This is a hard plastic case with a rubber coating, just as described. I love the hard plastic cases, because they do a good job of protecting the phone when dropped (and I drop mine a lot!!) This one snaps on easily and stays in place. Feel of the rubber coating is fine - seems to reduice the amount I drop my phone cos it's easier to keep ahold of it. Not sure how long it will stay looking good, but I've had it in daily use for a couple of weeks and so far it still looks nice. Awesome deal for the price!