[Review] Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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While attending BlackBerry World in Orlando Florida this year I had the chance to sit down with the Ballistics team and get a very interesting demonstration from them. I of course was with a few good friends and the person handling my questions asked me for my PlayBook. I looked at her like she was nuts and I told her that was not going to happen… Well my buddy @sean_armstrong was like here ya go! I turned to him and said are you sure you know what you are doing????? He just laugh at me and was like nope…. Well she placed the PlayBook in the Ballistics Tough Jacket and handed it to me to check over. The case was snug and secure and very sleek looking in red and black. I handed the PlayBook to Sean and his first impression was this is nice I want one. Hit the break to read the full review!

The lady then asked to see the PlayBook back, well without thinking he handed it to her, she the proceeded to throw the PlayBook!!!! I freaked out and was like NOOOOOO!!!! As it hit the floor i could only cringe and think to myself there goes the screen on that PlayBook. We walked over to it and picked it up, NO cracked display, NO scratches, NO NOTHING (it did reboot, but that was it and it worked fine)….. We were all completely blown away from the durability of this case. Well that day we both walked away with a BlackBerry Bold 9900 Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case , and a promise to have a Ballistic Tough Jacket Case sent over for review as well.

We continued on our way around BlackBerry World and Sean took his Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case and put it on his Bold 9900. He then proceeded to throw it about 20-30 feet in the air (the ceiling was super high), I looked and him again and told him he was freaking crazy. When the BlackBerry came back to earth he picked it up and there was nothing wrong with it other then the MicroSD card popped out. After seeing that demo in person I was sold on Ballistic cases. I knew I just had to have this case.

The Ballistic Tough Jacket case for the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Bold 9900 Ballistic Shell Gel (

SG) series case are very similar in construction. They both offer three layers of protection: Layer 1 – Soft silicone equipped with Ballistic Corners™, Layer 2 – Tough impact resistant polycarbonate shell, Layer 3 – Ballistic shock absorbent polymer. It is this design that keeps your device safe from accidents. I have used many cases in my time and I have yet to see a case manufacture that used a design similar to Ballistic. Ballistic offers a few different color to choose from, colors like black on black and black or red. As you can see in the video above the design of both cases will allow you to lay the device on a table and still keep your screen from becoming damaged.

 You can buy the cases below:

Ballistic Tough Jacket Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Cases here