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Indestructible iPhone case?
cyount2009
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-03-07 1:01 PM
Subject: Indestructible iPhone case?



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If there is such a thing.

My old phone went for a swim. Needles to say, I don't think iPhone will be trying out for the summer Olympics anytime soon.

What is the best "indestructible" case I can get? I know Ottter Box but is there any other comparable products?
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2014-03-07 1:03 PM
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http://www.lifeproof.com/en/
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docschic
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2014-03-07 1:04 PM
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Otterbox....they are expensive but well worth the money according to my BIL who swears by his for his construction job.  
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RunNbarrels
Reg. Nov 2008
Posted 2014-03-07 1:08 PM
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Otter box. I've had my iPhone in one since the day I bought it 2 years ago. Still looks brand new when I take it out of the case. I've dropped it on concrete and it bounces. Well worth the money.
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Three 4 Luck
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2014-03-07 1:14 PM
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 Otterbox.  I have dropped mine on concrete I don't know how many times, my horse bucked it out of my pocket once and stepped on it.  That incident cracked the case, but the phone is perfect.  One of our employees ran over his with a tractor and it broke the case but protected the phone.
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cyount2009
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-03-07 1:16 PM
Subject: RE: Indestructible iPhone case?



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barrelracr131 - 2014-03-07 1:03 PM

http://www.lifeproof.com/en/

How do they hold up to being dropped... repetitively?

I am bad cell phone owner. My last phone was in the Otter Box Defender. The case lasted me about 8 months. Maybe I just had a faulty one but the rubber never really fit right and the casing eventually cracked. The guy at ATT put it on for me and said the rubber would shrink back but it never did.
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Lyric203
Reg. Jan 2014
Posted 2014-03-07 1:20 PM
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Another vote for OtterBox, they are expensive (come in different levels) I got the most expensive most durable one. It makes your phone a bit bulkier but I don't mind its been dropped on concrete countless times, gotten wet when I rode outside when it was raining. My phones would never last the 2 years before you could get a new one and my iphone with this case is almost 2 years old and looks new and works great!
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Murphy
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2014-03-07 1:22 PM
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Otterbox. My husband works in construction and hasn't broken one yet. 
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Nateracer
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2014-03-07 1:31 PM
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Otterbox Defender


I pulled our Trailer fender off because we blew a tire and it bent it.  I forgot I had sat my phone down and laid the fender down on top of the phone.  I was beating the fender with a hammer to get it back into shape.  The case suffered a minor chunk taken out of the screen but the iPhone was A-OK! No cracking, chipping or anything! 
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Three*C*Champs
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2014-03-07 1:32 PM
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Otterbox. We JUST updated from our Iphone 3s to the Iphone 5s. NEVER had to replace our 3s living in Otterboxes. Mine even got driven over once. Phone survived.

We however are ordering the Griffin Survivor cases for the iphone 5s as they seem to be more durable than the Otterboxes for the 5's that I have seen.

They are not 'cute' or 'blingy' but they are worth their weight in gold if you do not have insurance.

 


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River
Reg. Oct 2006
Posted 2014-03-07 1:34 PM
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Lifeproof. Good protection. I drop mine numerous times and even in water. Slim case that slides easily into my pockets. Only thing I can say bad about it is since it is fully waterproof, it covers the camera lens so sometimes pics aren't the best.

I did not like my otter box defender case. Sure it protected my phone from drops but the case itself didn't last. After two months of use, the silicone outer layer just fell apart in many different areas. It's bulky. Just wasn't impressed.
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Echo
Reg. May 2006
Posted 2014-03-07 2:09 PM
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Bodyglove; it has withstood so many drops and tosses and I like the rubbery texture for some grip.
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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2014-03-07 2:17 PM
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 i agree with the otterboxes! If you buy them off amazon, they're a lot cheaper.
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TNcowgirl88
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2014-03-07 2:22 PM
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Otter box... they have a lifetime warrenty. I have gotten three so far. Free shipping and all. Go online and fill out the info and they send a new one asap
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cyount2009
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-03-07 2:25 PM
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TNcowgirl88 - 2014-03-07 2:22 PM

Otter box... they have a lifetime warranty. I have gotten three so far. Free shipping and all. Go online and fill out the info and they send a new one asap

I didn't know that! I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

ETA: Darn, I don't think I have the case any longer :-/

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nm_ana07
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2014-03-07 2:43 PM
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Lifeproof is waterproof otterboxes are not. Otterboxes are a little heavier and come with that cool belt clip. Lifeproof goes in your pocket better
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nm_ana07
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2014-03-07 2:45 PM
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You have to have the apple power cord for life proof. Otterbox defenders can fit other brand power cords
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oija
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2014-03-07 2:47 PM
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I had an otterbox on my iphone 3gs and have a lifeproof for my 4s. I've liked both cases for different reasons. I do think the otterbox was tougher though. And if something happens to your phone, I thought they said they would replace or something like that. Could be wrong about that, though. 
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Delta Cowgirl
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2014-03-07 3:26 PM
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I have Otter box and Life Proof beats Otter box. Get Life Proof.
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TNcowgirl88
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2014-03-07 3:29 PM
Subject: RE: Indestructible iPhone case?


