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    March 20, 2014
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Agritravlr's Reviews
 
Overall Rating: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Otter Box is strong but sometimes awkward
Date:March 20, 2014
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Age: 55-65
Gender: male
Protection: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Design: 
3  /  5
3  /  5
Quality: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
I am of a mixed mind on my Otter case for my Blackberry Q10. It is strong, not too heavy and the clips are very secure on my phone. In the effort to create strong, there are some things sacrificed with my particular style for the Q10. It is tough to get the phone out of the case when a call comes in - the clips are really strong and possibly for a woman with less physical strength or an older person, it might not be a wise decision to get this style case. Secondly, the clip on mine does not rotate so it gets "caught on things" because I cannot rotate it horizontally - it is always on the vertical. This inflexibility makes it difficult when sitting in the car, especially as a passenger. When driving I wear on the left side to avoid catching on the seatbelt clip where it attaches to the car - the opposite side when I am a passenger, unless I forget - then it gets bunged up with the seatbelt clip.
The clips grab my clothing when I try to put the phone back in the "holster" and 50% of the time I get a piece of shirt, coat, sweater or whatever, wedged in between the phone and the clip. Winter is a bummer for this type of phone clip when extra clothing is worn. I did break a clip in the simple act of removing the phone from the case so probably a defect in that piece because I did not force or place too much effort into it but the clip snapped rather easily. Wonderful of Otter to totally replace the case and clip for me and that is one of the beauties of an Otter Case. So, overall positive but with some critical points that might be addressed for future designs. Richard
Pros: High quality, Durable, replacement of broken units, strong enough to not lose the phone, secure clip on belt does not slip off
Cons: tough to get phone out of case in a hurry, clips catch on clothing when re-inserting phone, case does not rotate to horizontal
+1point
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Agritravlr's Answers
 

May this accesory holster be removed at will?

BlackBerry Q10 Defender Series Case
When trying to get the case off the phone, it is complex and requires some agility with my fingers. The small pressure points that are 'release points' are quite narrow and my fingernails were barely able to reach into the small indentation to depress the pressure points. This made for some repeated attempts to get the case off the phone to do some work on the battery and SIM card.

Regarding the holster - two things, the phone is tough to get out of the holster as the clips are necessarily very strong and it takes some practice and agility to take the phone out on the first attempt. Secondly, the holster clip onto the belt is not of the kind that can turn or rotate so the phone is always upright or vertical. This is awkward sometimes as it can dig into your leg or stomach area depending on how you sit or if you are in a car, theatre seat (with an arm on it) etc. The clip release that opens and closes (alligator clip style) is appropriate and works well and so far no spring breakage like I have had with other cheaper phone holsters. A rotating clip would AMP up the value of this case immensely and reduce the bruising and pinching that sometimes occurs when you sit down either in the wrong way or in the wrong place.
4 months, 1 week ago
by
Agritravlr
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
 

Is there a keyboard protector for the Q10 Blackberry?

I have the Defender for the Blackberry Curve which comes with a keyboard cover. I love my Curve Defender especially the keyboard cover. I am looking at upgrading to the Q10. There is no keyboard cover mentioned in the description. Does it come with one? if not, will there be one available maybe seperately?
I have a BB Q10 and when the phone is in the Case, there is no physical contact between the keyboard and the case because the protective case around the phone is raised enough to prevent this from happening. No wear marks, scratches or inadvertent dialing of numbers takes place in the case or in the holster when clipped to the belt. In that regard, there are no issues. They need to get a unit that can rotate on the clip to allow it to ride horizontal or vertical or somewhere in between so it does grab things when you sit down. The edge of the case is rather large so with my "guy fingers" being large, I have trouble sometimes hitting the right keys on the keyboard, especially those closest to the edge where the raised cover case prevents my fingers from hitting the keys and I have to twist my fingers sideways to be sure I hit the right key.

I had a clip break - one of 4 that hold the phone in and another suggestion might be to have a 5th clip somewhere so that when one breaks, it does not neutralize the use of the case as my phone would NOT stay in a 3 clip unit so pocketed it for 8 days until my new unit came to me. They were great getting the new case to me after I took the mandatory photos of the break, the ID inside the phone cover etc. Was worth it though. New case and cover back in service.
4 months, 1 week ago
by
Agritravlr
Guelph, Ontario, Canada