March 17, 2012
So there I was in the C-Spire store looking at Android phones. <yawn> Then I remembered that they now carried the iPhone, so I sauntered over to see what accessories they had. I looked at a display of brightly colored cases, and assumed at first they were Otterbox cases. But the colors were…different. I moved closer and saw that they were Trident cases. Bright blue, red, pink, and more – and they were bright and attractive. I’d never seen cases quite like them before, and never heard of the brand.
I took a pink one from the display, and went to find out the cost. $35 sounded average to me, so I asked if I could try it on. (There has to be an advantage to shopping in a store to online, right?!) While slipping into the pretty pink case, I realized my husband (who had just purchased a new Milestone X – aka Droid X/X2) was getting fitted for a blue Trident Cyclops of his own. Trident makes variations for most popular models of phones, and these cases were similar in design.
The cases come in 2 parts: a flexible silicone skin, and a 2 piece polycarbonate shell that snaps closed to protect your phone from drops.
As you can see from the above photo, the silicone skin is perfectly contoured to the device, with cutouts for the important things like camera, dock, speakers, etc. Volume buttons, power button, and mute switch are covered, yet allow for easy use. Openings for headphone jack and dock have snug fitting plugs to keep out dust and moisture.
You will also notice the ribbed sides which means you won’t lose your grip on your phone. The back of the iPhone case, as seen below, allows the silicone skin to be flush with the polycarbonate shell, and its “nibs” make sure your phone won’t slide off a slick surface.
Of course, it’s not enough to protect only the back and sides of an expensive phone. Trident has taken that into consideration. The model for the Android comes with a screen protector (applied by the nice man at the C-Spire store). The iPhone model (which, by the way, fits both 4 and 4S models), has a screen protector built in. It fits great, and in no way impedes use or sensitivity of the touch screen.
These cases feel good in your hand, and they look terrific. Browsing through Trident’s website, you can see a variety of cases available for Apple devices, Motorola, LG, HTC, Samsung, Blackberry, and more.
So if you’re ready for something a little different, check out Trident the next time you’re looking for a new case.