As many of you know the BlackBerry Z10 has finally hit the U.S. and I’m happy to say I’m the proud owner of one. Now that I have my new Z10 all setup the next thing that I needed to do was to get a case to protect it from me harming it in any way. Well all I had to do was go to Shop.Brando.Com as they carry mobile accessories for all different types of devices but most importantly for all types of BlackBerry’s including many things for my Z10.
The case that I went with is the BlackBerry Z10 Ultra Slim Open Leather Case With Display Caller ID And Answer Call. The packaging that in came was very easy to open, there was none of that hard plastic that needed scissors to get the case out. Once I had the case in my hand the first thing I noticed was the opening in the front which allows me to answer any incoming calls that I receive without the need to open the case all the way. There’s also a opening for the speaker to hear the caller from and on the back there is a spot for the camera.
Now once I opened the case up I saw the tray that my BlackBerry Z10 would go into was on the right side, in fact all I had to do was place the device in the tray and it clipped into place with almost no effort. Once I had the Z10 secure in the case I noticed that there is a cut out on the left side of the tray for the HDMI and battery can still be plugged in easily and on the right side there’s another opening for easy access to the media keys. For those of you wondering the top is still open so I had easy access to the screen lock key and head phone jack.
Since I now had the device comfortable in it’s new home it was easy for me to see that once I close the case there was all around protection for my new device and there was even a magnet that kept the cover in place. (On a side note please remember this magnet is not the type that puts the phone to sleep it’s just to keep the cover in place.) There was something else that I really liked about this case, I can actually fold the cover to act as a stand to watch videos or listen to music.
With all that said I did have a couple very minor things that I think could be improved on. One is when the case is closed the flap that keeps it that way blocks the media keys some, so when I’m listening to music on the headphones I have to open that part to use the bottom key. The only other issue that I had was on the back near the camera opening there’s a very small section where the case might get hung up as I put it in my pocket. I just feel that over time my pocket may cause the leather to wear out in that area.
Overall I definitely recommend this case to any of you that are on a budget (it’s only $10 and comes in Black, White, Red, or Pink) and want that all around protection for your new BlackBerry Z10. Once I get a black one I will be using it to protect mine. So if you’re looking for this case or any other type of BlackBerry accessories then head over to the Shop.Brando.Com website and start shopping for all your BlackBerry needs.