The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender

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OtterBox makes tough stuff. If you have an electronic device you want protected, then OtterBox is the place to go. They feature cases for iPods, Blackberrys, Motorola, Laptops, etc. Their cases range from waterproof to shock protection to environment impermeable.

When Apple released the iPhone 3G with the curved back, they made previous hard cases for the 1st generation iPhone obsolete. To provide optimal protection for the new iPhone 3G, OtterBox has released the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender.

Due to the large screen surface area, both versions of the iPhone are prone to catastrophe. Many cases protect the external housing, but due to the nature of the screen, leave that area exposed to danger. The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender is one of the few cases that provide full coverage protection for the iPhone. They took their original iPhone Defender case and updated it for the iPhone 3G.

The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender comes in a predominantly yellow colored cardboard box. On the front is the Otterbox logo and mascot with a picture of the iPhone 3G Defender case a short description of the case. One side of the packaging lists the features of the case and the contents of the box of the other side. Finally, the back of the box shows some action shots of where OtterBox products can be useful.

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Inside the box one finds the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender, a ClipStand holster, the instruction sheet, an Otterbox sticker and an advertisement.

The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender is comprised of a black Polycarbonate case and has a black Silicone skin, there is a thin clear membrane that covers the screen.

The 3G Defeneder case with silicone skin measures 4.87" x 2.77" x .8" and weighs in at 1.9 ounces.

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The ClipStand holster is also composed of black Polycarbonate and has a belt clip that rotates 360 degrees. Besides acting as a holster, it can work as a stand for watching media on your iPhone 3G.

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Specifications:

The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender

The OtterBox for iPhone 3G Defender Series follows in the Defender Series tradition by offering stylish and sophisticated protection. First, a thin, clear membrane covers your Touch Screen to help prevent scratches and dings. Second is a hard, strong Polycarbonate skeleton that surrounds your device. Wrapped around all of this is a Silicone skin that absorbs bump and shock, protecting against the accidental drop. Included with the case is a ClipStand holster. This case will not fit the 1st Generation iPhone. If you have the 1st Generation iPhone and would like a case, click here.

Compatibility/Features:

This OtterBox for iPhone 3G Defender Series was designed to accommodate the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G models ONLY. Included with the case is a ClipStand holster for carrying AND viewing convenience! Please note: This case does NOT work with the first generation iPhone OR the iPod Touch.

Features:

* 3 LAYERS OF PROTECTION!

* First, a clear Polycarbonate sheet with high performance hard coating that offers chemical and abrasion protection

* Second, a hi-impact Polycarbonate skeleton

* Lastly, a Silicone skin to absorb bump and shock

Weight (case only): 1.9 oz.

Dimensions: 4.87" x 2.77" x .8"

Notes: Case NOT fully protected against water. Will provide some added protection against drop, bump and dust. NOT intended for protection against water intrusion.

Price: $49.95

Installation of the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender involves removing the Silicone Skin from the hard shell.

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Separate the Polycarbonate case by prying the three clips (two on the side and one on the top) apart.

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Once the shell is opened, remove the protective film from the inside of the front screen membrane. Next, slide the iPhone 3G into the upper portion of the shell and then clip the back of the shell to the front.

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Next, wrap the Silicon Skin onto the case. There are fixation points on the front, back and side of the shell.

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Viola, your iPhone is now protected from most forms of punishment! The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender fits easily into the holster and has tabs to lock the case into the ClipStand.

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The Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender provides dust and dirt protection via flip up silicon tabs that cover the dock connector, the headphone jack and the mute switch.

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The silicon skin permanently covers the volume, home button and power switch, there is a filter opening for the earpiece above the screen.

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The backside of the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender features an opening for the camera and a larger second opening for the Apple logo to be displayed. Below this larger opening is the Otterbox logo embossed in the case.

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The bottom of the case has two more filtered areas which cover the speakers adjacent to the dock connector.

