Case-Mate BlackBerry Smart Skins

Case-Mate BlackBerry Smart Skins

The absolute BEST case for the Blackberry. Full coverage from bumps, shocks, scratches and wear while keeping a slim profile. I've tried other silicone skins for my Pearl but they fell off easily, were very thin (and thus didn't protect well) and didn't cover the whole phone. This case is the perfect solution. The silicone is the perfect thickness to provide drop/impact protection while adding minimal, almost unnoticeable bulk to the phone. The keys are just as useable as without the case, if not more so due to the grip of the material. All icons and letters are reproduced perfectly. The camera is exposed cleanly, as well as the microphone, speaker, headphone jack, charging port (important!), LED indicator light, lanyard hole and memory card door. The convenience keys have ridges and are raised. The volume buttons are raised but lack ridges so they are easy to distinguish from each other. I was happy to find an included screen sticker that went on cleanly and left no bubbles or residue. There is an extra one included if you ever need to change it. They even throw in a little cloth (not sure if its microfiber but it's solid material) to clean it. Only two cons: 1.The screen stickers absorbs a bit of oil smudges but these are easily wiped off (very minor con). 2. The printing on the keyboard material is good, but when the backlight is on, the numbers in black fade slightly as the ink gets a little shone through. I've also noticed trace amounts of the black ink in the clear letters when the light is on. They just need to improve the black ink and the printing process (a bit of a con, only when backlight is on and letters are still pretty clear). Overall get this, you wont be disappointed. I really hope this company makes these same cases for future Blackberries. Available for most current BlackBerrys in Black, Red, Purple, and Silver, all with a cool carbon-fiber pattern.