I-5 otterbox case: wadduathunk?

  • rnch

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    May 23, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    After finally purchasing a sleek, thin, white I-5 phone; I was also advised to get an otterbox deffender case.

    IDK....it seems kinda-sorta thick & klunky to me; somewhat of an overkill.

    Is this monsta case REALLY necessary
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    May 23, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    rnch saidAfter finally purchasing a sleek, thin, white I-5 phone; I was also advised to get an otterbox deffender case.

    IDK....it seems kinda-sorta thick & klunky to me; somewhat of an overkill.

    Is this monsta case REALLY necessary

    The answer depends on you. I get by with a minimalist case on my 5, with a separate stick-on screen protector. I've dropped my phone on the floor just once in the last 7 months, no damage

    But my husband gets an OtterBox Defender on his iPhone because he's really tough on his phones. He's had 2 phones with them now and his phones both survived his rough treatment.

    I remember when I got my 4S, and that same night I showed it to a friend who also had one. I asked him what case he recommended. He took his 4S with OtterBox Defender and threw it on the stone tile floor at my feet! I mean THREW it, not dropped.

    Then he picked it up and it was fine. I was shocked he'd try such a stunt, but it impressed me with the protection the OtterBox offers. So what do you think your own phone might face?
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    May 23, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    OK, I thought this had something to do with the major north-south highway.

    But cases aren't REALLY necessary at all for normal use. I've gone three years without one. Naked as god steve intended. It's been dropped a few times and banged around. No problem. They're not that delicate.
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    May 23, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    I hate it....but Im always dropping my phones. I used to have a great rubber Roots cover for my i3, but it got stolen.. icon_sad.gif
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    May 23, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidOK, I thought this had something to do with the major north-south highway.

    But cases aren't REALLY necessary at all for normal use. I've gone three years without one. Naked as god steve intended. It's been dropped a few times and banged around. No problem. They're not that delicate.

    My case is mainly so I have a rubber edge that resists slipping off smooth surfaces when I set it down. The rubber grip also helps to keep it from falling out of my pocket when I get in and out of the car. And to prevent cosmetic scratches, that would reduce its value if I sell it.
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    May 24, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    I honestly don't know why people buy big ugly cases for their phones. I refuse to believe that people are so clumsy that they require that much protection for their phone.

    TPU cases are fantastic. They're thin, lightweight, durable, easy to slide/in out of pockets, and soft enough to absorb shocks from being dropped.

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    May 24, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    Overkill I think. I have a silicone case and is more shock absorbant than plastic cases. Don't see the point of screen protectors either.
  • LJay

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    May 24, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    I couldn't even get the receiver in there. The phone is hopeless and don't even think about the cord!
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    May 24, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    I would suggest a life proof case ( http://www.lifeproof.com/en/ ) . Shock, dirt and water proof. Little bit pricey but you're covered for every possibility and the cases aren't bulky. Accidentally dropped my phone off the dock once this summer already...but good thing it's water proof.
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    May 24, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    I have one for my iPhone 4, most likely getting the iPhone 6 when it comes out.

    The otterbox is really cool. The rubber has helped cushion it the few times I have dropped it. Though after about a year the rubber flaps do not stay closed properly. Overall, I will buy another one.
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    May 24, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    It really does depend on the person.

    Some people are great with their phones and don't even need a case.

    Then you have guys like me who are clumsy and forgetful. I use an Otterbox because of that. Ask yourself how many phones you've broken in the past 2 or 3 years and make your purchase based on that. (I've broken about 4 or 5...)
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    May 24, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    mrazor99 saidI would suggest a life proof case ( http://www.lifeproof.com/en/ ) . Shock, dirt and water proof. Little bit pricey but you're covered for every possibility and the cases aren't bulky. Accidentally dropped my phone off the dock once this summer already...but good thing it's water proof.


    Actually, after seeing this, may end up with one of these. 50% more than the otterbox, but more security.

    Thanks razor
  • cavecanem10

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    May 24, 2013 10:42 PM GMT
    I have an otterbox and it is pretty bulky. THe phone itself is so thing that you can hardly tell because it's so large in the case. I have broken my screen before with a cheaper case, so I'm knda paranoid.
  • cageym

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    May 24, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    I have an OtterBox - not sure what model, it pulls apart into two pieces. Anyway, I like it. My iPhone 4S felt like a greased pig without the case and this give me a much more sure grip. I don't know how hard I am on phones compared to most people, but every previous one has ended up with parts broken off or cracked plastic. This one still looks pristine, though the CtterBox shows some abuse.
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    Nov 15, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    I just bought the Lifeproof case for my 5s and it works well with the Lifeproof belt clip.

    Have to say, I like it much more than the Otterbox I had. Worth the little extra.
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    Nov 15, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    I have an otterbox for my 5. I like it a lot. After you've had it for a week, you won't notice that it is a little thicker. Now, when I hold an iphone in my hand that isn't covered it feels like a little pack of gum or something that is going to slip out of my hands. I'm rough with my phone and I don't like to feel like I have to tip toe through life with a precious piece of crystal in my hands that might shatter at any moment, so I always plan on having a hardy case. I've dropped mine a few times, no problems.
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    Nov 15, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    blackhawksfan saidI just bought the Lifeproof case for my 5s and it works well with the Lifeproof belt clip.

    Have to say, I like it much more than the Otterbox I had. Worth the little extra.


    I've been eyeing the Lifeproof case. Thanks for the review.
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 15, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    rnch saidAfter finally purchasing a sleek, thin, white I-5 phone; I was also advised to get an otterbox deffender case.

    IDK....it seems kinda-sorta thick & klunky to me; somewhat of an overkill.

    Is this monsta case REALLY necessary


    It's pretty much impossible to break it in that case, however get a life proof one instead. It's not as clunky, just as protective and adds water resistance. I dropped mine in a mud puddle on a sidewalk and its fine.
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 15, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI honestly don't know why people buy big ugly cases for their phones. I refuse to believe that people are so clumsy that they require that much protection for their phone.

    TPU cases are fantastic. They're thin, lightweight, durable, easy to slide/in out of pockets, and soft enough to absorb shocks from being dropped.

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    I'm not only exactly that clumsy, but I also like to throw my phone.