Otterbox rubber getting lose?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I use the Otterbox on my IP4 when at work. Usually I take it off when I have my 3 days off or if I'm going out somewhere. So that's most likely around 3-4 times a week I take the case off and put it back on later.

    It seems the rubber that goes over the hard case it getting kind of lose fitting. I notice it at the edges and especially feel it on the back near the Apple logo. Is this normal? Do they sell just the rubber cover by itself at any local chain stores? Anything I can do too shrink it a little, like leave it in the freezer overnight?
  2. SeaChange macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I would rather break my iPhone than put that bulky Otterbox Defender on it again. I used it for one day and put it back in the box. It adds like 2.5 times the bulk to the phone.

    I use a gelaskin now just for art and some scratch protection
  3. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I don't use it for the size or looks. :rolleyes:
  4. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    I couldn't shrink it back.

    Mine loosened up after a couple weeks of pocket use since the clip is useless.
  5. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Email or call Otterbox and they will ship you a new silicone cover. They are going to require a picture of the case along with a piece of paper that shows your name and the date. If you change your case that often then this is going to be an on going problem in the future.
  6. Biff... macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Sherman Oaks, CA.
    email Otterbox, I've gotten two already. As soon as this gets loose I'll send out another email. I know its a bitch to do that but rather have the otterbox defender than any other case.
  7. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
  8. austin571 macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    They sent me a new silicone case, but have decided to use the Ringkle with the Case Mate Tough - No problems the last 3 months. Then again I don't throw my phone off buildings like they do in the otterbox you tubes.
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Yea, it's pretty normal for silicone to get all "floppy" with a lot of use. But good to hear Otterbox will replace it for free.

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