| | 01-31-09, 08:46 PM Thread Author #1
Case-mate Smart Skin+autostandby=awesome Battery Life!!!!!
I received my case-mate smart skin this week and fell in love. I have always been skeptical of silicone cases, but I really liked the fact that this protected my keyboard as well. After spending a few days with it, I am in love and have just ordered one in silver as well. Although past reviews are correct about the recessed trackball and dim keyboard, I got used to the differences and the overall pros of this case definately outweigh the cons.
Autostandby, however, was a program I was truly a non-believer in. I figured why couldn't I just put it in standby on my own? Well, after having the case a couple of days, I realized how much I miss the sleeper magnet function of my leather case and how forgetful I could be of putting my Bold into standby. I finally caved and purchased the program and haven't looked back since.
Usually after a full days use of 30 phone calls and a combonation of countless texts and emails plus web surfing, I would wind up with next to nothing left of my battery life (10% down to the blinking yellow light). I even purchased a second battery so if it did die during the day, I had a back up. With the combo of the case and program, after a full days use, I am only at a 80% batt life as I type this. When the program advertises it saves the battery, it is not lying. I love these two together!