Recently on BBGeeks.com we have been making an effort to shed some light on the BlackBerry Storm and profile some of the better options for Storm owners out there to upgrade their devices. We have posted some articles featuring great Storm themes available for free and purchase, we have given you a brief primer on what you can do with your brand new Storm and we have profiled some awesome skins for your Storm. In the near future we plan on bringing you a guide to the best BlackBerry Storm apps out there and a follow up piece about the best accessories for the Storm. Today however, we bring you something special:
Introducing the Top 11 BlackBerry Storm Cases
When it comes to cases for your BlackBerry Storm, what is considered the top case is really dependent on your personal preferences. Some people will value the materials used in making the case, while others will focus on how much bulk the case will add to their device. Therefore the following case suggestions reflect the best that is available for your Storm in no particular order. Be sure to read right to the end as there is a special surprise for those that pay attention on BBGeeks =)
Top 11 BlackBerry Storm Cases
RexRegina Morgan case for the Storm:
This Morgan case is manufactured by RexRegina and made specifically for your BlackBerry Storm. Crafted out of premium leather materials, the Morgan case is bound to turn some heads due to the detailed pattern work on the exterior of the case. The leathers used are rich in color with a patented dying process used to bring out the crocodile skin effect. The RexRegina BlackBerry cases are one of the more costly options available, that being said however, they exude sophistication and style for anyone choosing to invest in the classiest of classy BlackBerry protection.
The RexRegina Morgan Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $44.95.
Golla Guard Pouch for the Storm
If you are looking for something a little different when it comes to picking a case solution for your BlackBerry Storm then you might want to pay attention to a company called Golla. They are a Finnish company who excels at innovative design. The Golla Guard Pouch is a top loading pouch crafted from a soft yet durable fabric. This means a comfy yet stylish home for your Storm while on the go. There are even some handy pockets featured in the pouch to hold some eraphones or Bluetooth equipment. The Golla Guard is fitted with a removable D-ring that allows you to clip the pouch easily to a belt or purse string, making it adaptable for carrying either in or out of the pocket. Also included is a lanyard that allows you to hang your device from your neck if desired.
The Golla Guard Pouch for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $19.95.
Golla Stunt Pouch for the Storm
Here is another offering from Golla. This time it is a side loading Storm Case that features Golla’s special pockets along with the main Storm protection functionality. The Golla Stunt Pouch features a magnetic flap that is designed to keep your Storm in place on your hip (or pocket) with minimal shifting. The Golla Stunt Pouch is designed to be attached to your belt using a sturdy loop attached to the back of the case surface. Made of the same soft materials as the Golla Guard pouch above, they are both a quality purchase and will appeal to those who want a case for less than $20.
The Golla Stunt Pouch for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $19.95.
Body Glove Side Case for the Storm
You knew on a list of top BlackBerry cases for the Storm that Body Glove would have to make an appearance. The Body Glove Side case for the BlackBerry Storm is made of durable water resistant materials (as expected). This case will help to protect your device from all sorts of bumps, scratches and even moisture. The Body Glove case sports a large flap which conceals a secure money clip for easy access. The case is a side loading design, meant for wearing on your belt. This makes for easy access to your cash and phone whenever you need them.
The Body Glove Side Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $24.95.
Seidio Innocase Surface Extended Battery Case for the Storm
The Seidio Innocase Surface cases for the BlackBerry are top notch. They fit snugly around your device and help to protect it from the elements. In addition to the protection offered by the Surface case, you will also find that the materials used provide an extra grip surface on your Storm. You will not drop your phone with this case wrapped around it. This particular case is designed to fit on Storms that are fitted with an extended battery. The case features handy cutouts that allow access to all the side buttons as well as the touch screen (of course).
The Seidio Innocase Surface Extended Battery Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $29.95.
Krussell Orbit flex Case for the Storm
The Krusell Orbit Flex Case is made out of quality leather materials with a nice contrasting piping along the edges of the case itself. This particular model of case features a unique swivel clip, which when used, allows for 8 variations of case positioning on your hip (rotation is 360 degrees). Another handy function of this case is the various cutouts that allow for access to all of the important rocker buttons on the side of your Storm. As if device protection and custom positioning were not enough, the Orbit Flex case also features handy slots for memory cards, business cards or credit cards.
The Krussell Orbit flex Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $39.95.
E&B Company Copilot Case for the Storm
The Copilot case solution for your BlackBerry Storm is manufactured by a company called E&B. E&B has done a great job in crafting a quality leather case that hugs your Storm with a nice secure fit. Featuring a belt loop (no clip included) for easy access on your hip, this case is also form fitting enough to slip in your pocket if you prefer. This is a horizontal loading case with a nice magnetic snap functionality ensureing your Storm does not pop out while you are out and about. The E&B Company Copilot Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $34.95.
Aquapac Handheld Case for the Storm
The Aquapac Handheld case for the BlackBerry Storm is not a case for everybody but some users may find it quite handy. The concept of the Aquapac case is to allow BlackBerry users to have access to their devices under water or in very inclement weather. Fully water proof to a max depth of 5 meters or 15 feet, this is some serious protection. not only that, but if you have your Storm in this case you could probably drop it off a building without any real damage due to the inflatable pockets. The Aquapac case actually floats, making it excellent for boating trips or outings to the beach. You can even make calls underwater (although folks may not be able to understand a word you are saying).
