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As usual, Hori makes a great product.
on March 12, 2012
Originally I wasn't going to get a Silicone protector for my Vita. I was going to go with another companies skin-like protector product (Which I may review at another time) but being the nitpicky person I am about he neatness of my gadgets, as well as an unfortunate dealing with that other product, I decided I needed to get something to shield my expensive, glossy, investment. So I sought out Hori once again.
As a disclaimer, as if you all couldn't guess, I've used Hori products with stellar results in the past. But I do want to say that I did try to look to other companies for Silicone protectors prior to coming back around to Hori's.
Hori's Silicone Protector, after inspecting quite a few protectors as closely as I could in pictures across the greater internet, really appeared to provide both the right level of protection I was looking for, as well as a level of grip that I wasn't seeing in the competition. Also, the protector itself is a more solid black color, rather then the more see through greyish I was finding else where, that was another big selling point to me.
Getting the protector on the Vita was ridiculously easy, literally took all of 3 seconds, and it actually makes holding the handheld, which I found likes to try to slip from my hands when using the back touch pad, all the more easier. Coupled with Sony's easy to place screen protectors, I feel pretty confident my system will be mostly free of scratches, finger prints and dust for a while, and I'll get to spend more time playing then meticulously wiping everything down. I will warn you all however, this will probably NOT guard your Vita all that well in the event of a serious drop, or a big liquid spill. The protection has its limits, and its in the thickness of the silicone (which is thick enough to be pretty sturdy) and the seams where the Vita's parts need to show through.
Disclaimer 2: I didn't get my protector from Amazon, I had order it and it was on backorder for too long. Being a person who likes their stuff protected before they start messing with it, I couldn't wait any longer to play with my Vita (having it sit there taunting me was a pain), so I actually found it in stock in one of the mass market, brick and mortar, retail establishments that might be near by just about any one reading this.
Not a hit against Amazon, I would have been very pleased to have completed my order with them, they've never let me down, but I had to look for an alternative while it was out of stock here.