– By Mark Stephenson (sparkypda)
One day you will drop your Sony Ericsson P900 and you’ll regret not buying a case for it. I chose the Krussel Dynamic Multidapt from the Swedish company www.krusell.se. The case is leather, functional and tough enough to protect the sophisticated electronics inside.
There’s nothing special about fitting the case. It’s obvious how it all fits together. There’s a clear window over the keys and screen and a cut out for each and every interface. Your thumb-wheel, camera and internet buttons, Memory Stick duo port, infra red transceiver and headphone sockets are all accessible.
Side access to buttons and Memory Stick door
The Bluetooth and network indicator lights are visible and you can remove the stylus without removing the case but you’ll need to use your fingernails. The multiway connector on the base is also accessible but you won’t be able to use the USB base without first removing the case.
The case effectively wraps around the P900 and held in place with a single large press-stud to the top rear. Undo this and the clear front opens down to allow the keypad to flip open revealing the touch sensitive screen. The leather strap on which the press-stud and the multidapt clips are fitted protects the camera lens.
The stud fastening and access to stylus if you have fingernails
Undo the press stud, pull the flap backwards and the camera lens is exposed and ready to use. It takes only moments.
It also takes only moments to remove the P900 from the case. Unfasten the press stud and the phone is released by pushing up from the back. In my experience when I want to use the phone with the flap open it’s easier to remove the phone from the case, than to negotiate through the flaps and cuts outs.
The Multidapt system is very versatile. Mine came with clips for every conceivable situation. There are two basic types. Quick Release where a stud fastens to the phone case and a variety of clips each with a socket into which the stud slips securely. The others attach using a standard clip on the leather case to fix your phone to a belt or a pocket. There’s bound to be one to suit your needs. I prefer the quick release stud and the leather clip that threads onto my belt. There’s even one to attach your phone to the handlebars of a bike. As a cyclist I tried it out. It’s secure enough even on a bumpy road, but the radio signal from the phone interferes with my cycle computer. The speedo was reading 148mph – I knew I was pedalling hard – but that looked a little fast even for me.
Good points: Strong, practical, easy to fit or remove your phone. Removable clips. All controls accessible.
Bad points: Removing the stylus is difficult through the small aperture at the rear. There are too many bits of flapping case when the flip is open and the camera is in use. It’s ugly.
Thr Bottom Line:
This case is best option if you want to protect your phone and use it at the same time but it won’t win any beauty contests.
Pricing and availability:
Manufacturer website: http://www.krusell.se/