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Meh - Disappointing
on December 10, 2013
Meh... I'm disappointed with this case. On the one hand, the soft silcone lower case is excellent. It seems sturdy and when it was on my phone kept it from slipping on surfaces or getting water into the phone. The upper case to protect the screen, seems to be an after thought. This portion of the product has no extra corner or impact protection and consists of only a plastic edge piece to surround upper case.
Perhaps the most disappointing part of the case are the small tabs used to hold it on the phone. The tabs holding the upper case to the phone are short (2mm at best) and do not grip well. Worse, the upper case left distinct 'bites' in the clear screen protector. Had this not been applied, I believe the screen would have been scratched around the edges. The tabs holding the lower case are longer (3.5mm) and hold onto the phone better, but aren't guaranteed to sustain multiple bounces. I discovered this (fortunately) when the phone was accidently swept off a desk at work. As I lunged to catch the phone, the upper case detached on the first impact bounce. The lower case separated on the second bounce. While the phone was fine, I suspect that was more a testiment to the phone's design versus the 'protective' case. When I reattached the shells, the lower shell re-installed normally. The upper case had already suffered a broken tab. The remaining tabs would hold the upper case on, but the least jolt would cause it to come off reducing it's effectiveness as protection.
Ergonomically, the cases are clunky and poorly designed. The upper case, makes using the number keys on the slider keyboard difficult. The silcone lower case has a great grip feel to it. It is thick and a little bulky, so it doesn't fit well in pockets as a result. Since the edges of the lower case are designed to flush with the upper case, when the upper case broke, the lower case now looks tacky on the phone solo.
I wish I could recommend the product, but after only a few months of use, I've retired mine.