05-27-2012 11:07 AM
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  1. incarceration's Avatar
    I ordered an Otterbox Defender series case for my phone a couple days ago and was just looking around in here and noticed that I haven't seen any threads or mentions of this...

    Any reason why no one is discussing it?
    08-12-2011 03:10 PM
  2. Marty1781's Avatar
    My best guess would be because not too many people own it or for whatever reason it is isn't that popular with AC members. Personally, while I understand why some people would want a case like that, for me, its just way too bulky and therefore I would never use such a case. All I need is something that provides some basic protection but I also rarely drop my phone.
    08-12-2011 05:51 PM
  3. fkpalm's Avatar
    search there was plenty of posts in the beginning all positive only negative was being bulky
    08-12-2011 07:50 PM
  4. playersnoopy's Avatar
    Yeah, I posted on a thread about it, I returned mine. A bit bulky which I could live with but couldn't stand the front lift being so high that thumb typing on the edge of the screen was too hard; plus the glue holding the screen protector is a bit weak, a lot of people (myself included) seem to pop it off easily. Other than that, very solid build, the screen protector fits nicely and works well. Nice fit to phone and to belt clip... but belt clip was a bit ridiculous in size/bulk w/ the phone for me. Not for everyone but very good to have if you work in say construction or something or just drop your phone a lot.
    08-12-2011 09:14 PM
  5. incarceration's Avatar
    The glue holding the screen protector? Was yours the Commuter?
    08-12-2011 09:23 PM
  6. playersnoopy's Avatar
    the defender has a plastic screen protector built in... which is held on to the front case w/ a thin line of glue... if you push on the plastic from the outside in; it will pop off very easily. Otterbox was really cool in issuing a refund no question asked.

    but I also had a Commuter case too but sold that one; liked the slick fit and feel but the rubber portion attracted way too much lint.
    08-13-2011 03:29 AM
  7. JKTex's Avatar
    There have been several, but my guess is, the "new" has worn off and people are realizing basic accessories aren't that exciting of a topic anymore.

    Did you try "search"?
    08-15-2011 01:56 PM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    the otterbox defender is my "work" case. it provides the protection I need and then some. I like it, but it triples the size of the phone.
    my active is my everyday case for now...or for when I don't go to work. makes the phone alot more managable. yet I still enjoy the defender while I'm at work, as I feel safer.
    08-15-2011 08:35 PM
  9. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    maybe because it turns your phone into a brick.... Cheap amazon tpu and seidio surface for the win.
    08-17-2011 08:19 AM
  10. PSYCHOTRON_CB's Avatar
    It might be one of those bulky cases but when its on it feels solid to me. I dont feel like the rubber outter shell is going to peel off during pocket use. My only real annoyance other than size is the extra difficulty in pulling down the notifications/quick settings menu in landscape. Other than that i really like the case.
    It makes me worry alot less about all the people wanting to play with my phone to see all the features especially the 3d. I also do alot of hiking and fishing so if i drop it taking pics or videos its safe. I think i will pick up another case eventually like a seido with extended battery after my phone isnt the center of attention in my friends circle.

    Sent from my EVO 3D w/ Tapatalk
    08-17-2011 01:39 PM
  11. NxTech3's Avatar
    i think everyone by now knows what kind of quality you get with otterbox. It just all depends on preference about size.
    08-25-2011 04:42 PM
  12. bigorange's Avatar
    I know someone that has one for an EVO 4g and its like a freaking brick. Crazy, I just take care of mine like an adult. Unless you work construction it is nonsense.

    Sent from my EVO 3d using tapatalk
    08-28-2011 08:19 PM
  13. BiGsMiLeSKyLe's Avatar
    Personally i have the defender and i am happy i have one. Yea ppl call it a brick now, but personally i feel that it protects the device better than anything else. And i am an adult and i baby my pgone and am always worry about keeping proper care of the phone, but hey id rather spend 50 bucks now then spend 100 if my phone falls and breaks and i have to go through asurion.
    08-29-2011 10:27 AM
  14. PSYCHOTRON_CB's Avatar
    Lol because adults dont break phones.

