Friday, February 4, 2011

OtterBox Impact Case for iPhone 3G, 3GS (Black)

OtterBox Impact Case for iPhone 3G, 3GS (Black)
From OtterBox
List Price: $19.95
Price: $12.99

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by Newyorkcellphone

Product Description
Otterbox iPhone Case


Product Details
Amazon Sales Rank: #32 in Cell Phone Accessories
Color: Black
Brand: OtterBox
Model: 1943-20.5
Number of items: 1
Dimensions: 2.59" h x .64" w x 4.66" l, .4 pounds
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 functions
Includes self-adhering clear protective film
Backed by 1-year warranty; not tested or recommended for water protection


Editorial Reviews Product Description
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.

Customer Reviews
Fantastic case, even better value
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.

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.

one solid case
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!

5-Pack Premium Reusable LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [Accessory Export Packaging]

5-Pack Premium Reusable LCD Screen Protector with Lint Cleaning Cloth for Apple iPhone 3G 8GB 16GB [Accessory Export Packaging]
From Case-Mate
Price: $1.25

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by The OEM Shop

Product Description
Item number 180736, Grading is cover/record: VG/EX using Goldmine standards. 1986,2lp box,bklt,puple wax,rw Please see seller profile for abbreviation descriptions.


Product Details
Amazon Sales Rank: #1 in Cell Phone Accessories
Brand: Case-Mate
Dimensions: 5.00" h x 2.00" w x 2.00" l, .9 pounds
Brand new non-OEM. Clear, ultra thin and durable.
Custom designed to fit your iPhone. Shield and protect your screen from unwanted scratches.
Resistance to erosion and fingerprints.
Non-adhesive backing, will not leave sticky residue.
Includes one cloth & one screen protector in each package.


Customer Reviews
After spending $15 for a package of crystal film covers at the Apple store (I peeled an old, scratched one off the cover, went to use the spare that was included only to find that it had gathered dust and lint under the cover) and ruining the one screen protector that came with my new Speck Candyshell case (it had a piece of lint underneath that caused it to bubble), I figured I would take a chance on these screen protectors as I knew I didn't need anything fancy, just something to keep my keys from scratching my screen in my purse.

It was a great decision. Not only are they cheap, there are 5 of them. They are all packaged individually in their own plastic sleeve (no dust/lint collection from saving them in your desk!) and they all come with a cleaning cloth. I was initially confused by the double layer covers that you peel off the actual screen, but I actually prefer this to a regular screen protector that you peel from the backing only and apply.

I watched a great YouTube video showing you how to apply these types of screen protectors that have the dual backings. If you peel away the first layer as you apply the cover (this way your fingers do not ever have to touch the actual protector since you are touching the backing) and use a credit card to smooth out bubbles as you go, it comes out great. Then you peel off the top layer and it's perfect.

I am really glad I searched for these. Great value for what you get. Also, their customer service is great. Very responsive.

I've never left a review before, but wow! These are incredible! In the three months that I've had my iPhone, I've gone through 2 $24 screen protectors from Best Buy. (They assured me they were top of the line.) After that, I purchased some case mate screen protectors from Wal-Mart. There were three in the pack, and all three had flaws. Some little dot of something or other that prevented the cover from going on smoothly. I finally resorted to one of these that I'd gotten as a free gift from another purchase, and they're AWESOME! No flaws, easy to apply, perfect non-gummy protection. I love them!

Works well for me
Just received these, and was pleasantly surprised. I've worked with one other type of screen protector (the ones you have to cut out yourself), but don't consider myself an expert by any means.

As others have posted, the product comes as 5 separately-packaged screen protectors. I've only opened one so far, and it contained the screen protector and a piece of cloth. The cloth appears useless, so I threw it away.

The screen protector has protective film on both sides, and a tab affixed to each film, labeled 1 and 2. You simply peel off film #1, then apply the screen protector to your iPhone, then peel off film #2. Again, I'm not an expert by any means, but it worked perfectly for me on the first try. Here's what I did:

- First, I cleaned my iPhone screen completely, using the cloth that came with my phone.
- I positioned the phone horizontally on a table in front if me, so that the top of the phone was on my left, and the bottom of the phone on my right.
- I peeled off film #1, and holding it lightly by the edges with both hands, aligned the top of the film with the top of the phone, without letting it actually touch the screen yet
- Then I started with the top of the phone (my left hand), and set the first inch or so of the film down onto the phone, while keeping the rest of the protector off the surface with my right hand.
- I rubbed the bubbles out of the top section using my left hand, and then lifted my right hand up slightly and brought it towards my left a little. This curved the screen protector, and I was able to then lay it down on the phone moving slowly towards the bottom of the phone in a smooth, even manner.

Hope that makes sense, but I think the key was having the protector bend a little so that it laid down uniformly from side to side. When I was done, I just rubbed a few bubbles out of the very bottom of the phone and it was nearly perfect.

I don't see any of the rainbow effect mentioned by another reviewer, and this protector doesn't interfere with my case (CaseCrown) because my case covers the top edges of the phone. So, overall very satisfied with the protector, and should get a lot of mileage out of them since I have 4 more to use.

P.S. Those who complained about bits of glue being left behind may have tried to remove the tab from the outer film, when in fact you are supposed to remove the entire sheet of protective film using the tab. This could also explain the rainbow effect some have seen, if they inadvertently left the top layer of protective film on the screen protector.