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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ijohnbro, Oct 28, 2011.
The new Otterbox Reflex case for iPhone 4S
Ordered it...should have it today
I ordered this on the 14th and I should finally receive it today b/c of the shipping delays.
I will try to get pictures up of the gunmetal color tonight!
I'm also waiting for the teal color to ship, they were ordered at the same time.
but look at the pic of the back - revolting. I don't understand why these otterbox cases are all over the place, they are by far the ugliest, most unappealing iphone cases on the market. I don't care if they supposedly protect the phone well, they look like junk.
I don't know about junk...but they aren't the prettiest that's for sure. I definitely want to see what this new 4S Reflex version looks like. I had the previous version and wasn't all too happy with it. I stuck with the Commuter.
There you go. I edited that for you.
Honestly I find otterboxes to be unattractive enough that unless you're getting the big daddy defender, I don't feel much need to even check them out closely. The defender is also unattractive, but its not designed to look good: its designed to withstand all kinds of pounding which it does well.
I've never felt much of a need to even give a look to their "lightweight" options (commuter, reflex etc)
KentuckyHouse: na, it's a statement of objective, verifiable fact. I understand your confusion because usually attractiveness is opinion. But this is 100% fact, scientifically verifiable. Nobody finds Otterbox cases attractive (don't lie and say "I do" just to be contrary), but people buy them (for $40 or more... jeez) thinking they offer the best protection for the iphone - after all if it's so ugly it MUST do a good job of protecting the phone.
I don't think people would buy a good looking case if they want top of the line protection. It's like how nobody would buy a hybrid or electric car if it looked like a gas guzzling SUV or sports car. The ugliness implies a certain functionality.
But Otterbox cases are SO ugly and respulsive that I'd rather have a cracked screen and pay $50 to get it fixed. In other words I'd pay $50 to NOT have an Otterbox case b/c they're so revolting. Whether you would is a matter of opinion - but simply whether or not they are revoltingly ugly is not a matter of opinioin. It's a fact. I suppose the degree of ugliness, from moderately ugly to horrendously ugly is a matter of opinion. You may think they're ugly but tolerable, whereas I think they're so ugly as to be intolerable. But nobody can say they're beautiful, aesthetically pleasing cases with a straight face.
It is a matter of opinion that they feel/look like cheap junky crap. I'll concede that.
In my opinion, i do not think iPhone users would buy a good looking case if they want top of the line protection. Any way, good quality is the first feature we need. Now iPhone 4s cases are rushed into the market. Who can tell us what is the good case for our newest device?