So the first thing that came to play when I picked up my PlayBook at Best Buy was my case. What would protect it? How would I keep it from harms way after paying $700 for a sexy new device? One of my first choices is the BlackBerry PlayBook Pop! Case by Case-mate.
What drew me to the Pop! Case mostly was really the modern design along with the White/Cool Grey color option they offer. The case itself is rather thick but rubbery and very sturdy. It’s also available in 3 color options: Black/Cool Grey; Pink/Cool Grey; and White/Cool Grey.
Case-mate makes it’s Pop! Case collection for many different devices. But mostly only the popular selling one’s. Nice to see them come right out with not just one but 2 new cases for the PlayBook at launch.
The PlayBook Pop! Case is made of lightweight plastic and soft rubber co-molded together and fit for the PlayBook form factor. I’m not sure what the weight is exactly but it is heavy which can be nice and a bit too much at the same time. I feel much better having the case on while moving with the PlayBook. However on the flip-side it can a bit of an annoyance to leave the house with this on. Image stacking 2 PlayBooks on top of one another then you have the size of this case too.
A big bonus here has to be the buttons added to the top of this case. I only spent approximately 3 days without the case and this adds a great amount of added nub to the action of Powering up the PlayBook. Also the Volume keys, And Play/Pause keys get a nice easier access too.
The Kick-stand which displays your PlayBook in a very readable/easy to access position on the table is another awesome feature too. It snaps out to display in the two different views and snaps back into place to hold it. Laying the PB in landscape works well with the stand but I wouldn’t recommend portrait as it is not so sturdy this way.
- Co-molding of lightweight plastic and soft rubber for a seamless protective case
- Form fit feature covers back and corners
- Protective lay flat design keeps your screen from hitting surfaces when device is placed on its face
- Available in two-toned color combinations: black/grey, white/grey and pink/grey
- Impact resistant, flexible plastic shell
- Access to all ports and functions
Just holding this case alone feels very good and is of the highest possible quality. Of course you get access to all your ports and buttons and ect. The case is very thick and priced reasonably at $39.99. Check it out at https://www.case-mate.com/ here or head straight to it at the link below. You’ll find more images there.