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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. mprong's Avatar
      mprong -
      I just registered for this site just to maybe win this cool case.
    1. Cyprian Peters's Avatar
      Cyprian Peters -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Cyprian Peters? I don't recognize your name, are you new to the MMi writers?

      On to the case, it might be the close up pictures but the quality of the plastic looks a little cheap to me. Of course it may just be illusion and be very nice plastic
      Yes, I'm new to ModMyi! Stay tuned for the Commuter and Defender reviews.......and Giveaways of course!
    1. drog92's Avatar
      drog92 -
      I want the defender camp case. I like the orange. But I'm always will to try something else from otter box. I've always had a defender for my Phone, except right now. Needing something.

      Quote Originally Posted by mprong View Post
      I just registered for this site just to maybe win this cool case.
      Yeah, sounds a bit bad like that
    1. newskin's Avatar
      newskin -
      Was looking into getting an otterbox for my father, he works as a plater. Keep telling him we should just trade iPhone's, i have a 2G, but he know's better. Good looking case with not too much added bulk.
    1. Twixx's Avatar
      Twixx -
      Case looks pretty sick with the white iphone
    1. Prolix's Avatar
      Prolix -
      Looks very sturdy! Pretty nice case!
    1. Santoku's Avatar
      Santoku -
      This case looks quite good. I was interested in the Commuter but wanted something easier to get on & off for docking and windshield mounts, so I have been using the Impact. Would love to try the Reflex.
    1. Red-231's Avatar
      Red-231 -
      my friend got one of these cases! IT BOUNCES!
    1. Bryc's Avatar
      Bryc -
      I had 3GS with defender case and it was so bulky and impossible to take off.
      Now i have the iPhone 4 with the defender case, it's not as bulky but it's protective!
    1. KeviN | NiveK's Avatar
      KeviN | NiveK -
      As an engineer, that is always constructing;running, and playing with fire. A case like this might be alot better than those iphone cases i have
    1. Blazetamer's Avatar
      Blazetamer -
      Otter box makes some pretty tough cases. This looks like the tradition comtinues
    1. bdiddy619's Avatar
      bdiddy619 -
      love this case. will be a change of pace from the defender case.
    1. bambam724's Avatar
      bambam724 -
      My favorite case ive ever had! wwould love to get another one in black instead of my gray
    1. jackdawak's Avatar
      jackdawak -
      Shweeeeeeet
    1. wormus33's Avatar
      wormus33 -
      Ive seen better.........
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Want!!! Otterbox is definitely my fav phone case makers.
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      That looks like a nice case! I had tried an outterbox deffender or what ever they are called and it was a terrible case, to much going on to many different pieces. This looks like it has protection and it nice an simple I like it!! Got my fingers crossed, THX MODMYI

      This looks like a great case, I tried the outterbox defender case and hated it. Just had to many pieces to big and bulky this looks simple yet still has protection. Got my fingers crossed thx MODMYI
    1. JediSky671's Avatar
      JediSky671 -
      Have tried the Otterbox Commuter and Defender.They are ok overall.
    1. jacob61916's Avatar
      jacob61916 -
      Beautiful case
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      Very Nice!