this case plus the realook screen protectors makes for a very attractive and effective protection without a lot of bulk or taking away from the appearance of the phone. i thought this was too flashy for my tastes until i saw it in person, at which point i really liked it.
the realook screen protectors are absolutely fantastic too. they go edge to edge, covering every bit of the glass, so you can't tell it's there - no seams. it doesn't distort the screen, there's no rainbow effect, and it feels like touching the original glass, not plastic. best screen protector i've ever come across - they should be invisible.