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Windows Phone Accessory Review: Amzer Shellster Case

Amzer Shellster ShellCase with Holster for the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

There's a new case for your Nokia Lumia 900 over at the Windows Phone Central Accessory Store. It's the Amzer Shellster ShellCase with holster. The Shellster is a two piece case for your Lumia 900 consisting of a hard shell case and belt clip holster.  The key feature on the holster is the rotating belt clip that can be propped open to serve as a case stand.

The challenge with any case for the Lumia 900 is that the Windows Phone works so well without a case.  The 900 fits nicely in the hand, is solidly built and just looks good naked.  The Shellster does a nice job complimenting the Lumia 900 by offering a belt carry option and a bit of added protection with the shell case.  Overall, the Amzer Shellster isn't a bad option to consider.

There is the case itself that is made of a firm rubbery material that encases your Lumia 900. The back side is a pebbled pattern that gives the case a bit of a grip. It wraps nicely around the sides of the Lumia 900 and leaves the ends exposed. Cut outs expose all the side buttons on the Lumia 900 and there is a cutout for the camera and light that also exposes the chrome accents around the camera.

Amzer Shellster

The encased Lumia 900 slides into the belt clip holster and rides securely on your hip. The clip rotates 180 degrees and can be propped open to double as a stand. The shell case can slide into the holster with the 900's screen facing out or inwards. The inside of the holster portion is lined with felt to help protect the screen.

Shellster propped up

As far as fit and feel is concerned, the Shellster case fits snug as a bug in a rug on your Lumia 900. So snug that it's really tough to remove the case. I have no concerns that the Shellster case will slip off the Lumia 900.

Amzer Shellster

The case carries nicely in the holster and while it does add a little bulk to the Lumia 900, it's not overly noticeable. My only nit with the shell is that the cutouts for the buttons may be a little too deep for some. Still, across the board, the Amzer Shellster Case is a nice choice if you are looking for a holster/shell combo. If you're not a fan of holster carry, the shell will add a decent level of protection for pocket carry.

You can find the Amzer Shellster ShellCase and Holster here at the WPCentral Accessory Store (opens in new tab). It is currently running $14.95.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I like the fact that this case has a holster that can stand up. This would come in very handy since I watch Netflix on my 900 and I hate holding the phone the whole time. Right now I use an Incipio case that is made from tough rubber and keeps the same black matte finish that the phone has. It also has the cutouts in the back to expose the flash and chrome camera, and the side buttons aren't exposed but the case has buttons molded into it that line up perfectly with the phones buttons. I would also recommend this case too, but I will look into the holster since the price is the same for what I paid for my case now and ill like having a stand for my phone. Sorry if this is a long comment, I guess I can say I contributed my $0.50 instead of $0.02
  • This is what I've been waiting for since this phone was released. I live in Chicago and can't find anything that even resembles all this goodness that is shown here. I will definitely be picking one up today along with a new Bluetooth. Short but straightforward review and it is much appreciated. So psyched that this one acts as stand as well. Thank you Amzer!!!!
  • Can these be sold separately? I like the look of the shell casing. Looks firm and fits really snug.
  • Now we're talkin'.  I need that belt clip on my Lumia 900.  Thanks George.
  • Is it available in all colors or only black?
  • I agree part of what I love most about my Lumia and the reason I ditched my Titan was the awesome cyan color I would buy this if it wasn't black and matched my phone.
  • My Lumia is too sexy for a case.  But if I would use a case this looks like a good one.
  • My biggest concern with it is when they say the cutouts for the buttons are too deep for some.  I'm 6'6" and have pretty big fingers and no fingernails, so I don't want to struggle to push the buttons.  Otherwise this sounds perfect for me too!
  • I would like to see some lumia 800 cases as well
  • i never thought this day would come, but I actually need a belt clip for my phone - works out better at the hospital. So I got this case a week ago.
    I think it looks great on my black Lumia. Doesn't change the feel of the design much. I like the cutouts for the buttons cuz now I can actually tell which button i'm pressing without looking. Also has a good feel to it and makes the phone less slippery to hold.
    One thing though, is that for me the case is a few millimeters too tall for the phone, so there are edges that stick out on either end.
  • War eagle!