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cyount2009 - 2014-03-07 2:25 PM

TNcowgirl88 - 2014-03-07 2:22 PM

Otter box... they have a lifetime warranty. I have gotten three so far. Free shipping and all. Go online and fill out the info and they send a new one asap

I didn't know that! I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

ETA: Darn, I don't think I have the case any longer :-/

you would have to have the case because all you have to do is take a picture of the damage and the seal that is stamped on the case.. pretty neat!
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2014-03-07 7:03 PM
Subject: RE: Indestructible iPhone case?


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You can drop a phone from 6.5 feet with life proof. I believe that is what it is rated for.
It is WAY smaller than an otter box and waterproof to 6 ft.

They make life proof for the galaxy's and apple products.
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Three 4 Luck
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2014-03-07 7:38 PM
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Delta Cowgirl - 2014-03-07 3:26 PM I have Otter box and Life Proof beats Otter box. Get Life Proof.

 Wes has lifeproof, and I don't like trying to type through it.
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cowgirlchic
Reg. Feb 2005
Posted 2014-03-07 8:03 PM
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LOVE my Lifeproof. I had a Otterbox for years and it never compared to this. I have dropped mine off my horse, on pavment, in water..etc. My SO has one and he's rough on phones (as in, runs over them..) and this has saved his phone numerous times. I won't put anything else on my phone.
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Delta Cowgirl
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2014-03-07 8:21 PM
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Three 4 Luck - 2014-03-07 7:38 PM

Delta Cowgirl - 2014-03-07 3:26 PM I have Otter box and Life Proof beats Otter box. Get Life Proof.

 Wes has lifeproof, and I don't like trying to type through it.

I had issues with the Otterbox screen.... and found the Lifeproof easier to type on...??? I think there are different "levels" of Lifeproof covers. Wes may have the really tough "Navy Seal" endorsed option! :)
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Three 4 Luck
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2014-03-07 8:23 PM
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Delta Cowgirl - 2014-03-07 8:21 PM
Three 4 Luck - 2014-03-07 7:38 PM
Delta Cowgirl - 2014-03-07 3:26 PM I have Otter box and Life Proof beats Otter box. Get Life Proof.
 Wes has lifeproof, and I don't like trying to type through it.
I had issues with the Otterbox screen.... and found the Lifeproof easier to type on...??? I think there are different "levels" of Lifeproof covers. Wes may have the really tough "Navy Seal" endorsed option! :)

 He probably does.  
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Used2B
Reg. Nov 2007
Posted 2014-03-08 9:15 AM
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I ordered an Otterbox Armor when I got my new phone and I swear it was as big as my thigh! There was NO way I could carry that huge thing around. The quality of the case was amazing though and yes, it was waterproof. I ordered a Life Proof case next and it was MUCH smaller although it didn't seem as durable. I ended up using the Life Proof because of the much smaller size but I'm not overly impressed with it. Everytime I drop it the charging cover flies open so so much for the waterproof part! Also, the flimsy little rubber seal for the headphones comes out nearly every time I shove it in my back pocket so it will be no time before its ripped off. I'd probably go with an Otterbox if I got another one....just don't get the Armour series if you are worried about it being huge!
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2014-03-08 9:31 AM
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mine fell off in some mud while I was breezing my horse.... it was fine. I'm glad I found it, cause that sucker FLEW.

It was in the life proof case at the time. It also seals out the dust, which is nice for being in the barn. To clean it, I use windex or 409.
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Kgirl
Reg. Apr 2011
Posted 2014-03-08 2:54 PM
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Ok I had the otter box it is not waterproof and thick case hard to carry in your pocket. Hubby and I both have lifeproof now and we love it. I've dropped it while riding. He has actually had it swimming in his pocket and forgot about it. Also fell out of jeep going down highway and it is still good.

BUT go buy an actual one at a store. Many copies out there that even say lifeproof but they r not good quality and hard to type through.
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Used2B
Reg. Nov 2007
Posted 2014-03-08 3:38 PM
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Kgirl - 2014-03-08 2:54 PM

Ok I had the otter box it is not waterproof and thick case hard to carry in your pocket. Hubby and I both have lifeproof now and we love it. I've dropped it while riding. He has actually had it swimming in his pocket and forgot about it. Also fell out of jeep going down highway and it is still good.

BUT go buy an actual one at a store. Many copies out there that even say lifeproof but they r not good quality and hard to type through.

Otterbox makes several different models. The model you had may not have been waterproof but the more expensive ones are completely waterproof.
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AfleetEquine
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2014-03-08 5:43 PM
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Lifeproof! Hated my otterbox.
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Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2014-03-08 7:21 PM
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I have had two otter boxes and the screen protectors were so scuffed within two weeks I couldn't see thru it. I just took them off which really makes the whole protection thing useless. I am not impressed:(
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