In our never-ending quest to bring you [our readers] the very best products for BlackBerry smartphones & tablets I discovered a beautiful portfolio of products & already partnered in the Built for BlackBerry program. These products are all DICOTA Cases.
3 different case will be featured here today: First up is the DICOTA Booklet Case for BlackBerry Curve Series [8520, 8530, 9300, 9330]. Second is the DICOTA Silicone Case for BlackBerry Bold Series [9700, 9780]. The third is the DICOTA SleeveStand for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Plus we’re giving away the smartphone cases!!
The Booklet Case for BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8530, 9300 & 9330 is a fairly discreet cradle case. Made of synthetic leather, the case is lightweight and still has that new wallet smell. The way this case works is by locking your device into the back clips (top & bottom brackets) with the door folding either open to use your device or closed where a magnet will hold it closely to the device plus place it into sleep-mode. With the case closed you still have access to all the buttons along the right hand side including the top Media buttons. The synthetic leather is cut just longer than the height & width of the phone, ensuring no area’s exposed to hard surfaces.
Other key features to note are port holes cut to access both the earphones plug and another in the back so your able to still take photographs with your Camera while the case is on. What really stands out about this case for me is the small wallet feel I get from holding it and seeing it resting on my coffee table. I don’t like a lot of items in my pockets as well I prefer my wallet only keeps the bare essentials. This case works very well for my full time lifestyle.
Compatibility: Curve 8520, 8530, 9300 & 9330 [shown] and Bold 9700, 9780 [not shown]
Material: Synthetic leather
Dimensions: 65 x 112 x 25 mm / 2.6 x 4.4 x 1 inch
Next up is the Silicone Case for BlackBerry Bold 9700 & 9780. This is a very stylish case! Geared towards users that want to keep the original form and slimness of their smartphone. There’s almost no burden of any mass added. It form fits onto your device and is made of silicone. Slips on smooth but stays secure. As with any silicone unless you remove your device often it should maintain it’s form for a decent amount of time.
I love this style of cases because I can still comfortably palm a Bold with the silicone bringing an added cushion between my thumb and fingers. It fits easily into my pocket. Doesn’t always come out easily but then that’s always a subtle reminder that I’m about to be holding an expensive piece of technology, so my best interest seems to be in my favor. This case is available in 2 color schemes Black with Blue eyelets [shown] and Blue/Grey with Blue eyelets [reviewed]. The silicone also offers a slight shock absorbing quality which is a welcomed protection from bumps and dings.
Compatibility: Bold 9700, 9780 [shown] and/or Curve 8520, 8530, 9300 & 9330 [not shown]
Color: Black [shown] and Blue/Grey [reviewed]
Dimensions: 65 x 113 x 16 mm / 2.6 x 4.4 x 0.6 inch
And for the finale, is the SleeveStand for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. A professional multi-use case made out of polyester. DICOTA strikes another win for me because while the SleeveStand seems to be a moderate case, it actually does quite a bit and appeals to a larger audience than most tablet style cases. 2 main functions of this .14 kg lightweight accessory are 1. As a slip-sleeve casual carrying case and 2. An occasional stand, that works very well oddly as it seems using a fold out flap and stand that pops out with 2 zippers on the back!
Holding this sleeve case in one hand feels natural without the threat of loosing grip. The PlayBook rests very snugly inside. It takes a moment to slip the tablet out I noticed. So it’s best done with a little patience. The inside is a thin polyester fabric that feels similar to the non-lint clothes used to wipe prints. I like this case quite a bit. More than I would expect than my automatic feeling was just by looking at the images. A great all around case that easily drops in or out of a shoulder bag/purse or can be held with one hand for those constantly on the go!
Compatibility: PlayBook tablet
Weight: 0.14 kg / 0.31 lbs
Dimensions: 150 x 220 x 19 mm / 5.9 x 8.7 x 0.7 inch
For the Giveaway we are giving both the BLUE/GREY BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 Silicone Case and the BLACK BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8530, 9300 & 9330 Booklet Case to 2 lucky winners. Follow this simple step..
1. Leave a comment below.
We’ll announce the winners of this contest in approximately 5 business days. Thank you to DICOTA for the great products and to our readers, keep an eye out for more posts like this one coming next week.