Date of purchase:February, 2012
This is a very rugged case and provides great protection for my iPhone. I work in very dirty and harsh environments and the case has protected the phone in numerous drops, scrapes, and dampness from rain and mists.
I use the phone for expense tracking, logs, technical information, photos, and many other functions and have no trouble using the keyboard or access buttons.
The camera ports are clear and do not interfere with camera.
The case cleans up very nicely with damp cloth, and the outer bumper case slips off for less bulk when heavy-duty protection is not needed (there is still good protection even without the outer bumper), and the phone still locks tightly in belt clip without the outer bumper! Good functional design.
I did break the belt clip (my fault), and Ballistic sent a replacement, no charge, and in my possession in two days. Excellent customer service!
I have used Otterbox cases, and while they are a very good product, I have found the Ballistic better for my application.