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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. hameslyons's Avatar
      hameslyons -
      O- yea boy!
    1. nighthawk311's Avatar
      nighthawk311 -
    1. Brick James's Avatar
      Brick James -
      O- I have one and paid $39.99 for it. Only problem is when you need to charge it in your car. Car charges for your iPhone are to bulky to fit, so you have to undo your Otter box in order to charge. BTW I work at an airport drop my iPhone in this box. IT IS A TANK!!!!

      I would like another one. And for those who don't have one, I STRONGLY recommend gettin it.

      AND will agree to this

      Originally Posted by NArush
      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. xxzone's Avatar
      xxzone -

      I gotta win one or buy one, cause my wife can't stop dropping her 3G
    1. ibeer's Avatar
      ibeer -
      O- I want in
    1. BloodPhart's Avatar
      BloodPhart -
    1. btung's Avatar
      btung -
      O- I can haz?
    1. SmoothiPhone's Avatar
      SmoothiPhone -
      O- I carry a concealed weapon aka my 'tank' phone
    1. Caspercronz's Avatar
      Caspercronz -
      O-PLZ MAN this would serve me well i already spent like 100 dollars in cases alone im one clumsy ************ !
    1. hapanese's Avatar
      hapanese -
      O- How exciting! Thanks in advance!
    1. z3r0x's Avatar
      z3r0x -
      O- Let the iPhone abuse begin!
    1. audiochild's Avatar
      audiochild -
      O- These guys make the greatest cases "for the rich"!
    1. 3amer's Avatar
      3amer -
      O- i'd love to get one of those!!! they seem great!
    1. chrispy212's Avatar
      chrispy212 -
      -O sweet! would be nice if my iPhone felt safe :P
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Looks good.
    1. ZoMBiEXxX's Avatar
      ZoMBiEXxX -
      O- Looks like a tank.
    1. wtfwtf222's Avatar
      wtfwtf222 -
      O- I hope I can get this, it would help so much for my iphone.
    1. jazzster2's Avatar
      jazzster2 -
      O- please, this would be perfect for working out in the everglades....great place to really try it out....

    1. fbjones's Avatar
      fbjones -
      O-yes this is a nice one to have
    1. thestripling's Avatar
      thestripling -
      O- i would also like to have this case:-)