Cradle and protects the device. It also has sides that make easier to hold it while I am using the slide-out keyboard. Case is sturdy and elegant and will last the life of the phone.
This is my second time I have ordered from vaja. Very happy and fits my BlackBerry Priv, like a glove.
The BEST most GORGEOUS phone case ever
As a long time user of more than a dozen Vaja products over the past 15 years, today's "episode" was the icing on the cake. Before getting in my car to drive home this this evening, I placed my Blackberry Z10 on top of my car in order to put some larger items in the back seat. Unfortunately, in my haste, I forgot my phone before pulling away. As I accelerated onto route 17 in Ramsey, New Jersey, I heard the phone careen off the roof and onto the highway. Needless to say, I couldn't stop my car on a busy highway and throw it into reverse. Instead I had to drive four miles to the nearest U-turn, and the back another 4 miles, in the hopes of picking up the shattered pieces of my phone (and to retrieve my SIM card). 10 minutes (and likely a hundred speeding cars) later, I put on my flashers, slowed my car to a crawl and approached my phone which was face down with only the back of my Vaja case visible. I picked up my phone (to the sound of at least a half dozen blaring horns) and jumped back in my car. As expected, the case looked like it had been through hell. I also expected to see my phone screen shattered and the case flattened. To my surprise however, my Vaja case took 100% of the brunt of hundreds of thousands of pounds of repeated pounding. My Blackberry Z10 however, didn’t suffer a single scratch (except of course for my screen protector).
There aren't as many case options on the market for the BB Priv as there are for other phones. I returned the first 2 cases I bought before finding the Vaja Cases. The Vaja case is more expensive than any other product out there, but is very well made. Also, it's design does about as good a job as possible protecting the Priv. I'm a satisfied customer!!