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OtterBox Impact Case for iPhone 3G/3GS - Black

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  • Durable silicone case in black for iPhone 3G/3GS models
  • Brilliantly engineered with inner coring to dissipate shock away from the device
  • Full access to your iPhone's buttons
  • Includes self-adhering clear protective film
  • Backed by 1-year warranty; not tested or recommended for water protection

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.5 inches, 0.5 inches, 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.12 ounces
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 2.5 inches ; 1.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001KV2LK0
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  • Item model number: 1943-20.5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,316 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,743 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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A great choice for simple, everyday protection of your smartphone, the durable OtterBox Impact silicone case for iPhone 3G/3GS features an inner coring that dissipates impact away from your iPhone to protect from bump and shock. It also includes a self-adhering screen cover that adds additional protection from scratches.

It provides two layers of on-the-go protection
  • Layer 1: Self-adhering clear protective film (cleaning cloth and installation card included)
  • Layer 2: Durable textured skin for grip

Note that it does not offer protection against water.

Features & Specifications

  • Access to all side button features
  • Inner coring for added protection
  • Open access to charging port and headphone jack
  • Open access to camera

What's in the Box
Impact case, self-adhering clear protective film, microfiber cleaning cloth and installation card.

Product Description

Silicone skins offer as an alternative to the more harder/thicker plastic cases. They're like thin layers of rubber but in reality that material is extremely hard to penetrate so if your device ever slides on to the floor, everything is absorbed by the rubber. With the Original Otterbox Impact Series, you're not just getting any old silicone case, this is truly quality material produced by one of the top brands in making the industry's toughest cases. It feels smooth as soap, allows for full functionality of your phone, and snaps on tightly to your phone- what more can you ask for?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have dropped it a few times, it happens, no damage to the case or the phone.
Thomas Petrovich
What I really like about it is the great grip; no more feeling like the phone can slide out of my hand.
Else Karlsen
The case fits nice and snug and looks like it will do a great job of protecting my phone.
Chapsmack

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

261 of 268 people found the following review helpful By R. Race on May 21, 2009
Color Name: Black
I'm about as happy as I could be with the Impact case. Carrying around a slippery, glass-fronted device, I was primarily looking for a case that would provide good energy dissipation in the inevitable event that I drop-kick it across a room when fumbling for keys. As such, an unyielding hardshell case just wasn't ideal. The fitment, bracing, and silicone material of the Impact are a well-thought-out means of limiting shock intensity (although I thankfully haven't tested it to any considerable extent).
The Impact fits the phone snugly, provides a good textured grip for the hand, and doesn't drown out the mic and earpiece like poorly-fitted units. All slides and buttons are easily accessible - perhaps even more so than without case since my hand isn't slipping all over the glossy shell. Relatedly, the Impact adds very little size to the phone and weighs next to nothing.
The included screen protector works great too - I'd heard of rainbow refractions and a slightly-milky appearance, but cleaning the surface well beforehand and working carefully resulted in a crystal-clear application. Can't tell it's even in place. No complaints on that front.
I could do without the circular port on the back of the case, but it does nothing to harm structural integrity and it displays my MS sticker effectively. ;) It will certainly do the same for the Apple logo, however! The thickness of the silicone protects it from most direct scratchin' contact.
My second option in terms of cases was the Otterbox Defender, but I felt the Impact would suffice for day-to-day protection, and thus far this has certainly proven to be true.
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105 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Cesar G. Martinez on September 8, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I work for the Fire Department and was looking for a rugged case that could stand up to the abuse I was expecting to put it through. After purchasing this product, I am confident my phone is fully protected from the elements. I will say, it does make the product a little bulky, I tend to put my phone in my pocket and not wear it on a belt clip. It's bulky but doable. It was a good purchase and I'm glad I bought it. One thing I will mention about it, is that it didn't come with instructions on how to put it in the case, and it literally took me about 15mins. to figure it out. Also, after market car charges and docking stations will not work with this case because the connection is too deep in the case. Knowing those two things, I would still buy it.
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100 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Bas on December 3, 2009
Color Name: Black
After about 3 months of fairly light usage this case stretched just enough to cover the proximity sensor of the iPhone. This prevents the phone from lighting up when you pull the phone away from your face after you are done talking, which means you don't see the "end call" button. We thought it was the phone dying at first until doing some research to find out the cheaper cases were doing this. Took the case off and phone works perfectly fine.

There are far better cases for an extra $5 like the iSkin. Or if you can go $30, the Defender (made by same company) has served me well other than the belt clip.
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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Neo Matrix on September 28, 2009
Color Name: Black
Case is light weight but gives a good hand grip. It's a real solid case. I dropped my phone from a subway platform to the track 5-ft below. When the maintenance worker retrieved it back for me, the phone didn't even have a single scratch and still works like normal. If you're looking for case to really protect your iPhone, this is it!
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Noah at Amazon on January 18, 2010
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I got this case after another case I bought, from [...], turned out to be a complete dud. After extensive research I found this case to be the absolute best in terms of style and protection in its price point. I received the product and the packaging was really easy to open, no scissors required. This is really appreciated as one of the worst things in buying something new is trying to open sealed plastic boxes.

The package came with the silicone case as pictured and a clear screen protector. Putting on the screen protector was really easy but I think more written instructions would have been helpful (only pictured instruction were provided.) Although there are many YouTube videos demonstrating the correct procedure to accomplish this. After viewing a video on YouTube I knew exactly what to do. Without the video I would have been a bit confused since there are two outside layers sandwiching the clear case within. These two outside layers are there so you don't accidentally touch the actual screen protector until after it is laid on top of your iPhone's screen. If this sounds confusing, make sure you view a demonstration video prior to trying to put it on.

Anyways the actual case itself looks great, looks just as good in person as it does online. All the cut out holes fit the phone perfectly at first. Although, I started to have light sensor problems and problems with the camera hole being obstructed after a few months. Its easy to access or push all the buttons. It provides the perfect grip for holding the phone while talking. There is extra silicone in the corners as advertised to protect against a fall. The case is also very easy to put on and is easy to take off, no headaches there. I am very pleased with this product, minus the two failings previously mentioned.
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