The Trident Kraken AMS is Tridents beast. The name alone is enough to make you think “Beastly case”, or “Release the Kraken!” Trident goes against the grain with this beast. Here are some of its stats.
- It starts with the Perseus silicone skin(with optional screen protectors)
- A rigid polycarbonate EXO Skeleton with built in screen protector.
- AMS (Adaptive Modular System) rear slide lock groove for multiple atachments, initially for aluminum kick stand.
- Headphone extension.
- Belt clip.
Kraken AMS goes against the normal silicone present on multiple cases at the Tank level. Examples would be Otterbox Defender, Griffin Survivor, and the Ballistic HC. Due to the rigid nature of most polycarbonates, used in manufacturing cases, silicone wraps diffuse the initial impact preventing cracks. The AMS series uses a rigid layer on the outside. This allows for the case to smoothly go in and out of the pocket by not sticking to anything. The silicone Perseus case is left on the inside to absorb any residual shock from the initial impact. It begs to question whether the dampening of the initial impact is better than absorbing the aftershock. We will test this theory with a video in the near future.
The EXO Skeleton of the Kraken AMS is sleek looking ad feels great. Even though it is the same size as its competitors, it doesn’t feel like it. Not having clingy exterior silicone makes this beast formidable. There are ridges at the rear to give your fingers something to hold on to. Also the polycarb has a light texture reminiscent of a good pair of binoculars. The rear also rounds out versus staying flat. This enables the case to buckle and displace energy versus falling flat and stopping.
The AMS’s rear slip lock initially has an aluminum kick stand attached. It can also have a universal clip attached, tripod, bike mount, and car mount attached. Trident made this case versatile to a rough and leisure life style.
The built in screen protector is held in by an adhesive like most of its competitors. It is standard issue for tank level cases.
Something I really like about Trident is they took time to realize there cases may not work with all headphones. They include a headphone extension with the Kraken. It is nothing fancies just an adapter for those headphones with abnormally large plug-ins.
The belt clip is much to be desired. It is small, clips only to front of case, and has a tendency to break. Trident has a one year warranty that you will use if you put the clip to any type of serious test. Just like Otterbox one year warranty being used cause its rubber is stretched out or torn.
The Kraken AMS Series by Trident is a good alternative to some of the other Tanks out there. Your phone will be protected, you will like it in your pocket, and it will strike fear into those around when you say, “Release the Kraken!”
It recieves 3.5 out of 5 from Guru DJ.