The Case-Mate "Fuel" Case - First Impression
Ok, first and foremost, I bought this case based on the review conducted here on TiPb.com. I had high expectations for this case. Until I opened the box.
Ok, I saw how a$$-ugly this thing was online, through photos and videos. The crazy thing is that some part of me kept on saying "Give it a chance, maybe it'll grow on you." Well, after 24 hours of use, it HAS grown on me - like a toxic fungus I desperately need to cleanse and sanitize. I hate this damned thing. First things first, it's missing the top half of the case.
What the hell? Would it have cost too much money to have designed the REST of the case and make it a two-piece snap-together case or something? I feel like my phone is TOO vulnerable to scratches and dings on the top and back because it's got NO protection.
The beltclip isn't as intrusive as I thought it would be, so I have no real complaints about that.
As far as the rest of the design, this thing screws up EVERY SCREEN PROTECTOR THAT I HAVE!
I have tested this with the Agent 18 anti-glare protector, as well as the mirror-finished screen protector. EACH one of the protectors "peels up" and "bubbles" right by the home button because the damned fit is so tight.
I HATE this, as the bubbles really get on my nerves and annoy the hell out of me.
SO FAR, the case seems to perform it's function very well, but I'll have a more detailed review at approx. 9:00 P.M. or so, after over 15 hours of heavy use.
So far, the design of this thing is so atrocious that I don't think I would even care if I didn't need to charge for the next MONTH, that's how much I dislike this thing so far...