11 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Otterbox [Defender Series] Samsung Galaxy S5 Case – Frustration-Free Packaging Protective Case for Galaxy S5- Black

I love Otterbox. No, I LOVE Otterbox. When I saw this come in for review I nearly did a dance for joy because, as we all know, they aren’t cheap. These things are like armor for your phone. I have dropped my phone, sat on it, threw it and all kinds of stuff while it had an Otterbox on it and never had a scratched added to it.

The problem with this “Defender” series is the screen protector portion. See, getting this thing apart to put it on requires supernatural skills – the same amazing skills are required to get it off once it’s on your phone as well. So, yeah, before I could even get it apart to put it on the phone, my finger went through the screen protector, so that part was broken.

It takes a little doing to get it on your phone. Maybe it’s because I’m not actually a superhero, but after a little grunting and a lot of cursing, it was on. I snapped the screen on it and the rest of it and…. then decided to see how well I could get it off.

Hahahahahaha… a bloody finger and more curse words later, it was off.

It’s on there now and I do have a regular peel and stick screen protector on it, so I never bothered to pick up one of the spares you can buy.

It’s a GOOD case, don’t get me wrong. I have never used the clip that you can optionally use with it, but it looks like it’s good quality as well.

However, if you do not have Hulk hands, you might want to look at another Otterbox series. This one means business and I don’t want to end up with stitches every time I need to open it up to take out a battery or whatever.

So, I love Otterbox. I will continue to buy Otterbox. But I will NOT be buying this series. I’m also thinking that when I buy a new case, I should probably just buy a new phone too because I’m not sure I can get this thing off again. *laughing*

Recommended for those that need series protection for their phones and don’t have a need to swap the case or remove it.

Trusted, Rugged OtterBox Protection
Ensure your amazing Galaxy S5 prevails through your busy life unharmed. The OtterBox Defender Series case is designed to protect your Galaxy S5 in all of the places where you like to use it. As well as this device is made, it is even better with an OtterBox.

Rugged, Multi-Layer Case
OtterBox is the innovator of the first multi-layer case. Since that first case many have tried to create something similar, but nothing beats the original. Innovative engineering and precision design work together to create this multi-layer case that provides trusted protection against drops, dust, scratches, and shock.

High-Quality Materials
The Defender Series Galaxy S5 case is made up of a two-piece polycarbonate internal shell that deflects impact force, a self-adhering screen protector that guards against scratches and scrapes and an external durable synthetic rubber slip cover that absorbs impact. These materials work together to take on the heavy use and accidental abuse that can happen to your vital Galaxy S5.

Included Holster
Every OtterBox Defender Series Galaxy S5 case comes standard with a belt-clip holster. The clip fits on most straps and belts, rotates to any position, and holds the phone face-in or face-out. Lock the clip into place and the holster acts as a kickstand for hands-free media viewing. The holster for Galaxy S5 is a representation of the evolution and improvements to our holster design.

Technology Use Without Worry
This is the OtterBox Galaxy S5 case you need if you want to be careless, are tough on technology, anticipate heavy use, or are just plain clumsy. Enjoy your reading wherever you like without worrying about damaging your Galaxy S5 along the way.

It’s An OtterBox
With any OtterBox protective solution, you can expect a premium product from the #1 most trusted case brand in smartphone protection.* Known for rugged protective products, OtterBox cases deliver incredibly tough protection to prevail through your always-on lifestyle. Adventure confidently and take your device with you knowing you have OtterBox protection on your side.

*Source: The NPD Group/U. S. Consumer Tracking Service, 1/2011 – 12/2013

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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