Trident makes a plethora of rugged cases in all kinds of styles and colors, and their Kraken AMS series definitely takes the crown for most protective and feature-packed. These are now available to order for the Galaxy S5 in 7 different colors for a deep discount while supplies last.
While designed like a lot of other rugged cases, the Trident Kraken AMS differs in a few different categories: colors, features, and material. With this case, the company has opted to take a pass on the traditional TPU rubbery materials for the inner skin and has gone with a new Thermo Plastic Elastomer, or TPE for short. This is a lot more rigid and holds up to the elements slightly better than its TPU counterpart.
A harded polycarbonate shell with a built-in screen protector fits on around the skin, and on the rear of it is a pullout kickstand which is a very nice touch from the company. Trident also includes a heavy duty holster with a belt clip so you can easily get to your device when you absolutely need to.
This case is also Military Standard MIL-STD-810G which is good for shielding against dropping, rain, sand, dust, and extreme vibration. If you drop your Galaxy S5 while in this case I can’t imagine ANYTHING happening to it. This case is that strong.
What we really want to know is what AMS stands for, because we like to know these things. It turns out that it stands for Adaptive Modular System, because there are several accessories you can get for the case itself including a tripod mount.
Another great thing about this case when compared to its peers is the price! These are currently about 20 dollars less than the equivalent from the likes of OtterBox, ZAGG, and Griffin. The Trident Kraken AMS is also a lot more protective.