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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. Casetay's Avatar
      Casetay -
      O- O, O...after winning this I'll be showing my "O" face to everybody!
    1. le_mouton_noir's Avatar
      le_mouton_noir -
      O-Maybe a case I wouldn't be able to destroy in the first month?
    1. stevelucky's Avatar
      stevelucky -
      Did I win? No? That's what I thought.

      Because I'm a loser.
    1. bluewolf158's Avatar
      bluewolf158 -
      O- cool case
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      O- glad to see they revised it to access the silent mode. thats what kept me from buying the first time. those should protect from my daughters messy fingers when she watches barney!
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      O- Man- This- Case- Is- Sweet!
    1. rcotton's Avatar
      rcotton -
      O- I need one!
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      O- can i haz one??
    1. mackmgg's Avatar
      mackmgg -
      O- p, qrs, tuv, wx, y and ZEEEEEEEEEEE!
    1. joshingknight's Avatar
      joshingknight -
      O- boy do I want one! Now that is a case!
    1. 3giponepimp's Avatar
      3giponepimp -
      O-o Please let me have the case.
    1. imonkey's Avatar
      imonkey -
      O- I'm in for a case!
    1. blazingdogman's Avatar
      blazingdogman -
      O- i need a tougher case, my last one wanst very good, now i have an ipod with a cracked screen. :/
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -

      I need this case as I work in water treatment... I'm always dropping my phone and getting "moist" ... Damn I hope I win!
    1. xxthekiddoxx's Avatar
      xxthekiddoxx -
      O- Otter me up.
    1. still_kickin's Avatar
      still_kickin -
      O- saw an att rep demoing this at the store...he freely droped his own phone to make the sale
    1. bkimz's Avatar
      bkimz -
      O- I want one!!!!
    1. denimdragon's Avatar
      denimdragon -
      O- This is a must have. It looks like something from G.I. JOE
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      O- Please i need one. my iPhone has no case
    1. dark_cloud's Avatar
      dark_cloud -
      i want one that thing looks alot nicer then the old ones, great find