In looking for a case, I was concerned primarily with these factors: Aesthetics I think that the white iPhone is gorgeous. I wanted a case that would complement the simplistic aesthetic appeal of the phone. Naked, it is primarily white and aluminum. Minimalist I was looking for a slim case that is not overly bulky, heavy or feels like a giant mass. As the 4S is relatively thin, I did not want to add on more mass to the design. Protection At this point, I could have gone with a Desmay slight, or the Incipio feather. But, I want more protection than those thin cases offer. I have dropped by Motorola Atrix before from waist high, and shattered the screen. Even after getting it repaired, I still drop it all the time. Thank god it has an otterbox commuter case on it. I definitely dont want to risk it on the iPhone Performance With the full aluminum case offerings, I read too many impacts on the signal quality. As this is primarily my work phone, I cannot have that degrade the signal strength too severely. Price I was not too concerned with cost, as long as it was less than a hundred. My hunt for the ideal case for me, came to an end with the e13tron s4v hybrid. Fully customizable in colors, I had my pick and choice in the design of the case. I chose chrome polished for the aluminum and white acetal on the bottom half. I ordered on 10/21 and it arrived yesterday on 11/3. Not bad for a custom order, but relatively slow speed in throughout the entire ordering process that was sped up only because I called in somewhat frequently to inquire about my order status. Finally, as they had not been delivering on their promises, they upgraded my shipping speed from ground to 2 day delivery, which was nice of them (though I hate being a naggy customer). I am pairing it with a SGP Seinheil Ultra Crystal front screen protector on the phone. I took the pictures on my Motorola Atrix, so sorry for the lack of quality right now. Will update when I take some shots with my better camera. Pics: Pros: Love the design and complement of the color Fully customized order The feel of the phone in your hand No issues with case and button placement Love the clean look Protection I needed without adding too much bulk No noticeable degradation to signal strength. Still constantly at 4 bars. Cons: Price relatively expensive despite the 15% off coupon code used. $70 final price w/ shipping. Customer Service no contact or continued status update on the process. Had to call in multiple times to inquire. Will give them a few points for making me happy by upgrading my shipping speed. Overall, I would give it easily a 4 stars, maybe 4.5 stars on the entire product. If the price was a little lower and their ordering process/customer service was top-notch, I would consider this a 5 star must-have case. I would strongly consider purchasing from them the next time I need an iPhone case.