Saturday, January 12, 2013

Otterbox Review

I'm not a big technology person, but I do love my iPhone.  I check my email and run my blog on it when I'm away from the computer.  I stay in touch with my friends and family through texting and phone calls.  Of course I also like to play the occasional game and download a new fun app too.  When you constantly use your phone, it's likely to have normal wear and tear from daily life.  It's important to protect it as best as possible with a durable case.  Make sure the name of that case is Otterbox.

Otterbox designs and manufacturers protective cases for smartphones, tablets and mobile technology. The cases come in a variety of styles and colors for anyone's tastes.  Whether you want a plain blue or black case, or even one with flowers on the back, Otterbox has you covered.  There are different case series that protect against dust, scratches and dropping.  I've heard wonderful things about the Otterbox and knew that I eventually wanted to try one of their cases one day.  Right now I was in dire need of a new iPhone case.  I have a leopard one which I love, but it is not great quality and the sides don't offer protection against drops.   Since I have dropped my phone a number of times, the sides of the case have cracked and broken slightly.  It's a wonder the screen hasn't cracked either since it didn't have a screen protector.  I thank the iPhone gods for that! Due to all of these reasons, I'm glad the Otterbox is now in my life.

When I received the opportunity to try an Otterbox case, I was really excited.  I browsed the website and looked at all of the gorgeous iPhone cases and wondered if I was in Apple heaven.  I believed I was.

I finally settled on the perennial iPhone 4S case in the defender series. The front of the case is black, but the back has the pattern on it.  I loved it as soon as I saw it.  Pink is my favorite color and the beautiful flower pattern was right up my alley.

This case features a robust three layer protection which withstands drops, bumps and shocks. The built in screen protector, which is my favorite part, protects against scratches. The port covers keep out dirt and debris.  The case come with a belt clip but I'm not going to use that.  I usually just keep my phone in my purse.  My new home for my iPhone came extremely quickly after placing the order.  I always love speedy service! When I received the case I was a little unsure of how I was to put the phone into it.  There was an instruction manual but it still was a little confusing.  I ended up watching a YouTube video on how to put an Otterbox case on your phone.  The video was wonderful and did a great job of explaining how to do it.  Within minutes, my perennial was in bloom! The case fit the phone like a dream and I noticed that there was no open spaces on the phone anywhere where damage could potentially happen. You're still able to easily access the volume controls and and the charging port through the case.

What I like most about the case is the screen protector.  Sometimes I'm a little clumsy and I drop my phone. Like I mentioned earlier, I am very lucky that my screen has never cracked when I dropped it.  Not only would this be terrible, it would be costly too.  I don't have to worry anymore about this potentially happening.

The pink hue on the back of the phone is vibrant and brilliant.  Bright colors always make me more cheerful and anytime I look at it, it makes me happy.

The phone is very easy to use in the case.  I've had no trouble with the touchscreen not recognizing my finger through the screen protector or anything like that. The case is slightly heavier now but that's because the otter is working overtime to make sure your phone is safe and sound.  By the way, I really love that otter.  I want to give him a hug.

I'm very satisfied with the case so far and I look forward to using it for some time to come! If you're looking for an iPhone case that will truly protect your phone and keep it stylish at the same time, I highly recommend Otterbox.


  1. Sounds like you're really liking your Otterbox. I have to say that for my husband and I after using them for a few months, we are both a little frustrated with them. The silicone lining on them both has started stretching which is making everything not fit properly. Hopefully you will have better luck with yours. :)

  2. My oldest daughter has been hinting around with the Otterbox word. I love your review and will now consider getting her one. BTW, I love the one you have!