First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

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As much as we really like and even seriously appreciate the design work that goes into OtterBox’s higher-end cases, its cheaper Impact Series Case for iPhone 4 ($20) isn’t quite as impressive — Impact borrows some of Commuter and Defender’s design touches while sacrificing protection and really shaving down the price. On a positive note, the case has really grippy sides, Home Button coverage, and covers for the Sleep/Wake and volume buttons, all positives for a case at this price level. On the other hand, the dust-gathering black rubber case continues the family’s unfortunate trend of exposing the rear Apple logo, something we continue to really dislike and wish would disappear from all Otter products; here, the glass there and surrounding the camera remains open for scratching. All of the microphone, speaker, camera, and headphone ports are left open, none surprising except by reference to Otter’s uber-protective flagship model. The next time we blow out the candles on a cake, our wish will be for no more Apple logo cut-outs… Otter, can you make our wish come true?

First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

First Look: OtterBox Impact Series Case for iPhone 4

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Our Rating

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Company and Price

Company: OtterBox

Website: www.OtterBox.com

Model: Impact

Price: $20

Compatible: iPhone 4

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.