Friday, November 22, 2013

Otterbox Defender Series Review

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 purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind,
 has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them. As with any product, your opinion may differ from mine. 

Just in time for the Holiday Season!

I may be stuck in the Stone Age, but I love my iPhone 4. I do not want to upgrade until my phone eventually dies. Like everyone, my phone goes everywhere with me and I have dropped it so many times it's a wonder it survived.  I am a big believer in OtterBox. OtterBox Protects my phone while keeping it thin enough that it still fits in my pocket when I'm at work. OtterBox is stylish and protects my iPhone from all of my mishaps. 

OtterBox sent the Defender Series to me to try out. Since it is hunting season, I chose the RealTree Camo style. 

Here is a little bit about OtterBox Defender Series:
"A premium mobile device like the iPhone 4 / 4S deserves premium protection. Good thing OtterBox has a Defender Series camo iPhone 4 / 4S case ready to protect it in style. The camo iPhone 4 / 4S case provides unrivaled protection from rough treatment in the worst environments. The Defender Series is built from a high-impact polycarbonate shell, durable silicone and a built-in screen protector, making it one of the most rugged iPhone 4 / 4S camo cases, defending against scratches, dust and drops. Additionally, this is the only protective smartphone case available with Realtree Xtra and Xtra Green camo patterns."

The camo style is very nice. What surprised me about the Defender Series is how strong the outer band is. I have an OtterBox from a few years ago, this is much more durable. 
The case is hard plastic but feels lighter than my old one. I work outdoors some of the time. Dust and pollen and other things can get trapped in the parts of an iPhone. Not with my OtterBox. It covers and keeps out dirt and grime. 

OtterBox has served me well over the last couple of years. I have been using OtterBox since 2010. I know there are new cases on the market, but why change? OtterBox has never let me down. My iPhone 4 has been protected by OtterBox since the day I got it. I highly recommend it for protection of your phone. 

Here are a few other styles:


If you are looking for a new case for your phone, or a great gift for any occasion, Check out OtterBox!


  1. I love the Camo cases, especially the blue fatigue. It is also nice to hear a personal testimonial that dirt will not get inside to my phone.My prior phone cases were unable to prevent dirt from seeping in.

  2. This is good information to know, if I get a phone, I would want one of these! I'm on the go all the time, and need things to be well protected!

  3. I chose another case and after reading your review of the Otter case, I am sorry I didn't get it. I think it would be more protection than the one I bought.

  4. Thanks for the information. I hadn't thought of the need to protect from dirt and dust. When I get an iphone I'll get an OtterBox to go with it (and I'll probably be buying them for my kids too).