Rated 4 out of5 byThomas_SFBay fromHard shell protection/soft shell shock absorptionBought this case when purchasing Icon at local Windows store on first day of phone's release. Provides protection of a hard shell case with sock absorption of soft shell. Matte surface helps with grip. First case had issue with matte coating peeling off during first day of use. Incipio provided free warranty exchange and new case matte surface coating is holding up well.