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    Who uses the OtterBox?

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    Does anyone use the otter box? I was thinking about getting one since on ebay they are going for $50. How bulky is it? I dont want to be carrying around a brick if u know what I mean. What are yalls opinion on em? I want a case that protects the screen and Keys. I dont want food or dust getting in the keys. I dont want a flimsy leather case with the flimsy screen protector I want hard plastic. What are some other options. Ive looked around and the otter is the closest to what I want.
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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    I have not used OtterBox. But if you're looking for a great case for your 8700 and you don't mind paying a few extra bucks, check out Vaja Cases. I have one and I love it. It's saved my screen on more occassions than I can count. Hard plastic screen protector, open keypad an supple leather case.

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    Quote Originally Posted by ljbyar
    I have not used OtterBox. But if you're looking for a great case for your 8700 and you don't mind paying a few extra bucks, check out Vaja Cases. I have one and I love it. It's saved my screen on more occassions than I can count. Hard plastic screen protector, open keypad an supple leather case.
    Oooo I like Ill check em out. Im still looking for Otter users.

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    What is otter box?~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    If you don't want bulky then you don't want the Otter Box. It's perfect if you need serious protection but it does add quite a bit of bulk. I haven't used it first hand -- just repeating what other users have said about it.

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    Wrangler - I have an OtterBox for an 8700 that we reviewed internally for use by our field teams. If you are an "executive" or if you use the device in a corporate office environment, you may not want the OtterBox. I say this because the case is bulky, but it is geared for a very specific market.

    If you are "out in the field" doing work outdoors, in increment weather, construction, emergency restoration, etc., then the OtterBox is a great case. It is drop-proof, water resistant,

    It's constructed in AB/Polycarbonate shell. The device is completely usable in the case. As info, the case covers ALL parts of the device (cover for the screen for protection; the external QWERTY keyboard on case protects the keyboard on your 8700; the case covers external ports, but allows opening without removing case so you can charge, sync/backup using desktop manager, etc.; extgernal scrollwheel integrated into case as well to keep the 8700 scrool wheel from being damaged during drop, field work, etc).

    I've been using it extensively to test out for our field teams, and I will say if you can get one for $50 off of eBay you will not be disappointed. The reg retail cost is $130 on their site (I'm sure they'd do volume discounts if you're looking at it for your company).

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    Quote Originally Posted by reesemachine
    Wrangler - I have an OtterBox for an 8700 that we reviewed internally for use by our field teams. If you are an "executive" or if you use the device in a corporate office environment, you may not want the OtterBox. I say this because the case is bulky, but it is geared for a very specific market.

    If you are "out in the field" doing work outdoors, in increment weather, construction, emergency restoration, etc., then the OtterBox is a great case. It is drop-proof, water resistant,

    It's constructed in AB/Polycarbonate shell. The device is completely usable in the case. As info, the case covers ALL parts of the device (cover for the screen for protection; the external QWERTY keyboard on case protects the keyboard on your 8700; the case covers external ports, but allows opening without removing case so you can charge, sync/backup using desktop manager, etc.; extgernal scrollwheel integrated into case as well to keep the 8700 scrool wheel from being damaged during drop, field work, etc).

    I've been using it extensively to test out for our field teams, and I will say if you can get one for $50 off of eBay you will not be disappointed. The reg retail cost is $130 on their site (I'm sure they'd do volume discounts if you're looking at it for your company).

    Hope this helps.
    Well Im in the automotive field, but the thing is I cant keep the phone on the outside cause If I brush up against a customers car it could scratch the car. Will the BB w/ the otter box fit in my front or back pocket?

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    Well I just got a black aluminum case off of ebay for $25 shipped. It covers every thing but the keys. It protects the screen with plexiglass. I hope it is as nice as it looks.

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    I have an Otterbox for my 8703 as well as for my Treo. I have to agree that they are quite bulky but that is the trade off for very good protection. The other thing I noticed was that, more so on the Treo than the Blackberry, that audio quality somewhat suffers. Both incoming and outgoing. The Berry case wasn't as bad as the Treo but was still muffled nonetheless. If you are going to use one of these I would highly recommend getting a Bluetooth headset to go with. You can use a wired headset but that completely disintegrates the integrity of the case. I would have no hesitation to recommend one of these for any device. I like to compare them to the Pelican cases in that I would have zero hesitation to put my $4500 Powerbook in one and overhand it across the parking lot. Incidentally I have done this to make a sale on a Pelican case. You can check out their full line at http://www.otterbox.com

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    If you would like, I could take a picture of an otterbox with a device in it and sitting next to other devices that don't have them. Let me know

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    Please do Outsider.....I would like to see some good pics of it.
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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    How quickly are you looking to make a purchase. Would it be okay if I posted them monday or tuesday?

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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    No big hurry for me. Whenever you get a chance is fine. Thanks!!
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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    def not for backpocket

    there are some good pics on http://crackberry.com/otter-box-blackberry-8700-case -- and, of course, http://www.otterbox.com/products/pda...case/index.htm.




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    Re: Who uses the OtterBox?

    I would be concerned how well the track whell operated with that cover over it. If it was a pain, that would really bug me. Anybody know?
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