While at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando this past week, I was given the opportunity to check out all kinds of BlackBerry protective gear. The company that stood out the most to me was Otterbox. Being the klutz that I am, protective gear for my BlackBerry is always of utmost importance.
I was able to chat with Otterbox, who hooked me up with a black Commuter Series case for my Bold 9700, and a hard plastic stand for my PlayBook. What’s nice about their smartphone cases in particular is that they don’t add a whole lot of bulk to your phone. They’ve got a sleek style, and unlike some other smartphone cases, it doesn’t make my BlackBerry look like a half-morphed Transformer.
The latest case from Otterbox is the Defender Series for the PlayBook. While your PlayBook is pretty much guaranteed to survive a nuclear holocaust inside this case, it’s bulky and little archaic looking. Considering that the mobile industry seems to be heading down the ‘thinner and smaller’ path, it seems a little backwards to have such a large, albeit light-weight, case for a tablet. But the Defender Series case isn’t targeting the thin and sleek market, but rather the tough and sturdy. This case would be perfect for construction workers in the field or soldiers in rugged terrain.
Otterbox, based out of Cork, Ireland, also makes protective cases and durable upright stands for most tablets, eBook readers, and almost all varieties of smartphones. Most cases are also made in waterproof versions. Prices for cases range anywhere from $9.95 to upwards of $100.00, and for the most part, they’re worth every cent.
So if you’re a clumsy fool like me, and you’d like a little peace of mind concerning the safety of your BlackBerry, check out the premium protective
gear from Otterbox. Your devices will thank you for it.