    Sent from my EVO 3D w/ Tapatalk
    08-29-2011 05:51 PM
  15. exile's Avatar
    Accidents happen. Love my tank. Such a beast.

    Sent from HTC Evo 3D using Tapatalk
    08-29-2011 08:46 PM
  16. patchs's Avatar
    I've had the OB Defender since Day 1.
    I broke the clip on the holster and called about getting a replacement.
    They were out of stock on the holsters, so the rep said they'll send me a brand new case instead.
    Wow! Amazing customer service from OB. Worth every penny.
    cgardnervt and Hydraulic Jack like this.
    09-08-2011 01:37 PM
  17. pennfire38's Avatar
    I can honestly say Ive had a negative experience with the holster for this case. While the case is awesome, just like all the others Ive had from OB, I have lost my phone twice with this holster, and the last time, if it hadnt been for a very honest stranger who went out of his way to track me down and return my phone to me, I would have never seen it again. The phone has occasionally popped out of the holster as I was moving around, even after confirming that the phone had clicked into place. Until they come up with a better holster solution, I am discontinuing the use of this case, as my phone is way too important for me to lose. Just my 2 cents.
    09-12-2011 02:15 PM
  18. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I have the case and so far I love it! Yes its bulky but it protects my phone...Enough said from me!
    09-13-2011 10:27 AM
  19. exile's Avatar
    Wasn't really sure what to do with the holster since I never planned on using it.

    Found my old gps suction mount. had to use a hacksaw and cut off a small clip that was for my old gps I never used. With the clip gone it was a flat surface then. Took some epoxy and glued on the clip and the holster together. Otterbox defender gps mount. Pro.

    Works like a charm, no problems at all.

    Sent from HTC Evo 3D using tapatalk
    09-13-2011 04:02 PM
  20. cosmos0001's Avatar
    Not for cheapsters but totally reliable andwill increase your resale value, witout protection nobody will wanna buy a scratched phone. Otyerbox is quality.
    09-14-2011 05:46 PM
  21. hitman4274's Avatar
    I rock a defender myself, only due to the fact that I work on on cars in a pit, I need the tuffness. It's huge tho. So it just depends on the protection level you need or want. The first case I had the rubber got streched out towards the bottom and on the bottom of the camera area, but I believe it could of been from ur sticking to my pocket. Otterbox sent me out a new one with no issues, they have great customer service.

    Sent from my clean sharp shooter
    10-03-2011 05:01 PM
  22. Ginbill's Avatar
    I had this case on for only a few days but it interfered with typing because the edges on the sides made those keys hard to utilize.
    10-11-2011 12:11 AM
  23. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I had this case on for only a few days but it interfered with typing because the edges on the sides made those keys hard to utilize.
    I got huge hands my self. When I first for the case this was an issue for me. I just got used to it. Now I can't type landscape or portrait mode! The P is the only key that gives me any real issues now.

    Rocking the HTC EVO 3D
    10-14-2011 07:56 AM
  24. BiGsMiLeSKyLe's Avatar
    Yea this phone is a brick and sometimes i feel safe knowing that i can probably use it to defend myself if the need arises. I may downgrade to the commuter so i can have more usability of the screen, but hey so far i dropped my phone and i def got my 50 bucks worth.
    10-14-2011 12:17 PM
  25. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Yea this phone is a brick and sometimes i feel safe knowing that i can probably use it to defend myself if the need arises. I may downgrade to the commuter so i can have more usability of the screen, but hey so far i dropped my phone and i def got my 50 bucks worth.
    You know thats not a bad idea! I think having a few cases to switch between is a good idea too. I may get one for when I am on the go also. I do however still love my Def. I have dropped my phone a few times. Nothing to hard yet but the case has kept it very safe! So worth the $50 so far.
    10-17-2011 07:24 AM
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