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Otterbox debuts line of cases for iPhone 4

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

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Otterbox has debuted its new lineup of cases for the iPhone 4. The Impact Series Case is made from silicone and features inner coring for increased shock protection, push-through coverage for the volume and power buttons, open access to all other ports, controls, and the camera, and an included self-adhering clear protective film. It is priced at $20. The Commuter Series Case is a multi-layer case consisting of an inner silicone layer, a stiffer outer layer, and a self-adhering screen protector. It also offers access to all ports and controls and silicone plugs for the ports, and is priced at $35. Finally, the Defender Series Case is a three-layer protective case, featuring a clear protective membrane over the screen, a high-impact polycarbonate shell, and a silicone skin, with silicone plugs for the ports and an included ratcheting belt clip holster. It is available for pre-order now and sells for $50; Otterbox’s other cases for the iPhone 4 are listed as coming soon. [Thanks, Anthony]

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1

Did Otterbox say when teh defender for Iphone 4 would be available? Will they send you one quickly so you can review it?

Posted by Noah on July 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM (PDT)

2

The defender is currently available to purchase on the OtterBox website, and says It will ship in 7-10 days. However, I received my case yesterday, and must say it is the best looking case Otterbox has made to date.

Posted by Matt on July 22, 2010 at 9:51 PM (PDT)

3

Does it add alot of extra bulk to the phone?  I have my old 3G in a contour case with belt clip which added a decent amount of bulk but I knew it was protected.

Posted by Mike on July 23, 2010 at 10:12 AM (PDT)

4

The case does add some bulk to the phone, but I believe it makes the phone feel more secure and easier to hold. To me, the added bulk is a good tradeoff for the peace of mind the case brings.

Posted by Matt on July 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM (PDT)

5

Can you use it with Apple’s universal dock?

Posted by Cogitator X on July 24, 2010 at 1:35 PM (PDT)

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It does not fit the universal dock just as the 3G/3GS did not, but the new defender case is very cool, nicer than the 3G/3GS one, and comes including the clip/holster who holds the iPhone4 is a much more secure way than the defender case holster for the 3G/3GS did (mine was falling off constantly) but now with the redesigned holster it feels very safe.
I love it! (no I do not own Otterbox shares…)

Posted by Jean-Claude Landau on July 27, 2010 at 12:37 PM (PDT)

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