I’m reviewing the BlackBerry Q10 Leather Pocket and Holster together because apart from the belt clip they are very similar.
BlackBerry have been making a holster and pocket case for most BB smartphones for about 8 years or so and these two long term favourites and been around since the old 7290. The formula was simple then and still is, a very simple product executed with good quality genuine leather and moulded specifically for the Q10.
Important to note the belt clip on the Leather Holster is the “new style” holster, it’s much stronger and robust now so that should result in fewer breaks and snapping incidents.
Both cases have BlackBerry Sleep technology that can have a big impact on your battery life. As soon as your Q10 enters the snug case it automatically goes into sleep mode saving battery life, but will keep you well alerted to messages, calls and other notification so long as you go through the settings and make it so. As you pull it back it, it comes back to life instantly with no fuss.
I reviewed the Z10 leather pocket a few months back and like most leather pockets and holsters, they need a little break-in time and are usually very tight or too tight when they are brand new. I’m happy to report both the Q10 Holster and Pocket are a perfected fitted from day one, there is no problem getting your Q10 out in a hurry; you won’t be wrestling with these cases. The Q10 in the holster even feels just a tad loose.
The pocket especially feels very slim.
Pricing, the holster is just over $30 Australian Dollars and the pocket is just under, fair pricing - no issues there.
- Made specifically for the BlackBerry Q10
- Good quality materials
- Sleep technology for better battery life
- Improved belt clip on the holster
Not so good points:
- Not much really, a bundled screen protector would be nice
- Neither case allows access to the Micro-USB charging port
- Q10 in the holster almost feels a tiny bit loose
Overall I’m awarding the Holster 3.9 stars and the Pocket Case 4.3 stars
Link to cases here: http://smartphonestore.com.au/blackberry-q10-accessories/blackberry-q10-cases