The Belkin Grip Vue is a silicone case that is semi hard sort of like the iSkin Solo & Solo Fx. It's a nice case that seems sturdy to take a fall and absorb the impact. The buttons need an adequate amount of pressure to use (Volume up/down & power button). The vibrate slider is also surrounded by the case and is hard to use unless you apply pressure or use a finger nail to slide it up/down. Lay on table design, I haven't tried any screen protectors yet as I am waiting for the shipment. I can see it being a problem for the screen protectors and cause a bubble up if not applied perfectly but according to other users it seems to work fine with films when applied correctly. It has a lay on the table design and picks up absolutely no lint/dust. The headphone is open enough for my iPhone headphones and my multiple Skull Candy headphones, also the case has a big enough hole for the headphones that the secondary microphone is exposed. I'll test the flash with the case on/off once my battery is charged for my camera. All in all I think it's a great case and I am probably going to keep it because it will keep my phone safe without adding a ton of bulk.