The BB Bold 9900 is the fastest and the thinnest BlackBerry phone in the market today. That’s a good thing and a bad thing. On one hand, its slim figure makes this smart phone look attractive. On the other hand, its lightweight design makes it prone to bumps, shocks and scratches. Thus, Otterbox engineered a case that provides protection for BlackBerry Bold 9900 while maintaining its aesthetics.
The Impact Series is the third of the four lines of protective Otterbox cases. It is designed to complement the slim and sleek designs of several smart phones, such as the BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Impact is a simple silicone skin that deflects bumps and absorbs impact. While cheap silicones tend to loosen up over time, the high quality silicone material used for the Impact does not. It also adds good grip factor. The noticeable corn-patterned areas in the inner corners of the case are meant to divert impact away from the phone. The Impact kit comes with a thin protective film to shield the screen, and a piece of cloth to clean the phone before and after case attachment.
The case, which takes only seconds to install, not only covers the back side, but also the areas above the screen and below the keypad. With the case on, the phone is set a few millimeters back, so that if it drops with its front to the floor, it does not touch the ground. All the buttons, ports, and functions are accessible through the case except for one. The MicroSD memory slot is hidden inside the case, so if you wish to use it, you will have to take off the case. Again, it takes just a few seconds to take the skin off and put it back on.
There are convenient openings for the camera lens, flash, microphone, earphone, USB port, charging port, and 3.5mm jack. The sleep/lock, volume rocker, and camera buttons are covered with slightly protruding silicone, which leaves a nice rubbery feeling in the finger with every press.
The Impact hugs the BlackBerry Bold 9900 tightly, keeping its slim feature while providing long-lasting protection. This case is perfect for young fashionistas who want to keep their smart phones sexy, and for students who adhere to practical spending. The Impact Series provides great protection and is well within your conservative budget.
Click here to see how the Otterbox Impact Series should be installed on your BlackBerry Bold 9900.