Make your Otterbox Defender Much Better

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by scarboy6693, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. scarboy6693 macrumors 6502

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  2. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't seem like something worth making an entire YouTube video and thread about.
     
  3. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    By taking the Otterbox built in screen protector off isn't that defeating the purpose of maximum protection?
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Don't see what the issue is with the built in screen protector anyways? I've never had an issue with mine and the response is flawless even with front/rear screen protectors on my phone.
     
  5. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    exactly!
     
  6. scarboy6693 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but after sometime of use, dust also has a tendency to get in there, so this would also sorta prevent another problem. Yes it may not be "Maximum Protection" anymore, but on an iPhone, I feel the screen should be unhindered
     
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    I agree with the whole defeating the purpose argument, but did you try running your iPhone 4 naked and then try to view it through that membrane? It's painful. Also, if dusts gets between the membrane and the phone, it will scratch, it happened to me. So I can see both sides of the argument.

    Personally, I would do a Zagg shield rather than that membrane.
     
  8. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but now that you have removed the front, even more dust is going to get i there since the case is not as tight as the previous generation.

    You essentially have just destroyed the whole purpose of buying or using the Defender in the first place.

    Terrible idea.
     
  9. scarboy6693 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not Really, My defender's been like this for a couple weeks and I've noticed less dust inside when I take it off.
     
  10. scarboy6693 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A zagg won't fit with the ob defender on because its kinda thick. A regular static screen protector works fine
     
  11. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    All good points. Although I have not popped out the membrane (as I am using the bumper only right now) everyone has come up with great points and some I hadn't thought of.
     
  12. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    That's the reason why I have a commuter. If my Zagg full body would fit in the defender I'd be using the defender right now.
     
  13. scarboy6693 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, I didn't know that actually works
     

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