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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. jetfuel495's Avatar
      jetfuel495 -
      O- tanks are where it's at!
    1. imascaryguy's Avatar
      imascaryguy -
      O- This case looks really good, especially with instructions on how to put it on etc.

      Ive heard that with some cases, like the mophie onee, theyve been like impossible to take off.

      Also when i first saw the post i thought it was going to be really bulky but it looks pretty slick.
    1. FriendSite_com's Avatar
      FriendSite_com -
      O- Ok, after going through 2 iphones because I've dropped them (well, once was because my 18 month daughter threw it across the room!), I need one, otherwise I'm going to have to re-mortgage my house to keep me in iPhones!
    1. Ogonzo's Avatar
      Ogonzo -
      O -
      This is probably one of the coolest cases I've seen yet!
    1. Cruzan2's Avatar
      Cruzan2 -
      O- much needed accessory
    1. XenoSaber's Avatar
      XenoSaber -

      Oh hell yes, I just replaced the screen, cost me $120 bucks. The only problem is that I can't find a good case. I need protection from myself :-)
    1. memaddog's Avatar
      memaddog -
      O- I don't want this, I NEED this!
    1. mythamp's Avatar
      mythamp -
      O-Random Random Random
    1. robhard24's Avatar
      robhard24 -
      O- Who wouldnt wan't their phone to look like a tank? Looks badass
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      O- this is a great case glad they worked out the problems in the first two versions i would love to have one.....
    1. Josef14's Avatar
      Josef14 -
      O- Please, I really want this case, it's a NICE and good protection that I think is reeealy necessary. And I will not be able to buy this in Sweden, so please can you give me one? And a BIG THANKS to Otterbox & TUAW for making this! (Even if i dont win this contest, wich I won't, My father wont let me buy things from internet so I really want this case! PLEASE. Wrote to much
    1. fkna's Avatar
      fkna -
      O- hmm.. didn't see my post. so im posting again! i want one!
    1. motogolfer's Avatar
      motogolfer -
    1. nhreminh's Avatar
      nhreminh -
      O- maybe i'll get lucky this time!
    1. Dblock0405's Avatar
      Dblock0405 -
      O- i want one.
    1. nmapped's Avatar
      nmapped -
      O-h now can i haz one? just the thing we need for another iPhone stress test videos~ *wild ideas flowing*
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -

      Oh hell yes, I just replaced the screen, cost me $120 bucks. The only problem is that I can't find a good case. I need protection from myself :-)
      WOW! am in the same position as you... Sent in my screen for replacement yesterday and that's why there's no phone in the pics (took these today).. I tested the case a few days ago with the phone well otherwise this review would have been delayed

      P.S. I removed the case a day before my screen broke - FML!
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      O- gimme!
    1. acolesurf's Avatar
      acolesurf -

      Give it to me biznich

      i hate your face