1. Soul TKR's Avatar
    Alright here's the review I promised...

    First off let me just say that so far I REALLY REALLY like this setup. I've been waiting since April (since I got my Tbolt) to find a case that would fit my everyday needs, and just when every manufacturer would release something I had my eye on, it would fall short in one area or another. My preferences when looking for a case was protection but not incredibly bulky, hard outer shell so that it may slide in your pocket easier, and a built in extended battery because we all know the battery on this phone is ridiculous. This case pretty much covered all my needs.

    I'll just go ahead and start off with the pics and comments...

    Sorry, it's been a pretty long while since I've touched my SLR and Editing software LOL... made me realize I need to re-teach myself all over again. Plus I was in a hurry as I had to leave town right after I shot these. Ignore all the dust particles... It's funny how that camera (16 Mega Pixels) picks up everything LOL!! I couldn't even see half this stuff with the naked eye till I opened up the pictures...


    Trident box net to Tbolt


    Holster, Electra Case, and Tbolt. Unsure why the "Kraken II" instructions were in there. My guess is the case is so new that they haven't made any instructions for the Electra yet and used this as a temporary measure. No big deal, to be honest I didn't even open it LOL.


    Picture of the screen protector which is also protected by a plastic film that you peel off... that's the texture you see. Once you peel this off, it's as smooth as the glass on the phone which was another BIG advantage I liked. I really started to get tired of my ZAGG and the fingerprints. Not to mention it had a sort of "friction" when sliding my finger across when it should "glide" like a naked Tbolt!


    Holster, Outer Hard Shell, Inner Silicon Shell, Tbolt, Front Face Hard Shell, and Extended Battery.


    The rear outer hard shell. You can see the prongs/contacts made for the antenna. Nothing was looked over!


    New Extended Battery (2600 mAh) vs. Original Battery (1400 mAh)




    Extended Battery placed in Tbolt.


    My poor kickstand has seen better days. The darn clear coat started peeling off one day so I've been slowly scratching it off with my fingernails. I should probably just pull out the old sand paper and be done with it lol...


    Case Installed... literally about 20 seconds to do this. Just place your new battery in your phone, place the silicon skin in the rear hard polycarbonate, then place your Tbolt inside there. It literally falls into place. Take the front polycarbonate face and snap it in place and Vwaaalaaaa! All done!


    No those aren't scratches on the screen protector, just some finger smudges my camera picked up (the flash did it). Again couldn't see these with the naked eye...






    Kickstand works just fine...


    The following are just various viewing angles with the screen on/off. Tried to get pictures of every side of the case so you could see all the jacks/ports and stuff...








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    10-02-2011 12:27 AM
  2. Soul TKR's Avatar








    Pictures with the Holster on the phone. Seems like a pretty nice Holster. Although I know ETX Droid had a few problems with his Kraken II version breaking a couple times. Not sure if they are any different or not. The case EASILY snaps into place, and seems to be locked in pretty good. The case rotates/ratchets as well so that's nice. The Holster itself is a bit hard to get off your belt though lol.








    Just a close up of the dust cover over the speaker and the openings in the design for the display sensor and front camera.


    Comparison shots of this case next to my wifes Aegis case... It's only slightly larger.











    If you like this case here is additional info about it and can be purchased directly from Trident.... http://www.tridenteer.com/products/E...8Black%29.html

    Also I found a 20% off code (for the month of September ONLY) including FREE Shipping!

    Code: back2school20

    My order came out to $55.99 Shipped...

    Mine arrived the day after I ordered it, but I only live an hour away so...
    10-02-2011 12:28 AM
  3. cclifft's Avatar
    Thank you for this. I have been looking for a case for my TB for the extended battery. After I installed the GB OTA last week, I ordered a stock oem battery from amazon for $9 so I could use my incipio case that I got when I got my TB. I wanted to try out a standard battery with the GB OTA and see if the battery management improved any, and since Verizon took my stock battery when they replaced it with the extended battery a while ago.

    Anyway, thanks for the review. I like the looks of this case. Does it seem to feel and function good as far as access to the buttons and being able to fit in your pockets, etc. I am not a holster fan at all, so my phone is either in my pocket or on my desk. Just curious how much more if any bulk it adds to the over all feel with the extended battery.
    10-03-2011 04:16 PM
  4. Soul TKR's Avatar
    Thank you for this. I have been looking for a case for my TB for the extended battery. After I installed the GB OTA last week, I ordered a stock oem battery from amazon for $9 so I could use my incipio case that I got when I got my TB. I wanted to try out a standard battery with the GB OTA and see if the battery management improved any, and since Verizon took my stock battery when they replaced it with the extended battery a while ago.

    Anyway, thanks for the review. I like the looks of this case. Does it seem to feel and function good as far as access to the buttons and being able to fit in your pockets, etc. I am not a holster fan at all, so my phone is either in my pocket or on my desk. Just curious how much more if any bulk it adds to the over all feel with the extended battery.
    Well the phone of course is a bit heavier, but that's to be expected. The edges of the screen are sometimes a pain to access because of the case but really not too bad. Not a deal breaker by any means. It fits in my pocket just fine. But I often wear baggy blue jeans so keep that in mind...

