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Old June 26th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
ChaunceyK
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Here's my review:

The case comes pre-assembled, so I had to take it apart first. (I got the red with black, so look at the pic if you get lost.)

The outer red piece is thick, flexible, and textured. It feels good in my hand, like it wouldn't just slip from my grip (which was a problem I had with previous hard plastic cases, even the ones that say they are "rubberized"). I didn't give my phone a test-drop, but I just feel so much more confident with this as the outer layer than I did with rubberized plastic cases. I'd liken it to feeling very similar to a bicycle tire.

Once I took the outer layer off, I saw the inner black layer was a typical hard plastic case, like the artsy ones I see all over eBay that look pretty but offer next to no protection. It took me a minute of trying to press my phone into it before I realized the inner case was actually two pieces snapped together. Unsnapping them & putting the phone into it was...what else? A snap. On the back of this inner case is the kickstand (which I had no real interest in, since I was just looking for something durable.)

Wrapping the outer red layer on was pretty easy, and I was able to fully seal my phone within it. It is extraordinarily snug, not flimsy or ill-fitted in the slightest. The phone sits in the inner black layer perfectly, and the outer red layer fits perfectly over the inner black layer. What was once a fragile, thin little phone is now my knight wearing a good-sized hunk of dual-layer armor.

The ports are all perfectly lined up and easy to get to. The screen of the phone is recessed (laying it flat looks almost like a swimming pool, with the red layer being the outer edges of the pool), further protecting the screen in the event I end up dropping it. Using the touch screen is still easy, I just have to use more of a fingertip for the virtual buttons along the bottom rather than the underside of my finger like I was used to.

The kickstand is a little difficult to snap out, but not terribly so. I don't feel as though it would break with normal use, but I can't say for certain as I won't likely be making use of it.

I give this case a 5-star rating. For such a reasonably low price, I am amazed at how well fitted & functional it is. And with choice of color, it looks good too.
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