This VRS Design case for Galaxy Note 7 is seriously tough, cleverly practical

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$270 – that's what it costs to replace a cracked Samsung Galaxy Note 7 display. The back isn't cheap to repair either. Clearly, this isn't a phone you want to drop, no matter how tough that layer of Gorilla Glass 5 is supposed to be. This cleverly designed case, however, is built to protect the Galaxy Note 7 from rough, serious drops, and it even has a neat trick up its sleeve – a credit card compartment.

Introducing the Damda Glide case by VRS Design – an accessory blending durability with functionality. 

While protecting your Galaxy Note 7, it can also store up to two credit or ID cards. What's really cool is that the card compartment's cover is spring-loaded – you just slide to the side to reveal whatever's in it. It is a clever solution and a convenient one as well. It takes ingenuity to implement such a mechanism in a device of such proportions.

But above all, this is a case made to last, seeing that it meets and exceeds military standard drop tests (MIL STD 810G-516.6). It has been shown to provide total protection in a series of 4-feet drops, with the Galaxy Note 7 inside it sustaining zero damage after 26 runs. 

We can see where this level of toughness comes from. The Damda Glide is a thick case comprised of two tough armor layers – a hard polycarbonate external shell and soft polyurethane piece cushioning the handset from the inside. Yes, the accessory does add a considerable amount of bulk, but in exchange, your Galaxy Note 7 will be protected against some serious abuse. The impact force of corner drops, in particular, is absorbed by the soft TPU layer surrounding all sides and corners. Meanwhile, the raised lip around the display ensures that the glass won't come in contact with flat surfaces if the phone is lying face-down. 

Thankfully, the rugged design of the VRS Design Damda Glide doesn't make the Note 7 any less accessible. All ports and connectors are at your disposal, and you don't have to take off the case to use the S Pen, to plug in your headphones, or to recharge your phone. The polyurethane surrounding the screen does not prevent us from using the software's Edge UX functions. Also, the tactile feel of the volume and power buttons has been retained to a great extent. And we're pleased to say that the extra grip provided by the accessory makes playing games more comfortable. 

So, how do you get one of these? The Damda Glide is already available for $39.99 on its maker's web site. It is available in 7 colors, including 4 picked specifically to complement the Note 7's original design. Feel free to browse the VRS Design online store to learn more about the Damda Glide, or check out the whole VRS Design collection of Note 7 cases here.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 613; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Good case but Ive seen plenty before exactly like this... What is the point of this article?

3. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The disclaimer at the top says that the article is sponsored by VRS Design. So it's like a paid add but written as a review.

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 613; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Oh OK just wondering cause this thing is mediocre does nothing outside of what any other case today does.

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Looks super cheap in my opinion. I would never purchase this case for such a beautiful phone.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I would suggest a case considering how fragile the Note 7 is.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not more or less any fragile than any other phone. I don't like cases that take away from the lok of the phone. I use Samsung's clear cover on the back, or I use a S-View Flip Cover. Even though I have dropped my phone with both, and the phone popped out, it has never broken or shattered. I consider myself lucky. All phones are fragile. But I bet your favorite will crack before mine ever does.

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Read what i said bud... "this" case.. I didn't say no case.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ringke Fusion is nice case shows the beauty of your gadget. Not sure about the protection level.

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