Better alternatives to Otterbox defender

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    My dad has an issue with the outer silicone stretching when he uses his clip thing.

    anyway, are there better alternatives then the Otterbox ?
     
  2. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  3. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx

    Griffin Survivor All Terrain

    Pelican Voyager
     
  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Griffin Survivor All Terrain is crap the screen protector they use totally washes out the screen
     
  5. Bocatrip macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure that if he contacted Otterbox, they would probably send him a new outer silicone piece. They are pretty good that way.
     
  6. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    With free shipping and you can keep the old one. Happened with my iPad Air Defender!
     
  7. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    I am using the Tough Jacket (not the Maxx) on my 6 Plus and I am very happy with it. It is comparable to the Otterbox Commuter which I used on my iPhone 5.
     
  8. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    this is the second one, they already shipped me one
     
  9. mggm1220 macrumors newbie

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    What are your thoughts on the Amzer Crusta case? They are apparently in stock. They come in a variety of colors. It even comes with an edge to edge glass screen protector.

    www.amzer.com/crusta/
     
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  11. DiggityBiggity macrumors 6502

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    I saw these too, nobody has any insight?
     
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  13. dcmike macrumors member

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    I just ordered one - this is just what I was looking for - something that highlights the beauty of the phone while offering protection.
     
  14. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502

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    Let us know what you think when you get it!
     
  15. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    There's always a piece of glass and a 2 x 4 board with iPhone 6 sandwiched between them, then wrap with duct tape. Guaranteed you're new phone will not bend. And, it's a great antitheft method as well. Unfortunately, you'll need bigger pockets. :cool:
     
  16. dcmike macrumors member

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    Will do! I ordered directly from the company (Amazon was backordered) and it should ship today. Will let you all know and will try and post a couple of pics. I watched this video on YouTube and was impressed (I know, it's for the Galaxy, but I am hoping the same will hold for the 6+):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhsFgfbcJ2k
     
  17. xclusiv1 macrumors member

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    Best case ever... i use it personally... its slim, durable and adds layers of protection... i use this case in conjunction with the tech armor balistic glass & the iq sheild full body skin (rear only)... This is an absolute great combo!!!
     

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  18. DiggityBiggity macrumors 6502

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    This looks like a wonderful temporary case while I wait for a Lifeproof to be released.

    Out of curiosity. Why do you use the IQ Shield Rear Skin when it's in this case? Are you concerned about resale value and scratches to the aluminum from dust in between the case and phone?

    Thanks!
     
  19. xclusiv1 macrumors member

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    Just a force of habit actually... all of my phones have always had front & rear protectors prior to putting it in the case... it makes it fit a bit more snug & adds additional protection... but i must admit, when i go to resell the phone, i always get the highest value.
     
  20. DiggityBiggity macrumors 6502

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    Screen Protectors | Body Protectors

    My habit (since my very first Motorola DROID) was the LITERAL SECOND the cover came off the phones box, the ZAGG screen protector was applied. I've gotten so good at installing these damned things, that EVERYONE I know requests I do theirs.

    I've honestly never seen one for the BACK of the phone... this has piqued my interest!!! I kept the original "film" on the back of the phone while I wait for Lifeproof, but this has me thinking I may want to purchase a rear protector too!!!
     
  21. xclusiv1 macrumors member

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    Take a look... (I only use the rear tho)

    http://www.amazon.com/Shield-LiQuid...ords=iphone+6+plus+full+body+screen+protector
     

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  22. DiggityBiggity macrumors 6502

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    For $8, how can I say no?!
     
  23. wendimc macrumors member

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    If you are patient and can wait a bit longer I'd recommend the lifeproof. They should come out soon.
     
  24. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a Amzer Crusta as well because it looks way better than Otterbox or lifeproof.
    Should get it very soon.....
     

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