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    Default Here is why PB convertible curls up

    Ever wonder why the convertible case curls up? Well mine pissed me off forthe last time and I ripped mine appart. Well the fake leather is glued to a peice of plastic that has a natural curl to it.
    I think that heat exposure of any kind loosens the thin coating of low grade contact cement and then the plastic core starts to take on its original shape.
    Check out the photo's...... Take note that the part that the back core that is glued to the soft shell is more curled than the cover.
    Now that I look back on my handling habbits I would put the play book on my dash board when I went to and from work and I think this would heat up the cover and the poor quality glue and cause the cover to take the shape of the plastic core and curl.

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    I have never experience this with my case. After 10 months of moderate use my convertible case is overall in good condition. Except for some scratches on the leather for puting it inside my bag with metal ring notebooks. I do notice some of the corners are starting to peel off.


    Probably as you stated, the heat must have messed it up. I dont remember leaving it in my car much.

    so this is why you made your custom case?
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    I think what is really happening is that the leather is dehydrating and shrinking causing the plastic to be deformed. A good leather conditioner would rehydrate it and cause the leather to relax, but the plastic would still need to be reformed to flatten it out.
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    I was excited for the convertible case, except mine is starting to turn into Crap. The silver paint on the BB logo is starting to come off, lots of loose threads are coming out of all sides, and some parts are starting to peel off (like I can see Grey spots from where the black leather has peeled off). Also, it's too bulky, I might consider getting a thin soft shell maybe silicone case. I only like the stand, but I like my Playbook to stay thin and sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anson1331 View Post
    I was excited for the convertible case, except mine is starting to turn into Crap. The silver paint on the BB logo is starting to come off, lots of loose threads are coming out of all sides, and some parts are starting to peel off (like I can see Grey spots from where the black leather has peeled off). Also, it's too bulky, I might consider getting a thin soft shell maybe silicone case. I only like the stand, but I like my Playbook to stay thin and sexy.
    Convertible case doesn't have the silver BB logo, journal had it, convertible was black. I too returned mine for the journal case because it had the elastic strap on it (was the one I wanted anyway but the store was out) But now I'm back to the convertible style case with the keyboard, atleast the keyboard convertible has the keyboard on it so it can't curl and it has an elastic. It's trying to curl, I can see it faintly on the corners, but the keyboard says NO! lol

    Skins were great, I got a white one, feels completely different in your hand, smaller.
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    Leather needs attention though its dead like your hair it needs stuff to help it last and not dry out.
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    Leather needs attention though its dead like your hair it needs stuff to help it last and not dry out.
    I need stuff to prevent it, my hair, from THINNING out! My PERSONAL leather, skin, could probably use some help, too.
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    that's really... weird... mine is silver for BB logo.. and the whole case looks legit and it came in the convertible case too
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    Quote Originally Posted by anson1331 View Post
    that's really... weird... mine is silver for BB logo.. and the whole case looks legit and it came in the convertible case too
    It is weird lol, nice anyway, one I had was black logo, just like every picture that's online in a store of it lol. Maybe yours missed a pant job or something, I dunno. Silver nicer anyway, lucky you.

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    Here is a tid bit of info for you all.......

    I had purchased a 10 lot of convertible cases that were store returns. They were all never used but here is the weird thing....... There were some of them that were 3/4 of an ounce heavier than the others and the front covers were much thicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kretch View Post
    Here is a tid bit of info for you all.......

    I had purchased a 10 lot of convertible cases that were store returns. They were all never used but here is the weird thing....... There were some of them that were 3/4 of an ounce heavier than the others and the front covers were much thicker.
    Interesting. Craftsmanship seems to be lacking on the convertible, Dif sizes, dif logo's, bad quality, I knew something was off with them when I first got it and returned the next week. Were all of yours with silver logo's? Maybe all silver logo ones were rushed out the door with shoddy quality, cuz I seen yours and it was silver logo and other guy said his was turning to crap aswell with a silver logo. What colour is anyone else's? Cause everyone one I've seen was black logo, cn even go look on the BB shop site, journal had the silver logo on cover. I've had this convertible case for months and it's still looking brand new and black logo like all others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwn66 View Post
    Interesting. Craftsmanship seems to be lacking on the convertible, Dif sizes, dif logo's, bad quality, I knew something was off with them when I first got it and returned the next week. Were all of yours with silver logo's? Maybe all silver logo ones were rushed out the door with shoddy quality, cuz I seen yours and it was silver logo and other guy said his was turning to crap aswell with a silver logo. What colour is anyone else's? Cause everyone one I've seen was black logo, cn even go look on the BB shop site, journal had the silver logo on cover. I've had this convertible case for months and it's still looking brand new and black logo like all others.
    I bought mine used. for $10. Black case. Black Logo. Still kicking after 10 months.
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    I've heard that the one with silver logo is the
    Fake one.... My convertible case is still good as new
    After 6+ months of daily use.

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    No silver paint on my convertible case either. Black logo - 10 months later still looks like new.
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    Black logo on mine. I bought it from best buy for 25$ and it was in a official blackberry package. Btw mine still looks new.
    I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
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    wow.. no wonder my convertible case is getting destroyed within a month.. BUT my case was in the legit box. ;/

    err.. kind of mad. i bought mine off amazon
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    I just emailed the seller that my convertible case wasn't AUTHENTIC! D;
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    I purchased mines from Amazon. Black case with black logo. And it look like crap now. I no longer use it.
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    Man am I glad I bought the Blurex convertible case made with real leather and it is still like new after a year of daily use, only $15 shipped at Amazon. Bought the Brookstone leather convertible clip case for $15 to use with my other PB and it is still like brand new too. The BlackBerry ones were too expensive and used cheap imitation leather. The journal case was nice except for the strap thingy I didn't like and the price was high back then before everyone started discounting them last fall.
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    1st convertible case I purchased at Best Buy full price $49.99 black glossy logo was twisted. Returned it after a week. Purchased 2nd convertible case at Staples $19.99 also had black glossy logo, it is now all bent out of shape and looks like crap. It's never been exposed to excess sun or moisture. Always in my apt on bed or coffee table or in my hands. As far as I know they were both authentic. Just crappy QC by RIM. Anyway whats new!
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    Mine is like new. 10 months old. Seems there are counterfeits out there. Black logo BTW on mine.
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    I have a convertible case bought last July. It's still flat. The logo is black shiny plastic bits.
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    I'm wondering how many different manufacturers turned these cases out? I bought mine directly from RIM for a pricey $40 but I couldn't be happier with it. Feeling for those who got stuck with an inferior product.
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    Mine also black on black convertible case and looks completely fine. Bought a The Source in BB packaging. weight is 194 grams
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    got mine on launch day and it curls, I live in charlotte, nc where the humidity is very high.
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