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By catpunt, Senior Member on 3rd June 2010, 08:45 PM
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I just picked up the black silicone gel skin from the local Sprint store. They have about 4 different cases in stock, aside from this one they have the body glove case, a leather case, and a weird 2-piece plastic snap case 2-pack. Here are my impressions:

1. The fitment is perfect and all cutouts line up perfectly
2. The camera lens is recessed about 1mm from the edge
3. The texture is smooth as opposed to the leathery texture of Sprint Hero silicone skin (and it's thinner than the Hero skin)
4. The edges around the screen recess the screen a little over 1mm so the entire face is protected from a fall onto a flat surface
5. The edges around the screen overlap the screen seams by about .5mm
6. Overall the phone still feels thin and sleek in my opinion
7. As with any silicone skin, it's tough to get in/out of tight pockets

Edit: Photos by review site here: http://goo.gl/F9px
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3rd June 2010, 10:18 PM |#2  
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Can you post some pics?
4th June 2010, 05:22 AM |#3  
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i picked up this skin tonight as well. i wish it was more grippy on the back as its so smooth it seems like it will be slippery. well, i have the skin but no evo until the evening tomorrow
5th June 2010, 04:26 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by knives of ice

i picked up this skin tonight as well. i wish it was more grippy on the back as its so smooth it seems like it will be slippery. well, i have the skin but no evo until the evening tomorrow


I was installing one on a customer's evo today and that was my main concern. Holding it I felt like I was going to drop it. It just felt too slippery. Personally I prefer our Body Glove case for the Evo. It had an over all better texture and I really like the appearance. Once I can finally take my evo home I will definitely be purchasing that case.
5th June 2010, 04:07 PM |#5  
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I don't think it's too slippery, but the case is too loose imho. It doesn't fit very snug on the phone. Hopefully with some sunlight/use it will shrink.
5th June 2010, 04:59 PM |#6  
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No pictures. Come on, this is the 21st century. Lets get some visuals.
5th June 2010, 07:49 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by knives of ice

i picked up this skin tonight as well. i wish it was more grippy on the back as its so smooth it seems like it will be slippery. well, i have the skin but no evo until the evening tomorrow

I have mine on now and you're right, the back is kind of smooth. I don't know what wizardry they used, but the edges are grippy as hell. I'm happy with that since I don't think I'll ever pick this phone up by only grabbing the back of case and the display on the phone.
5th June 2010, 08:03 PM |#8  
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Here are two pics of this case. I used my webcam, so I apologize for it looking a bit blue, the bad angle, and the graininess.
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5th June 2010, 09:42 PM |#9  
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The Silicone case from Sprint is fantastic. Thought the 24 bucks one seemed kinda nice.
5th June 2010, 10:03 PM |#10  
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The Silicone case from Sprint is fantastic. Thought the 24 bucks one seemed kinda nice.

I bought it too..but it was only 15 and change...at sprint? premier customer discount.
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I bought it too..but it was only 15 and change...at sprint? premier customer discount.

You bought the 24.99 one for 15 bucks?

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