The verizon case has a small tab looking thing on the back at the bottom. For the functional mods, it fits into a little gap that I guess one uses to detach the mod, but the style mods don't have that gap. I seem to recall a thread where people trimmed that tab back (and documented their work) and were able to use style mods with it. I've also read that there are multiple revisions of the verizon case where they fixed the problem for cases made later. Maybe you get lucky and get a later revision, but if not, a little touch up work might make it compatible. I agree, the incipio case does have a higher quality sort of look to it.