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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...
08-10-2009, 08:42 AM #1
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?
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.
Last edited by sayam; 08-17-2009 at 07:36 AM.
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08-10-2009, 08:46 AM #2
08-10-2009, 08:49 AM #3
We put your phone in a brick so you can phone while you brick! Can haz?
Last edited by bewie; 08-11-2009 at 01:32 AM. Reason: unretardizing post, hang on :p
08-10-2009, 08:50 AM #4
wow! i could this as a brick to kill someone. rofl. ..
08-10-2009, 08:51 AM #5
I want this, simply because i am caseless
08-10-2009, 08:54 AM #6
O- My G O-D!
I can haz one ?
08-10-2009, 08:55 AM #7
This case does look like a tank.
08-10-2009, 08:55 AM #8
O oooo. Looks good. Nice that you will ship to UK when I win. Sorry everyone else you missed the boat, new rule says first come first served. lol
08-10-2009, 08:55 AM #9
O- I would love one of these, is this give away open to UK members.
Ive just re-read the post and it is available to everyone, nice one MMI & Otterbox.
All I need to do now is win me self one
Last edited by Real_Iphonecrazy; 08-10-2009 at 09:25 AM.
08-10-2009, 08:55 AM #10
O- I want one as I am caseless and a fireman so I need a rough case.
08-10-2009, 08:57 AM #11
08-10-2009, 08:59 AM #12
O- This would be nice for work lol I wouldn't have make sure I don't have my phone on me so it don't break lol
08-10-2009, 08:59 AM #13
o- i know im not gonna win
08-10-2009, 08:59 AM #14
O- I'll take one.
Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?
08-10-2009, 09:00 AM #15
O-h dawn. this is good
08-10-2009, 09:00 AM #16
I don't have a case yet...how cool!
08-10-2009, 09:01 AM #17This would be GREAT for me....
O- I work in construction, the original iphone had "some" strength in the backing, i switched to the 3g S. now I'm scared of it breaking easily.
08-10-2009, 09:01 AM #18
O Im a florist. is it water proof or will i have to put it in a condom. then i can try phone sex and be safe hehe
08-10-2009, 09:03 AM #19
O- this would be perfect for me i always drop my iphone
hope i win
08-10-2009, 09:03 AM #20
looks reallly nice wuldnt mind one of those