The Predator is CNC Machined from Aircraft Grade Aluminum. They have designed this case to protect from almost any scenario and with covering the least amount of the phone surface. Your phone is protected if dropped on one of the corners, the sides, back and most importantly the front. The case doesn't interfere with any of the buttons, camera, charging port or speaker. The predator doesn't add hardly any weight, only 1.4 ounces to be exact, nor does it take up any more space in your pocket.