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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. scottjl's Avatar
      scottjl -
      O- nice case. I'm thinking of ordering the black/yellow when they get it in stock! But I'll take a free one too!
    1. nashlib's Avatar
      nashlib -

      this is so awesome
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      O- This case looks nice, I wouldn't mind some extra protection.
    1. canadiancow's Avatar
      canadiancow -
      O-I haven't used a case since my last one caused more damage than it prevented.
    1. reggie6801's Avatar
      reggie6801 -
      O- how I would luv to get this case ;-)...
    1. brad2010's Avatar
      brad2010 -

      I definitely need a case like this, thatd help a ton!
    1. thepro's Avatar
      thepro -
      O-I want one
    1. Josheesh's Avatar
      Josheesh -
      O- nice
    1. CyberDad's Avatar
      CyberDad -

      I used an otterbox back in the ipaq days to keep it dry. I just sold the otterbox (still usable) at a clearing auction at my home recently, the ipaq was long gone.

    1. j3rman's Avatar
      j3rman -
    1. keiffer6's Avatar
      keiffer6 -
      O- Looks cool. I am a fanatic about keeping my precious iPhone in mint condition.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -

      the one i had for my old first gen was pretty bulky
      but so was the first gen when compared to the 3g/3gs

      it did take one heck of a beating.
      and the screen was super responsive thru its built in screen protector AND my normal screen protector.

      most cases with the built in protector are terrible for responsiveness, especially around the edges of the screen. but this one was always spot on. ended up sellin it to a friend for almost as much as i paid for it.

      now i think they are even cheaper,
      btw does anyone know if they succeeded in gettin all their patents on this design finally?
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      O or 0, sucky sucky for new case
    1. ThinkTank's Avatar
      ThinkTank -
      O- Let's see if this a chance to win something in my life.
    1. isanta's Avatar
      isanta -
      O- Hope I win!
    1. ishtob's Avatar
      ishtob -
      looks much better than their traditional products
    1. dougchapin's Avatar
      dougchapin -
    1. gabsiphone's Avatar
      gabsiphone -
      Q- awsome case
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      O- I would love to have an awesome case like this
    1. DJNATH's Avatar
      DJNATH -
      O- This Case Looks Amazing I Would Love One! Great Design By The Creators!