For all intents and purposes the iPhone 3G is sealed from the outside environment; although, it is safe from minor splashes, Otterbox does stress the Defender is NOT intended for protection against water intrusion.

One of the issues that plagued the original iPhone Defender case was the inability to access the mute switch, this has been remedied with the flip up silicon tab covering it.

Holstering the iPhone 3G into the ClipStand with the phone facing forward allows each access and removal; Unfortunately, it is a little too easy to knock the iPhone 3G Defender out of the ClipStand as my daughter easily demonstrated when I picked her up.

However, if you wish to have the iPhone 3G sitting with the face into the holster, then the removal of the iPhone 3G Defender is more difficult. In fact, the holster does not allow the case to slide out unless the two side tabs on the holster are pulled apart. I wish there was a happy medium for keeping the iPhone housed in the ClipStand.

The flip down silicon allows syncing with a cable, but would require the iPhone 3G to be removed from the case if you were using a dock for syncing.

Another quibble I have with the case is that it does mute the volume of the phone, for instance the ringer is definitely lower in volume than when the iPhone 3G sits naked.

 

Conclusion:

If you like to have a sleek form factor for your iPhone 3G, then this is not the case for you. With the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender in place, the svelte iPhone 3G takes on the form of an older PDA. This sacrifice in style does provide excellent protection from the environment and most particulate matter. Whether you want to lose the aesthetic of the iPhone 3G is a matter of personal preference.

I personally like the security that the Otterbox for iPhone 3G Defender provides my iPhone 3G, knowing it can withstand the occasional fall or splash is very comforting.

Pros:

-Terrific Protection for iPhone 3G

-Comfortable silicon grip

-Includes Holster

-Three Layers of protection

 

Cons:

-Bulky

-Muffled iPhone sound secondary to the case

 

Grades:

Overall: score-8-10

Design: score-8-10

Performance:

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  • Brad

    Love the Otterbox for my 3G. Had the same problem with the holster. THANKS for the suggestion to put it in face down. Whenever I am out and about, I will use it that way!!

  • BALLZACK

    It is such a great case, I can throw it across the room and it wont get one scratch, Dent or any damage due to the inside or out side of the case and Iphone 3G

    This case makes me one happy camper

  • Djoseph

    Great case. Hate sound quality can’t hear the phone

  • J

    Best protection of any iPhone 3G case on the market. I accidentally dropped my iPhone on to hard cement from about 5 ft, and no damage to either the phone or the case. To avoid the watermark effect when using the touchscreen, use an anti-glare film (Power Support works great). Also, you can use the Sendstation dock extender to make this case compatible with universal docks. However, you will need to (carefully!) file down the ‘hips’ of the dock extender with coarse-grit sandpaper to get it to fit the case. The case does slightly mute the volume of the phone, and sometimes creates a barely noticeable echo effect. You can somewhat solve this by opening the silicone tab which covers the dock connector.

    Only caveat: Don’t trust the holster, even with the phone’s screen facing inward. Your phone may fall out if you’re doing anything more active than walking. However, the case is surprisingly slim (about as wide as a Palm Treo 700p), and will fit in most jacket or pants pockets.

  • CATHERINE HOLDEN

    I HAD THE IPHONE IN AN OTTERBOX ON MY LAP AND i WAS CROSSING THE STRRET IN MY POWER WHEELCHAIR. i HIT A BUMP AND THE IPHONE FELL TO THE STREET AND I DROVE OVER IT WITH MY POWER WHEELCHAIR WHICH WAYS 250 LBS IN ADDITION TO MY WEIGHT. gUESS WHAT? iT WORKED PERFECTLY. nOW i WILL NOT UPGRADE TO THE IPHONE 3 GS UNTIL i KNOW FOR SURE THE OTTERBOX FIGHTS. nO OTTERBOX FIGHT NO NEW UPDATED IPHONE. i WILL WAIT UNTIL A NEW ONE COMES OUT.

