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Case-Mate Barely There Brushed Aluminum Samsung Galaxy S III case hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Aug 2012, 11:35

Landing in our list of fancy cases for the Samsung Galaxy S III, there’s very good reason why Case-Mate’s Brushed Aluminum Barely There case is on the list. Sporting a premium price tag of $40, some people will undoubtedly be taken by surprise with its hefty tow...

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posted on 19 Aug 2012, 11:41 4

1. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Looks better in a case

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 12:23 4

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Got to agree. The plastic-y materials that Sammy is using on the GS III just don't give me much confidence the phone will last for the duration of a 2 year contract.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 11:58 2

2. sharique (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

Wish they made one for xperia S though! :(

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 12:20 1

3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

I LOVE Casemate! They make the best cases. I've had at least one for any device in the family they make them for. Love them all!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 12:29

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I only do Otter Box. I paid $22 for mine on Amazon and its worth every single cent. If it wasn't for Otter Box, I'd walk around with Case Mate without a doubt.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 12:23

5. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

It would be nice if on the parts where there was a cut out like the power and volume buttons it had rubber inserts that made it so they stuck out and were not so hard to use. I had cases like this befor and I think especially for that price the cheap addition of rubbery to give a good range of use from the buttons would be nice.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 13:44

7. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Looks exquisite,love it!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 14:57

8. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)

Design 9/10
Ease of use 8/10
Actual protection 6/10

The case looks great but won't protect the phones top and bottom bezel since they're left exposed. OtterBox does it for me. Their white commuter series really looks great. http://m.otterbox.com/Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Commuter-Series/SAM4-GALAXY-S3,default,pd.html?dwvar_SAM4-GALAXY-S3_color=20&start=2&cgid=samsung-galaxy-s3-cases

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 15:50

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)

This one is ugly..

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 23:00

10. tedkord (Posts: 14206; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Two words. Trident Kraken.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 12:18

11. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

looks very slick. I wonder if it comes in black.

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