Cimotech TPU Case Impressions
Picked up a TPU case from Cimotech
in Black, S style a few days ago and thought i would share my thoughts on it.
You cannot complain about the price. Anything that is 1/3 of the price as the ones that are located in the store are a win. These cases really are the cheapest you want to go without sacrificing quality. Trust me, DO NOT get those full silicone $3 ones on eBay.
The case is smooth for one half, and more plastic on the other. The "S" line is actually a design, where one part is straight TPU, and the other is a softened matte finish.The matte finish is very close to what you would get with the soft touch smartphones of yesteryear. The other part is also TPU, however has a more of a "sticky" feel to it. Also with this case, the sides are textured for grip. I cannot stress how much i like this. Under any situation, I have never felt like I would drop the phone with these grips. Definitely adds extra feel to the super slippery awesome phone that we have.
To be honest, I always thought these cases looked cheap. Now that I have one, i would say that these S series cases beat the $25 ones you see at the Verizon retail stores without question. If your looking for something more rugged, I would look more towards otterbox
Super snug fit. Its almost too snug when putting my phone in there. However once its in there, there is no wiggling or gaps at all. the left and right sides tend to buckle when you pull them away from the phone, but that pretty much the standard for any kind of case like this.
The buttons for camera, power and volume control are very tight. They work great and the tactile feedback feels better with this case than without it. I honestly never thought I would say that, however it does add a little extra press into each of the buttons. The Volume and Power buttons are both covered by the case.
The case has a pre-cut spot for the SD/SIM door. This i thought was awesome, as some cases have that area sealed. The main, and really only negative with this case was that it covered the secondary microphone that's located on the bottom, back of the device. My recommendation would be that if you were to buy the case, i would make a hole (I don't know what method would be the best way to recommend) so that you don't loose the functionality of that second microphone. The phone will be expecting it, however I haven't noticed any call quality degradation so far.
In the final tally the case is well made, looks good, fits the device, & the price is right, if it wasn't for the secondary microphone being blocked, it would be a perfect review for a perfectly priced TPU case.