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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. jordan04's Avatar
      jordan04 -
      O- I'd love to win this hello from Paris france
    1. carlsm's Avatar
      carlsm -
      O- Oh yes please!
    1. Zoz's Avatar
      Zoz -
      O- I could definitely use that. It's only a matter of time before something happens to mine and I need to be prepared.
    1. boozie's Avatar
      boozie -
      O- I'm in
    1. acidsurfr's Avatar
      acidsurfr -
      "O-" definately would love one. My brother has one and he can destroy anything...yet his iPhone is still as new and works fine. This case has definately saved his iphone and his wallet.
    1. NArush's Avatar
      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.
    1. bocas's Avatar
      bocas -

      Great i want one....looks nice
    1. chordmasta's Avatar
      chordmasta -
      O- Boy. I'd love for my iPhone to be swimming with an Otter.
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      O-I want one Please
    1. TEEDUB0210's Avatar
      TEEDUB0210 -
      O- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
    1. trojohn39532's Avatar
      trojohn39532 -

      a must have!
      Anybody know the price on this one?
    1. eddie88's Avatar
      eddie88 -
      Where do I sign?
    1. jasonmoe's Avatar
      jasonmoe -
      O- Nice I want one
    1. hackermy2's Avatar
      hackermy2 -
      O- I need a new case for my iphone 3g
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      O- I would love to have this case!!
    1. zoolander369's Avatar
      zoolander369 -

      I had one of these for my 2g iPhone and it really wasn't that bad. You get used to the bulk and will really appreciate it if you ever drop or have water splashed on your phone.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      O- I will take one
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Real_Iphonecrazy View Post
      O- I would love one of these, is this give away open to UK members
      It's open to anyone living on the planet
    1. al2sanchez's Avatar
      al2sanchez -
      O- I love that case, and I really need it because Im really clumsy!!!
    1. Chubbawokee's Avatar
      Chubbawokee -