Best protective case for high impact?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Friscochris, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Friscochris macrumors member

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    When I snowboard I usually bring my MP3 player with me. Now that I have the iphone all my music is on that. I would like to sell my old MP3 player, but before i do that I need to find a case that will completely protect my iphone in case of high impact crash or whatever else. It can be a completely enclosed case or whatever, just needs to be ultra protective. It will sit in my jacket pocket near my chest (inside pocket)... any suggestions?
     
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  3. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    seconded.
     
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    If you don't like the bulk of Otterbox try the switch easy capsual rebel. A great case that can take a lick or two.
     
  6. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    otterbox defender......

    gives me a piece of mind on the construction site! when i take it out of the OB once a week or so to give it a quick inspection it looks brand new! 0 scratches anywhere........
     
  7. Friscochris thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah looks real good. Its exactly what I need. Thanks.

    :eek: Good Lord.

    Thats what I currently have. Although it is good, I would not trust it if I were to fall on it or something ya know?

    One question for you. How is the headphone port opening? On a lot of cases it takes a skinny jack to fit into the port, is this the same way? I have to look at the jack again that I will be plugging in, but I am pretty sure it is a little thicker than the standard iphone phones.


    Thanks for the help guys. I think this will do what I need it to do. I just need to make enough money on my other MP3 player to pay for this and have some extra $$. Word.
     
  8. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    headphone opening is plenty big... i have a couple of sets and it fits my larger plug with plenty of room..... without ruler in front of me i'd say 3/8" diam opening... might be a little shy of that (maybe 5/16" diam)... but it's large....

    the OB defender has a very solid feel, even with wet hands, it's non slip great quality rubber outside..... and all the "flaps" on the openings fit snug (headphone, dock connector & vibrate toggle switch).... it will take you a few times to get used to taking the case on and off .. but once you've done it a few times you can take it off quickly....
     
  9. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    I am looking at my Defender right now. It has a very wide open headphone port. It should not be a problem for almost any headphone jack you could think of. I would totally trust this case with almost anything thrown at it.
     
  10. Friscochris thread starter macrumors member

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    Glad the headphone port is big because I have a big angled jack to put in it? (WAT??) ...Man that dont sound right.... :eek:


    lol

    What colors do you guys have? Black and Yellow don't look too bad, but I am digging the white one to.



    edit: Just seen they ship from Ft Collins... Right up the road from me.. should come quick!
     
  11. livingiphone macrumors newbie

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    You are Rad

    haha. wow you want to bring your iphone on snowboarding. try the otterbox defender. I hope you still wont smash it up. lol
     
  12. scirica macrumors 68020

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    Checking out the Otterbox for my high-octane sports. Now I just need one that I can take to 150ft underwater...That would be my ultimate case!
     
  13. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    ya... 15 or 20' is the best i've seen......
     
  14. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    personally I would say just get something like the Camelbak MULE. It works great for thinks like snow boarding/ skiing because it allows you to carry water (3L) and has room for some other stuff. Plus it has a spot to put a media player/cell phone. I have stored my phone up there when I have gone mountain biking and it has taken some huge hits from crashes on much harder ground then when you crash on skis/ snowboards and my phones have come way with out a scratch.

    I have landed on bolder before at speeds the camelbak being the object that took the brunt of the crash and the phone had nothing wrong with it.
     

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