The first thing I noticed about the new BlackBerry Q10 Soft Shell is that is doesn’t feel rubbery. I've seen some earlier "shells" and I thought it was a word to replace "skins" that used to be very popular on older gen BlackBerry's. It's a good thing too! I was never a fan of skin type protectors; they were useless when getting in and out of jeans and pockets because the rubber would always stick to clothing material.
So the new Soft Shell, well it really does feel like a shell which is great, typical of genuine BlackBerry Accessories it feels like a premium product too.
The soft shell easily slides on and out of pockets etcetera and is really thin.
The drop protection would be questionable and I’m not trying it out on my new Q10. It would certainly do a great job of protecting your Q10 from desk dust and scratches and day to day to knocks so for that I think the value proposition is strong.
At the moment these Soft Shells are available in Black and White and sell for $19.95 at blackberrystore.com.au
- Very thin
- Close and flush on the Q10
- Quality product feel
- Great value for money
- Lack of protection for anything more than a slight knock
- No lip to protect the LCD screen
Overall I’m rating the BlackBerry Q10 Soft Shell 3.8 Stars