Otterbox Defender Review<---AWESOME

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Kwats, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Kwats macrumors member

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    I have been trying out the otterbox defender from http://otterbox.com and it is one awesome case. I'm not going to be boring with this review just straight forward and to the point

    PROS-
    - It fits tight and offers the best of protection with a silicone outside skin and a hard 2 piece shell on the inside.
    -All ports are covered along with all buttons.
    -You can use it almost anywhere without worry because it offers so much protection.
    -It comes with a holster so if you dont want the bulk in a pocket or even a purse you can put it on you hip whcih I liked the most:D.
    -Finally it had a seperate protective screen to save you from cracking screens.

    CONS-
    There really werent that many cons for me.
    - The bulk can get annoying but it really didnt bother me.
    - If you have a non antiglare screen protecter on your phone than you will probably get the watermark effect on the screen such as I did.



    Verdict-
    if you want the absolute BEST protection go get this case.
    If you want good protection and don't mind bulk go get this case.
    Everyone go to http://otterbox.com
    and get yourself some of there cases they have a good selection that all offer great protection. Thanks.
     

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  2. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    I have never been disappointed with *any* Otterbox products that I've tried. I don't have the iPhone one, but I've had others from cigar boxes to electronic test equipment cases and they all are built to survive a war. When they show cars driving over their cases, that's no exaggeration in my experience!

    They're one of the few American case makers left (the HQ is in Fort Collins, CO - I've lived there most of my life) and you do get what you pay for with the slightly higher prices of Otterbox stuff.

    Anyway, thanks for the review of the Otterbox iPhone case!
     
  3. OtterBoxGirlz macrumors newbie

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  4. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    No problem guys I still love this case and I use it daily it really is great:D
     
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I like this case but have an issue with the company's advertising. They claim this case has 3 layers of protection.

    This is NOT true! At most, there are 2 layers of protection and only 1 layer of protection for the screen, camera lens and rear Apple Logo. I lose faith in companies that make false claims.
     
  6. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    Even so that doesnt take away fromn the overall quality of the case.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    No it doesn't but still, it's false advertising. You decide for yourself.

    The OtterBox Defender Series™ for iPhone™ 3G / 3GS offers stylish and sophisticated protection in 3 layers. First, a thin, clear membrane covers your Touch Screen to help prevent scratches and dings. Second is a hard, strong Polycarbonate skeleton that surrounds your device. Wrapped around all of this is a Silicone skin that absorbs bump and shock.

    There is no 3 layers of protection! Again at most, there are only 2 layers of protection for the iPhone with this case. How this company comes up with there being 3 layers of protection, is beyond common sense. There are 3 different types of material but all 3 are not combined anywhere to protect the iPhone.
     
  8. enileda7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Kwats, thanks for the review. Just wondering if you can pls do a followup and let me know how the case works out after maybe a month or 2 of usage?

    Also, I'm kinda worried, with such protection, will the iphone 3GS warm up too much during charging or heavy usage?

    I'm thinking of getting one due to my job and I'm a really clumsy user. But I live in Singapore, I may have no choice but to order it from otterbox and with the posting cost, the case can cost me abt $75. That's why I really need to research on it before I get it..don't wanna regret getting it.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I have had my Otterbox for over 6 moths now and it is the best protection in a case so far. I have a 3G iPhone and have not noticed an heating issues when charging or reception issues. You do get oil slicks though, so you have to do the baby power trick for the screen to prevent them.

    I really like the case but am upset at the company for their false advertising.
     
  10. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    I have been using it alot with about 7 hours usage a day and it works fine for me without heating up or anything havent had any issues i think its worth the buy.
     
  11. CoachStall macrumors 6502

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    I am happy with my otterbox Black and yellow! Looks great!

    Not happy with the "bubbled" look the screen gets.

    Whats that baby powder trick that was mentioned?
     
  12. Resist macrumors 68030

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  13. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    Still rockin the otterbox and it hasnt failed me yet with no problems what so ever still works great for me.
     
  14. strausd macrumors 68030

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    did you have to take off your screen protector that you had on before?
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Hey me too! FOCO all the waaaaaaaaaay:)

    I see you did engineering. Did you go to CSU? I may have known you as I was at CSU from 03-08

    Would be really crazy if you went to the same HS and middle school haha
     
  16. Sanveann macrumors 6502

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    Be careful of the holster ... they seem to loosen up over time, and eventually they get to the point where your phone will just fall out of it. I love my Otterbox case, but the holster REALLY needs work.
     
  17. enileda7 macrumors newbie

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    I think nobody will believe this but I'm still waiting for my Otterbox to arrive. Ordered it on 27Aug09 and guess what? I'm still waiting.

    And what's more, the days reflected on the stock availability column on my tracking website fluctuates quite a lot..

    Have I been cheated by the agent handling the International Store for Singapore or Otterbox is really outta stocks?
    :confused:
     
  18. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

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    Otterbox really is great. Like I posted in the other thread My ohone took a dip in the pool. Dried off the case took out the phone and none of the moisture sensors were tripped :) made it worth the price right there
     
  19. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered my white defender a couple days ago on ebay. It's finally (impatiently waiting!) going to be delivered today.
     
  20. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    Still got my otterbox and it does pretty well.
     
  21. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone else using the Defender case on their phone had problems with texting? I usually text pretty fast and it seems to slow me down. Am I the only one who is having to push down harder to connect with letters? I'm only using the case and an anti glare screen protector.
     
  22. Kwats thread starter macrumors member

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    probably because you have too many screen protector slows it down a bit but I don't with two screen protectors on.
     
  23. Viserie macrumors newbie

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    yeah, it's lame but otter box goes out of stock from time to time. i generally order from extremepda.com and order over the phone. They generally know if the amount I need is available, and if not the salesman will call me back.

    I adore the defender series, but some of my coworkers are a bit surprised when they get the case, and they realize it's not a typical small case that u can wear on your hip everywhere.
     
  24. enileda7 macrumors newbie

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    I just received my case yesterday (after waiting for almost a month) and I like it pretty much. Makes me feel that my iphone is safe.

    In any case, how do you pple clean your otterbox? I work with a lot of dirt, oil, fuel and hydraulics. My hands are often covered with them. Just wondering if there is any suggestion on how I do some light cleaning on a daily basis?

    Thanks,
    :)
     
  25. lollicup macrumors regular

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    awesome... yeah right

    otterbox = absolutely horrendous

    Hey guys check out my new GTR

    [​IMG]
     

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