OtterBox, ever the heavy-duty case providers, have just announced their OtterBox 1933 which fits the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820 and BlackBerry 8830. As an 8800 user, this case looks like something I wouldn’t mind using on a daily basis. Most of the OtterBox products for BlackBerry turn your handheld into a little microcomputing tank, which for novelty’s sake is awesome, but impractical for nonindustrial use. We’ve got a review cooking for their 1930 model (fitting the BlackBerry 8700), and hope to get our hands on the 1933 real soon. Keep an eye out for this in the $49.99 range in both classic black and yellow.
How Tough is Your Skin? A Revolutionary New BlackBerry Case from OtterBox
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Click here to see downloadable versions The fully-interactive, sleek OtterBox 1933 protects BlackBerry® 8800 Series smartphones in style! (Photo: Business Wire)
FORT COLLINS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Introducing the OtterBox 1933, the first semi-rugged, fully-interactive case from Otter Products, LLC., with a sleek, slim fit design to protect BlackBerry® 8800 Series smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM).
As the first case of its kind, the OtterBox 1933 fits BlackBerry® 8800, BlackBerry® 8820 and BlackBerry® 8830 (World Edition) smartphones with three distinct layers of protection:
* Layer 1: Slide on the thermal formed protective clear membrane to safeguard screen and keyboard against scratching as well as dust and dirt1 (layer optional depending on the level of ruggedization desired)
* Layer 2: Snap together the hi-impact polycarbonate shell
* Layer 3: Wrap the silicone skin over the device to absorb bump and shock (silicone includes innovative retaining features to hold it in place)
The OtterBox 1933 allows complete usability of the trackball and offers durable bump, scratch and drop protection.
“Since the introduction of our first case for BlackBerry smartphones, we’ve heard requests for something a bit smaller, but something that still offered our recognized protection against the elements,” said Curt Richardson, CEO of Otter Products, LLC. “The 1933 provides a stylish case with complete interaction as well as semi-rugged protection, ideal for business travelers and people on-the-go.”
Other 1933 features include a Donaldson Acoustic Vent which covers and protects the headset speaker while still allowing clear sound transmission through the case. The sync/charge jack is also accessible through a silicone plug and the belt clip offers convenient carrying. BlackBerry smartphones feature a magnet proximity sensor to automatically shut off the screen to maximize battery life when stored and this feature is supported with the OtterBox 1933.
“I really like the OtterBox 1933, it’s smaller and less bulky than other BlackBerry cases, yet still tough. I have even dropped it purposely several times without issue. The case has a sturdy feel in ones hand and its contour shape offers great grip. There also wasn’t a difference in quality or user ability when placing or receiving phones calls,” said Pat Ariail, Remote Computing Specialist at Sutherland Asbill Brennan (SAB). “I even let my boss use it over the weekend; he will be a good tester because he is so hard on devices. His first reaction was very positive. This case has a great price point and is a must have for adding protection.”
“BlackBerry smartphones are being used with many field applications and accessories such as the OtterBox 1933 can provide added protection for users working in harsher environments,” said Tyler Lessard, Director, ISV Alliances at Research In Motion.
Cases available in yellow/black or black.
Drop and Shock
— MIL 810F, 36″ to plywood on concrete
— This case is not fully protected against water (not intended
for protecting against damage caused by water).
— Added protection against solid objects greater than 1mm
— 4.75″ X 2.9″ X .85″
Weight (Case Only):
— 1.9 oz
About Otter Products:
Founded in 1996, Otter Products, LLC. is highly respected and inspired in the design and production of rugged and now semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables.
Built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity, and perseverance, Otter Products is a powerhouse of innovation, manufacturing quality cases with a 100 percent lifetime guarantee.
For more information visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820.
OtterBox, never out of its element!
1Case NOT fully protected against water. Will provide some added protection against drop, bump and dust. NOT intended for protection against water intrusion.
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Kristin Golliher, 970-493-8446