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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. ace4me's Avatar
      ace4me -
      Otter Box...................it's simply the BEST!.......................Forget the rest.
    1. DFCapone's Avatar
      DFCapone -
      good job Otter Box. another good case for my loose fingers.
    1. rocketApe's Avatar
      rocketApe -
      Glad to hear they fixed the whole "this case was supposed to protect my phone but it ended up scratching the crap out of it" issue. I liked their cases a lot, but that always bugged the hell outta me.
    1. whateverman24791's Avatar
      whateverman24791 -
      sweet case bro. hook me up, i spent all my $$$ on the 4s
    1. iphonerik13's Avatar
      iphonerik13 -
      very nice!! I have the defender and I love it! Saved my 4S many times!! My lil bro needs a new case for his IP4. hope we win. ill give it to him. =)
    1. AverageComputerGuy's Avatar
      AverageComputerGuy -
      I would love one!
    1. Doc20010's Avatar
      Doc20010 -
      i love otterbox case best case going for the iphone today i would love to win one
    1. GAIAStevef's Avatar
      GAIAStevef -
      This looks nice! I have a Commuter case that I ended up not using because it makes it impossible to dock without taking the whole case off first... this would be much more convienient.
    1. Iculknfne's Avatar
      Iculknfne -
      This case would be awesome to have. I am a pepsi delivery man and this would be a great case to protect my iPhone. Also easy to take off to put in my radio when we have people over for football and UFC fights. If I do get it, thanks in advance. Love the website!
    1. aznpryde864's Avatar
      aznpryde864 -
      Otterbox fan here for sure, i have the commuter series for my 4 and just got at the 4s, would like this one! looks great!
    1. jacob61916's Avatar
      jacob61916 -
      That's going to be a good case for my phone.
    1. RAMANJEETS's Avatar
      RAMANJEETS -
      I really like this case. It looks like a ifrogz luke case, but way better. I want it.
    1. bplayabball's Avatar
      bplayabball -
      I have always like OtterBox, bought about 3 cases from them already. Hopefully I can win this one to try it out! Good luck everyone
    1. aznpryde864's Avatar
      aznpryde864 -
      Otterbox fan here for sure, i have the commuter series for my 4 and just got at the 4s, would like this one! looks great!
    1. g_pwn's Avatar
      g_pwn -
      mememe! lol id like it
    1. stang89lx50's Avatar
      stang89lx50 -
      Nice Case!!!
    1. brobins512's Avatar
      brobins512 -
      You can never have too many cases. I would love one of these. I'm trying to downsize from the defender series.
    1. otisg's Avatar
      otisg -
      okay, okay you twisted my arm. :P i'd like to be the lucky member who wins this lovely case.
    1. g_pwn's Avatar
      g_pwn -
      mememe!
    1. Ozzy82335's Avatar
      Ozzy82335 -
      I really like the look of the case, although it is a bit bulky. I would love this case!