Monday, March 30, 2015

Otter Box - Protection for Your Electronics

Otter Box for the Moto X
After recently dropping my phone in a parking lot, for the umpteenth time, and finding it to be undamaged, I realized I should write a review on the protective phone case I am fortunate to own - the Otter Box Defender Series. The Otter Box is a rugged, shock-absorbing, attractive case for your android phone, iphone, tablet, or e-reader.


Why I love my Otter Box


I don't like to update my phone with each new model. There are several reasons that I'm so slow at trading in phones.  I worry about phones finding their way into land fills, I don't like to learn new gadgets, and I don't like to spend extra money.  In fact, I like to hang onto each phone until my plan allows for a free phone. Because I am frugal when it comes to electronics and because I am a very clumsy person in general, I need heavy-duty protection for my cell phones.

I have seen students, friends, and family members who have broken their phones from seemingly minor accidents.  My phone accidents tend to include incidents such as dropping my phone from my pocket as I'm exiting my Jeep. I watch in horror as my phone bounces on the pavement.  But so far, knock wood, my phones have been undamaged.

I am quite sure that my current smart phone would have been damaged had it not been for the Otter Box protective case.  There are many reasons that I love my Otter Box


  • I love the color - the dark blue matches my light blue phone
  • The "rubbery" material is easy to stretch over the phone; easy to put on and take off
  • Unlike hard/"plastic" phone cases, this never breaks or pops off unexpectedly
  • The port/access areas of my phone are covered by "flaps". The flaps are durable,  have not broken off, and continue to protect the ports.
  • The heavy-duty, removable clip is perfect for keeping my phone from becoming lost in my hiking bag - keeping it accessible and secure.
  •  I have hidden a few dollars for safe keeping between the clip and the case when hiking in clothing without pockets. 

Otter Box for Tablets


If you, or your children, carry tablets with them there is probably no better case to use for the protection of that investment. This is the Otter Box for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1.  You can see that it also has a durable clip that doubles as a kickstand. 


Otter Box for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Protect Your Kindle with Otter Box


I will soon upgrade my original Kindle to a newer version. When I do, I will be very tempted to buy an Otter Box case to protect it. I was thrilled to find that Otter Box makes a case for the newer Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire.  




The Otter Box, with a screen film protector, has been great insurance for my cell phone investment and has kept my phone looking like new.  While the Otter Box is not advertised to be water resistant or weather resistant, my phone has been protected during bad weather hiking trips as well as during clumsy incidents in parking lots. Whether you are looking for protection in order to increase the longevity of your electronics, out of concern about the environment, or for some other reason, I believe the Otter Box is an excellent way to protect your valuable electronics.






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6 comments:

  1. I too love the Otter Box! had to get it as I kept dropping my iPhone. so far, no breakage!

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  2. Sounds like the perfect protection for your electronic devices.

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  3. That is really amazing and quite a recommendation! I don't have an iphone, but I know several people who do and they are constantly having to get them repaired or replaced because of damage. I had no idea they had an Otter Box for a Kindle either. I, myself, need one of those :)

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  4. OtterBox makes great products! I especially love their waterproof boxes that let you protect your electronics and other valuables at the beach. Great review, Dawn!

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  5. So far I don't have an iPhone and the dumb phone I've had for years I've never gotten a case for. I probably should, but I hate to invest in something I might not need for long. I suspect I will have to upgrade one of these days, and if I do, you've convinced me I should probably invest in an OtterBox. Great review.

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  6. Good to know about the Otter Box, I'll keep that in mind. One of my sons had his very expensive brand new phone backed over by a car! Oh, that wasn't a happy day in our house - maybe this case would have helped! I'm with you, hate learning new gadgets and hate spending excessive amounts of money on a cell phone - I keep my cells for a long time!

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