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OtterBox releases iPhone 3G Defender Case


OtterBox has released its new Defender Case for the iPhone 3G. The Defender uses three separate pieces to protect the iPhone: a clear polycarbonate screen protector offering chemical and abrasion protection, a hard polycarbonate “skeleton” that surrounds the device, and silicone skin that wraps around the skeleton, absorbing bumps and shock. The OtterBox iPhone 3G Defender Case also includes a ClipStand holster and is available now in black for $50.

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$80 to ship to Canada! No thanks!

Posted by Ryan on September 2, 2008 at 10:46 PM (CDT)


Ryan - also $80 to ship to Australia - a LOT further than Canada - should be a lot cheaper shipping for you guys? Why don’t they offer a USPS option - I doubt they will sell a single one here in Aus at that price - US $130 !!

Posted by paulj69 on September 3, 2008 at 10:55 PM (CDT)


I ordered one the otherday @ 50.00.  We’ll see…it looks promising.

Posted by Tony on September 5, 2008 at 8:39 PM (CDT)


guys, i have had this case for a while. it really is perfect. i don’t mind the bulk because i am in the outdoors a lot and really can appreciate the protection it affords. one note, guys: many of you might see annoying air bubbles appear on the thin membrane cover. experts have suggested that you rub the iphone surface with the palm of your hand before installing, as this puts a thin layer of oil between the iphone screen and otterbox membrane cover. well, this is not a fix all solution. i installed a power support anti-glare screen protector on my iphone 3g, not for anything, but simpy so that i have the flexibility of using my iphone off the otterbox case and stil have some degree of protection. guess what? no more bubbles when i put it back in the otterbox case with the anti-glare screen attached. this one really works and makes the overall package look classy.

Posted by Dennis Mendiola on September 15, 2008 at 8:41 PM (CDT)


I have had this case for about a month. I wanted use it for a while so as to give an accurate review. First off I love this case. It saved the phone twice on the first day when I dropped it not once, but twice onto the concrete. The case now proudly bares a scar of sacrifice.  The fit is good and all the ports and buttons line up well. The headphone opening fits all but the largest jacks.

As far as improvements that could be made. There are a few. The silent switch can easily be switched to silent, as for switching it back to normal mode. It is sometimes a challenge, almost needing a tool to get in there. My largest concern with this case setup is how you have to turn the screen towards the clip in order for it to be secure. This makes it hard to use while your clipped on anything. While driving the phone is just floating freely about the cabin. Which defeats the purpose of the clip. That and you can not charge it while it is in the clip. Again this makes the clip almost pointless. Lastly I feel that the phone should fit as securely all four possible directions in the clip for a complete user interface.

Still I would not hesitate in buying this case again or recommending it to someone else. Btw I have yet to try the anti reflective screen to help improve the screen bubbles.

Posted by Sam W on July 12, 2009 at 11:55 PM (CDT)

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