OtterBox unveils Impact case for Blackberry 8520

Cases for smartphones tend to be purchased more for their aesthetics than for real usability and protection by many users. If you are the fashionista type who wants bright colors and animal prints for your smartphone case, the new OtterBox Impact case for the Blackberry Curve 8520 may not be for you.

If what you want is case that doesn't scream for attention, doesn't add much bulk, and offers protection for your smartphone, the Impact case may be just what you are looking for. Unlike OtterBox's Defender line of cases, the Impact series is not water resistant.

All you get with the Impact is protection from drops and bumps. The case does include a self-adhesive screen protection film. Construction of the case is from black silicone and it adds minimal bulk to the phone. All ports and buttons are still accessible and usable when the phone is in the case.