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Case-Mate is taking on Otterbox for the claim of best super-protective case. The Otterbox Defender series has long-been the go-to case for those looking to keep their iPhone free from harm -- but Case-Mate says the Tank provides military-grade protection for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Modeled after motorcycle helmet engineering, Tank is designed with a hard, impact resistant exterior and a shock absorbing interior. A shatter resistant, polycarbonate hard shell combines with the thick, silicone cushioned interior.

The retractable screen shields from impacts, cracking and condensation, fully protecting the iPhone screen. The Tank exterior is made of a premium, soft grip texture that slides easily in and out of your pockets. The Tank tests number one in impact resistance against the leading brand, and meets or exceeds US military standards.
The Tank is $60 and comes in four colors. It's available from Case-Mate's online store.

Article Link: Case-Mate Introduces Tank, A "Military-Grade" iPhone Case
 

chrono1081

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I'm not implying this product is bad by any means but for those of us who have been in the military, we know that "military grade" doesn't necessarily mean it works well :p
 
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iRCL

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It's only military grade if it's being used in the military. Which I'm certain it isn't. How lame, look at how ugly it is! Why not just buy an android device..
 
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TaterSalad

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I never understood why people admire the beautiful design of iPhones, but wrap their phones in thick pieces of silicon and rubber turning it to something resembling a Fisher-Price toy.
 
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HarryKeogh

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Can it resist being slammed five feet directly into the sidewalk while being told "nice phone case, dork!"?
 
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kjs862

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That's pretty awesome! I'm going to suggest it to a friend with the otter box.
 
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Sardonick007

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Double edged

Looks good and at a decent price point but I just have a funny thing about spending that much on a phone where design is a cornerstone just to have it hidden by a bulky helmet. I mean, it makes sense to protect such an investment if you're hard on phones, but it just detracts from the overall purity in design, beauty and weight. I'm sure there's a demographic out there for it and I'm also sure I would appreciate something that stopped me from destroying my expensive phone. Just wish there was more of a balance between form and function.
 
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mattg3

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If its so great it should be the ultimate iphone upgrade.Apple should just buy the company and package the case along with the phone as part of the purchase price.
 
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chrmjenkins

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You won't believe how many times I've accidentally fired my iphone from sling-shots, cannons, trebuchets and other various instruments-of-doom. Now they don't get damaged anymore! Thanks case-mate!
 
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FloatingBones

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You won't believe how many times I've accidentally fired my iphone from sling-shots, cannons, trebuchets and other various instruments-of-doom. Now they don't get damaged anymore! Thanks case-mate!

You never know. The number of trebuchets does seem to be increasing at an alarming rate.

They didn't try strapping it to a model rocket. I guess that would have thrown off the balance of the launch.
 
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chrmjenkins

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You never know. The number of trebuchets does seem to be increasing at an alarming rate.

They didn't try strapping it to a model rocket. I guess that would have thrown off the balance of the launch.

Plus, who destroys technology via other technological-means? It's always the medieval-warfare stuff that gets you.
 
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eNcrypTioN

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This is the worst looking case I have ever seen. Yuck!!
 
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