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Old Mar 1, 2013, 11:12 AM   #26
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Does using your pocket rather than the holster make the silicone stretch out faster?
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 12:11 PM   #27
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Holy f--- batman, if I start a new thread every day about otterbox's silicone, will it stretch out the forum?
Your off topic comments do make the threads longer.

I haven't had any problems yet with my Defender on my 5.

Otterbox has very good customer service. Give them a call.

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Old Mar 1, 2013, 10:08 PM   #28
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Silicon stretch on the defender for 4 and 4s
Not the 5. My 5 held up well over all.

Now the armor series is just awesome. And don't start with the bulk. I love a good handful
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 08:34 AM   #29
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Silicon stretch on the defender for 4 and 4s
Not the 5. My 5 held up well over all.

Now the armor series is just awesome. And don't start with the bulk. I love a good handful
Thanks. Did you keep your defender in your pocket?

I tried the armor but found it overkill for my lifestyle. Not worth $100 when the defender does just fine for me.

Thanks for your input btw
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 09:34 AM   #30
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Thanks. Did you keep your defender in your pocket?

I tried the armor but found it overkill for my lifestyle. Not worth $100 when the defender does just fine for me.

Thanks for your input btw
yeah i kept my iphone 5 with defender in my pocket often
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 04:51 AM   #31
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Anyone have the defender long enough to weigh in on this?
No problems they are a great case, don't believe the otterbox troll.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 07:34 AM   #32
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I should of added that I've had my Defender since when the 5 was first available which would be early October. I take it apart to clean at least once a week and do not use the belt clip. So far it's fine. I prefer it over the Armor for how it feels in my hand and how it doesn't slide on surfaces. I returned the Armor and kept the Defender even though its not waterproof.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 09:08 AM   #33
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I've taken my Defender off of my 5 many times and the silicone is still intact.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 11:50 AM   #34
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That's good news. It's something that worried me.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 03:03 PM   #35
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I just returned the otterbox and got a simple silicone case and a screen protector. And the guy used a wet wipe to clean my screen. I was like dude it's not sealed and he said we do this all the time.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 04:29 PM   #36
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I just returned the otterbox and got a simple silicone case and a screen protector. And the guy used a wet wipe to clean my screen. I was like dude it's not sealed and he said we do this all the time.
and then what?
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 07:03 PM   #37
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and then what?
Apparently the wipe has alcohol in it so it evaporates very quickly and is harmless.
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 09:03 AM   #38
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Do you keep your phone in your pocket or use the holster? And numerous time being more than 10? I've removed and installed it 3 times. But while it was off I reassembled it so I suppose you could say 6 times.
The holster is still sitting in the packaging...I never use it. I always carry my phone in my pocket. Very pleased also because this case is less of a lint magnet than the Defender for iPhone 4/4S. And I'd say I have uninstalled the case roughly 10 times (maybe more). Recently uninstalled/reinstalled the case to clean it and it's still strong!
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 09:06 AM   #39
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I have the protector still installed on my black defender but it's out on the white one. I'm considering getting a Glas.t but 28 bucks is a lot for 1 screen protector. Guess I'll just use my discount on the anti-scratch ones from Verizon...
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:35 PM   #40
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My wife's had one on her 5 since release day and the back isn't as tight on the plastic as it once was, but the sides aren't stretched at all.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:41 PM   #41
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No stretch on my 5 at all. In fact, its very difficult to even get it started to remove. It's holding up very well.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:48 PM   #42
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I've had an Otterbox Defender on my 5S since getting the phone last November. The case is fine and I like the fact that it adds a bit of bulk to the phone and is a bit less slippery. I've accidentally dropped the phone in the case at least a half dozen times, and on hard surfaces, with no breakage.

The only part of the Defender I don't like is the screen protector. It scratches fairly easily, but under most circumstances these surface scratches are not noticeable. Got an iPhone for my wife, and she wanted a Defender case, too. She tosses the phone in her pocketbook where all manner of objects live, including sharp ones, and so far, no problems.

I took the case off the phone a few weeks ago...the 5s still looks brand new.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 07:00 PM   #43
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The only part of the Defender I don't like is the screen protector.
I too dislike that stock protector so I punched it out and added on directly to the phone screen. Problem solved!
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 01:14 PM   #44
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I had my defender for my i5 and after few months it was stretched out around all the corners. I was searching for a new case when I read something about otter having warranties up to a year after purchase. I went to their site followed the instructions uploaded the two pics and got a new case no questions asked. I believe I may have caused mine to stretch bc I cleaned it a lot with alcohol wipes bc not only did it stretch out the color faded and the case felt completely different. So I wouldn't advise cleaning them with alcohol lol but otterbox was awesome and I am a happy customer!
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 05:51 PM   #45
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My only gripe is if you don't take the phone out at least once a week you get a fair bit of dust in.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 06:53 AM   #46
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the silicone on these things stretch rediculously. I am very unhappy with my Otter products. Esp for the price.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 04:06 PM   #47
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If its stretching, then contact Otterbox for a replacement.

If the stretching is very noticeable, you may have a knock off.
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