ADDENDUM ADDED AT END OF POST! MAREWARE CONFIRMS INTIAL PROBLEMS WITH FIT OF MICROSHELL Received this today. Mixed feelings. Had to remove back protection for it to fit. It is very very secure once attached. In fact so secure it was a real struggle to get it on in the first place which makes this a less desirable backing for my Ipad. Before I took off the backing I struggled for what must have been 10 minutes trying to get all snaps to click in. No go. So I removed the BSE I had on since almost day one, no easy chore either by the way, and even then I had a really hard time getting all four to click in. I even called Mareware to ask if there was some sort of secret to getting this thing in there. I mean I wasn't looking for something that was going to permanently attach to the darn thing. Anyway after finally getting it on I used it for a while, found the ridges in the back at first annoying but after awhile got used to them, they had a little bit of extra grip power, something to grab on to in way. So while I'm not a hug fan of them I could get used to them. I found all the edges, or clips they use to secure the Ipad in place a little on the sharp side, like they were unfinished in a way. I suppose if I was going to keep this I would sand them down some to round them off some. The more I used it the less I like the feel of these edges and the rim that surrounds the right side of the product, which is another way it holds the ipad in there so tightly. Not sure how the Incipio Feather does it with out the need for these but I think I prefer their system over this one. The thing I guess that bothers me the most was how difficult it is to get in and out. I like to switch cases every so often and I do not want to spend a lot of time doing it. Also the fact that there is virtually no breathing room what so ever makes having a skin protecter backing impossible unless BSE is unusually thick. I was going to take this off and replace it with a wrapsol which I prefer so I did not mind taking it off. I will try and attach the micro shell after applying and see if it fits, no likely though. Will report back if it does. It seems about the same weight as the Incipio feather which does not the same system to secure it, no clips, much easier to get in and out, and no rough edges. Over all I would say this is a good first try but there are way to many drawbacks to this product and I will wait for Incipio to release there Smart cover friendly Feather case and will be returning this to Mareware in short order. It's really too bad because I waited an awful long time for this. For the wait Mareware sends you a free iphone case, kind of ugly but what the hell right? More pictures in following posts. I want to note to my original post that after three emails to MAREWARE regarding my total unhappiness with this case, they have stepped up to the plate and I have to make sure that I leave no impression that I was not totally satisfied with their service. They sent me an email explaining the situation they were up against, confirming the difficulties they were having with this particular case. I for one feel some what vindicated as I found it just so impossible and could not belief that this was they way it was designed, and I was right! I have posted their response at the bottom of this post. And while I have since moved on to several other cases for back protection, Speck & Belkin, and did want a replacement for the Micro Shell Mareware did send me an Eco-Vu Case to replace the disaster of a shell I recieved the first time and I really want to have a case like this for meetings and such. Anyway, if your case is too tight, send them a couple of emails, and you still have not heard back send another, after all its your hard earned money and why should you settle for a defective case or anything less than the best! Hip gip hooray for Mareware! Letter from Mareware: Hello 3Goldens, First, let me apologize for the delay in response. Ever since the release of the iPad 2 we have been a bit overwhelmed with e-mail and voice mails. We are trying our best to get to them in the order they came in. We normally respond within 72 hours. We have determined that due to the temperature variances of the mold, some of the cases from the first batch seem to have come out a little tighter. We have resolved this issue and can replace you case with another Microshell that you will not continue to have this problem with. However, you mentioned that you would prefer to have the Eco Vue instead, so we can do that instead. Please let us know. Additionally, we will need you sales order number to confirm all you information. Again, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.