Case Review: Cruzer Lite Androidified TPU Case
Hey guys, just got some awesome looking Android cases, so just wanted to share my impressions. I actually haven't seen any companies make a case like this yet, so I thought it was pretty cool.
First off, these cases look outstanding. The Andy the Android graphics on the case are really slick and give the phone a very stylish look. It's a bit more subtle on the smoke colored case, but it definitely pops on the blue case.
I previously owned a generic black TPU that had straggly edges, uneven cutouts, and inconsistent molding. Compared to this case, the Androidified case is noticeable cleaner. The Androidified case is cleanly cut, and has a consistent smooth molding. It's also tight and form fitting, which makes it bit hard to put it on the first time. But once you get it on, you can see that it conforms to the phone perfectly. The inside edges are a bit sharp, but I think it helps the case lay flat on the surface of the phone.
As far as protection goes, it's pretty much the same as other TPU cases go. It provides great protection against everyday scratches and small drops without adding a lot of bulk to the phone. I accidentally dropped my phone from my desk a few days ago without any scratches or cracks. The case also rises above the screen so that if you were to put it face down, the screen would be elevated from the surface.
There are cutouts for the micro-usb port, microphone, headphone jack, hdmi port, speaker, and camera. The power button and the volume rocker are covered, but have a button on the outside and is indented on the inside for easy access. This was actually a source of frustration for me on the generic TPU case, the button on the outside wasn't well defined and was hard to find at times. Along with a poorly finished side, there were times where I would mistake an unfinished edge for the power button. Thankfully, the smooth finish of the Androidified cases make this a non-issue.
Overall, I'd recommend these cases if you're looking for a stylish protective case that won't add much bulk to your phone. For $12.99, they are cheaper than the ones you'll find at Verizon, so I think it's definitely worth it. I got these at Amazon (my review is there too).
I also attached pictures of the smoke and blue Androidified cases vs the black generic TPU cases.