Announced last week, the BlackBerry Z10 is causing quite a storm in the smartphone world – it seems to have silenced its critics whilst earning a whole new legion of fans. As we showed you last week, we’ve already managed to source a wide range of accessories for the BlackBerry Z10, including a number of Genuine BlackBerry ones. Check out this Vine of some of the ones we have:
We’ve got more than just Genuine BlackBerry cases though, so here’s our run-down of the Top 5 BlackBerry Z10 cases we’re stocking:
5. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Leather Swivel Holster
The Genuine Leather Swivel Holster is one the covers which BlackBerry usually release with a new smartphone. The BlackBerry Z10 version is made from lambskin leather, so is of a high quality and perfect for use in the working environment.
What makes the swivel holster special is that it uses a swivel clip attachment on the back so that the holster can be attached to a belt, bag or any other item with ease. This keeps the BlackBerry safe out of harms way and easy to reach whenever it’s needed. The holster also has a built in proximity sensor which turns the screen of the BlackBerry off when it’s placed in the pouch in order to save battery life and stop any accidental dials.
4. Case-Mate Artistry Woods Case
Slender in its design and featuring a stunning wooden back piece, the Case-Mate Artistry Woods Case is one of the most beautiful BlackBerry Z10 cover styles we have. The cover combines an exotic piece of hardwood with aircraft grade aluminium to ensure that the BB Z10 is fully protected from daily damage caused by bumps, drops and scratches without detracting from the slim design of the Z10: if anything the cover adds to it.
Manufactured by accessory favourites Case-Mate, the Artistry Woods Case offers premium protection and even helps with screen protection, thanks to the raised front bezel which means the screen of the Z10 won’t touch the surface even when placed face down.
3. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Flip Shell
Unveiled at the BlackBerry event, the Flip Shell is similar to a smart cover in it’s design and features (sshh don’t tell Apple)! The Flip Cover fits the Z10 like a glove, cushioning and protecting all the vulnerable points of the phone from damage. It also takes of the form of a BlackBerry Z10 screen protector too as the front cover keeps the screen free from damage when it isn’t being used – it even works with the sleep function of the Z10, so saves battery.
The extremely clever feature of the Flip Case however is that the front cover can be folded over to the back of the phone in a triangle shape to create a stand for the smartphone, that adds comfort when typing, swiping and streaming media. The Flip case is available in three colours too:black, white and red.
2. Otterbox Defender Series
Otterbox cases are extremely popular and we’ll be the first online in the UK to have the Defender Series for BlackBerry Z10! As with other Defender cases, the Z10 version will use three layers of protection to keep the smartphone looking fresh out of the box for longer and free from any damage thrown at it. Layer one uses a strong polycarbonate shell, this is then wrapped in a silicone skin and finally attached to a thermal-formed screen protector. Every inch of the Z10 is protected with the Otterbox.
Another way in which the Defender offers protection is through silicone port plugs; these keep all the ports of the Z10 protected when they aren’t in use, including the BlackBerry Z10 charger port. The plugs can be removed when needed and then replaced, meaning that you don’t need to take the Z10 out of the case to charge it or take a photo. The Defender Series comes complete with a belt holder too, so that like the Leather Swivel Holster Case, the Z10 can be carried safely and easily on a belt or bag.
1. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Transform Shell
The Transform Shell is really impressive and stands out from all the other cases available thanks to its unique design. It looks just like a standard hard shell upon first glance, but it has a hidden secret – the centre fold of the shell can be folded back to then create a stand for the Z10. This stand is great for when streaming media and working with the smartphone and it’s always there when you need it; simply flip it back when you’re done and the stand is flush with the case again.
The case is extremely durable and protective too, so users get the best of both worlds: protection and functionality. The ports and features of the BB Z10 are fully accessible too, so you don’t need to remove the case to use the phone. It’s extremely smart and very stylish, making it our number 1 choice.
So there’s our top 5 cases – what do you think? Are there any you’d switch from the list? Let us know in the comments below.