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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. pawan.bishnoi's Avatar
      pawan.bishnoi -

      The right owner of the tank []
    1. DESTROY's Avatar
      DESTROY -
      O- wouldn't mind having one
    1. CMPLX's Avatar
      CMPLX -
      O- give me!!!
    1. gauravsuneja's Avatar
      gauravsuneja -
      me in india send me one
    1. MrAJW's Avatar
      MrAJW -
      O- Oh very nice "tank" protector
    1. knorrhane's Avatar
      knorrhane -
      -O I want one!
    1. Beastlee's Avatar
      Beastlee -
      O- Another brill case. I wouldn't have to worry about it flying round the car with one of these on! LOL
    1. Notromo's Avatar
      Notromo -
      Sweden calling! I really want one! Please make my day!
    1. GA_RR's Avatar
      GA_RR -

      I've used the BB version of this case and it's great. Would love one for my iPhone.
    1. ceasars's Avatar
      ceasars -
      İ need this case as i âm a military personel , this is the one for me
    1. lookatthemonkeys's Avatar
      lookatthemonkeys -

      I am going to be buying one of these cases when I start my new job because I will be working outside so much.
    1. Primoz78's Avatar
      Primoz78 -
      O- Great, I think will get one for my 3G
    1. 40_ounce's Avatar
      40_ounce -
      O- me likey
    1. razzmatrazz's Avatar
      razzmatrazz -
      O my... I bought one of these Otter Boxes for my iPod and the damn thing is nearly indestructible. The first time I went to the beach with it, I jumped in and it was completely dry on the inside when I came out. I would *love* to have one for my iPhone.
    1. TSMWIN85's Avatar
      TSMWIN85 -
      O- I've never won a raffle, but I know I'm gonna win this one!
    1. Stoffz's Avatar
      Stoffz -

      Gimme gimme. I never win anything!
    1. fitiam4me's Avatar
      fitiam4me -
      O Finally!!! Looks Awesome
    1. calvinbui's Avatar
      calvinbui -
      O- Concrete
    1. tat2me2112's Avatar
      tat2me2112 -
      Otterbox does make awesome cases, bought one for my sons Blackberry. Very Cool