This is from my iphone so bare with me. My local Verizon store just received their shipment of the OtterBox defender for the new iPhone as well as several other cases. I Played around with three or four of them but my original intention was to buy the OtterBox for military use. The new defender for the iPhone five is nothing at all like your original OtterBox. The rubber that previously went around the OtterBox plastic shell used to turn me off from OtterBox as it was very soft. This new OtterBox is extremely hard. The rubber as well as the plastic shell is extremely tight and seems very very durable. I am thoroughly impressed with OtterBox fixing this discrepancy the clip feels very SecureWare and the new design of the defender really feels like it will protect my iPhone. If you hated the way that the original otter boxes robber was soft and flimsy, you will not have that problem at all with the new OtterBox defender. I was also able to receive my discount on the defender making it 37.50+ tax. Sorry for the quick review but I'm on my iPhone in my car as we speak.