  • Sean

    Catherine the 3Gs does fit in the Defender Case. I just upgraded from 3G to 3Gs and am using the defender. I love this case but I did not like the protective clear face film they used. I peeled mine off and placed a Zagg Invisi-Shield front on the iphone. Works great because the front part of the shell comes in contact with the invisi-shield and creates its own seal.

    I dont have any real gripes about the case but if I had to pick some….
    1. Only clips in holster face first. Makes the stand feature of the holster clip kind of stupid.
    2. If you want to use docking you will have to remove the case.
    3. A little more effort is needed to access the touch screen near edges of case trim.

    If someone knows a secret to making this clip into the holster face out please let me know.

  • adam

    Just got this case in the mail, and thought it was my civic duty to actually tell people what I thought of it. I have been using the Invisible Shield full body cover on my Iphone 3G, which was a bit taxing to apply but provided the scratch protection I was looking for without weighing down the phone. However, after a recent run in with an errant rain drop down my headphone jack hole, I thought I needed something more.

    *The packaging on the Otter box is actually easy to get open and required no power cutting tools.

    * The case feels solid, and sturdy in the hand.

    *All openings are covered against intrusion by dirt, and splashes (Like raindrops) NOT WATER PROOF!!

    * Installed the phone in under a minute.

    * The case will only securely clip into the belt holster face first, if you face it out it will fall out very easily. However if your just watching movies at a table, its not an issue, but definitely dont cary it face out in the holster, it will fall out.

    I would give this case 9.7 out of a 10 its pretty nice.

  • jd3rdpig

    This case offers the best protection available. Looks good, feels good in the hand. Added bulk is not an issue. As with most silicone cases, it tends to pick up dust and lint but nothing that a quick wipe down with a microfiber cloth can’t fix. Definitely use an anti-glare screen protector on your phone to eliminate the “watermark” issue. The holster and case are designed for the phone to be held face-in as evidenced by the location of the dimples in the sides of the case that correspond to the nubs on the holster, which are more to the rear. Otterbox would have to design it to be used either face-in or face-out so that the holster would grip the phone the same either way. Face-out is not an option with this latest iteration of the case and holster – maybe for the next model? My only concern is that the hardshell’s nubs that hold the silicone jacket in place directly transmit the shock of any any bumps (dropping onto a hard surface – like a table) to the phone itself and negate the little bit of shock absorption provided by the layer of silicone. This is now my favorite case, followed closely bythe PowerSupport silicone jacket and holster.

  • r wolfe

    This is a great case. Very durable. Do a you tube search and you can find a guy that threw his out of a 2nd story window and when he retrived it the Iphone was in perfect condition. It really is up for anything.

    Three things to be aware of, however.
    1) the dreaded oil slick. At first, this didn’t bother me greatly but as time wore on I became more and more annoyed. I discovered that if you put an anti-glare screen protector (pack of 2 available at Apple Stores for $15) then the problem is solved. No more oilslick and no more “rubbing the face of the phone on a greasy hand or face” (as recommended on the otterbox website.) Perfect. My $50 case is now $65.

    2) you cannot dock this phone while in the case. Solution – buy a dock extender. The only company I have located to date that sells this is Sendstation — SendStation Dock Extender. They are charging $30 for the extension. Amazon.com sells this product on behalf of an outside seller. Be prepared to modify it, however. As is, the extender does not fit into the slot at the bottom of the case. If you have access to a Dremel or similar tool, the sides of the extended can be ground down so that it will fit. Took all of 5 minutes for me to do this and I have no skills with power tools. Thankfully, the underlying plastic is black as well, so you can’t really tell that you modified it unless you look closely at the fact that the modified area is not as glossy as the rest of the part.

    3) the covering over the speakers and earpiece will mute sound so much that you will not hear the phone ring unless you are in a quiet environment and you will constantly ask callers to repeat themselves. The only solution I have found for this is to poke a very small hole in the coverings. Obviously, the case is no longer as dust proof or semi-water proof, but at least I can hear the phone ring – which after all is important as my Iphone is first and foremost a phone. Prior to punching the holes I had the ringer volume and settings all set to max levels. Now, they are reasonable at mid way and I can hear the ipod functions and ringers in less than silent enviroments.

