Should have done this from the beginning but, I thought $50 was too much for a case. I've been through the Speck ($35) and Cellairis ($20) brands for my Note II in 2 days and now I'm completely sold on the Otterbox Commuter. Photos in the link below of all 3; https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BwrNZhNSJgDMSC0weUQyTE9XelU/edit
I would have been really happy with the Speck but: 1. the black back is extremely sensitive to any scratches and 2 its a fingerprint magnet. The Cellairis is just too thin to be of any protection other than 1 to 2 foot drop by my estimation. The Commuter makes the Note II thicker but, nothing noticable on the sides as compared to the Speck.