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    Seidio were kind enough to send us four cases to review, two Surface cases offering slim and sleek protection as well as two Dilex cases for more rugged / hardcore protection. Seidio have partnered up with Kryptek who provide combat proven features and designs in ultra-high performance technical and tactical outdoor adventure apparel. The Seidio Kryptek collection brings strong, durable cases with distinct camouflage patterns where no two cases are ever the same due to their detailed pattern and production process.

    Seidio Surface with a kickstand from the Kryptek collection:

    • Features exclusively licensed Kryptek patterns for a truly unique look that pushes design to the limit
    • Hydro transfer process provides seamless integration of the pattern with the case that won’t chip or scratch off
    • Amazingly thin design at just 2mm thick with a Polycarbonate exterior layer that features our signature soft touch coating
    • TPU inner layer adds an extra layer of protection with Hexguard technology that helps dissipate shock in the event of impact
    • Zinc-alloy, magnetic kickstand for media viewing that securely snaps back into place when not in use
    • Compatible with wireless charging and NFC functions


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    What struck me the most about the Surface cases was their ability to offer great protection, while remaining sleek and slim. When you put on a Surface case you instantly get the reassurance that the phone can take bumps / drops. Partnering up with Kryptek gives the cases an ultra cool camouflage appeal. Just be sure to remember where you put the phone down, as the camouflage design is very well executed.

    The case comes in at 2mm thick, which is very impressive considering it still manages to offer TPU inner layering for protection as well as a Polycarbonate exterior layer. Round the back you’ll find a zinc-alloy, magnetic kickstand to help with media viewing. The kickstand snaps back into place, giving you the confidence that it won’t come loose. The Surface case also offers precise cut outs and button covers to increase the protection and accessibility. The Surface case comes in two parts, a bottom and a top, offering a slide-in design for quick and easy installation.

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    There are no short cuts with the Surface case, the case fits perfectly around the phone, no gaps were found and all the buttons / ports were easily accessible. The case offers a lip at the front to protect the screen if you have the phone face down, it also protrudes enough at the back to cover the camera lens.

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    The overall case has a soft matte finish to it, very similar to the Nexus 5; this allows the phone to feel good in the hand, while not being slippery. Check out the latest range from Seidio and their Surface Kryptek collection here:

    https://www.seidioonline.com/style/surface-kryptek/

    Moving on to the Big Brother in the pack, the Seidio Dilex case offers excellent protection to your phone, with it’s rugged looks accompanied by the Kryptek finish, this case is onto a winner.

    Seidio Dilex with a kickstand from the KRYPTEK collection:

    • Exclusively licensed Kryptek pattern for a unique look
    • Hydro transfer process provides seamless integration of the pattern with the case
    • Certified 6 ft. impact protection with unique corner cushion and dual layer design
    • Signature Hexguard Technology on inner TPU layer adds more shock protection in the event of impact
    • Zinc-alloy, magnetic kickstand for viewing media and snaps back into place when not in use
    • Compatible with wireless charging and NFC functions


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    The Surface case offers protection to your phone, but the Dilex case offers extreme protection to your phone. It comes with a certified 6 ft drop protection. Being ‘The Tall Guy’ I know all too well the damage dropping a phone from 6ft can do, with the Dilex case I don’t need to worry.

    With its dual layer design and high impact enhanced corners with Hexguard technology, you know this phone has all round protection.

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    The Dilex case comes with all the same attention to detail as the Surface case, such as precision cut outs and ports for accessibility, Polycarbonate outer layer and TPU inner layer, built in zinc alloy magnetic kickstand and a lip that protrudes over the front of the screen for protection as well as a protruding back to protect the camera lens. All this plus more padding and it's only 3.6mm thick is impressive.

    Comparing both the Surface and Dilex cases side by side, I would say that they both look excellent. They both offer protection, but the Dilex stands out from its smaller, slightly thinner sibling. The Dilex case looks like the type of case that could take a beating and still look brand new. When it comes to protection, both the Surface and Dilex will have you covered, but for that added protection with the 6ft drop certificate I would recommend the Dilex case. Both cases add minimum weight to the phone, but the Dilex case seems slightly heavier, and thicker.

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    Matching these cases with a phone that is IP68 rated, there really isn’t much you can’t throw at them, well – maybe a tank!

    Check out the latest range from Seidio and their Dilex Kryptek collection here:
    https://www.seidioonline.com/style/dilex-kryptek/

    The Tall Guy!
    RumoredNow and Rob Phillips like this.
    09-15-2016 09:03 AM

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