Just got my Switcheasy Tones case (in black). Great case! I had two issues, one, it wasn't black, it was gray and lighter gray...looked good, but I really wanted it darker. Compared to my Belkin Grip Candy Sheer case (gravel/blacktop), the button feedback sucked. I know others claim it's good, well compared to the Belkin, it sucks. Decided to try my luck on dying the case darker... I've heard and seen the G-Shock community doing this to their old G-Shocks...so I gave it a go. G-Shock owners also claimed to boil their resin (specifically mudman models) to improve tactile feedback. Used RIT black dye (liquid version), picked it up at CVS for $5, boiled up some water, then got it to a simmer and added the dye. Ended up taking about 45 minutes of getting nervous, taking it out, putting it in, etc, etc. In the end...this is what it came out looking like: and here it is next to my Belkin, notice the belkin has a slight purple/reddish hue to it...that's accurate) Feedback of the volume/power buttons is DRAMATICALLY improved, just as nice, if not better than the belkin now. The hard plastic portion didn't change much in color, but the TPU portion is nearly BLACK...it has a slight blue'ish hue, which looks very similar to the slate color of the iPhone 5, maybe a touch more purple...but still damn nice. I should have taken before pictures...but unfortunately didn't. In my opinion, this is how the case should have come from the factory! ---------- Here's a pic I found from another member, as it looks from the factory. No, the black back of mine didn't get lighter...that's how light the gray was compared to the plastic section!