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Nokia N90 “Silicone” Budget Case Review

March 16, 2006 in Nokia Phone Accessories

So I finished writing my second “blahg” and had the good luck to receive this noname-brand, generic, fleabay silicone N90 case. The good luck being that the timing was perfect – two entries in and I figured I didn’t have any more to write about. Not that the case is anything to write home about.

Let’s begin…

Here’s what you get when you order from someone named “Cheung Kwok Lun”:

A plastic bag with some silicone parts.

And while Wikipedia claims that silicone is odorless, this stuff definitely smells funky.

So I take this stuff out of the bag and voila:

This case is made up of three pieces, one for the front flip, bottom flip, and the extended camera/loudspeaker piece on the N90. To be honest, I think any real case for the N90 would have to be in multiple pieces – otherwise, you’re going to be sacrificing some utility whether it’s not being able to take a picture with the flip closed or whatever. So my brilliant mind figured this silicone case had a lot going for it.

It doesn’t look so bad when it’s on the phone, right?

…until you take a side view picture:

Yep, you can’t close this sucker when you have the case on. Keep in mind I could’ve just received a case that’s just crappier than everyone else’s (that happens to me a lot) – however in this case I think the problem is the damn silicone’s too thick. The top and bottom flip silicone parts are fairly tight when placed on the phone, but the “shoulders” on the bottom flip piece get in the way of closing the phone. Guess you can’t win ‘em all.

Finally, the silicone part that covers the camera falls off way too easily. You can just touch it and it’ll slide right off.

I guess I’ll see if I can “mod” it so the pieces don’t bump into each other. It’s only $6 bucks USD, you get what you pay for.

Summary

The Good

  • Choice of colors: Black, white, pink, light blue….
  • I can’t think of anything else

The Negative

  • Doesn’t fit on the phone
  • You can’t close the flip
  • Separate camera piece falls off easily

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tiago
7/16/2008
3:21 am

where i found this case? i’m from brasil

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