After using Case-Mate Tough case, you can read my full detailed review here (http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/687623-case-mate-tough-case-review-w-lots-pics.html), I decided to check out its sibling - Case-Mate Pop! What got my interest was a kick stand and a molded single piece design. Here is a link to Pop! case website - Case-Mate Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Pop Cases (Case-Mate NOTE2-POP), Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Cases, Covers, Accessories by Case-Mate | Case-Mate Being already impressed with a level of details and high quality of Tough design, I can tell you that Pop! is on the same level. Pop! is very slim with similar dimensions in comparison to Tough. What sets them apart is that Pop! has a molded single piece design with outer plastic shell and inner rubber lining. Outer side is very shiny and smooth, and plastic feels very sturdy. Being shiny and black with a color I got makes it somewhat a fingerprint magnet, but it wipes off very easy. I also think that with time you might see some scratches, but it will not be too bad because the case has a brilliantly designed rubber handles that extend to the back thus lifting a phone off the surface when placed back down. It's one of those great engineered details that a lot of other manufactures don't account for since everybody always concerned with a lip on the front of the phone to keep the screen off the surface, rather than back. So in addition to giving a great side grip, these side handles keep the phone off the surface, make sure the phone will not slide on the surface, and make it very sturdy to keep the phone on it's back without wobbling. Also, the kickstand is completely recessed in the back of the case without any need for through cutout (another great design detail). The kick stand itself has a rubber tip to keep it from sliding when extended. Due to the slim design, I wouldn't consider this kick stand to be the sturdiest and I have to point out - the rubber tip/flap doesn't have longevity in it's attachment. Since you do need to use a nail to lift it up (and its not that bad actually), its easy to tear off. But even without this rubber tip/flap - kickstand functionality is not compromised and it should work regardless. Inner rubber part of the shell is nicely textured. I think its one of the Case-Mate signatures to have some funky inner design. That works well by reducing the weight of the case and gives a better cushion if you drop it on the back. The rubber material is softer than one in Tough (where in case of Tough they used just a bumper which is hard tpu-like rubber). The lip height is the same as on Tough, gives you enough clearance when you put the phone down on its screen. Cutouts are perfectly aligned with adequate room. I always have to note that micro-usb opening is wide enough for aftermarket connectors, mic openings generous not to cause any echo or sound obstruction, s-pen will go in/out without a problem. I also want to mention that because rubber material is softer than Tough case, the volume/power buttons are easier to push - those work perfectly! The fitment with a phone is like a glove, a very tight one! Once you insert the phone, it almost becomes like a tight skin around it. As a matter of fact, to take the phone out I had to push slightly on a camera lens. Typically this will wear off after a few fitments, but its a very good indicator how well the case will stay with a phone if you drop it. In terms of protection, I feel Tough and Pop! will protect it on the same level, maybe with some advantage to Tough design since the rubber bumper is harder. But overall these are both very slim and light cases that should protect your phone in style during everyday use. Below you will find a number of pictures, including a few with comparison between Pop! and Tough.