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  1. aghs's Avatar
    It's not a critical issue for me, but I've always been a case person. I'm careful with my phones and have never (knock on wood) dropped one. I just prefer using a phone without rubber-baby-buggy-bumpers (RBBB) or screen protectors...even more so with the passport because the screen is so excellent.

    That said, I'm really frustrated by the dearth of cases for it. There are a few, but mostly they're of the RBBB variety, or the folio style (which I don't like, just for the fact that on a phone with a keyboard, you have to fold back the cover every time you use it, and it makes for an inconsistent feel).

    I found Story Leather who make custom cases. The stuff seems good, and after contacting them, they said the are working on a modification of their Boxxee Model where one side is lower to reveal the notification light. ETA for the design is sometime next week. Pricey...but custom...so there's that.

    But the point of this smoulder is that there's just squat out there for the Passport. I get that it's not a massively mass market device like the iPhone or Galaxy (insert number of cheap plastic device here), but come on...someone has to be making something. Even Blackberry doesn't have much other than a RBBB.

    /end smoulder

    That said, I'll put a note here when I hear back from Story Leather since they're showing a little Blackberry Love (or at least the willingness to look into it).
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    10-16-14 01:50 PM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    All of us who are Passport owners are feeling your pain.

    The OEM hard shell case is pretty good -- not sloppy at all. It actually improves the grip and is raised just enough at the front to allow it to be placed face-down to use the advanced interactions.
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    10-16-14 01:53 PM
  3. aghs's Avatar
    Well, that was quick. StoryLeather has just sent me a reply to the request for a hole or space to be cut in their Boxee Case to accommodate the notification light (so you can see it without pulling the phone up to check). Long story short: the answer is, when you are ordering on their site there is an option to make a special request. They said, "our team asked that if you would like place the order, simply note how far down you would like the edge to come down for the notification. You can note that in the special request area."

    I'm going to send along an image of the Passport (with dimensions, and note exact location of the LED notification light.

    You can have any one of a number of clips or belt loops added to the phone (see here).

    So...there's hope for us Passport users! Woot!
    10-16-14 03:20 PM
  4. Gee B's Avatar
    Founder of french fan blog blackberry-fr.com told me he was working with a partner to make custom Passport leather pouch fir under $60
    He added they should be ready in few weeks....

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    10-16-14 03:25 PM
  5. EagleStephen's Avatar
    Can you keep us posted on how things go with Storey Leather. As you say, there's hope for Passport pouches yet...!

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    10-16-14 03:31 PM
  6. FSeverino's Avatar
    Look at Kobo mini cases. The kobo mini is almost perfectly matched with passport. Another user here actually put a passport in a case and says it works. I was only going off of my Canadian passport. Which fit perfectly.

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    10-16-14 03:50 PM
  7. rnette's Avatar
    I ordered a nice one for $53 from Ryan London. Very nice.
    The Dearth of Passport Cases-photo_12-10-2014_15_10_36_grande.jpg
    10-16-14 07:24 PM
  8. ngeoxt's Avatar
    Anyone know of any good passport docking station?

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    10-16-14 10:33 PM
  9. EagleStephen's Avatar
    There is this thread in the Passport Forum: http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=964835
    (this link points to the browser version unfortunately). The thread is called
    KIDIGI charging dock for Passport (pics).

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    10-17-14 12:26 AM
  10. rdbogdan's Avatar
    Ryan's case is nice, congrats, too bad is almost 70 euros for european customers....thats a lot of money for a pouch
    10-17-14 01:39 AM
  11. aghs's Avatar
    I ordered a nice one for $53 from Ryan London. Very nice.
    That looks really nice. I'm probably going to stick with the LeatherStory - after exchange and shipping it's cheaper for me. But if I were in the UK or on the continent...I'd do that for sure. Looks nice! And the wool is a nice touch too.
    10-17-14 01:46 AM
  12. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I actually found a holster at a local flea market that is a perfect fit. I wonder what it was really made to hold but I got lucky and it was only $10

    Blackberry Passport on the TELUS network
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    10-17-14 02:04 AM
  13. Crakzag's Avatar
    I ordered a nice one for $53 from Ryan London. Very nice.
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    That case looks soo good I ordered one then cancelled my order from etsy. Nice share

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    10-18-14 02:30 PM
  14. rnette's Avatar
    I can't wait. He said mine should ship Monday. Will take about 5 business days.
    10-18-14 02:48 PM
  15. Crakzag's Avatar
    Even better as etsy site stated approximately 2 weeks before shipping when I ordered.

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    10-18-14 03:18 PM
  16. SeanSolo's Avatar
    Tumi has some excellent options

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    10-18-14 04:18 PM
  17. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    The Dearth of Passport Cases-passport_ryanlondonsleeve.jpg

    Here's the RyanLondon case with Passport inside.

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    10-18-14 05:17 PM
  18. footmatix's Avatar
    PowerHouse? Micro-USB Dock for Galaxy S4

    This one works very well. I got it for my BB PP yesterday. $30 at Staples.
    10-18-14 06:06 PM
  19. rnette's Avatar
    Just beautiful.
    10-18-14 09:12 PM
  20. jahedo_mojeaux's Avatar
    I have the Ryan passport as well. I have to say that while it's construction is good, it's a bit bigger than I expected. Adds a lot more bulk to an already large device. My search continues. I wish BlackBerry would put something out real soon!


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    10-31-14 03:58 PM
  21. footmatix's Avatar
    They should have had at least 2 to 3 choices out of the gate including the leather folio flip. This is afterall an entreprise device. Pathetic and frustrating.

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    10-31-14 04:01 PM
  22. robsteve's Avatar
    I bought this case for my wife. It was about $20 shipped, from Italy to Canada and took about ten days to arrive. I bought it on eBay. The red was a custom colour.


    The Dearth of Passport Cases-img_20141031_172544_edit.jpg

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    10-31-14 04:12 PM
  23. joewoo's Avatar
    That looks pretty quality to me
    10-31-14 04:16 PM
  24. FSeverino's Avatar
    I bought this case for my wife. It was about $20 shipped, from Italy to Canada and took about ten days to arrive. I bought it on eBay. The red was a custom colour.


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    Posted via CB10
    Mind linking that? I'm guessing they have black...


    In terms of cases, amzer has 30% off today... making the Pudding case like 6 over the 12 from cb. Shipping is 5, but if you get a couple other items it will offset the shipping pretty nicely. I believe they even have a micro USB dock for 30 (which would be about 20 after discount).

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    10-31-14 04:32 PM
  25. Ecm's Avatar
    I bought this case for my wife. It was about $20 shipped, from Italy to Canada and took about ten days to arrive. I bought it on eBay. The red was a custom colour.


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    Posted via CB10
    That's a really good find. The link would make it even better...
    10-31-14 05:23 PM
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