1. tmurphx5's Avatar
    Apologies if this is covered already in another thread.

    Just a head's up.... I have purchased a few cases for my Z30 lately, only one (side flip case I purchased on Amazon), first photo, has the cut-out for the two noise cancelling microphones (two dots below the volume keys). The bottom flip and bumper case do not have cut-outs - I guess I will drill two small holes in the area so as to avoid having them blocked.

    I guess having the microphones covered will cause some degradation in sound quality but no one I talked to on the phone has commented other than I sound like I am iin the same room as them .....anyone noticed issues with calls when the microphones are covered?

    I don't think BlackBerry have done a good job promoting the noise cancelling features and pointing out where the microphones are.

    The bumper case was purchased in Malasia for $6 and the bottom flip in Singapore for $5. Saw plenty of Q10 and Z10s in the wild an one Z30, not to mention loads of the old 9900's
    Attached Thumbnails Some Z30 Flip and Bumper cases don't have cut-out for the two noise cancelling microphones-img_20140216_131528.jpg   Some Z30 Flip and Bumper cases don't have cut-out for the two noise cancelling microphones-img_20140216_131709.jpg   Some Z30 Flip and Bumper cases don't have cut-out for the two noise cancelling microphones-img_20140216_132023.jpg  
    02-15-14 11:52 PM
  2. rotorwrench's Avatar
    Fortunately the OtterBox cases have nice, clean cutouts for them. I don't have any experience with other covers for the Z30 but many cases for the PlayBook were as you described as well. The PB has dual stereo mikes that do an amazing recording job, but many cases cover them.
    02-16-14 12:05 AM
  3. greatwiseone's Avatar
    The case I got from Amazon also don't have the holes. I am going to make them myself using a pin...

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    02-16-14 03:40 AM
  4. Turnda643's Avatar
    I bought 2 cases from different sellers on Ebay for the GF's Z30 and they both have the cutouts. Both cases came in today (2/15/14) so I'll try them out tmrrw and take pics if they do as I'm hoping for. Both these sellers state that these cases specifically fit the Verizon model Z30 which is a little thicker due to the Qi wireless charging. If they fit accurately, I'll start a thread with pics and the USA Ebay sellers that are offering these cases. If they don't fit, illl post the pics and proper info here.

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    02-16-14 04:02 AM
  5. Turnda643's Avatar
    I got a couple hard cases and they both have the cutouts for the noise canceling mic's. Pics and seller information is in the following thread.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=904326

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    02-17-14 05:09 PM

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