    So – in sum, my $50 case now cost $105, but it is still WAY cheaper than buying a new phone if (or should I say when) I drop my phone. Worth the cost and the fixes in the long run.

  • Bricktop

    I just bought this case for 28.15 with free s/h and with the anti glare 2for5 33 bucks baby! I end up destroying all my phones at some point but I don’t think Im going to be worried about that anymore. I could not be more happy with this purchase and take my advice, go on eBay and find a us seller 28.15!!!!

  • RedZ

    The Defender case is great–throw the holster away until they redesign it. I purchased this case after watching a demonstration from an AT&T store rep. He threw the phone on the ground, beat it on the desk, and showed me the teeth marks from where his dog bit it. All in all, it was a great demonstation as to the durability of the case, and me being a sucker–I bought one. In use, the case is truly a “defender”, having protected my iPhone from drops off a ladder onto concrete, a drop in the car wash bucket (quickly removed and dried), and being ran over by a hand-truck dolly carrying a refrigerator. As others have mentioned, the holster sucks. The 3 drops I list were a direct result of the poorly designed locking mechanism of the holster. The holster requires the phone to sit “face in” and appears to snap into place. This, however, is deceptive as the phone (because of the angle) is difficult to remove with your hand–but easy for anything to snag it and knock it out. When the phone does fall out–it is virtually silent as the case cushions the impact so well that you may not even notice you have dropped it (that is how I ran it over with a hand truck).

    I actually like the bulk and the grip of the case. The plain iPhone was too small in my hands and its smooth surface was difficult to get a good grip on. Without a case, I was always worried about dropping and damaging the phone! I tried a few other “cheapy” silicone cases and found some that had a pleasing grip, but they also seemed to glue themselves to every bit of dirt, and the inside of my pocket. I found myself continously readjusting the cheapy cases as they do not stay positioned correctly for very long. The silicone used on the Otterbox has the optimum grip feel without everything sticking to it and the overall size fits in my hand perfectly. Also, the case stays on perfectly.

    The Pros: Too many to mention–absolutely rock-solid protection. Well designed (case). All buttons protected and easy to manipulate. The skin material is durable, shock absorbing–and most importantly, it just “feels right”.

    The Cons: Holster is a bust; do yourself a favor and just cary the phone in your pocket or purse.
    Oil bubbly screen: forget about the manufacturer’s fix, or the baby powder solution–just break down and buy Apple’s antiglare protector and get rid of the bubbles under the screen.
    Docking: If you desire to dock your Defender cased phone, as I see it, you have two solutions: If you already have a docking station for the iPhone–you can try the extenders mentioned in other posts; if you do not have a docking station, you can buy an a dock specially made for the defender case installed. The company made2dock offers an exceptional looking billet aluminum dock for the exact same price as the dock extenders ($29.95). Just ordered this so no comments about its merits.
    Car telephone adapters: If you have a vehicle (BMW, Mercedes, etc) that has a specific eject box for the iPhone, this case will not work.

  • http://none Mark Henry

    You all know this is a great case.

    The oil slick is the issue.

    I do not want to buy a 14.00 screen protector to put under my 50.00 screen protector to get rid of an oil slick though.

    Here is a fix you can also use. (And NO it is not dust your screen with baby powder)

    Get some Anti Static monitor wipes. They sell them everywhere. Even the camera section of wally. Wipe your iphone then wipe the inside of your otterbox. LET IT DRY. then reassemble.

    Walla! no more slick! Crystal Clear!

    shark@clover.net

  • Mark

    I was a happy owner of the defender case for the iPhone 3g.
    I recently dropped my phone from waist high. The phone
    screen shattered. Now what do I do?

  • http://None Zack

    If you are having a problem with the screen sticking because of static then take your otter boxx defender case apart and take a dryer sheet and gently touch it to both the case screen and the screen of your device. The screen shouldn’t stick any more.

