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  • Otterbox Defender for iPhone 3G / 3GS, One hell of a tough case (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
    A few days ago, I received the Otterbox Defender case for iPhone 3G / 3GS. I've heard many people saying it's extremely strong - but I don't believe before I see for myself. And this case lives up to the hype!

    People call it a "tank" - and I agree, it actually is. The case is bulky for a reason - ultimate protection! Moreover, the company has succeeded to design the case in such a way that it feels much more slick. In fact, they've even slimmed down the packaging, which is quite different from the old 'box-type' I've seen in certain videos - pictures below.

    It's really a chore to put this case on the first time. After that, it takes no more than a minute or so. They even provide instructions to put on the case. It's got a hard plastic body - two parts - and a real thick silicone cover to put over it for extra drop protection - it bounced for me even after dropping the phone from 7 feet! They also provide you with a holster clip which can be set at 24 different angles. The phone is placed with the other parts on with the face inwards and holds real snug in place, so tight that it becomes hard to remove let alone that the phone will ever fall.

    The case itself looks really nice and feels nice in the hand. Everything is covered with the silicone on from the headphone jack to the dock connector. The case even has a built in camera protection and a screen protector, which works pretty well. The screen protector does give a watermark effect but it doesn't really bother me. Otterbox does provide a temporary solution:

    Use the natural oil from your skin and apply to the screen.
    Visit our knowledge base to learn how: How do I get rid of the bubbles/oil-slick on the screen of my iPhone case?
    The only other problem I faced was you need to insert your nail in to turn the silent mode on / off, as it's pretty recessed other than that, all is easily accessible. Overall, this case is a must buy at the price tag of $49.95 if you really need to protect your investment. It's available at Otterbox here in FOUR colors though they currently have ONLY black in stock.

    Otterbox has been nice enough to provide us with TWO extra giveaway pieces! To enter, just let me know by putting a "O-" at the starting of your comment! The winners will be announced on 15th August at 5pm GMT. This contest is open to everyone and the case can be shipped WORLDWIDE! Please do not enter more than once.

    P.S. This case is NOT waterproof... so don't even try. :P

    The contest has officially ended and the winners are unlockingsky and Greenelbow

    UPDATE: As Greenelbow never replied, I am replacing him with kadinh.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Otterbox Defender for iPhone 3G / 3GS, One hell of a tough case (GIVEAWAY INSIDE!) started by sayam View original post
    Comments 760 Comments
    1. ericidle's Avatar
      ericidle -

      Nice to see a competion which is open to everyone for a change
    1. joshman2010's Avatar
      joshman2010 -
      O- Would love one of those badboys
    1. mymacg23's Avatar
      mymacg23 -
      O- I'll take one,please.
    1. KingShorty's Avatar
      KingShorty -
      O- I can haz tank?
    1. fyrmed2's Avatar
      fyrmed2 -
      Wow! I can take my phone to work and it won't get burned up!
    1. alanflowerman's Avatar
      alanflowerman -
      oHow about seeing how far you can send one. you can send mine to Madeira but Im sure someone can beat that?
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      O- Intense protection! Looks like a real serious case!
    1. mmg's Avatar
      mmg -
      o- would love to win this, dropped my iphone more times than i can count!
    1. vince_ross's Avatar
      vince_ross -
      O- This would be a great addition for my trip to the beach!!
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      O- wow... lol I remember how they used to look like a couple years ago, all yellow and fat... This looks sooo much better.!
    1. bladerunner's Avatar
      bladerunner -
      O- I want one since the last one broke
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      O- this is too cool!
    1. pit's Avatar
      pit -
      O- Cool case!
    1. rpballer018's Avatar
      rpballer018 -
      O- this is kool i cant believe its that strong
    1. rfcg's Avatar
      rfcg -
      O- You mean I can now treat my iPhone as badly as all the phones I've had in the past? Cool!
    1. TwistedSoul's Avatar
      TwistedSoul -

      Great review. Love the belt clip. thx modmyi for all the great tips n help with hackin my new iPhone 3Gs!!
    1. A_SWELLGUY's Avatar
      A_SWELLGUY -
      O- I vant one I vant one!
    1. meda903's Avatar
      meda903 -
      O- hehe been looking at this for a while now
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
    1. tivoselecta's Avatar
      tivoselecta -
      O- not waterproof? *cries*