    Lets just say, I've had it for close to a week and still VERY happy with it. Hope that helps
    10-04-2011 05:30 PM
  5. t_reax's Avatar
    Just wanted to add if it already hasn't been mentioned, in addition to the 2600maH battery that comes with this case/holster my 2750maH HTC battery that I ordered from Verizon works well with the case. Nice to always have a fully charged X battery on hand. Thanks Trident for making a superior product for the TBolt...
    10-07-2011 08:40 AM
  6. taylorz_412's Avatar
    do the other color skins you can buy fit this case
    10-13-2011 01:42 PM
  7. droid77's Avatar
    Thanks for the review. I have an Aegis and I really like it.
    10-13-2011 08:29 PM
  8. taylorz_412's Avatar
    I recieved mine in the mail yesterday and it is just to bulky for me i will be returning mine

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    10-19-2011 09:35 AM
  9. Soul TKR's Avatar
    I recieved mine in the mail yesterday and it is just to bulky for me i will be returning mine

    sent from my BAMFD BOLT using tapatalk
    Sorry to hear...

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    11-19-2011 08:15 AM
  10. Atomic_Monkey's Avatar
    I have the Kraken II for T-bolt regular battery, love it..but this case makes me nervous about the amount of dust that might get into the interior of the phone through the camera and kickstand area, since there is no hard back directly over the battery, I don't think the seal will be good enough..dust does get in to some degree, I know it is minimal but looks like I can see the interior of the phone on the one close up of the kickstand here...

    Also, have you noticed any problem with the clips on the hard case (where the two outer shell pieces are held together...I have had the back of mine (which covers the clips attached to the front piece, break off...first time it happened Trident replaced it no problems...bout to ask again as it happened fairly quickly for me both times...If you never take the case off you are good, but the first time you take it off it seems to break shortly there after...until enough of them are busted and the case won't stay together...

    I do like my Kraken better than any other case out there, I like the hard shell outside the rubber one...hopefully they can make the clip areas more durable...still might have to get this electra if I go with an extended batter now that I just got LTE here...
    11-20-2011 06:21 PM
  11. Soul TKR's Avatar
    No I haven't had any issues with the clips. However, I am noticing it getting easier to pull apart each time I do it lol.

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    11-22-2011 05:03 AM
  12. Atomic_Monkey's Avatar
    Just read a review from someone that has both that said the electras clasps were stronger.... trident also told me today that they would replace my Kraken for the second time no problem. Great customer service! they are standing behind their product and I will stay with their cases as they do rock!
    11-22-2011 06:02 PM
  13. Phoenix111's Avatar
    Just read a review from someone that has both that said the electras clasps were stronger.... trident also told me today that they would replace my Kraken for the second time no problem. Great customer service! they are standing behind their product and I will stay with their cases as they do rock!

    I have to agree as well that they have quality customer service. I ordered two electra cases and the belt clips broke on both. I emailed them about the problem and they sent me out two replacement belt clips that are redesigned with springs.
    12-09-2011 03:57 AM
  14. dragonsamus's Avatar
    This looks like the case I want to get but its pretty expensive... :-(
    12-18-2011 06:47 PM
  15. AFirefighter's Avatar
    Still going strong? I just ordered mine - will be here on Wednesday.
    03-19-2012 03:31 PM
  16. Edward_g's Avatar
    I've had this case for awhile but stopped using it. For some reason I
    only get 1x data when I'm using it now. I can get 3g and 4g with no problem when I switch to the original battery.
    06-09-2012 08:53 AM
  17. Bond32's Avatar
    If I could find this for around $30 I would spring for it but now days, $60 is just too much.
    07-12-2012 10:30 AM
  18. Unobtanium's Avatar
    If I could find this for around $30 I would spring for it but now days, $60 is just too much.
    Keep in mind it comes with an extended battery.

    I got mine off Amazon for about $50. I've seen them on there for as low as $46 from various vendors.

    I just got my Electra case recently. Already had to go to Trident for a replacement holster (their Customer Service e-mail was great) with a better clip. I also have a Zagg screen protector, that I've had since the first couple of weeks I owned the TBolt, so I took out the Trident protector (it easily peeled out, and left no sticky residue).

    So far, I like the Electra. It adds weight and bulk, but I am O.K. with that, I like phones with a little heft to them. And given that I am likely to have to keep my TBolt past my "upgrade" date, the protection is worth it. I would like to see them offer the flexible part in colors other than black, like they do for their other cases.
    07-14-2012 07:24 PM
  19. Bond32's Avatar
    Keep in mind it comes with an extended battery.

    I got mine off Amazon for about $50. I've seen them on there for as low as $46 from various vendors.

    I just got my Electra case recently. Already had to go to Trident for a replacement holster (their Customer Service e-mail was great) with a better clip. I also have a Zagg screen protector, that I've had since the first couple of weeks I owned the TBolt, so I took out the Trident protector (it easily peeled out, and left no sticky residue).

    So far, I like the Electra. It adds weight and bulk, but I am O.K. with that, I like phones with a little heft to them. And given that I am likely to have to keep my TBolt past my "upgrade" date, the protection is worth it. I would like to see them offer the flexible part in colors other than black, like they do for their other cases.
    Ya, I see what you mean but I just can't bring myself to spend that on a case. Not yet at least. I already bought the shell holster, body glove, and otterbox lol.

    I had the cyclops case for my fascinate. I was actually impressed with the trident screen protector they had.
    07-15-2012 09:45 AM
  20. Edward_g's Avatar
    I've had this case for awhile but stopped using it. For some reason I
    only get 1x data when I'm using it now. I can get 3g and 4g with no problem when I switch to the original battery.
    FTI :
    I found that the signal connection in the back of the hard case has broken. The one near the camera lens.


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    07-21-2012 07:30 PM
  21. Unobtanium's Avatar
    FTI :
    I found that the signal connection in the back of the hard case has broken.
    I would call or e-mail Trident and ask if they will replace it.
    07-22-2012 08:24 PM
  22. Edward_g's Avatar
    I'm back in business. Trident took care of me. I really appreciate their good service.

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    08-02-2012 03:56 PM
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