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OtterBox Defender Series Case

Story prelude for you: Coming home from a trip to Toronto this Spring, rush hour traffic made me late in getting to the airport. I remember jumping out of the cab and tearing through the airport in heels, only to have gotten past security and panic, “Where Is My iPhone!?!”. The worst had happened – I had lost my phone somewhere, and I sunk into despair. Very long story short and almost 2 weeks later – I got my phone back from lost & found at the Toronto airport!

Yet, once again I was sad to discover that my phone had obviously suffered damage. Sand and dirt were in the ports, it was scratched and no TLC in the world made it work properly again {it was turned in – wow, I know – yet I had dropped it in dirt on my way out of the cab}. May my phone rest in peace. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad to have found it, for the fact that someone out there didn’t have all my ‘stuff’ {privacy shudder}. BUT, my iPhone wasn’t even 8 months old yet, and it cost me DEARLY to have it replaced. Once again, I cried in the airport, this time in flats. I think back to when I purchased my iPhone and had settled for the cheapest rubber cover I could find. Really?! What good did that thing do me? You get a case to protect your precious {in my case, my iPhone}. So PLEASE, speaking from experience, get a good one!

OtterBox is a Father’s Day Gift Guide feature, because I don’t know ANY man out there that wouldn’t want this product. When I got myself a marvelous and fabulous OtterBox Defender Series Case for review {thanks OtterBox!}, hubby was so disappointed that I didn’t choose one for his blackberry! And, every time he spots my phone, he remarks on how much he wants an OtterBox case. Think this is a major hint for a Father’s Day gifting idea?!

The Defender Series for iPhone 3G/3GS is the highest quality, toughest case available. It features three layers of protection, guarding against every bump, drop and scratch. There’s a hard polycarbonate shell and the soft silicone skin, so it’s soft to the touch from the outside. But, that’s not all – it also has removable flaps that cover the different access points {plugs} when they’re not in use. So, this guards against dust and grime as well.

Now, I’m not about to put my phone under intentional abuse in order to test it’s effectiveness. Yet, myself and the kids have dropped my phone many times since and no damage at all has occurred. Even the case doesn’t show wear! I chose the Pink Plastic/Black Silicone design, yet there are many styles and colors available at Otterbox.

I did have an initial issue with the watermark/sticking of the built-in protective screen, to the phone screen {you know, that annoying spotted cling?}. The helpful people at Otterbox sent me a YouTube Video with an easy solution to watermarks on the phone screen. Really, this was such a simple and effective solution, and it lasted for weeks before I had to do it again. One great how-to video!

My precious at the moment is my iPhone, and I know from experience just how crucial it is to protect your devices from the ‘just in cases’s’ out there. Otterbox has a full line offering many different products to protect your devices whether you have a BlackBerry, Dell, Google, LG, Motorola, Sony, Samsung…and so many more. For your phone, iPad and iPod too. OtterBox even has waterproof cases that my DSLR camera will fit into. Oh boy, that’s another thought – how much would I cry if something happened to my camera….!!!!

Better safe than sorry – get your precious devices covered!


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.



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  1. Seriously, I should be a product tester for otter box! My iphone is protected in the defender case and survived the lawnmower this week! My camera has had some mishaps as well, and otter box has saved the day!
    I would love the pink and black one. When I got mine, the store only had black available.
    The screen always looks wet with the case on, I would like to find a fix for that.
    I love Otter Box and will get some extra entries by doing the things you list above.

  2. I would choose the …..BlackBerry Bold 9650 Defender Series Case….in black, there is no other cute color . 🙁 My phone seems to be a part of me now and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. That is so terribly sad.

  3. I love this!!! I would get the OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700/9780

  4. When I get the 4G, I would like to get the Otterbox iPhone 4 Defender Series Case – black!

  5. At the Otterbox website, I would choose the iPhone 4 Relfex Series Case in Black.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. – Pauline

  6. I like the iPhone 4 Reflex Series Case in black and pink for my wifes iphone 4 i enjoy making her smile plus i get hubby points if you know what i mean 😉

  7. I’d choose the iPhone 3G / 3GS Defender Series Case in pink and black – just like yours! Then I wouldn’t have to worry so much at the beach this summer!
    klfvilla at

  8. I would choose the iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd Generation Defender Series Case in black.

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  9. I would choose the iPod Touch 4th Generation Defender Series Case probably in purple

  10. I would like the BlackBerry Curve 8500/9300 Commuter Series Strength Case

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. I would love the BlackBerry Curve 8500/9300 Reflex Series Case in pink/black mixed ir they have it in stock or the commuter case in pink/white

  12. I would choose the BlackBerry Curve 8500/9300 Reflex Series Case in Hot Pink Plastic / Black Silicone very nice I would be tempted to test it out with out waiting for a mishap.

  13. Tweeted, email subscriber, facebook follower (Twin Oaks Birches) Loved the defender series.. I love my iphone as well though it has been dropped LOTS of time.. and entered on myweeview

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    Color: Black
    I would get this for my husband I guess i would have to pay alittle out of my pocket as the $50 doesnt cover it

  15. iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd Generation Defender Series Case in black (I know, I’m old school!!)

  16. I would choose the ipod touch 4g in white and purple


  17. I would choose the NOKIA N8 IMPACT SERIES CASE in black (since sadly that is the only colour it comes in 🙁 )

  18. i would love the original ipad defender series or a blackberry bold case (black and pink)!
    tumyiix at gmail dot com

  19. iPhone 4 Defender is my favorite. My husband is currently deployed and he needs a SUPER defender lol

  20. the otterbox defender for the blackberry curve 8900 in black. i also followed you on google connect, liked otterbox on facebook, and I am posting this giveaway to my page on facebook 🙂

  21. It’s tempting to choose a case for my iPhone, especially since my current case has taken a beating, and has the marks to prove it! (Fortunately, all those marks are on my case and not my phone.) However, I LOVE that Otterbox also has waterproof boxes that I could keep my camera in while I’m out shooting! I always worry about rain and dust getting into my DSLR, not to mention simple bangs and scrapes. I would love to put Otterbox to the test with that! I think, therefore, that I would choose the Otterbox 3510 Blue. 🙂

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  22. Ohhhh I’d love to have the Iphone defender series case in White Plastic / Hot Pink Silicone. so cute

  23. I like the iPhone Commuter series in White… I have the black one but I need a change of colour now.

  24. I would got for the Commuter Series for Blackberry Curve in Ardoise Slate. Must protect the precious!

    ehlara [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. I would choose the ipod touch 4th generation defender series case in white plastic/hot pink silicone

  26. I would choose the SKU: SAM2-FASCI-20-E4OTR_B (unfortunately, I don’t get a choice of color with my style of phone).

  27. I would choose the iPhone 4 Defender Series Case in Hot Pink Plastic/Black Silicone

    ReggieM1961 at gmail dot com

  28. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann

    ReggieM1961 at gmail dot com

  29. i would pick the droid case (DROID by Motorola Commuter Series Case )


  30. I would choose the iPad 2 defender case case and pay the extra after the $50, but if that was not an option then I would select the iPhone 4 case in Pink.


  31. I don’t have a phone worth worrying about so I would like the iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd Generation Defender Series Case in black.

  32. Otterbox iPhone 4 Defender Series Case in black for my husband’s phone. I have the exact case you picked out and love it bc my kids play on my phone with no problem my baby even uses it as a chew toy too.

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