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REVIEW: Otterbox iPhone 4 Defender Case

otterbox iphone 4 defender case

I have had my iPhone 4 for around 7 months now and have been using a Uncommon iPhone case purchased at Target. While the Uncommon case is extremely a cute iPhone case, it just doesn’t offer the protection needed when you have this:

iphone 4 destroyer

Yes. My dear baby Izaiah is a potential phone destroyer. My husband has the Otterbox Defender case for his Droid. I have witnessed my baby throw his phone down stairs and off of tables. His phone is still in great condition.

Do you know destructive a 17 month old child is? I love my boy, but Izaiah is into EVERYTHING. And he is obsessed with my phone. There has been too many close to calls with my phone getting the beat down by Izaiah.

After experiencing a shattered glass with my iPhone 3G –  I’d rather be safe than sorry.

So I bought the Otterbox. After 2 weeks of using, I am happy to report, the phone is Izaiah proof!

Izaiah has thrown the phone down from the bed, no harm done. His slobbering and dirty fingers are no worry with the Otterbox!

The case is actually two cases. One is a hard shell white case that you snap over the phone. The white shell contains a built in screen protector as well. The pink rubber secures over the white shell for an added layer of protection.


bulky otterbox defender case

My reservations with originally purchasing the iPhone 4 Otterbox case was the bulkiness factor. I didn’t want to carry around a phone that wouldn’t fit in my wristlet.

While the Otterbox case is about half an inch thick, it’s not nearly as bulky as my husband’s Droid Otterbox case. In the photo above, you’ll see the case is just a wee bit thicker than a AA battery.


The pink and white Otterbox case I bought is universal. It fits both AT&T and Verizon’s iPhone 4 phones.

I purchased my case at Amazon for $22.28 (referral link)

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