One of the first things new iPhone owners think about is “what case should I buy for my iPhone?”. Well, the first thing that came to my mind was a silicone case. However, silicone cases are bulky, dusty, and they hide the beauty of your iPhone (enter here for a FREE PDO Leather case). That’s why I’m currently using an InvisibleShield, along with many other iPhone in Canada readers!
What about MORE protection? Well, I’ve come across a couple cases from OtterBox that pretty much impressed me big time. The first one we are going to take a look at is the OtterBox Defender iPhone case. It’s water resistant, super slim, the touch screen works great, and all the buttons are accessible (except for the silent switch; more on that later). Let’s take a closer look at this case, shall we?
OtterBox Defender Series iPhone Case Review – What’s in the Box?
The Defender case from OtterBox is part of their new line up for the iPhone. It will hold your 8GB or 16GB iPhone snug inside a hard plastic shell, then covered with a high quality silicone cover, giving it superior protection from the elements. Also there is a thin, plastic cover to protect your iPhone screen. The sensitivity still works perfectly (even through my InvisibleShield!). The case engulfs your phone and protects it from sand, dust, dirt, and rain (it’s not fully submersible in water though–that’s when the Armor series comes into play).
How Easy is the Installation?
Installing the iPhone into the case was very easy. The plastic cover comes in two pieces. The phone fits in, then the other cover goes on top and snaps into place. Next up, slide the silicone cover over and voila! The case is very slim and feels solid to the touch. It’s well built and I would feel confident dropping my iPhone inside this case onto the sidewalk from waist high and not even worry. The protection is really that great! You gotta see it to believe it. Watch the following video:
The Final Verdict?
This case would be perfect for those who are using their iPhone in places of high dust, dirt and debris (think construction, by the pool, beach, etc.). The holster with belt clip is adjustable and clung nicely to my belt. There are covers for the headphone jack and the bottom charge port. Full protection baby! OtterBox cases are definitely the “Mercedes” of iPhone cases out there–they are built like a tank.
This case gets the first ever… iPhone in Canada Editor’s Choice Award – Best Protection from a Case!
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