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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. fenwayfrank82's Avatar
      fenwayfrank82 -
      O- damn i'd like to have one )
    1. Stargaze's Avatar
      Stargaze -

      very interesting case looks very sturdy compared to the several cases i have tried from other manufacturers
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      O- It looks like an definite improvement from the old otterbox!
    1. GrabYourWeapons's Avatar
      GrabYourWeapons -

      Maybe this one won't have an echo.
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      This really is a tough case. My dad got an iPhone through his work and this is the one they give standard issue to protect the phones.
    1. Killer2022's Avatar
      Killer2022 -
      let's try to win this time!
    1. Caffeineighted's Avatar
      Caffeineighted -

      I was going to buy an Otterbox next paycheck! Sure would be nice to save the cash haha.
    1. invader19's Avatar
      invader19 -
      O- looks really good!
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      O- I want that!!!...please?
    1. boredpnoy's Avatar
      boredpnoy -
      O- i want one!!!!
    1. ambo's Avatar
      ambo -

      I need one of these...I'm clumsy with my iphone
    1. chsriman's Avatar
      chsriman -
      O- I want one also
    1. mikeneck's Avatar
      mikeneck -
      O- I lost my iphone with the O and would live to get another O for my other Iphone.
    1. lionel22's Avatar
      lionel22 -
      I want that case!!!
    1. mav1ae's Avatar
      mav1ae -
      O- this is a pretty cool casing, all in one case a protective case that really protects your investment and a very fashionable one.
    1. ELSock's Avatar
      ELSock -
      i would like this please.... for i has no case.. and i like it... and its strong looking.. and i want.
    1. trialskid's Avatar
      trialskid -
      O- very nice looking case
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      O- That's a sturdy looking case. Can I win one please?
    1. yiboy's Avatar
      yiboy -
      O- this is some serious protection! Hope i win.
    1. micric100's Avatar
      micric100 -

      This case is perfect!!! the mix of hard plastic and silicon is what makes this case the best, i really want one! i wouldn't mind the watermarks for the screen protector