I've had my slice 3 for about a week now and am pretty happy with it. I was very aggravated upon first opening it, however, because the cdma (Verizon) version is way different than the gsm version and it wasn't even accurately pictured on the pinlo site until a few days ago AFTER i ordered the case.
it has a checkered backing to it which isn't ugly but i was really hoping for the clear as it was pictured
the top is open like the bottom, NOT closed with cut-outs for the headphone jack, mic and lock button like the gms- i think they changed the design due to the ripping/tearing/bending issues when trying to take the case off the phone. it's easy to put on but while removing it you need to be extremely careful not to tear it.