Trident Aegis Case [usage report]
i got the lime green one because i read somewhere it glowed in the dark.
Other than that i've been happy with it. It's a 2-layer case, green silicone layer around the fone with a black polycarbonate shell over most of that. The buttons are all covered and the USB port as well has a cover on it, tho the speaker jack is uncovered. Package comes with a reuseable screen protector.
The green colour is better in real life than in the pictures. Quite nice as a matter of fact. It's not a garish tint and makes the fone easy to see and locate.
i've used it for five months or so, peeling it off once a day to change batteries. It's shown no signs of wear from that. Bounce the fone off the floor once in a while. No ill effects from that either so far.
In the hand it's a bit wider and shorter, and isn't as thick, compared to the Ballistic SG case, with a less prominent lip around the screen, and doesn't have the corner protuberances of the Ballistic case.
It slips into and out of pocket easier than the Ballistic. Ergonomically the Ballistic case, with it's corner lumps and non-slip back, handles more securely than the Trident. The Trident's lower lip around the screen makes it easier to type on (i use a keypad with buttons that go to the edge of the screen).
It's not as easy to put on and remove compared to the Ballistic; still it doesn't take much to do it. The Vivid/Raider's speaker grill in the back is covered. Just seven holes in the middle, but since they're where the speaker in the fone's actually located, that's okay.
The Trident fits better than the Ballistic case did. The Ballistic case was a bit taller than the fone is so it was a bit loose vertically. The Trident prolly doesn't give quite the drop protection that the Ballistic case did. Not a problem in normal use as i've dropped the Trident encased fone quite a lot more often than i should and everything's fine.
The included screen protector's nothing to write home abt. Perfectly serviceable tho. Comes with an applicator card for squeegee-ing it on. The case silicone's good, no stretching and it washes up well. The polycarbonate shell material is good. It's not the cheapo and brittle stuff that gets old fast and cracks easy.
Overall, lovely case. At $10USD plus shipping that i paid for it on eBay, a humungous good deal.
The only downside that i've experienced with it is that it slides around on the dashboard in the car when i throw it there.