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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. bdwayneh's Avatar
      bdwayneh -
      o-
      This case is sweet. My wife has one and you could do just about anything to it.
    1. g0sbv's Avatar
      g0sbv -
      O- Sounds like a handy accessories
    1. esmandau's Avatar
      esmandau -
      O- MFG I Wanna Win It!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      O- I saw a guy back over his phone with his truck to prove this thing. Badass! Please please may I have one???
    1. t00w00t's Avatar
      t00w00t -
      O- This looks GREAT! I'm sure everyone would like the ultimate protection for their iPhone
    1. 360psp's Avatar
      360psp -
      O- this is nice
    1. rabbittpro's Avatar
      rabbittpro -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      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:



      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
      O- This is a very nice case! Thanks Otterbox & TUAW!
    1. timmyinpajamas's Avatar
      timmyinpajamas -
      O-Dang i want me one of dems
    1. jeff996's Avatar
      jeff996 -
      O-

      Thanks!
      Jeff
    1. tonester1's Avatar
      tonester1 -
      O- i like free stuff
    1. jchoi_imedia8's Avatar
      jchoi_imedia8 -
      O- awesome! it looks good.
    1. aaronxxx's Avatar
      aaronxxx -
      O-I bet this thing feels awesome in your pocket
    1. isham.padron's Avatar
      isham.padron -
      No thanks. I think it's ugly and only good if you plan on going to Iraq.
    1. strongesthylian's Avatar
      strongesthylian -
      O-
      It would be pretty cool to win a contest for once.
    1. eljhongo's Avatar
      eljhongo -
      O-
      oh it's magic.... you knoooooooooooo!!!!
    1. Oilhunter's Avatar
      Oilhunter -
      O-please pick me!!!! Perfect case for the oilfield!!!
    1. jeepfreak1983's Avatar
      jeepfreak1983 -
      I must say this is the best case ever made for my iphone and I will keep this short and sweet my otter box keeps my phone safe in every way possible. about one and a half months ago I was in a bad jeep wreck I was ejected from my jeep wrangler and the jeep rolled 4 times I made it alive and my iphone made it without any damage to the phone but the case did get scratches but did its job and kept my phone safe hands down will never own any other case.
    1. bubly123's Avatar
      bubly123 -
      O- My co-worker has one and this thing is a MONSTER! We work outside and I have to leave my phone in the truck, he carries his with him, not afraid of anything really!!
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      My boss had bought an otterbox and kept complaining about the case easily coming out off the holder and he eventually lost the phone. I found it laying in the office floor one time and he showed me it did not take a lot to jar it from the holder. So he bought another phone but did not get the otterbox because he carries it on his side. But as far as PROTECTION yes i think it is one of the best out there.
    1. ToonRN's Avatar
      ToonRN -
      O- This looks like a great case to help protect my 3GS! I'll take one...please!