The Aquapac Handheld Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $24.95.
OtterBox Defender Case for the Storm
The Otterbox Defender case for your Storm is some of the heaviest protection you can get. Formed with a series of shock absorbing layers as well as screen protection and a hard case, there is not much that can be done to damage your device when wrapped up in an Otterbox product. These cases are on the bulky side so they are not for everybody. That being said however, if you work in a field like construction or in any kind of rough terrain/weather you will find that the Otterbox solves a lot of the issues you have with your phone.
The OtterBox Defender Case for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $44.95.
Seidio Innocase Hybrid for the Storm
Seidio makes a second appearance on this list with the Innocase Hybrid for the BlackBerry Storm. With the Hybrid case, Seidio aims to provide enhanced protection without compromising the stylish look and feel of your Storm. The case is only 1mm thick yet extremely durable against scratches and heavy bumps. Other features include a crystal front side paired with a non slip rubberized surface on the back for a sure grip when on the phone. As with other cases being reviewed, there are various cutouts in the case itself to allow access to all of your side buttons.
The Seidio Innocase Hybrid for the BlackBerry Storm can be purchased from the BBGeeks Store for $29.95.
Griffin Elan Form for the Storm
Griffin makes a series of cases for the BlackBerry that suit any need that could arise. The Elan Form for the BlackBerry Storm features two layers of protection for your device. The first is a leather/polycarbonate combination holster that encases your Storm without blocking any of the necessary buttons for functionality. The second is a screen protection component that guards against scratches to your precious screen when slid across a surface or slipped in the pocket with keys. The holster portion of the Griffin Elan Form case splits into two parts for easy access to connection ports and docking solutions. Unfortunately we do not carry the Griffin Elan Form case for the BlackBerry Storm in our BBGeeks Store but they retail elsewhere for approximately $19.95. Read below to find out how you can get a Griffin case for FREE for your BlackBerry.
So what is the Bonus I read all the way down here to see?
Ahhh so you made it this far down the list and you want to know what kind of special surprise we have in store for you. Well here it is folks. Over the past little while the BBGeeks offices have been flooded with products from manufacturers who are very interested in getting those products into the hands of BBGeeks readers everywhere. I am therefore offering all of the cases that I have on my desk right now to the kind folks who leave a comment on this post. Here is a list of the available cases. The rules are as follows – one case per winner – winners will be selected at random and cases will be mailed out as soon as I have a complete list of addresses from selected winners. Please use a valid email address when commenting (while you are at it, why not sign up for our BBGeeks RSS feed?) and please note which model of BlackBerry you have so I can ensure all cases are awarded and no duplicates are promised. ***UPDATE: Since the guys over at Team Griffin are rock stars they have extended an offer to anyone who is not fortunate enough to win one of the free cases. From now until October 31st 2009 you can save 15% off of all Griffin products! Simply head over to the Griffin site and enter the following discount code when checking out.
Griffin 15% off store wide coupon = BBGRIFF1 Cheers!
- Griffin Elan Form 9500 Series Hard Shell Leather Case for the BlackBerry Storm (more info here)
- Griffin iClear Crystal Hard Shell Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 (more info here)
- Griffin 9500 Series Screen Care Kit for the BlackBerry Storm (more info here)
- Griffin Elan Clip for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 (more info here)
- Griffin iClear Crystal Hard Shell Case for the BlackBerry Curve 8300 (more info here)
- Griffin FlexGrip Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Series (more info here)
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry Bold 9000 (more info here)
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series (more info here)
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry 8800 Series (more info here)
- BodyGuardz Scratch Proof Transparent Film for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (more info here)
UPDATE: The Contest Winners Have Been Chosen
Thank you all for your great comments and for entering to win one of the series of cases we were giving away. The winners for all of the cases have now been selected and each will be contacted through the email address used to enter. For those that didn’t win, remember that from now until October 31st 2009 you can save 15% off of all Griffin products! Simply head over to the Griffin site and enter the following discount code when checking out.
Griffin 15% off store wide coupon = BBGRIFF1
- Griffin Elan Form 9500 Series Hard Shell Leather Case for the BlackBerry Storm: WINNER = Jono Martin
- Griffin iClear Crystal Hard Shell Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100: WINNER = Karen
- Griffin 9500 Series Screen Care Kit for the BlackBerry Storm: WINNER = Nancy
- Griffin Elan Clip for the BlackBerry Bold 9000: WINNER = Nuri
- Griffin iClear Crystal Hard Shell Case for the BlackBerry Curve 8300: WINNER = Justin
- Griffin FlexGrip Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Series: WINNER = Brad
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry Bold 9000: WINNER = Eric Gorder
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series: WINNER = Mick Dutcher
- OtterBox Defender Series Case for BlackBerry 8800 Series: WINNER = Akmal
- BodyGuardz Scratch Proof Transparent Film for the BlackBerry Curve 8900: WINNER = Shaun