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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. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      O- It looks great and more important it provides the best protection that I have seen for the iPhone 3G. I go hiking and do lots of outdoor activities, so I definately want one.
    1. mastaq1's Avatar
      mastaq1 -
      O- just what I've been looking for a case with some protection!!
    1. volcomc's Avatar
      volcomc -
      O- FINALLY! The TANK!
    1. ron4543's Avatar
      ron4543 -
      O- My friend has this, watched him throw it at a wall with the phone in it...much braver than I
    1. dont's Avatar
      dont -
      O- count me in, I'd like one
    1. photoguy's Avatar
      photoguy -
      Looks very tuff!
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -

      Damn, bulky iPhone :P i dropped my phone like 20 times by now, i'd like to see it bounce instead of lying flat after contact )
    1. rbjscv's Avatar
      rbjscv -
      Please say i get that animal!
    1. Fel's Avatar
      Fel -

      I'm actually a cell phone technician/operations manager for a local third party Sprint store in Nashville. I sell these cases to all of my construction/maintance junkies. These cases are some of the best things made. They with stand more beatings than I can begin to describe. I suggest these to all of my "regulars" that come in with heavy housing ware and physical damage. I had an Otterbox back in the day for an old iPaq of mine and fell in love with their products. Not only that, but their customer service is great. There's a quick turn around for warranty related issues (holster breakage, etc). The silicon covering over the plastic doesn't wear quickly (as in stretch out) and it does a great job of keeping hte housing looking great. The only down side, as expressed in the original post, is putting the plastic "seal" on first that stops from scratches and stuff. The best way is to use LITTLE, and I mean VERY little water/dish soup solvent on it prior to placing it on the device. If anyone has used a "Invisible Shield" product, it's the same process. Spraying the solivent on the PLSTIC, not the phone. Turns out pretty nice and stops the air bubbles from showing.

      Great product, and great giveaway. Thanks team! Glad to be apart of the site!

      (and, yes.. I work for Sprint, but carry AT&T.... lol)
    1. moeses's Avatar
      moeses -
      O- i would love this case, if i ever forget my keys i can just break into my house with this lol
    1. jcorr1011's Avatar
      jcorr1011 -
      O- beautiful case love it, btw great giveaways guys love the site
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      O - sing me up this look nice
    1. Steen's Avatar
      Steen -
      O- yes please! I'm very hard on my equipment so I'm constantly nervous that I'll break my phone.
    1. bsingleton's Avatar
      bsingleton -
      Gotta Have one
    1. unclebnz's Avatar
      unclebnz -
      O- Thats a really nice case
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      O- that's crazy I need one... my phone is horribly unprotected.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      O- fantastic, yes please.
    1. Spoooner's Avatar
      Spoooner -
      that looks awesome - i'd love to try one of those out...
    1. blanketofwoe's Avatar
      blanketofwoe -

      Protect the mother box. May it live forever!

      Long live the machine!
    1. UKFitch21's Avatar
      UKFitch21 -
      O- Looks awesome!