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  1. Mugenski's Avatar
    This is awesome! Keep us updated on how long it lasts. Much better choice in my opinion if only it was designed this way and similay in texture to the backing on the black Z30s.
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    03-09-14 04:40 PM
  2. zclash's Avatar
    What's not to like about the silver chin? The Curve 8900, Bold 9700 and 9780 all had a silver bezel and chin. It was never considered ugly before and is kinda like a BlackBerry trademark which gives the device a little character in a world full of black slabs.


    Response crafted in seconds on a Z30
    I don't think anything is wrong with it you are kinda right about it being sort of a trademark but in the end to each their own.

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    03-09-14 06:17 PM
  3. collinc93's Avatar
    choice customization always an option...
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    03-09-14 07:39 PM
  4. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    How is it easily scratched material? Some people are just rough with the way they handle things. I've had mine since October and have no single scratch.
    Some people are luckier than others. Often it's just by chance that things happen, and if you ask me; you're better safe than sorry. Plus, it helps when the phone protection you use is subjectively pleasing.

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    03-09-14 08:09 PM
  5. TJ DM's Avatar
    I like it. I might do that to my z30. Compliment s the back carbon as well. Good job!

    Q10 SQN100-3 | Z30 STA100-2 |10.2.1.2141
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    03-09-14 08:19 PM
  6. JMDBERRY's Avatar
    Nice,...very nice.

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    03-09-14 09:36 PM
  7. abass's Avatar
    The silver chin on the Z30 has functionality over just looks.. It allows for the user to immediately know the orientation of the device at a quick glance. Half the time I would grab my Z10 and swipe up only to realize it was upside down. Even in the dark I know the orientation of my Z30. I love that they made the silver chin, it wasn't JUST for looks. It is meaningful. Check out all the Android Devices out there and even the iPhone. I bet you can tell the orientation of the Z30 immediately.. This is not true with other full-touch devices. Sheer coincidence? I think not. They have some pretty smart designers who understand productivity very well.
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    03-10-14 01:33 AM
  8. diegonei's Avatar
    Funny thing...

    03-10-14 02:47 PM
  9. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    So: A lot of people have asked how I did this, where to get the material, etc.

    I have posted a full tutorial in HD on YouTube - and will post the link momentarily.
    Last edited by DYLANHABKIRK; 03-10-14 at 06:23 PM.
    03-10-14 05:57 PM
  10. Valker's Avatar
    I can see how you like it if you like it that way. Looking at my Z30 in a low light situation - the silver "chin" tells me which way is up, so I think I will stick with the stock version (at least for now)
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    03-10-14 06:05 PM
  11. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Here's the tutorial!

    Enjoy!

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    03-10-14 07:33 PM
  12. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Funny thing...
    Too bad that's the Z10. It looks cool though!
    03-10-14 07:34 PM
  13. diegonei's Avatar
    Too bad that's the Z10. It looks cool though!
    Oh goodness, you did it yourself? I bought mine. Kudos. Really.

    For all others with no skill whatsoever (like yours truly) - there is this: Skinomi TechSkin - BlackBerry Z30 Carbon Fiber Skin Protector

    But heck man...

    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-4861220-_1f029d55eeb724285a169cadc4ba934b.jpg
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    03-10-14 10:18 PM
  14. TJ DM's Avatar
    This is what I did to my z30. Best of both worlds IMO... you get that carbon fiber look that complements the back cover and at the same time still preserving the orientation functionality by leaving a very small amount of "silver" mimicking the frets of the keyboard of Q10


    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-image-d36824488a0bf52f65c3f934702bd43c5b5cfe239a0884be2512351ef60d55eb-v.jpg


    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-image-942fe470518a44815af8b375ff75a785a8d7c8baf3fabce1abcaa7971909d6e5-v.jpg


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    Cheers!

    Q10 SQN100-3 | Z30 STA100-2 |10.2.1.2141
    03-11-14 04:28 AM
  15. jon4400's Avatar
    It does look good indeed, ordering some now !

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    03-11-14 04:17 PM
  16. nuff_said's Avatar
    Here's the tutorial!

    Enjoy!

    Thanks for putting up the vid.

    Question: Does the vinyl have the same "feel" as the back of the z30?
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    03-12-14 06:57 PM
  17. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Thanks for putting up the vid.

    Question: Does the vinyl have the same "feel" as the back of the z30?
    I find, and I think you would agree, that the Z30 has a very smooth finish. The vinyl has a texture to it, which let's you easily acknowledge which orientation the device is in during low light conditions. It's a very clean, durable material, and you likely won't regret getting the same material that I did. Good luck!

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    03-12-14 07:14 PM
  18. nuff_said's Avatar
    I find, and I think you would agree, that the Z30 has a very smooth finish. The vinyl has a texture to it, which let's you easily acknowledge which orientation the device is in during low light conditions. It's a very clean, durable material, and you likely won't regret getting the same material that I did. Good luck!

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    Wicked. That's for replying
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    03-12-14 07:43 PM
  19. zclash's Avatar
    It's here!

    Posted via CB10 using my beautiful white Z30
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    03-13-14 10:29 PM
  20. d.roc's Avatar
    Nice work. Saw your post and had to copy. Here's mine with my transform case. I kinda dig the all black look. It'll be nice to go back and forth.
    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-img_20140314_215032.jpg

    Brought to you by...My sweet Z30
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    03-14-14 10:56 PM
  21. zclash's Avatar
    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-img_20140318_000208_edit.jpg
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    This is the Phantom skinz that I purchased pretty cool so far

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    03-18-14 12:17 AM
  22. Jdane07's Avatar
    Looks nice.
    I prefer the silver chin though. Ties in with frame and looks classy against the rest of the front.

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    03-18-14 01:32 AM
  23. xxsashixx's Avatar
    I did mine as well, but I have some more ordered on the way so I can redo it :P (I'm a freak i know)
    I basically found some old carbon fiber stickers from dbrand for a phone I don't own anymore
    Used that, cut it, but only got like 3 applications on it and I failed badly The hardest part is cutting around the curves
    Let me know how this looks

    Tip for BlackBerry Z30 Owners:-dscf0069.jpg
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    03-23-14 01:03 AM
  24. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    I did mine as well, but I have some more ordered on the way so I can redo it :P (I'm a freak i know)
    I basically found some old carbon fiber stickers from dbrand for a phone I don't own anymore
    Used that, cut it, but only got like 3 applications on it and I failed badly The hardest part is cutting around the curves
    Let me know how this looks

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    Looks Fly!

    It took me a few tries at first too, extra material is always handy!

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    03-23-14 10:56 AM
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