Ballistic makes a lot of cases for a lot of phones, but across them all, the colored corners remain steady. In its latest design, Ballistic's LifeStyle "smooth" case offers a less textured surface than other cases, and a lot less bulk.
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There's a wide space for your headset jack, but the cover over the power button is quite stiff.
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Colorful and stylish
Although the case comes in five colors, I got to see it in purple. There's a slight curve to the case, and the silicone bumpers stand out.
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The case won't get in the way of any charging action.
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Each case comes with four colors of rubbery bumpers that you can slip into the corners for extra protection and give. They vary in thickness.