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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. msimple's Avatar
      msimple -
      "O-"......... i deserve this case. i love my iphone so much it rides in my lap when i drive. when i reach my destination, I open the door and yeah u guessed it, right on the concrete. Help me please!!!
    1. GrayFox513's Avatar
      GrayFox513 -

      I really hope I can win this. I never seem to win these giveaways :/
    1. Magic-Man's Avatar
      Magic-Man -
      thanks for all the great giveaways!
      hope to get lucky!!
    1. ccuento's Avatar
      ccuento -
      O- man this is cool. I want one.
    1. alliemckatt's Avatar
      alliemckatt -
      O- Looks great!
    1. h3yjosh's Avatar
      h3yjosh -
      O- i want one too!
    1. Comwiz's Avatar
      Comwiz -
      I have had four different cases for my iphone/iphone 3G/ iphone 3GS from both inCase and Belkin, which in the end didn't serve a purpose when the phone dropped 2 ft. (Knee length to Ground) on a flat surface and the screen cracked. Hopefully this will be a true solution as a case and not just a worthless shell.
    1. rdt1999's Avatar
      rdt1999 -
      O- I realy like this case! It would be nice to have as much as i baby my iPhone 3g!!!
    1. jeffysfinal's Avatar
      jeffysfinal -
      O- Nice looking "tank" and i still need a case
    1. rotaryheadrx7's Avatar
      rotaryheadrx7 -
      O- Wow touch looking case!
    1. ianneely's Avatar
      ianneely -
      O- Let me winn!
    1. c.e.p's Avatar
      c.e.p -
      o- oh yeah, an international contest! YES
    1. nsaneone's Avatar
      nsaneone -
      O- Would be nice to get my hands on one of these. I, always bupping into stuff at work.
    1. Tizocman's Avatar
      Tizocman -
      O- When i Got The 3GS The ATT Guy Got This Case Put In A Brand New iPhone 3GS and Chucked At Ground and It Didnt Brake, He Let all of us in line throw it around, at the wall, at the ground and i Chucked it up into the air 15 high and the iphone was still fine.
    1. iProb8's Avatar
      iProb8 -

      Oh boy, oh boy do I want one of those slick cases. :-)
    1. jguest's Avatar
      jguest -
      O- I'd like one please!
    1. McMike's Avatar
      McMike -
      O- Giggety giggety.
    1. scuba's Avatar
      scuba -
      O- Man I would love to have this..Ever case I have owned breaks..And plus yall are giving it away on my Bday )
    1. justarry21's Avatar
      justarry21 -
      O- my iPhone might forgive me if I get this... I already cracked my screen
    1. hellslave's Avatar
      hellslave -
      O- *drools/wants one*