  • Jonathan

    Does anyone sell a horizontal leather case for the iphone with the OTTER Defender case?
    Most leather cases are too thin to carry the iphone with the Defender.

  • http://Www.ecr3.com Edward Robison

    Have the otterbox and it was almost exactly what I needed since my profession is nature photography. Wish it was totally waterproof, but it is sealed pretty well and would probably survive a quick dip in water ( hope to not find out!) kept falling out of the case when I would run or climb so I got a black ‘O’ Ring that fits tightly around the box and case for the times I know I might be rough and lose it. Definitely won’t fall out with that on, but makes phone access a little slower. Only other complaint- if clipped on you belt the clip cuts into your skin and you need to tuck your shirt in to keep from getting abraisions

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Copyright-free-aircraft-plans Flyboy

    I am a private pilot and I use my 3Gs as my E6B (flight computer) and as an auxiliary: GPS, Back up radio receiver (yes there is an app for that) I can tune in most unicoms etc. Compass,Altimeter,artificial horizon,G-meter,timer, etc. I take my 3Gs wherever I go so I really needed a good case to protect it. My phone has survived two DUNKINGS in water. (I immediately dried it, removed the Otterbox and dried the phone too.) and several drops from hip high onto concrete, I could not be happier! Even though the box is not waterPROOF it does slow the water from soaking in immediately so if you are quick about getting it dry it just may survive a real dunking like mine did!

  • Eugene

    I’ve had my Otterbox Defender for some time now – and like many others, I’ve dropped and kicked it accidently. I too have to echo the pros and the only two cons I have are 1) the case does not secure the phone well and I haven’t found a work-around yet and 2) the only accessories that work without disassembling the case are the sync/charger that came with the phone and the car charger. Everything else either requires me to adjust my Otterbox (not) or the item. I just received my extender and will follow the trend set by others and modify it to use with the Otterbox so I’ll finally be able to use my solar battery!

  • Brian

    Has anyone tested or tried the supposedly new redesigned holster at the otterbox website? It seems like it is a common problem of having our iPhones knocked out of the hoslter without us knowing it. I’ve had too many close calls of lost phones already Im just about to take matters in my own hands and redesign the holster myself with some improvisations. Other than the holster, the Defender is a good case for my iPhone 3Gs.
    Let me know if you find anything around that is more suitable as a holster for my Defender.

  • http://www.stevengatdula.shutterfly.com SteveG

    This OtterBox Defender case is great for people like me who take pictures of almost everything. I’ve dropped my iPhone many times from taking so many pictures indoors and outdoors. A few times I also placed my iPhone on my lap in the car after a phone call. I would get out of the car forgetting that my iPhone was still on my lap and it would bounce onto the parking lot a few times and land several feet away. The Otterbox does a great job protecting my iPhone.. Even when it is in my bookbag with tons of other stuff, i dont have to worry about it getting smashed or cracked. The Otterbox is almost perfect for me. Yes, its a little bulky, but thats what happens when we get extra protection for our iPhone. People have a hard time switching the mute button on and off, but that’s not even the problem for me.
    I have only one small problem. When i am taking a phone call on my iPhone, a lot of people tell me they cannot hear me too well when i am speaking to them. I thought it may have been my phone connection/server or the other person’s end, but its been more frequent since i got this case. I noticed the white coverings over the speakers to protect the dust. I think the white cover also muffles the voice/sound entering the mic. I am tempted to rip out these covers or poke pinholes in them. However, i do realize that i will forfeit protection from dust. Overall, all the control buttons are still easily accessible, the phone is completely protected from most impacts/falls, and dust. The OtterBox Defender is a great case for people who will sacrifice ‘compact’ for an extra bulkiness protection.

  • JerryH

    Brian: I called Otterbox and ordered the new clip (one for my wife, one for me) and they send them to you at no charge. I am VERY confident in using this new clip. It holds the phone very, very securely. I have had it drop out only one time when I bumped it against a car door. The door was positioned to pull the phone out of the clip just like I would. Definitely contact them and get the new clip sent out to you. Their support is very nice and professional.

