My item arrived within 3 days, so not bad. The gel skin is harder than I thought it would be, but is more than soft enough and will obviously protect my new phone better than a soft one would at any rate. It looks really good and doesn't make the phone any bulkier than it already is (it's very thin). It is a big phone so I didn't want some humungous case that would require me to procure a man-bag to carry it around in! Another nice thing is that, because it is rubbarized, it doesn't slip out of your hand or off a table top at all.