Just picked up the Otterbox Defender

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by iphone joe, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

    iphone joe

    Feb 10, 2011
    Just picked up an Otterbox Defender and I love it.

    My question to the people who own this case is how does it hold up over time? Is it best to leave the phone in the Otterbox 24/7 or should it be taken out on occasion to prevent damage?
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I had an Otterbox defender and loved it too. Unfortunately, after about a week it started creaking and moving around under the silicon (i.e. the two halves of the case would move in relation to each other).
    Otterbox were fantastic and replaced it for me FOC (they just shipped one from the USA to the UK completely FOC and didn't ask for the old one back)
    However, after a couple of months, the replacement started doing exactly the same and I ended up having to tape it together under the silicon to hold it together.
    Basically, I think what happened is that the clips stopped holding the case together tightly over time (I'd taken it out a few times), and for that reason I'd definitely recommend keeping it in the case 24/7 otherwise you could end up with the same problem I had

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