My iPhone is great. I use it all the time. Although I am very careful with it, in the course of the last few months, I have dropped it a few times and have almost spilled drinks on it more than once. That, plus the fact that I will soon be visiting my 8-year-old grandson, propelled me to look for a protective case for my iPhone. You see, the applications on the iPhone are absolutely wonderful. I want to play bowling, etch-a-sketch , and several other iPhone games with my grandson, but after all, he is an 8-year-old boy! Putting the iPhone in his hands without a protective cover didn’t seem wise.
After a pretty extensive search of cases, I decided on an OtterBox Defender Series case. This is a hard plastic case made of hi-impact Polycarbonate. It is surrounded by an added layer of Silicone that is like a protective skin. The plastic housing comes in two pieces. So you just insert your iPhone and snap the two pieces together. Then you simply pull Silicone skin over the hard case. This case is sturdy and is sure to protect my precious iPhone from the bumps and drops caused by either an 8-year-old boy or his grandmother.
This OtterBox case also slides into a hard plastic holder with a clip that can be used to attach it to a belt, pocketbook, or other item. The clip can be rotated 360 degrees so that the device can be clipped either vertically or horizontally. However, be aware that i had trouble wearing it on a belt. The phone would not stay in place in the plastic holster. So if you want something to sit securely on your belt, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The iPhone is completely usable when in the OtterBox case. All controls are accessible, but everything is fully protected by the cover. Ports like the microphone port are covered by strongly hinged plastic tabs which can be easily opened for quick accessibility. Although the case is not rated for submersion in water, I am confident that it will keep my iPhone protected from inadvertent spills.
I’ve used other OtterBox cases before and been pleased by the quality. And this iPhone 3G case comes in PINK! On top of that OtterBox is donating 10% of the purchase price to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. For me, this OtterBox is a win-win situation.
For those of you who are interested, Otterbox also has cases for iPods, BlackBerrys, and many other devices!!