OtterBox Defender iPhone 4/4S Case Review

 Otterbox was founded in 1998. The name came from their original line of cases that are waterproof, much like an otter’s fur. Curt Richardson, founder and chairman, and his wife decided to incorporate that element with the fun and playful disposition of the otter. And just like the animal Otterbox is a fun, creative bunch that like to not only work hard but play hard too. They design and manufacture protective cases for smartphones, tablets and mobile technology. Otterbox cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals that have broken a device due to an active lifestyle.  They have four lines of device-specific cases – Defender Series, Preserver Series, Symmetry Series and the Commuter Series. They also have a new Series up for pre-order, the Resurgence Series. It not only protects your phone but gives you 2x the battery power. Otterbox is located in Fort Collins, Colorado – one of the greatest cities in America. It was ranked #1 in 2006 and #2 in 2008 on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list.

Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to work with Otterbox to review the Defender Series iPhone 4/4S case in Celestial. The Defender Series is one of Otterbox’s best selling iPhone 4/4S cases. The iPhone 4/4S Defender Series offers a triple-layer protection and it is built from high-impact poly-carbonate shell, durable silicone slipcover and a built in screen protector along with a holster. It provides a heavy duty protection against damage, dust and drops. The Celestial poly-carbonate shell is white and the silicone cover is a tealish blue color with white floral like design on the back.

I was super excited when I learned that I was going to get to review the Defender Series from Otterbox. I had for the longest time just an $8 cheap case on my phone. But I have experienced having to replace my phone from dropping it. Yeah not something I wanted to do again. My husband has had a Defender Case on his phone from the moment we walked out of the store because he is so rough and clumsy when it comes to his phone. We didn’t think it would be that way with me. Well one day I was driving and stuck the phone in between my legs after receiving a phone call. Totally forgot that I did that because I was worrying about getting the kids out of the car, and low and behold I cracked the whole front screen. With the Otterbox I feel more safe and secure that my phone is protected from those falls. Also all mamas know with having little kids, they want to play with your phone. And if your kids are anything like mine then they are rough with it. Also their sticky dirty fingers swiping all over the phone. With the Otterbox Defender Series you can protect your screen from those messy little fingers because it has the awesome built in screen protector! I don’t know if you would agree with me but in my opinion the iPhone 4 without a case on it can easily just slip from your fingers. I don’t know if it is because it is made from glass or what. With the Otterbox Defender case though I can have a good grip on my phone and it also adds some weight to it. And don’t forget the heavy duty holster that comes with it! It rotates and can clip to just about anything. You can place your phone in it where the screen faces out for fast easy access or inward for more protection. I literally have not taken this case off since I put it on. I love love my Defender Series case from Otterbox. I feel my phone is completely protected from my every day mommy moments. I highly recommend this case to any one with an iPhone!

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  1. Heather Garcia says

    I had one and it was awesome but then it starts to stretch and does not fit the phone like a glove anymore. Mine actually ripped and I called OtterBox customer service and (superior customer service) they replaced my case with a brand new one.

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