Ease of Use
Summary : Very Sturdy Case - Great protection and I love the Battery Feature
OtterBox Defender iON Case for iPhone 4/4s:
OtterBox have provided us another case this time its the OtterBox Defender iON case for the iPhone 4 / 4s. OtterBox make some extremely rugged cases for your smartphones and tablet, but also have some cases for the less extreme situations. They have an array of colours and models for you to take your pick and have now got a “Build Your Own”.
I want to start by saying this case is AWESOME, its a case of two personalities, on the one hand its this big tough case that screams protection, and on the other hand theres the geeky technical stuff like the in-built battery (iON) to re-charge your iPhone on the go, and not just that but they’ve incorporated an app which shows both of your battery levels. It also learns your usage as you go on so the battery burst and overall life increases.
This OtterBox is brilliant, the protection it provides is great and with the addition of the iON technology (in-built battery) there isn’t much OtterBox haven’t covered here. For an all round great case, this may be a really good choice for you !
OtterBox Defender iON Feel;
I’d like to start off by saying the case feels surprisingly nice, it has a smooth rubbery outer layer, which has slight ridges to it to provide you with all the grip you need. Theres then the very tough plastic on the inside, which you don’t really feel as the rubber layer goes on top. There’s also an in-built screen guard with this, that just basically feels like a really thick screen protector. Also on the inside of the case, where your device actually sits there’s a much softer material for your device. This material has a slight sticky feel to it which appears to be entirely for gripping your device. All in all this case feels like it should, a well made and extremely shielding case for your device.
OtterBox Defender iON Look;
Its not the prettiest case on the block, but they’ve done a good job at making it look as nice as possible. I love the “OtterBox” logo on the back, and the colour combinations are good. Looking at the case I think they’ve designed it to hide dirt and damage. With the dark (very dark) grey rubbery outer layer and the black hard plastic the colors do go together quite nicely but you get the impression that its a case up for a challenge. What does give this case a brilliant look is when you push the button on the front (bottom middle) which lights up the 10 LED’s to show you your battery level. These LED’s show increases of 10% battery life within the case.
OtterBox Defender iON Strength:
This is definitely this cases strong point (no punn intended). The OtterBox Defender iON is just a very strong case. One floor that I will say, is the screen guard does not feel strong at all until you fit the device into it. Once the device is in place its fine, but it feels flimsy without a device in it. The hard plastic is very thick, and feels like it could take a hell of a beating. But the soft cushiony inside will surely take a lot of the impact your device might sustain when being dropped etc. The strength feels like it would be best suited in a heavy duty area, such as a Car Garage or other places of work like that. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t fit in else where, but it seems that’s the focus here.
OtterBox Defender iON Scores:
Feel: 7 / 10
Look: 6 / 10
Strength: 9 / 10
Fit: 10 / 10
Ease of Use: 7 / 10
OtterBox Defender iON Pros / Cons:
- In-built battery doubles your iPhones battery life
- In-built LED’s show your cases battery life
- Incorporated app shows both battery levels
- Incorporated app learns usage to maximise battery
- Extra goodies included with purchase (USB Stick / USB Cable)
- Very Rugged case up to a challenge
- Very snug fit guarantees your device cannot come out
- Able to be tied to a belt etc
- Not the nicest looking of cases
- Hides the entirety of your iPhone
- Quite a bulky case
OtterBox Defender iON Price:
£80 / $129.99