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  1. zazzified's Avatar
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    Default Incipio Feather for BlackBerry Storm

    Introduction:
    Hi, Crackberry Nation. I got the Storm in February and I have been on an epic quest to find The Perfect Case ever since. Silicone skins, the various helicopter blade plastics, Innocase hybrid, and the Incipio Silicrylic... none of them were ideal. My latest is the Incipio Feather, a brand new option from Incipio Technologies.

    Overview:


    (also in black, white, red, pink, and dark blue)

    The Feather is intended to provide some protection without compromising looks or feel. It is intended to create minimal added bulk, similar to the Innocase II. It currently comes in black, white, red, pink, purple, and dark blue. It is 1 mm thick, made of very lightweight polymer, and retails for $19.99. Also included are two screen protectors and a small microfiber cloth.

    Initial impressions:
    Love it, love it, love it.

    The case snaps on easily, and it never made me worry that I was going to break it or hurt my Storm. It snaps right on to the sides. Once on, the case doesn't budge. It doesn't feel like it could possibly come off accidentally except in a very hard drop (read: throw against a wall?). Nevertheless, it is simple to remove if that's what you want to do.

    The case is hard plastic, but flexible enough to conform nicely to the Storm's shape and make it easy to put on and remove as needed. The plastic has a rubbery feel, to provide a grippy feel not unlike the OEM silicone skins. However, it does NOT attract lint and slides easily in and out of pockets.

    I got the purple case, and it is a great color. There are no imperfections in the color at all.

    One of the best parts, in my opinion, is that it is all one piece. Unlike the Innocase II, there aren't any clips to wear out over time or break.

    The only thing goofy is that the USB port's cut out is a bit large (see pictures). I can only assume that this was an attempt to allow various accessories to fit, but I haven't tried anything other than the standard chargers to test this theory.

    In terms of the additional accessories, the microfiber cloth isn't my favorite because I prefer larger ones, but it isn't rough. The screen protectors are similar to those available from Verizon.

    Longer term:
    Still love it! I have had this case now for about a week. I still love it as much as I did when it arrived, and removing it a couple of times has not caused any apparent loosening of the grip it has on the phone when installed. At this stage, there is no visible wear on the case itself nor any damage to the phone. The case still hasn't attracted any lint at all and has continued to be easy to get in and out of my pockets.

    Conclusions:
    If you take out your anger on your phones, keep looking. This case maintains the Storm's sleek look, but as a result there is an obvious compromise between looks and protection. This case will be ideal for people who want a more solid-feeling Storm with some protection and do not have a serious clumsy hands problem. That said, this case makes the Storm much easier to handle without feeling like you'll fling it across the room, in my opinion. I would absolutely get another one and recommend them.

    Pros:
    -Great feel - grippy without attracting lint or getting stuck in pockets
    -Cut well, with all the ports lined up properly
    -Great, vivid color
    -Buttons are still easy to access and press
    -Attaches to the Storm well without being difficult to put on or remove
    -No movement of the device within the case
    -Extremely thin, about 1 mm - does not add significant bulk
    -One piece, unlike the Innocase II - no clips to wear out over time
    -Maintains the good looks of the Storm

    Cons:
    -It's no Otter Box; phone abusers, look elsewhere
    -It does not cover all of the chrome. The thin band that is still exposed should not be damaged because the edges of the case provide a bit of a buffer, but if you don't like the look of the chrome you won't be a fan.
    -While it's easy to put on and remove, you'll want a program like Quick Pull or Soft Reset if you have a battery pulling habit, just to make your life easier.

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    Purchase link:

    Currently, the cases are not yet available through the Crackberry store. Kevin said that they will be soon, but until then here's how to order.

    Go here, and scroll down to the cases that say "Ultra Light Feather Slim Form Fitted Case for BlackBerry Storm." This way you can see the six colors.

    Cases and Accessories - BlackBerry Storm 9530

    (By the way, Incipio has EXCELLENT customer service. They ship same or next day from Irvine, CA and have a free shipping option.)

    And finally, here is the Crackberry thread I made when they first came out:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f86/loo...-storm-201876/
    Last edited by zazzified; 04-15-2009 at 01:43 PM.
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    I love this case, it is the perfect case I have been looking for. Only downside I have a bold :-( any ideas if they will be making this for the bold?
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    I'm not sure, but they have an account here under Incipio so maybe they'll answer here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prind86 View Post
    I love this case, it is the perfect case I have been looking for. Only downside I have a bold :-( any ideas if they will be making this for the bold?
    Hi Prind -

    As of right now, there are no plans to make the Feather for the BlackBerry Bold. I'll forward the suggestion to our Art/Productions team though! It's a great idea, as it is our most popular case!
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    Exclamation 20% Off!!!!!

    Use code GAP09 for 20% off! I just bought one for 15.99 with free shipping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam4281980 View Post
    Use code GAP09 for 20% off! I just bought one for 15.99 with free shipping!
    Wow I went all the way to purchase only to find out it would be costing me $43 Canadian.....way too much the shipping alone was $18.00 US Ahh well.
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    Lightbulb Try Ebay or Nextag....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hup55 View Post
    Wow I went all the way to purchase only to find out it would be costing me $43 Canadian.....way too much the shipping alone was $18.00 US Ahh well.
    Try using another site...many of them have free shipping...Amazon...Overstock.com....Nextag...Ebay ....ect.
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    $36 bucks US to get one to Sydney, what a joke.
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    I have one for my 8900 (I did the review of it), I ordered one for my Storm as soon as I got it so both of my devices are wrapped in Incipio Feathers, I recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam4281980 View Post
    Use code GAP09 for 20% off! I just bought one for 15.99 with free shipping!
    I just ordered mine and it worked! It was $17.74 shipped.
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    I just got my Magenta feather in the mail today. And so far I really like it, but I'm kinda scared to take it off the phone if I ever need to because of the cracking issue. lol. O well atleast I know that the CS is good if I need to exchange it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incipio View Post
    Hi Prind -

    As of right now, there are no plans to make the Feather for the BlackBerry Bold. I'll forward the suggestion to our Art/Productions team though! It's a great idea, as it is our most popular case!
    Another jealous Bold user who would like this.
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    It looks really great on the storm.! I have an Incipio Feather for my iphone 3G and I love it.
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    My second feather cracked can I get a replacement?

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    Nice review... the side key holes are HUGE, I guess that may be an advantage in the longrun but looks a little wierd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crod1977 View Post
    My second feather cracked can I get a replacement?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    My first one cracked and the corners started falling apart. I sent pictures to Incipio and they shipped me a new one same day.

    Now that one is cracked and falling apart. Still waiting to hear back from customer service...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolutionary View Post
    My first one cracked and the corners started falling apart. I sent pictures to Incipio and they shipped me a new one same day.

    Now that one is cracked and falling apart. Still waiting to hear back from customer service...
    Update: Just heard from them and they are going to replace the replacement free. They said that their Black Feather cases have been updated to prevent cracking. We shall see, but once again they have just flat excellent service.

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