trouble using these keys.....LOL

All in all this is a great addition to the Seidio line of great products and highly recommend it. BTW it looks sweet in my desktop charger!

Pictures are available on thier website, however if you want to see it with desktop charger I can post if requested.

Product can be found here (with pics):

JET BLACK PREMIUM SKIN CASE - CSKNX7100I-BK

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Old 08-08-2006, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got mine a few days ago. I too like this one better. I didnt even notice the lack of a cut-out for the indicator light, but rarely looked at it before.

The feel is alot better. With the clear, I had to make the track-wheel cut-out larger. I did not with this one so far.

Also to note, it works perfectly with my holster from the clear one. So no need to order the combo if you already have a holster.
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I have the polymer offering for the 7130c and it truly is a great accessory. What is great about the Seido 7130c polymer case is that it does not affect the Automatic Backlight feature. What is not so great is the fact that thumbwheel tactility has been reduced due to the intervention of the case. That said, the key to improving thumbwheel tactility is thumbtip scrolling. I would also have preferred that protective flaps vs. cutouts had been engineered for the headset jack and charging port areas. Nonetheless, I give the current Seidio offering a rating of 4 out of 5 BlackBerries:

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SEidio is shipping the newly modified version for 7100i black skin. It has the cut out for message light !!

Now available

clear skin and black skin for 7100i

skin and holster combo for both colors.

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BlackBerry - >> 7100i - Cases/Holsters




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will the skin and case work with the extended battery on a 7100i??
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will the skin and case work with the extended battery on a 7100i??
I dont believe it does, but have not tried. It fits very tight wth the regular battery so would say no.
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