Installation & Usage
Getting your iPhone installed in the ToughSkin is pretty easy, but takes a little bit of work. First you will need to take the plastic stability face frame and place it on the front of your iPhone.
Then slide your iPhone into the ToughSkin case at the top and pull the bottom over it. Feel around the case and make sure everything is secure and you are good to go.
The belt clip easily attaches to the back of the case without any issues.
I used the ToughSkin for about a week and it worked out pretty well. Now it was bulkier than my previous case, the Speck Fitted case, but any rugged case that offers more protection is going to be bulkier. One thing I really noticed when handling the ToughSkin is that the corners are extremely reinforced, much more so than the Speck PixelSkin rubber case. This makes sure if you drop your iPhone nothing will happen to it at all.
The ToughSkin worked well and I had access to all of my connections. I did notice that dust and lint easy attached itself to the case, which is expected with a rubber case. The only real problem I had with the case was that when I was texting the bottom half of the case that covers the home button would get in the way when I went to hit the space button. It really got annoying after a few days of using the case.
The case also has some really cool features. With any case taking it off to plug it into a dock or a set of speakers is very annoying. Since taking the case off of this case takes a little longer Speck has made it so you can pull back the bottom of the case so you can easily use it with dock devices. Another cool feature is that the belt clip actually locks into place so you can use it as a stand for your iPhone.