Last year, we saw the introduction of the OtterBox, a super-protective casing for your BlackBerry. This was available for most models, but notably absent was the Pearl. But now with the launch of the 8130 and 8120, OtterBox has incentive to release a case for the model. And they have, as they’ve introduced the OtterBox 1936.
It protects your BlackBerry while allowing full access to the trackball, USB port, camera, and self-portrait mirror. Oh, and you’ll also get a venting system that protects your speaker phone while allowing it to be used muffle-free. So basically you’re getting top-notch protection without any loss of functionality. Sounds ripe to me.
This is a complex device, if you can believe it. I know cases sound simple, but OtterBox goes out of ifs way to offer the highest level of protection possible while still allowing you access to every single function of your Blackberry.
– First, slide on the thermal formed protective clear membrane to
safeguard screen and keyboard against scratching as well as dust and dirt*
(layer optional depending on the level of ruggedization desired)
– Second, snap together the hi-impact polycarbonate shell
– Finally, wrap the silicone skin over the device to absorb bump and
Of course, it won’t protect against water damage. But you can be sure that if you drop your BlackBerry, all you’ll hear is a dull thud. And you’ll wonder how the hell you lived without this kind of protection before.
It’ll run you $49.95, but as you can see, it can be well worth it. Might even be better than insurance — unless, of course, you back your car over it. [CNN Money]