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OtterBox [Defender Series] Case and Holster for iPhone 4/4S - Frustration-Free Packaging Protective Case for iPhone - Black

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  • Shock-absorbing and impact-deflecting materials completely cover your device along with a built-in screen protector that guards against damage to your touch screen
  • Multi-layer case made to withstands drops, bumps, dust and shock
  • Rugged, protective case made for demanding conditions, heavy use and random accidents
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Technical Details

Color: Black | Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Size (LWH): 0.5 inches, 4.6 inches, 2.5 inches
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Product Details

Color: Black | Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.6 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008O5BI54
  • Item model number: 77-23111
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16,962 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Color: Black | Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging

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Otterbox Commuter Series Hybrid Case for iPhone 4 & 4S
Ports are accessible and protected from dust and debris (view larger).

Defender Series

This is the case you need if you want to be careless, work in harsh conditions, are tough on technology, anticipate heavy use or are just plain clumsy. Enjoy your adventures, whatever they may be without worry of damaging your device along the way. This case is practically indestructible.

  • Robust, 3-layer protection
  • Built-in screen protector
  • Port covers keep out dust, debris

Form

Design begins with the device. Thorough evaluation of the iPhone and its functions are taken into account as we develop and refine. From initial concept designs to final product drawings, every aspect of the iPhone is given careful consideration to ensure we create the most usable and protective solution possible.

  • Robust silicone – durable and absorbs impact force
  • Built-in screen protector – simplifies installation, protects from scratches and is easy to clean
  • Engineered design is inspired by the iPhone – ergonomics feel good and accommodate natural use
  • Aesthetics – textures and styling in combination with high quality materials create an attractive protective solution
Otterbox Commuter Series Hybrid Case for iPhone 4 & 4S
Durable silicone absorbs impacts from bumps and shock (view larger).
Otterbox Commuter Series Hybrid Case for iPhone 4 & 4S
All features are fully functional through the case (view larger).

Fit

Precision design ensures all features and functions are accessible with the case on.

  • Port protection with complete access to all functions through case - blocks dust and debris from ports which lengthens the life of the device
  • Compatible with iPhone 4 and 4S - the case is a natural extension of the refined technical beauty of the device
  • Easy installation – polycarbonate pieces lock together, silicone installs easily over polycarbonate and stays in place
  • Screen protector fits flush and flat on the screen – protects from scratches and is barely noticeable

Function

Ensures ideal usability and portability; additional features integrated to enhance the user experience.

  • Included belt clip holster – provides added protection when phone is face-in. Clips on a belt or pocket or in a bag for handy carrying.
  • Ideal usability with device - all features function fully with case on
  • Highly portable – even between books in a backpack

Product Description

This is the case you need if you want to be careless, work in harsh conditions, are tough on technology, anticipate heavy use or are just plain clumsy. Enjoy your adventures, whatever they may be without worry of damaging your device along the way. This case is practically indestructible. Robust, 3-layer protection Built-in screen protector Port covers keep out dust, debris

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
10,466
4 star
2,877
3 star
1,446
2 star
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1 star
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I've dropped my phone a few times and there is no damage at all.
Linda Mondry
Simple durable case for the iphone, looks great, a bit bulky but provides the most protection for the phone.
A. Chan
Also, the flap on the bottom that covers the charging port will NOT stay closed, so I cut it off.
pacey97

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,557 of 2,633 people found the following review helpful By Eugenia Bone on February 16, 2012
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Peony Pink/Gunmetal Grey Verified Purchase
So I have wanted one of these for a while now and went on and read a LOT of the reviews here on Amazon. To be honest some of the poor reviews had me a little worried! But I am leaving this review to ASSURE you that nearly ALL of the negative reviews were definitely coming from operator errors (if you get my drift) and people who didnt have ANY idea what they were buying...

Clearly the Defender series is going to be a little beefy. Which I would HOPE is why your looking at this sort of case! For a big-bad iphone defending case! and that is JUST what you get! So the reviews on size I feel are unfair, based on the fact that you should have known its a sturdier case. (I find this NO problem for the protection it provides. Being a girl, I couldnt fit an iphone in my pants pocket to begin with, so its not an issue...And I would like to stress its not THAT big.

Some people (a good number) have complained about a hole on the top being for the headphones being on the wrong side...This is NOT the case people! You must open the flap to use your headphones...The hole is for the MICROPHONE! So do not fret. There is NO issue there...just people simply misunderstanding the product.