    I have always had my phones in leather cases clipped securely to my waist. I modified a leather case I bought on eBay by removing the flap that closes the top of the case. The sides of this case were elastic, while the rest was leather. That allowed the case to stretch enough to accomodate the Otterbox case and it hold it very securely.

    That said, I mainly use the clip because the new one keeps a very tight and secure clip on the Otterbox.

    I’d still like to find a leather case that this fits in properly, though.

  • Craig

    I love the Otterbox Defender. However the hip holster clip is useless, it just doesn’t work. The slightest bump will send it falling. But I found out that the Defender case fits perfectly in the Case-mate Blackberry Curve 8300 series. I found mine on ebay for $25. It appears that Case-mate has stopped making them so get one soon. The holster has a red background.

  • pat

    The crappy holster remedy is simple. I run with my IPhone clipped to my clothes. After I select the music I want to listen to I put the Iphone in the holster and secure it with a fat rubber band. Works great for me.

  • Simon

    I had the same problem as everyone else with the holster being useless until I took a heat gun to one side and bent it it a little extra. Now it grips well and it only falls on the floor when one of my kids accidently kicks it while I’m carrying them.

  • David

    I, too, contacted Otterbox a couple of months ago regarding my Defender case because I felt that the holster wasn’t holding my iPhone securely enough. They gladly sent me a new version of the holster and I’m very pleased with the new one. My main complaint now is the large amount of lint that collects on the rubber surfaces of the case. One of my co-workers has the same case and his collects almost no lint. We’re not sure what the difference is. Anyone know of a cure for the lint buildup.

  • http://technogog.com Ken-o

    OtterBox defender clip .

    If phone does not fit clip it is usually too big for the phone. Place adjustable wood clamp to compress the “ears” of the case together with a little pressure. Heat with hair dryer..tighten a little..heat more..tighten more..remove and try..you can move the clamp higher and lower to get the tightness you need. Leave clamp on clip until completely cool 30-40 minutes. You can do this until you get as tight as you need… Phone will clip in tight.

    Anybody out there have a yellow hard case only, Defender Pro?

  • him

    Tired of your iphone falling out of it’s OtterBox Defender belt clip? I even lost my iphone completely, but once I attached the Lifeline not only have I not lost it, the phone hasen’t hit the ground! This thing is the greatest! The Lifeline gives you a gentle tug if you go to get out of the car and your iphone is in between the seat. All I have to do is pull on the Lifeline and out pops my phone. Alot of times I need my two hands and to be on the phone aswell, with this Lifeline I’m able to hang the iphone over my sholder and talk on speaker hands free. It also gives me a sence of security since if someone were to try to grab it and run it would pop out of their hand when the line ran out. If you like to keep the iphone on your lap this great invention keeps the iphone from falling on the floor of the car while you drive. I got mine on ebay for ten bucks! search iphone lifeline on ebay.

  • Lynda

    Now you need to post how to take it off. It is very difficult to remove. When Apple tech on the phone asked me to remove the Sim card, I had to tell him I had an Otterbox and he said, oh, those are hard to deal with, I’ll wait. Seriously, I have a lot of trouble removing it.

  • Robby65

    very easy to remove just insert a small screw criver pint of a knife or a stiff pin into the top tab the the two sides and pry away from phone. the clip will release and th phone will pop right out.

