Best case for a person that would drop their iPhone 100 times a day?

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  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Not for me, LOL, but for my dad. My dad is getting an iPhone 3GS or 4. I advised him against the 4, but still. He tends to drop his phones A LOT, so I'm thinking of a rugged case. I'd also like any ideas for a screen protector, something that still allows you to be able to use the screen.

    At this point, I think a wallet case would be a little better. I don't know, I just need some suggestions. He had a Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and now really wants the iPhone. I just don't want him to have to buy a screen every two weeks because he accidentally scrapes it with a screwdriver or whatever. I have the bumper on mine, but now that just that alone won't cut it for him.
     
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    Co-sign. Definitely sounds like he needs the OB Defender.
     
  4. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

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    I'm also with the Otterbox Defender, its $50 retail, but amazon has it for like $28 I think
     
  5. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    If you don't want to spend that much on the Otterbox I would go with the CaseMate Tough case :)
     
  6. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    There is also the Ballistic and Speck Thoughshell.
     
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    Or splash klutz
     
  8. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks everyone, the Otterbox Defender looks to be great, has enough padding between the screen and floor if dropped. I don't mind the price to be honest, we're not paying for the phone or bill - His work will. So getting a case kinda helps to even the investment a bit, saves them money from having to pay for any replacement parts that would cost them loads.
     
  9. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    its like 20$ at amazon now i think, get the commuter. the defender is too bulky..

     
  10. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    Commuter has a very small lip on it, so the front of the screen isn't all that protected. Yes the Defender is huge, but that and cockroaches would survive a nuclear blast
     
  11. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    The OtterBox Defender is really good, although, if you want purely DROP PROTECTION, the Impact Band from Base One Labs is the way to go!
     
  12. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Having just come from a 3G, the defender doesn't bug me at all. :)

    The ballistic looks nice, but I've heard too many good things about Otterbox and not enough about the company that puts out the ballistic although the ballistic does come with a red "interior" which I liked.

    When I got mine, the AT&T rep said they couldn't waive the upgrade fee, but then took it off the case.
     
  13. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    dont buy it new, watch the marketplace forums here...i picked up mine for 20$ used.
     
  14. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I have a brand new defender, never opened, pm me if your interested.
     
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    arkhippo > defender :)
     
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    100 times a day

    This will protect it 1000 times a day. :p

    [​IMG]
     
  19. martynov macrumors member

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    wow that is huge! My friend has the otterbox case and that thing feels so bulky in hands but definitely offers very good protection.
     
  20. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Lol, funny enough, my dad just came home with his new iPhone 4 and an Otterbox Defender. IT'S SO BULKY!!!!
     
  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    LOL I think this case is bulkier :D

    [​IMG]
     
  22. enemi macrumors regular

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    Could probably kill some one with that thing ;p
     

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