Top Cases And Accessories For The BlackBerry Torch
The BlackBerry Torch is finally here, and first impressions are overwhelmingly positive. Nevertheless, we’re gadgeteers, and our satisfaction doesn’t last long. Now that we’ve got in in our hands, it’s immediately time to start thinking about all those BlackBerry Torch Accessories. Which ones are the perfect choices to protect and individualize our Torches? Read on, and find out.
Our first order of business is Torch cases. Are you amazed at how many are on the market? There were a large amount of Toch cases out for purchase before the phone even came out. Talk about overkill. We’ve had our hands full testing all of those options, and while we’re not done yet, we do have a couple of current favorites. First one to mention is the Kokin leather case, and another is the Krusell Multidapt horizontal leather pourch. Both of these models have belt clips but we prefer the Koskin when you want to wear it on your belt. It sits perfectly all while providing complete protection and being stylish and durable. Krusell’s pouch is horizontal, and if we’ve found it to be a little awkward for belt wear. However, it is our case of choice for those who carry their Torch around in a purse or briefcase.
Many BlackBerry Torch owners prefer the slip-on style covers to the heavier, thicker cases. While hard, rubber, and to a lesser extent leather, BlackBerry Torch Cases provide more overall protection, we prefer the slip-ons as well when we’re working at home or around the office. Our current favorite is the ZAGG Invisible Shield, which we have found to be the best combination of slim and protection. We think many people will be surprised at just how hard this cover is, and it really surprised us in some tests. A BlackBerry Torch with the Invisible Shield survived drops that shattered unprotected units. The one downside to this type cover is that it doesn’t protect dings and nicks around the edges as well as full cases do.
but of course the most vital accessory for the Torch is the charger, and while there is an impressive array of BlackBerry Torch Chargers and BlackBerry Torch desktop chargers on the market, we opted for the OEM edition in both cases, which surprised us. For desktop use, BlackBerry makes a super-convenient pod that they price at less than $30, and which lets you actually use the device while it is mounted. For travel purposes, we prefer the BlackBerry micro-USB charger, which is small, lightweight, and simply gets the job done for less than $15.
Well, those are our top picks, but not the only ones that we liked. We simply lacked the space to include them all. One example is the Gadget Guard body film kit, which some buyers may prefer to the Invisible Shield. Another is the Endo GRT case, which provides a nifty internal skeleton. And here’s some advice: if you buy the micro-USB charge, also buy the adapter that converts any outlet to a USB charging port. They’re inexpensive, and you might be surprised at just how often you use it