I read multiple reviews where people complained about being able to charge or undo the bottom flap, etc. Ok. It is silicone people. soft, flexible silicone...So NO you DONT need to completely take apart the cover to charge your phone. You simply lift that flap and plug in your phone. There is NO issue with it closing, because its not supposed to be closed OR completely open while charging...Again, silicone does not hinge... In fact, I am charging my right now with zero issue. All the flaps are really easy to open and close and I see no issue with them being flimsy, or too firm either.
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502 of 534 people found the following review helpful By J.F. on October 12, 2011
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Ocean/Night Blue
Seems that some AT&T stores have stocked these on their shelves a little earlier than most stores, so I grabbed one and put it on my iphone 4 right away. (Verizon iPhone 4, not 4S)

As far as form and fit goes, it's really similar to the current iphone 4 defender series, the major differences are the cut outs for the front and the back. Also to make note, these cases work on ALL models of the iPhone, whether you have a sprint, verizon, or AT&T model, they'll all work.

Otterbox's old defender series didnt properly work with the white iphone 4 due to the location change of the proximity sensor. People would be dialing with their cheek, ear, face, etc because the screen wouldnt shut off. Now with the larger cut out, otterbox has fixed this issue and made the case truly work with all models of the iphone 4/4S, both white and black.

Otterbox has also changed the rear camera opening to be one huge opening. This is because of some complaints of the flash reflecting off the old case and washing out photos. It's also because the camera is slightly different on the 4S, which requires the huge opening we're starting to see on every case available.

The colors are a lot better, they match, they're catchier. They've still left the back cut out which shows the apple logo. I find this cut out really useless and unnecessary, but it's nice they also add the same clear protective film that's used on the screen protector.

The built in screen protector feels the same, still gets finger prints and dust on it, but a quick and easy wipe with a cloth or shirt cleans it off.

If you have a white iphone, or are getting the new 4S on october 14th, this is the case for you! It'll protect your phone from everyday drops, accidents, and bumps.
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842 of 913 people found the following review helpful By K. Myers on October 31, 2011
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
I used the original Otterbox Defender case for my iPhone 4s, and while it worked ok, this version is a definite improvement. The hard plastic case and the screen protector seem to be the same as the original, other than having larger cut outs for the camera/flash and the front camera/light sensor/proximity sensor area. I never had issues using the 4s camera with the older version case, but I did with the proximity sensor and this case fixes that issue.

The holster has been changed to update the release mechanism. The tab that holds the phone in the holster has been shaped differently in order to make the phone easier to clip in and release.

The biggest upgrade is to the rubber jacket that fits over the plastic case. The rubber seems to be of much higher quality. It has a firmer, more substantial feel, and doesn't seem like it will lose shape over time. It gives the case a better grip in your hand and generally feels more solid overall.

The opening for the silent mode switch seems to still be off center, but not enough to be of concern.

If you are on the fence about whether to get the older iPhone 4 Otterbox Defender for your 4S or this updated version, I'd definitely pay the extra $10 or so and get the new version.
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341 of 372 people found the following review helpful By Johnny V on November 17, 2011
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: White/Gunmetal Grey Verified Purchase
First of all, if you want to protect your iPhone, this is a terrific case. If you want sleek and flashy, keep looking. Don't get me wrong, I like the way the phone looks with the Otterbox on it but there just are not any sequins or monograms.

This is really two cases in one, or, a case with a rubberized cover. When you open the package, you will notice a plastic "clam shell" case that you snap over the phone. The second part of the case is the rubberized cover which wraps around the phone. The negative BUT NECESSARY results about this case is that it will double the thickness of the phone and make it heavier. This case includes a shield that protects the screen so no need to buy those expensive screen protectors. The only exposed area of the phone are the holes for the speakers, microphones, and camera lens.

When I first put the case together, I thought the same as the previous reviewer that the earphone jack hole was in the wrong place. That assumption is incorrect. The hole on the top of the phone is for the secondary, noise-cancelling, built in microphone. The earphone jack is intended to be covered when not in use in order to keep dirt from getting into the hole for the jack. Just like the power cord and mute switch, the flap has to be opened in order to plug the earphones in. Speaking of flaps, they are a necessary evil when it comes to total protection. Putting them back in place requires a bit of patience but it is not a big deal.

All of the functions of this case are protected. Each button, the volume, power, and control button are under the cover. The screen is also under a protective rubber shield. I was concerned that the interface would be hindered but everything works well even with the added layer between my hand and the screen/buttons.
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