OtterBox Armor

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  1. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Tweet from Otterbox today:

    Looking to get one. Disappointed by a Lifeproof reviews. Willing to wait. Anyone else?



    Armor Series


     
  2. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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  3. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Meanwhile the commuter case has really taken a downturn (IMO)
     
  4. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they ever released the one for the 4/4S ? :p
     
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    I use to be an avid otterbox fan (still am in some ways). But they have really dropped the ball lately the quality of the defender case for the iPhone 5 is bad. At least they have amazing customer service.
     
  6. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think they'll actually go to market with this one. Whether its any good or not remains to be seen.

    That model is supposed to be released on the same day as the 5 and the SIII

    Their CS is great. My wife has the Defender for the 5 and I like it. What problems are you seeing?
     
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    The clip is rubbing off the silicone(on the side of the case where it clips into the clip holster). Went through 2 different cases.
     
  8. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ahh. Wife doesn't use the clip. Cosmetic prob or functional one?
     
  9. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    Wife doesn't use a clip either. I like my life proof case, but the rubber for the mute control is ripping.

    I liked the Otterbox, and hope the Armor case doesn't look like the one in the YouTube video.
     
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    Cosmetic - but it is very noticeable - rub my finger on the "scar" often.

    Wife loves her's - she also doesn't use the clip.
     
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    Which Youtube video? the old one, or the one they took kayaking?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQHEc39xR-0&list=UUKk0ZTBWJRyJwT7exOkilyQ&index=47&feature=plpp_video is what they were showing off recently - most of what you see on youtube is from a design 2-4 years old

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    On mine, there's a slight gouge next to one of the clips on the side where the holster attaches. But you kinda have to look for it (it's clean, so blends in easy since it's small) and only on one side. Hasn't gotten any bigger since the first week.
     
  12. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    I tried 3 or 4 variations of the LifeProof Frē and gave up.

    I'm hoping all the delays with the Armor mean that OtterBox is getting it right...
     
  13. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    Agreed.

    They posted another teaser tweet today:

     
  14. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my replacement Fr yesterday, darn near perfect. The launch day one sucked. Love love love this one.
     
  15. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's good to hear. I'm all for options!
     
  16. duhyes macrumors member

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    otterbox not good at all i thought it would be good 1-2 weeks with it alot of dust, scrtaches on the case
     
  17. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    I believe your talking about the Defender? I had one on my 4 and loved it, mostly. The two things I did t like were the scratches from dust/dirt/sand getting in, and the screen protector. I ended up punching mine out. Worked well for me like that. The case always protected my phone from the major things, which I why I want to go with them for a waterproof design.
     
  18. duhyes macrumors member

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    no the commuter
     
  19. Otterblue macrumors member

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    Otterbox plans to announce their Armor series today at the CES. We'll see. :cool:
     
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  22. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a

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    Knew they were making the announcement today, but couldn't find anything on a time. I just googled "otterbox armor" and that media page was the 2nd thing to come up.

    Still nothing really about it on otterbox's website though, other than the teaser page.
     
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    Yes, it's months old. I think it was before the last time they tried to release it then canned it until now.

    Also, Otterbox themselves replied in the comments a few times, so it was hardly a mistake.
     
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