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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. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Interesting case. Not in for the contest though... too bulky for me.
    1. bsseto1's Avatar
      bsseto1 -
      O- I would like to try one.
    1. 360boi's Avatar
      360boi -
      O- may i have one please?
    1. JA.3's Avatar
      JA.3 -
      O- Looks like a beast of a case!
    1. Quildar's Avatar
      Quildar -
      O- Those cases are truly awesome
    1. krazyrican20's Avatar
      krazyrican20 -
      O-
      My B-day just passed would make a great gift!!!! espeically the way i mess up my phone :-D
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      O- This case is bad ***!!! My friends iphone got ran over and everything was fine
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      O-h I already have a black one and have been using it for about 6 months now. But I would like to have another for my gfs 3G. As it is my onld 3g and it anoys me that she is sling it around in her purse and pocket unprotected. She needs this more than anyone.

      P.S.

      This case is hot oil resistant. I droped my phone in this case into hot oil and it came out right as rain.
    1. anthonyeads's Avatar
      anthonyeads -
      O- Wonder if it's tough enough to handle workin' in the kitchen with me?
      So much hurt, So much fricken' pain!! Lol
    1. adsn76's Avatar
      adsn76 -
      O- what a nice case!!!
    1. mad102190's Avatar
      mad102190 -
      O- Most people don't like these kind of cases due to the size and thickness they create in your pocket (lolz) but I am not one of those people! Can I have one puhhlease?
    1. ch0sen1's Avatar
      ch0sen1 -
      O- I need a case. You're the lucky winner.
    1. vollnov's Avatar
      vollnov -
      O- My dad needs a case for is iPhone... the first day he got it he cracked the screen =D
    1. jrex21's Avatar
      jrex21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      I have this case.. A+++ for protection BUT a C- for the holster. I've actually have 3 cases for my 3 phones and each one has worn out. they have little stubs on the sides to hold the phone, but they wear out after taking your phone out after a while. Then, your phone drops out if you bend over or your elbow hits it. Again great case, but subpar holster - if you even need it.
      I agree I am a fireman and a mechanic at an airport and I had one for my 2G and one for my 3G. When I got my 3GS I used my 3G case. The only downside is the holster. The 2G holster was by far the best design.
    1. billybruiser's Avatar
      billybruiser -
      o- yes please
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      O- wow this would be perfect for my line of profession which is construction.. if i don't win.. im probably end up getting one.. how much is this bad boy ?
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      O- I wouldn't mind having a tank for a case!
    1. joey00760's Avatar
      joey00760 -
      o- I really need one tired of walking on egg shells with this white 3gs ;-)
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      O- Wish to have 1 please...................
    1. ks503's Avatar
      ks503 -
      O- I need something like this. I keep damaging my iphones by dropping them!