I ordered one of the atomic aluminum cases. I had wanted to get a 2nd element but it seems like they are so backed up. I will try and do a more in depth report later but wanted to post my initial response and impressions. Whatever Nolesfan did to his case apparently was not done to mine. In areas where I normally get 1 bar with the Element, I get "no service" with the atomic. Thus far this case is flatlining my signal, it's not just dropping bars it's killing them. I re-read nolesfan posts and he said he was testing two different solutions atomic came up with to help with the signal issues, not sure what they are but I would like to hear it. Also the case has no lining, absorbing material, or tape to speak of on the inside, pure aluminum. Also the fit and finish is not as nice as element, it's not bad, just doesent meet the quality of element, which I think is exceptional.