I bought a VITA because I was drawn to it by the shinny design (yes...) Although this case is protective, the material made doesn't seem to handle a good smack. The PS, Power, Volume and Start/Select buttons are hard to reach (have to use nails sometimes) since it's design is a bit bulky and the material is not soft. Once this thing is on your Vita it loses it's beauty, but all for the sake of protection. Doesn't come with a screen protective film.
PROS: Covers most of the "unused" part of the VITA
CONS: Might be a bit too bulky. Material. Smaller buttons are hard to reach with big fingers. 0 Screen protection.
Great clamshell protector case, with potential issues
Great case, but not without it's own problems.
This tank of a case has survived a five-foot fall (along with the Vita of course!), and survived with nary a scratch or dent!
PROS: Covers everything on your Vita (Save the shoulder buttons, of course) Aluminum shell feels cool to the touch, and prevents sweaty hands.,
CONS: Shell locks your Vita in. If you want to remove your Vita from the shell case, you might as well break the case open! PS/Start/Select/Power buttons are harder to press with your fingers. Taking out Vita game cartridges is a challenge for bulky fingers.
It was certainly inexpensive, but that doesn't really help it too much. The case is hard to open and close around the PSVita. Though, when you do, it as a very satisfying snap to it. Playing with it on the PSVita is a bit troublesome. All buttons and thumbsticks save for the shoulder buttons become recessed. So a clean button press can feel a millimeter or two deeper than you're normally used, which would bother any avid user.
It's sturdy, redistributes a impact across the frame pretty nicely. and is easy to clean.