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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. sevarious's Avatar
      sevarious -
      O- sweet, i used to have one for my crackberry. great stuff!
    1. iPhaeto's Avatar
      iPhaeto -
      I travel a lot and this would be nice.
    1. jmnorton82's Avatar
      jmnorton82 -
      Once again, you guys have found the latest and greatest in the iPhone world, Gimme Gimme
    1. Adplaya's Avatar
      Adplaya -
      O- so its not waterproof huh?
    1. Polluxius's Avatar
      Polluxius -
      O- I would love to win one of these. I hear they are quite strong.
    1. mavrik101's Avatar
      mavrik101 -
      O-A must have, for when my girlfriend throws my iphone at me when other girls call!
    1. rioswag's Avatar
      rioswag -
    1. desiii's Avatar
      desiii -
      oh can i have both =D
    1. emberwild's Avatar
      emberwild -
      O- Otter-b-nice to have :P kek
    1. willblk's Avatar
      willblk -
      O- I'd like one of those cases...so add me to the list;-)
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
    1. T4LL0N3's Avatar
      T4LL0N3 -
      O- I need one of these my phone takes too much abuse lol
    1. ebernet's Avatar
      ebernet -
      O- h darn, I just ordered one 10 minutes ago. This won one (pun intended) will make a great gift
    1. harley099's Avatar
      harley099 -
      O- I like it
    1. sitino's Avatar
      sitino -
      O- i could really use this piece of equipment, i always drop my phones, i had the 2G and if you guys would of seen how messed up that was from the drops lol, as well as my 3G been dropped 5 times already not as bad as the 2G but its getting there and now i want to protect my 3GS even more this would be awesome
    1. Jayflavah's Avatar
      Jayflavah -
      O- that looks so awesome!! and me want one!!!
    1. mnatl's Avatar
      mnatl -
      O- I'm in!
    1. Greenelbow's Avatar
      Greenelbow -

      that looks like a nice case

      i'll take one

      <----- keeps fingers crossed ~
    1. leeman7_99's Avatar
      leeman7_99 -
      "O" very robust!
    1. calebratm's Avatar
      calebratm -
      Where was this when my Iphone decided to get in a fight with the concrete-----needless to say my Iphone lost. Guess I need one for my new one.