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Appeared on: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Krusell Mobile Cases


1. About Krusell cases

Krusell is probably the most known case manufacturer for portable devices, providing quality products at affordable price. Recently we had the chance to take a look at a genuine leather case for our Dell x50V and write down our impressions. First let's see more about Krusell company.

- About Krusell

Krusell was founded in 1991. Today the group consists of the following companies: Krusell United AB, Krusell International AB, Krusell Real Estate KB and Krusell Thailand Co Ltd. Headquarters are located in Mölnlycke, Sweden. Production facilities are located in Thailand and China.

The company manufacturers carrying cases for portable electronics, while mainly focus on carrying solutions for devices like mobile phones, pda's, digital cameras and MP3-players. Krusell is the patent holder of the unique Multidapt carrying system.

As Krusell comments "...Our goal is to work with distributors all over the world. Presently we have distributors in over 50 countries (2005). At present over 7000 retailers worldwide sell products assembled with the unique Multidapt-system. The main outlets for our products are telecom and computer dealers, the brown goods sector and department stores. In the industrial field we work with the sub-contractors as well as major OEM's..."

 


2. Sony Ericsson W700i/W800i/W810i

- Sony Ericsson W700i/W800i/W810i

Sony Ericsson mobiles phones are very popular, and to be honest, they are my favorite. The W series represent Sony's vision for mobile entertaiment and compared with the K series, they include better earphones and better music management system. No wonder why Krusell has many different product lines for Sony Ericsson W series from business to mobile warriors.

Today we will examine the Green label that represents the "Sport" line. As Krusell says "...Green Label is for sporty people. Products especially designed for sport and outdoor activities, with a strong connection to trend..."

The Green Label has three subcategories:

Krusell provided us the Active with Multiadapt version that includes a SpringClip.

The SpringClip represents Krusell's standard clip for mobile phones. The SpringClip is perfect for anyone who switches back and forth from a small pocket to larger belt. The spring in the clip keeps it secure in any situation.

The retail package says that the product is compatible with Sony Ericsson W810i/W800i/W700i with Item no: 87198. The colours are Black/Orange. Over at Krusell website, it is mentioned that this product is also compatible with Sony Ericsson K750i & Sony Ericsson D750i, which is true since both have exactly the same dimensions.

Below they are several pictures of the product as listed at Krusell's website. We can see that there are two colours, orange and black, while the PVC rubber material used gives a great finish. The overall quality superior is without any doubt.

 

You should open the case in order to take pictures

The retail package has the usual Krusell design with a magnetic opening

You need to press the multi-adapt hole in order to release the case

For our tests we used a heavily used W700i - that explains the major wear/scratches at the side. The installation/removal of the mobile phone is pretty easy.

 

The removable clip also snaps on easily and works well.

Another picture that shows the perfect alignment of the central hole around joystick.

Conluding our thoughts about this case we have to note:

Positive:

Negative


3. -Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i

- Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i

Continuing to another favorite mobile series, the K790i/K800i, we can find a more "serious" and professional case, the classic Red label. As Krusell says "...An assortment for professional use, with construction workers and road builders as two examples. Durable products designed and manufactured to take tough impacts...."

The Green Label has three subcategories:

Krusell provided us the Classic with Multiadapt version that includes a SpringClip. Classic is the best-fitted case ever made, forget about bulky cases! Once a Classic user, always a classic user!

The SpringClip represents Krusell's standard clip for mobile phones. The SpringClip is perfect for anyone who switches back and forth from a small pocket to larger belt. The spring in the clip keeps it secure in any situation.

The retail package lables the product compatible with Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i/K810i with Item no: 87225. The material is pure leather and the case comes in black colour. Again the quality is superb. Below there are several pictures of the product as listed at Krusell's website.

 

For our tests we used a K750i, since we didn't had in our labs available neither a K800i or K810i. The installation/removal of the mobile phone is easy, you need to use the attached zipper and secure the phone. Again all major functions are easily accesible.

At at the left and at the right...

Conluding our thoughts about this case we have to note:

Positive:

Negative


4. Final words

Before testing those new cases for well known mobiles phones we were curious about the build quality. After using them for a while, I have no further doubt that Krusell knows how to make quality products that are also affordable priced.Both cases have been proved to be what users want either in terms of installation, good fit, durability and overall build quality.

Either Green or Red labels aim for different audiences and for sure have their own positive/negatives. The only drawback we found is that you need to unzip the back in order to use your mobile's digital camera. But I guess its just a matter of getting used to it. In addition, the extra back protection makes the phone look a bit bulkier.

Both cases perfectly fit in the mobile phones and they elegantly protect them without sacrificing functionality.

As a last word, we should say that those products are smoking hot. If you are looking for a brand new case for Sony Ericsson W700/W800/K750/K800/K810i the Red/Green Krusell labels are a perfect choice, available for just $20~$30.



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