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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. wattsja's Avatar
      wattsja -
      O - I would love to have one of these.
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      O- Wow, thats pretty nice looking! Might have to pick one up unless I get lucky.

      Most probably, I'll be buying one.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by PhoneLine View Post
      O- Wow, thats pretty nice looking! Might have to pick one up unless I get lucky.

      Most probably, I'll be buying one.
      Buying one would be a great idea if you don't win as it does what it say
    1. richhee's Avatar
      richhee -
      O- need this please
    1. jakemetal's Avatar
      jakemetal -
      O- i want one
    1. Tinknock71's Avatar
      Tinknock71 -
      O- Snap
    1. MiPhoan's Avatar
      MiPhoan -
      O- Pick Me, Pick Me
    1. gazapo's Avatar
      gazapo -

      Nice! My case has seen better days...
    1. ithug's Avatar
      ithug -
      O- this is a sweet case ill love to have one of these
    1. tkhuuyip's Avatar
      tkhuuyip -
      O- sweeeeeeeeeet
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      O- mg i want one of these lol
    1. 100chris's Avatar
      100chris -
      O- please?
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharrack View Post
      I love protecting my iphone because it simply would be destroyed otherwise. The only drawback to a one sided case and even more with a complete cover/ 2nd layer clip case is the heat transfer from the phone.
      The phone gets really hot especially when using power churning apps.

      Kenny S
      I didn't notice any heating up with my iPhone though it usually heats up a lot. Maybe, it's just me.
    1. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      O- Nice. My girl destroyed her first 3G. This case would have saved me the agony of replacing that phone.
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      O- Could use very nice.
    1. jrod_15's Avatar
      jrod_15 -
      nice case
    1. cytokine's Avatar
      cytokine -
      O- I need one!
    1. atl-iphone's Avatar
      atl-iphone -
      O - I otter have one!
    1. Runt's Avatar
      Runt -
      O- I want an Otterbox case!!
    1. TheAppShare's Avatar
      TheAppShare -

      Oh, how I could use this. My buddy has it and makes the phone a beast. It feels indestructible. +1 for whoever gets this case, they will be a lucky person indeed.