Review - Seidio’s Jet Black Premium Skin Case / Holster Combo As I've previously posted on the forums, I have been waiting several weeks for Seidio to release a Skin Case / Holster combo for the Motorola Q. I previously owned their Skin Case/ Holster combo for my Treo 650 and it quickly became my favorite. In early September, Seidio finally entered the Motorola Q case market. Like most case manufacturers, Seidio released several designs. At the time of this review, Seidio is currently offering a Skin Case, a Crystal Case, and an Aluminum Case for the Motorola Q. I recently received their Jet Black Premium Skin Case / Holster Combo and I wasn’t disappointed. Case Fit: The Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin Case is semi-rigid, fitting snugly around the Q while leaving all openings easily accessible. You barley even know that it’s there. The case has cutouts for the microphone, keyboard, front/rear/top speaker ports, IR port, memory card slot, jog-dial/back button, camera/flash, headset jack, and mini-USB port. The case fits snugly around the Q and all openings are easily accessible. The keyboard is fully exposed to allow for easy typing while the D-Pad and softkeys are fully covered. Case Feel: The case adds a nice “grippy” feel to your Q. Unlike most skin cases, the Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin Case isn’t rubbery; it feels more like soft molded plastic. It feels great in your hand and also provides a nice anti-skid surface. While I had my concerns that the black covering over the D-Pad and softkeys would hinder my ability to use them, the covering has raised ridges and dots that let you know exactly where each button is. The portion over the D-Pad is raised even further to distinguish itself. Not a dirt magnet: Unlike other “skin” cases, the Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin Case doesn’t attract lint. After several days of use, mine accumulated a little dust. Cleaning was extremely easy. Just remove the Q, rinse in warm water, and dry. Holster: Seidio was one of the first companies to release a PDA holster with a top spring-clip. The spring-clip on the Seidio Spring Clipped Swivel Holster for Skinned Q provides a very secure fit around the Q. The holster also has a belt clip that swivels 180 degrees to allow you to keep your Q either sideways or upright on your belt. Putting the Q in the holster is extremely easy. Place the bottom of the Q into the holster, with the screen facing in, and as you press the top of the Q into the holster, the spring clip opens up to accept it and then closes in over it. To remove the Q, grip the sides with your thumb and middle finger, press the spring clip up with your forefinger, and remove the Q. This holster is the best combination of security and ease of use. What’s the catch? The only problem that I noticed is that the raised covering on the D-Pad sometimes presses against the inside of the holster (a dilemma that Motorola avoided in the OEM holster by indenting the center of their holster). This is a bit annoying as this will turn on the Q unexpectedly and attribute to battery drain. Given past experience, I had high expectations of Seidio and once again they’ve release a quality product. Overall, I am impressed with the Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin Case / Holster Combo. It provides great protection with minimal bulk. UPDATE: I have spoken with Seidio and they have recognized the holster's design flaw and will modifying the holster to correct it in the near future. Once the holster is redesigned, there are no show stoppers for this Skin/Holster combo.