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  • [GIVEAWAY] Otterbox Reflex Case


    Otterbox is a pretty well known case maker for many different types of phones. Their cases are designed with protection in mind. Theyíve been kind enough to send me their lineup of cases (Reflex, Commuter, and Defender) for the iPhone 4/4S. This review of the Reflex case will be the first of 3.



    Design


    As you can see from the picture the Reflex is a 2-piece case. In my opinion 2-piece cases have their advantages and disadvantages. Putting them on and taking them off from the phone is typically pretty easy and that holds true for the Reflex. The Reflex fits the iPhone like a glove and both pieces lock into each other easily when sliding them on.

    I am typically leery of slide-on cases as they have a tendency to scratch the iPhone with repeated putting on/taking off. Otterbox has solved this problem by putting a felt pad on the inside of each piece, which is something Iím quite happy to see. All you need to do to dock your iPhone is simply slide the bottom part of the case off and youíre set.



    The Reflex has several openings so you can still connect things to your iPhone. The bottom is left open to allow the cable connection to sync, charge, etc. There is also an opening in the rear for the camera and flash so pictures can still be taken with the case on. There is also an opening for the vibrate switch which allows access. The volume buttons and sleep button are covered with a rubbery material that protects them but still lets you push them. I do have to say though that it requires more effort than Iíd like to push the buttons. The coverings donít give the nice tactile click sensation that weíre all used to.

    There is also an opening for the headphones. Unfortunately, because Reflex case is pretty thick (remember, it is designed with protection in mind), some aftermarket headphones work with it. The stock Apple headphones that come with your iPhone will work but if you try to use anything with a 90 degree bend right above the jack, it wonít fit.



    Durability

    As Iíve mentioned, Otterbox cases are designed with protection in mind. As far as cases go, the Reflex is a pretty hefty case. There is typically a tradeoff that you have to make, whether itís having a slim case that doesnít offer much protection and vice versa. The Relex does add some size and bulk to your iPhone, noticeably so if you carry your iPhone around in your pocket but I wouldnít be too worried if I dropped my iPhone with this case on it. The case feels very sturdy and should stand up to some abuse. It looks and feels like a well made case.



    Price

    The Reflex case for the iPhone 4/4S can be purchased directly from Otterboxís website. Right now, depending on the color, the Reflex is going for between $29.95 and $34.95. Otterbox even throws in a free screen protector and cleaning cloth with the case. The price comes in around what you would expect for an iPhone case.

    Conclusion

    All in all, the Reflex is a good all around case. If you like slim cases, this isnít the case for you. It does add bulk to your iPhone but for those of you who are accident prone, that might be just what you need. Itís a good looking case made with quality materials. Iíd like the buttons to be able to be pressed a little bit easier and be able to use my aftermarket headphones with the case on but apart from those two things, Iím pretty happy with this case.

    And as always, I'm sure there's a few of you out there that would love to get your hands on one of these cases! Leave a comment and we'll ship one out to one lucky member in the next few days.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Giveaway] Otterbox Reflex Case started by Cyprian Peters View original post
    Comments 134 Comments
    1. krisyouk's Avatar
      krisyouk -
      I definitally want one of these. Awesome write up btw.
    1. matt_tee's Avatar
      matt_tee -
      I have used Otterbox cases in the past, and they are fantastic. I have also had excellent experience with their customer services dept.
      I would love to get my hands on one of these, they look fantastic.
    1. natedog102's Avatar
      natedog102 -
      I'd absolutely love one of these.
    1. nothingisEZ's Avatar
      nothingisEZ -
      I love ModMyI.com for doing these giveaways. Especially featuring such professional companies like Otterbox. Way to go ModMyI !!!!
    1. avnyc11's Avatar
      avnyc11 -
      i like this a lot
    1. Aenima133's Avatar
      Aenima133 -
      This one is ok, But personally, the OtterBox Commuter is much better. Both rubber and Plastic and also comes with a free screen protector like this one. It's like a thick shock absorbent rubber case, then covered in another plastic case to strength and durability. and isn't any bigger than this case. Plus it covers your ports from dust and moisture. Seem like a better buy in my opinion.

      Just sayin. lol
    1. SplitFire's Avatar
      SplitFire -
      Otterbox is a great company. My friend had a problem with his case (part of the rubber tore) and they shipped him a replacement, no questions asked!
    1. cdizzle's Avatar
      cdizzle -
      I could defiently use that
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      iv'e always liked the otterbox products. im in! thanks
    1. ca3's Avatar
      ca3 -
      I want!!!
    1. dmorales's Avatar
      dmorales -
      Sweet case
    1. chrisw05's Avatar
      chrisw05 -
      Still using the one i got over a year ago for free from apple with the whole antana thing but i think its tie for a new one. im thinking about also getting that waterproof coating ive been watching that for a few years now but kinda forgot about it until i seen a post on it the other day
    1. Sobe777's Avatar
      Sobe777 -
      Sweet.. Sign me up.. Would love a Otterbox case!
    1. wicked_willis's Avatar
      wicked_willis -
      Need this to go with my new iphone.

      Love otter box. Need to get one for my iphone
    1. Shane01638's Avatar
      Shane01638 -
      i'd love one...looks easier to remove for docking as opposed to my speck case. I only bought the speck case because they were out of the otterbox commuter (always store stock woes in Alaska).
    1. Jmataska's Avatar
      Jmataska -
      Wonderful change from the normal Otterboxes that are available!! As a case fanatic, this would be a great addition to any arsenal of cases =]
    1. ozpkchris's Avatar
      ozpkchris -
      WOW looks like a great case
    1. milenion's Avatar
      milenion -
      is the screen protector as good as zagg?
    1. TheBaddestiPod's Avatar
      TheBaddestiPod -
      I could use this case! I'm on my 3rd iP4...fortunately, I pay the hefty $15 a month for Best Buy's insurance. Although having an ANDROID loaner phone for 3-5 days isn't fun. :-/
    1. Windowman.mwm's Avatar
      Windowman.mwm -
      Looks like a nice case!

      Looks nice!

      Nice case!