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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. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      o- i definitel want one
    1. Eklypze's Avatar
      Eklypze -
      O- o its magic...you know
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      O- mg i want one =) plz plz plz plz plz
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -

      Why is everyone putting that at the beginning of their posts? j/k

      Anyway, I use a LobsterMount on my motorcycle and I've had trouble mounting my iPhone 3G in it when using any kind of hard case. How much width doe this add to the sides? Also, it may not be water-proof but, chances are, it would have prevented the water-damage that happened to my last phone when I drove across the country. I'm very glad to see that it has port covers because I only use A2DP for audio and noticed that both ports collect crud quickly. The iRevo^2 case (or whatever it is called) that I see advertised here pretty often does too it but costs too much for what it is, especially if you buy the harness/belt adapter.

      I'd love to test this on my motorcycle.

      Also, I really wish there were a two-tone one with a black face/front and white back like the white iPhone 3G. Is this possible?
    1. Texas Tech's Avatar
      Texas Tech -

      would be an upgrade to the case i have..

    1. esg13's Avatar
      esg13 -
      O-I can haz one too? pleeeaaaaseeeee=]
    1. riizch's Avatar
      riizch -

      These cases look pretty sweet. I've tried a number of protective cases and they've all felt...flimsy, I guess. It'd be nice to have a proper, heavy duty one.
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      O- I hope i get it.
    1. datdude34's Avatar
      datdude34 -
      O-Wow, this case is exactly the type of thing I need to protect my 3GS investment. After switching from me beloved T-Mobile to AT&T just to get the 32GB 3GS....I think its time to protect. As of right now she is naked but I keep a close eye on her to keep her clean and safe. Thanks for the post....good job and I look fwrd in reading more!
    1. SlimFirosoe's Avatar
      SlimFirosoe -

      My gosh...I want it!! no... need it!
    1. vampr's Avatar
      vampr -
      O- my...in the immortal words or George Takei
    1. amperisk's Avatar
      amperisk -
      O- This looks like a great iPhone case. It's really great that it's durable and slim at the same time and according to your tests it seems quite effective. The entire post I was wondering about if it was waterproof until I read the note at the end : ) ....maybe they'll make a waterproof case that is huge, after all the name of the company is otter.
    1. dHAPPY's Avatar
      dHAPPY -
      O- i want one!
    1. mectech's Avatar
      mectech -
      Otterbox, put me in.
    1. noeticascetic's Avatar
      noeticascetic -
      O-h baby, I need one
    1. porter2314's Avatar
      porter2314 -
      i want one.
    1. zkooyer's Avatar
      zkooyer -
      O- Hope i win
    1. Crazyfreak's Avatar
      Crazyfreak -
      Must have case
    1. Jayy17's Avatar
      Jayy17 -
      this case can save my iPhone from impending DOOM!
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -

      nice : D