The folks at Phantom Skinz saw the review and this is what they stated:
1) The reason that we have a small gap in the side strips is that
the pieces do/can be stretched. They can be stretched to match perfectly.
Go ahead and lift one and try it. If you need to warm it up it will
stretch much easier but you also need to make sure that you don't rip it.
2) The very slim area between the battery cover and the side pieces
are sooooo slim that most people could not align it properly and the pieces
would be so slim/thin that they would peel off over time. With the
pieces that we include and properly installed and heated, nothing should
come off. Different phones have different coverage, some more thorough
ALso on a side note . yes i did knock the camera off the tripod at the end .. kinda funny so i just left it in ...
with the skin on i am using my HTC leather horizontal pouch i bought from htcpedia.com ... i tried it in my holster from seidio for innocase but off course that doesnt work ... phone is too loose in that holster ...
the skin adds no bulk to the phone .. its like a thin piece of contact paper