This case was probably the first case I looked at and said to myself, I’d never rock that thing! Maybe it’s the cliche design on the back, or trying something new. But I couldn’t be more off-course when I thought that to myself. After reading some user reviews I thought, why not? I’m open to new things..
FEATURES & SPECS
° Solid, smooth finish provides an easy-to-grip, protective case
° Form fit feature covers back and corners
° Available in black and pink
° Impact resistant, flexible polymer material
° Access to all ports and functions
Just a few hours in and I knew the Emerge Case had catapulted itself to my top 5 list! Sure I have a good amount of favorites. But I also get a great many cases & accessories to sift through. Let’s just hope Case-mate keeps the Emerge brand around for a while.
The Emerge series case is the first new series I’ve seen from Case-mate that can sit proudly next to their Barely There & Tough Case series cases. There’s plenty of technology companies trying to perfect this style case. I have seen 2 from other companies that I can think of immediately.
Why’s this one better? Well Case-mate took the extra time and money to get a high quality polymer mold that’s both flexible & impact resistant. Then they took the extra time to craft the cut so it fits tight around the thin BlackBerry Bold 9900 series form factor. A little lip comes around the front allowing maybe 1/16th a cm of the metal to show on the left and right hand side of the screen/keyboard area. A firm but painless squeeze on your Convenience Key launches the app assigned. I like that. Seems to be one of the more difficult areas for these companies to get right. And any finger-thumb pad will do the trick.
Spin it around, you notice the fit is tighter than OJ’s glove, yet the removal remains easy for the life of the case. Mind you this one hasn’t had the privilege of being removed too many times, I can still see that very little wear and it seems to have not ‘stretched-out’ as most cases will with frequent removal. This is a great case for those of you who have a dock you like to set your Bold in at night or near your computer.
Cut-outs, plugs, camera lens, speaker, mouthpiece, lock button and so on are all naked making accessibility another win. The finish is solid, not glossy but not quite matte either. A small lint-free cloth keeps light smudges at bay.
I love this Emerge Case on the BlackBerry Bold because it doesn’t compromise the sleek size and modern feel of the phone just to give you some protection. The case is much tougher than it looks at first. This is a solid purchase. Comes in one of 2 colors [Black or Pink] and sells for a cool $25.00 at http://www.case-mate.com. You’ll have to check them out if you like attractive accessories but don’t enjoy your phone feeling weighed down or bulky.
- Smooth layer of protection doesn’t collect debris
- Form fit covers all corners with access to every area
- Long lasting polymer that’s flexible with little to no maintenance needed
- Priced at $25.00 makes it very affordable CONS
- Only available in 2 color choices