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On the fence.. genuinely disappointed
on March 16, 2012
I had such high hopes for this case. From the pictures, it looks to be a metal case covered in a thick type of black rubber. I read numerous forum postings throughout the internet say that *this* was the case to get. So, I ordered it after I got my Vita.. within two days of ordering I got an e-mail from Amazon stating that the item would be delayed indefinitely. Wanting this case, I waited and two weeks later got an e-mail saying that the case had been shipped. I just got it in the mail two hours ago and am extremely disappointed. I had high hopes for this case. While it does an excellent job of protecting the Vita, it is not rubber nor metal - plastic and foam, through and through. The inside slots designed to hold my games are warped and one of them doesn't hold the game properly at all.. it just falls out.
The Vita, however, fits very snugly. I'm certain that this case would definitely protect the vita from a significant fall - but I don't think the case itself would survive a fall of more than 5 or six feet. The plastic on this case would most certainly break - at a bare minimum, the silver paint would chip. But it does what it's intended - protecting the Vita. For the price, this case isn't worth it.
I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I want to go through the trouble to return this especially after waiting for three weeks. If you're looking for a case for your Vita, this one is sufficient, but you can get much better for cheaper.
If this case were priced at $15 I would say it's a fairly good deal.. anything more than that - you're better off getting something else.