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!

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