on November 4, 2013
THIS WAS A BIG WASTE OF MONEY!! It started falling apart in just a few days. I bought this as a gift to replace the original that lasted about a year. The edges start to peel off from the constant rubbing when taking it in and out of your pocket. This is to be expected and one year for the original was acceptable. I could not find a new one at retail outlets so turned to the web. Within 2 weeks, this replacement was in the trash. Don't waste your money.
on August 27, 2013
I previously had the gray plastic snap case (two, in fact) but had a problem with the corner of those cases consistently cracking leaving the glass and metal frame exposed. Those cases were perfect in size and dimension, they allowed me to seamlessly transition the phone from my pocket to several docks I use (one at the office, one in the car, one at home) without removing the case. I purchased this leather version expecting it to be the same dimensions as the plastic ones. Unfortunately, the clearance on the bottom of the case was a little bigger than the plastic cases, preventing me from docking the phone properly (the charging dongle would not reach the phone). It only seemed to affect one of my docks so it wasn't the end of the world, but was annoying. The case does a good job covering all the important parts of the phone, just as the plastic cases did. The leather material, however, is not very high quality. It is bonded to the underlying plastic with some sort of rubber glue that is beaded on the seam, making the case feel tacky in spots. I pretty quickly peeled the seam away to avoid the tacky feel, but this led to the leather separating from the plastic. My fault, but it had to be done.
Overall this is not as good of a product as the plastic models. The leather is subpar quality, it is built with a strange rubber glue material, and the dimensions prevent easy docking. Look at the plastic models instead.