Tldr: I don't Consider the active case thick at all and it's much thinner than I had imagined.
I got the seidio with the kickstand and holster. I love it
Last edited by Eliteoomph; 12-14-2012 at 04:24 AM.
My black Cruzerlite came today, its pretty impressive for a nominal cost. It has enclosed ends that will afford better protection, the cutouts all are placed well, and it fits the phone like a tight glove- no sloppiness.
Its made in a way that looks like it would completely prevent damage/ absorb the impact from a sitting position height, like if it fell from your coat or purse to a hard floor. beyond that height it becomes more iffy in my mind. But I'm happy I bought it for the interim until my Otter Commuter arrives.
At that time it will serve as my back-up case since I expect better drop protection from the Commuter.
The Cruzerlite was a breeze to put on the phone, and will be the same to take it back off; primarily due to the relatively thin top portion of the case lip that runs on top of the volume button on the left. I would think this particular place on the case will be the first to stretch, and or break eventually with prolonged use. Its due to that slender section that the case pulls away from the phone a little more readily than anywhere else. Time will tell with that, but I really feel much more comfortable with this case now on my phone.
my seidio active arrived and I am surprised how this it is while still providing protection I am confident in. It do not offer the port protection that an otterbox defender would (meaning it will not protect against water damage) but it will offer protection for drops better than a tpu case will. Nice investment for the average everyday blue collar worker. Unless you work in an environment where you around a lot of fluids (ie change oil, work around vats, or you work around a pool/large amount of water).
I'm doing the red as well, I love it. I Also ordered the otterbox to give it a whirl, however this active will be hard to beat.
Edit : I see the holster in my future also.