  • Robby65

    always wonder how to fix it.
    i already have a screen protector on the phone(not an apple screen protector) i thought that may be the problem

    i will try this tomorrow. thanks

  • Brianconney48

    I dropped my iPhone in the creek yesterday , it sat submerged in water for at least 30 minutes . I pulled it out of the creek took it out of the otter box and turned it off . I then took it and put it in a box of rice for about 12 hours, turned it on and its working just like nothing ever happened . I am sure that the Otter Box saved my phone !!!
    Brian Connery

    brianconnery48@gmail.com

  • Joel

    I just recently got the otterbox for my iphone 4 and like many other don’t like the holster for various reasons including as mentioned here (keeps getting knocked off). I went to my archive box of old gadgets and cases and located two leather cases that sort of work. The first was a horizontal case that I had been using for my Garmin iQue 3600 PDA from Krussell – a general purpose Pictor 94116. It fits nicely, has a hole in the bottom to push up the iPhone but is slightly to wide so the Otterbox will jiggle a bit if you don’t pad the inside a bit yourself. This model is no longer sold but it was discontinued in 2010 so you may still be able to find one. Dont see it on ebay or amazon right now though Google finds it quite a lot.

    I also had a Targus verticle leather case which was also used for the Garmin and has a velvet inside and a much snugger fit. The only id is a tag inside that says CH1046. It is vertical though and Targus hasn’t been in the case market for sometime. Google came up empty.

    Both have belt clips and not swivels which is an advantage to keeping it from being knocked off since it is snug. Only disadvantage are of course, with the added size of the otterbox and then put in the cases, you are wearing somehing quite large.

    I’m going to try using the Krussell for a week or so and see how it works. I don’t like the holster nor anything plastic to put the otterbox in. Will keep looking.

    Good luck if you haven’t found something already.

  • Iextendit

    This is an excellent an thorough review. I would only add that if you want to dock your iPhone 3G to any type of dock/speaker/base (even Apple products) then a dock extender is a must have to eliminate the need to constantly take off the OtterBox to allow access to the 30 pin dock connector. I got mine at GadgetBoost.com/Extender and it moved me from a ‘ok, this is sturdy but the trade offs don’t make it worth the it” owner to a full fledge OtterBox Defender enthusiast. P.S. don’t spend $30 on the sendstation only to modify it with a file. The GadgetBoost extender is less than $20 and a perfect fit.

  • http://www.nikmaya.com Nikmaya J

    This is the highest quality and most protective phone case I have seen for the iPhone. It completely encases your phone, but has appropriate cutouts at every access point that can be covered when not in use. It does add some overall weight to your phone, but in my opinion it’s well worth the protection that you get.

  • http://morrobayweather.us morrobayweather

    Simple cure discovered by my IT network son on the watermarks. Has worked on all 4 of our phones. Clear screen saver works fine (doesn’t need to be anit-glare). Using Windex or something similar clean the inside of the Otter Box screen and let dry. Do this several times over a few day period and the water marks are gone, no more. Sounds crazy, but it works wonders. My phone was clear in 2 days. My son thinks there “may” me as film on the inside of the box screen. Now all 4 phones are perfect and not a mark one and have been for some time now. Do NOT use Windex on the phone itself. Just insure with a good micro-fiber cloth the phones screen (saver) is clean. Also make sure your whole phone is clean each time to reinsert it into the case. It’s a proven deal. You may have to do it as few days to a week max and the water marks will be adios!

  • Kyle

    I have had my iPhone 3GS for about a month and the otterbox holster clip has worked wonderfully. It has been hit on numberless doorframes and stayed put. The phone is easy to remove as well (I keep it face in). Ou just put your palm on the top and push out while your fingers grip it. My only complaint is the lint attraction and bubbles under the screen

  • Philipackerman

    My iPhone keeps falling out of the Otter Holster. Is there a remedy??

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Black Friday: E FUN Nextbook 8" Windows Tablet is Available for $99 at Walmart

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Kristofer Brozio
I think I posted this deal before but I think it’s worth it to post again as $99 for an 8” tablet r…
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Iceberg Interactive Steam Sale Up To 75% Off Games

Iceberg Interactive Steam Sale Up To 75% Off Games

Kristofer Brozio
If you didn’t notice there’s a sale going on at Steam right now with lots of stuff heavily discounte…
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Kristofer Brozio
Civ: BE is on sale right now during the Steam sale and I’m so tempted to get it as I love the Civ ga…
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