Leather pouches have always been something I viewed as the case for the savvy business class male. But really that’s just a stigma in my mind. With Case-mate’s Leather Racing Stripe Pouch bearing a look inspired by vintage sportswear they’re refreshing the business style!
Supple, Buffalo leather pouch
Soft, microfiber interior
Magnetic, pull tab closure
Fits BlackBerry Bold 9900, 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9810
It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything new for BlackBerry from one of our very favorite accessory makers at Case-mate. I was just doing a quick check of their Barely There Case colors, when I stumbled upon this attractive new pouch. Talked to Case-mate’s people and a few days later here it is! I was lucky enough to get the color I thought was the most my style, but would have been happy with any of the 3 colors.
Available in Grey (received), Black & Brown. Each color has it’s own distinctive racing stripes. The pouches are made from flexible buffalo leather with a smooth microfiber interior. Your Bold 9900/30 or Torch 9810 will drop right into the top of the pouch with a little resistance to get it flush. A magnetic pull tab rolls over the top and locks the device into place. Slide the fastened magnetic tab left or right and then it doubles as a pull tab. One slight tug of the pull tab will push your device out of the pouch, just where it’s peeking out. Makes it easier to remove than pouches without pull tabs.
Honestly when this pouch arrived it was love at first sight. I liked the look of it from www.case-mate.com but like anything, in person it was a nice treat. The pouch slides easily into denim pockets. My 9930 is snug inside the Leather Racing Pouch with the pull tab it adding a tad more security and a magnetic locks it all together. Drops in a bag and you have a confident feeling that debris will not penetrate your BlackBerry. The design is great. The style is classy and hip.
There’s even a medium level of protection while the smartphone is snug in the pouch. But that’s the only time it’s safe. Sure pouches are more catered to individuals who prefer a bare device when they do interact. For me it’s a nice change of pace. Should you be in the market for one or just need a stylish way to carry your BlackBerry, this is the way to go.
Case-mate’s Leather Racing Stripe Pouch sells for $45.00. Compatible with Bold 9900, 9930 & Torch 9810 in 3 colors. Grab yours below!
- Extremely stylish, inspired by vintage sportswear. Your friends will be envious no matter which color you go with.
- The Leather Racing Stripe Pouch is very thin as well is the 99xx & 9810 so it takes up very little space in a front pocket, backpack, purse etc.
- Equipped with a pull tab and magnetic makes removal and security both at equal importance.
- BlackBerry is only protected while in the pouch, as with any other pouch.
- Price of $45 may be too steep for users on a budget.