I have had my iSkin Vibe on my Bold 9930 for more than a year. It has done its job well. I am ordering a new one because the rigid portion of the back that protects the camera lens and flash is starting to separate from the rest of the unit. I think this is just something normal that happens over time and results from removing and replacing the skin during battery removal I dont think its a defect.
Best Option for the 9900/9930
User: The Chairman, Nov 19, 2011
Pros: Protection, Design, Functionality, Included Screen Protector!!!
I liked the design of the vibes case and it appeared to have addressed all my issues in spades. This cover has a texture that makes typing and placement of the phone much better than the BB unit! The vibes case covers the camera panel so your not constantly wiping fingerprints off the back of the phone and that was kind of a pain with the BB case because their case had the entire camera panel recessed and trying to clean it would cause crud to build up around the edges. Hopefully with the vibes case the camera and flash will stay clean since they are recessed behind the case as apposed to the entire panel. It keeps your/my grubby mitts off the lens and flash. The vibes is raised above screen level to protect your LCD but it is tappered down beside the keyboard and then raises up again to protect the bottom of the bezel. It even has small cutouts for the front and rear microphones. Its a very smart design and doesnt add any more bulk than the BlackBerry unit accept for the raised top and bottom.
The vibes comes with a screen protector and a microfiber cloth. I think for less than 30 balloons shipped it really is a great way to go. Top side coverage like a Commuter, light weight like a BB rubber skin, great solution for keeping the camera clean. Comes with a screen protector. Feels great in the hand. Protects the bezel all the way around, unlike the BB cases, and looks nice.
One suggestion is when you first get the vibes case. It feels very tacky when you take it out of the box so I would recommend wiping it down with some "Screen Clean" before you plop your phone in that sucker. After cleaning it the case feels real nice. The perfect balance between plastic and rubber.
The Chairman gives the iSkin vibes his highest award. 5 out of 5 Jack Blacks with Water on Ice.