Thought I would make a new thread since this is a new case for our phones. I finally got my case this morning after ordering it a week ago. I don't really know where to start so I will just take it in stages. 1. Outer Silicone This stuff is thick. Trident designed extra thick corners into it to protect from drops. I would guess that in the top corners it is around a quarter of an inch thick. The bottom corners are just slightly thinner but still really thick. The silicone secures itself on the plastic case in ridges that are around the screen and the back of the case and on two posts below the screen. In other words, its not going to move or fall off EVER. The buttons are very easy to press and, in my opinion, actually feel better to press through the silicone than when the phone is naked. The silicone also barely attracts lint. My Otterbox defender on my iPod touch attracts lint worse than this case. And of course all the ports on the phone are covered. 2. Inner Hard Case This is a very tough case by itself. It is also pretty hard to open. If I counted correctly, there are 8 places that it snaps together. 8. You open it by placing your thumbs in the slot for the volume rocker and pull it apart. I have pryed it open probably 5 times now and my fingers hurt thats how good this thing snaps shut. It is made out of some pretty sturdy plastic. The best part about that case is that the back section of this part of the case has been rubberized. It feels just like the stock battery cover on the phone. This is a really nice touch by Trident. Unlike the Defender, the phone DOES NOT MOVE AROUND AT ALL. The combination of a tight fitting case and the rubberized back really hold the phone tight. 3. Screen Protectors and Dust guards The screen protectors are really good. I don't even notice the one on the screen when the case is on. It even sits right on top on the screen. It is recessed down far enough that it doesn't sit off of the top of the screen like the Defender's protector does. My only complaint is that it appears I already have small scratches in mine. And I have hardly done anything with the case. The cover for the camera did not come installed on my Kraken. The case came with a cover, just not installed. Which brings me to the camera. It is now fully recessed into the case so no more worring about messing up the lense. The earpiece and rear speaker holes are protected with pieces of white cloth. Just a small square covering each hole in the case. Not really all that special. And it appears that we have avoided the proximity censor issues that the Trident Cyclops case for the EVO had. I made a call and the censor worked just fine. Conclusion This is a really good case. The plastic it is made of is some tough stuff. Much tougher than the plastic my Defender on my iPod is made of. The silicone is great and adds a some really great shock absorbtion. But there is one glaring issue with this case. If you have large fingers, good luck opening the notifications pull down. The case is really tight to the top of the screen and makes it really hard to open it. I have to hold the phone upside down just so I can touch high enough on the screen so it will open. But this and the screen protector are the only issues I have found so far. The only other thing that may be an annoyance to some people would be that this case adds quite a lot of bulk to the phone. Both in thickness and weight. The phone is definately heavier with the case on. But I did not buy insurance so this is a trade off I am willing to make. One last thing, I find that my phone is much easier to hold. The added thickness really helps. I would recommend people who aren't happy with the Defender or people who need a case look into this one. To me, it definately feels sturdier than an Otterbox case. But the only thing is it really bulks up the phone. Sidenote: I'm going to add some pics of the case in a little bit. I'm not going to have any pics of the phone in the case though. My only camera is my phone.