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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. hackiphone's Avatar
      hackiphone -
      Good luck to us all!
    1. niteglo's Avatar
      niteglo -
      Bought my case off amazon, it's a MiViZu... Doesn't even compare with this one. Nice.

    1. 222psm's Avatar
      222psm -
      O-very nice case
    1. BigMike09890's Avatar
      BigMike09890 -
      O- Looks awesome
    1. cmm1's Avatar
      cmm1 -
      O- please.
    1. jjustme's Avatar
      jjustme -
      O- will try my bad luck also looks like a decent case.
    1. Vish's Avatar
      Vish -
      O- I've heard about this let's see if i can get one.
    1. Pistol1's Avatar
      Pistol1 -

      This would be pretty awesome for using my iPhone to record routes when taking my bike off-road
    1. Agustin's Avatar
      Agustin -

      did they fix the flimsy clip? that causes the iphone to jump out of the case sometimes when your walking fast or even running? caused mine to jump into a puddle of water...anywayz im in :P
    1. joeyoh1's Avatar
      joeyoh1 -
      -OK for me! All cases should be this protective.
    1. KingRedmer's Avatar
      KingRedmer -
      O- This would make a great birthday gift for an avid biker (me )
      SOOO cool....
    1. evilp8ntballer7's Avatar
      evilp8ntballer7 -
      O- I would love this one!
    1. jaeLyn79's Avatar
      jaeLyn79 -
      O- this looks perfect!!
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      O- Nice looking case.
    1. mvangogh's Avatar
      mvangogh -
      O- that looks nice!
    1. FeistyGirl's Avatar
      FeistyGirl -

      Natural Oil... Protection... where do I sign up!
    1. dindryte's Avatar
      dindryte -

      I have used these cases for other phones before, its nice to see a good review for the iPhone version.
      Would be great bouncing around the golf cart, please
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      O - Looks cool
    1. jeepik's Avatar
      jeepik -
      i want one

      they are really nice cases
    1. gigolo55's Avatar
      gigolo55 -

      i ve never won something in the internet it will be cool if i win this.