Taking the price of this case into account, it's not a horrible case. However, it is not as "grippy" on the sides as I would have liked. Compared to my wife's Speck case, this is very slippery and not rubberized for grip very well at all. It protects the sides, but it also slips out of my hand easily. Bought this instead of the higher priced Speck cases because of the back design being more contemporary, but would spend more on a case that had better grip. In the end, I will probably end up continuing to shop for another case and not using this. Oh well, it was worth a try.