Looking for the right case for your Android smartphone is not always as easy as it should be, especially when shopping online. Getting to feel a case and seeing how it fits on your device is always an advantage when buying cases at a local store, so we'll be taking an in-depth look at the Seidio ACTIVE case for the Motorola Atrix 4G and how it holds up in terms of protection, functionality and overall comfort.
The Atrix 4G ACTIVE case offers a great level of protection with its dual-layer design consisting of a dust-proof skin case surrounded by a 6-pronged exoskeleton that covers the impact points of the Atrix 4G. Since there's no clip attached to the ACTIVE case, it's actually relatively thin for the amount of protection it offers. At only 2.2mm for the overall thickness, you can handle your device with this case on and not feel like you've just turned your sleek Motorola Atrix into a brick.
While the ACTIVE case does cover majority of the Atrix, the screen is left exposed for full functionality-- which personally works better for me because even if you drop your device, the skin and exoskeleton is raised around the edges preventing your screen from hitting face-first.
You'll find that there are cutouts for all the appropriate ports and buttons on the Atrix 4G including the speaker, camera and flash, headphone jack, micro-USB port, micro-HDMI port and fingerprint scanner. The volume rocker is covered, but is raised on the skin allowing for easy adjustment of sound levels.
In terms of comfort, the ACTIVE case feels really nice in the hand. I'm not a huge fan of skin cases of any sort, but Seidio outdid themselves with this line. The non-slip soft touch coating on the exoskeleton makes me feel much safer handling the Atrix compared to utilizing the device without any protection at all. In addition, it sets my mind at ease knowing that if i drop my phone-- this bad boy will certainly protect it from any angle.
One thing I wasn't too ecstatic about was how easily the exoskeleton picks up fingerprints and smudges. Although it's not a huge deal, I'm pretty picky when it comes to keeping my Atrix 4G clean and free of oily fingerprints with or without a case on it. So that's just some food for thought. Now seeing as how this is one-half skin case, you may wonder how well this thing slips in and out of your pocket. And the answer to that is-- pretty darn easy. If you face the screen outwards so the exoskeleton slides against your leg, you won't have to fight yourself trying to get to your phone.
The Seidio ACTIVE case for the Motorola Atrix 4G comes in black, sapphire blue, burgundy and amethyst. If you're in need of a holster to clip on to your belt, there's even an ACTIVE Case Holster available to accomodate the larger fit of the Atrix with this case on.
Check out some additional shots of the Seidio ACTIVE case below.