Industrial Strength Case for iPhone 4s

treemarker

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Dec 2, 2011
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I have finally invested in an iPhone. I work outdoors and my previous phones have often gotten dirty or damaged from the work I do. Can anyone recommend a good, industrial strength case that might help to protect my new phone?
 

Thedeathbear

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Apr 18, 2010
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I work in EMS. I found that the otterbox defender is best for protection. Fully covers the phone and is well protected from drops.

EDIT: if you want it, try Amazon. They have good prices on them.
 

toasty hoodie

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Sep 16, 2011
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I have finally invested in an iPhone. I work outdoors and my previous phones have often gotten dirty or damaged from the work I do. Can anyone recommend a good, industrial strength case that might help to protect my new phone?
If you work with Trees or dust, the Defender is NOT a good choice as it is wide open at the earpiece and the camera.

For complete protection with a little bit of bulk go with LifeProof, it is $80, but it is dust proof, waterproof, shockproof and snowproof.

There's also the Griffin Survivor, which is really extreme, and it's about $40. It has a full screen protection and a camera cover, but it is REALLY bulky, but REALLY safe (It survived being dropped in a puddle for me). It is a great case.

Then you have the Case-Mate Tank. I'm not too familiar with that as it just came out.

You have quite a few case choices, but I would choose between the Survivor and the Lifeproof as they're the best protection against dust
 

treemarker

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Dec 2, 2011
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THanks so much for your suggestions. I do work with trees and dust. I will look into all.
 

LithePanther

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Sep 22, 2011
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The otterbox defender is a cheap piece of crap - don't buy it.

The griffin survivor on the other hand, aside from being a lint magnet and a stupid cover port, is fantastic. Best case I've ever owned, protection wise.
 

treemarker

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Dec 2, 2011
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As a follow up I bought the casemate tank. This is my quiet time at work and so most of my phone use has been everyday and not work use. Within one month of use the clip is broken and the case has also cracked. Looking at trying the griffin case next!
 

Dahammer

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Dec 23, 2010
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I have the survivor and it is tuff as nails. It is bulky and the cover on the camera lens is a pain but it does an awesome job at protecting the phone. It is a very well made case and has an excellent fit.
 

guccigucci88

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Dec 30, 2010
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The otterbox defender is a cheap piece of crap - don't buy it.

The griffin survivor on the other hand, aside from being a lint magnet and a stupid cover port, is fantastic. Best case I've ever owned, protection wise.
Not the Max4/tree camo version. One of the best cases out there. The rubber doesn't come out and is stiff as hell. Also feels solid.
 

mrskullfreak

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Life proof case is a great one for outdoors
 
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