Best List: Otter Box Defender Case for iPhone 6 Plus
It happened again yesterday: My beautiful, coveted iPhone 6 Plus found itself airborne, tumbling through time and space. I think it knew where it was headed — I certainly did. I could hear the horrifying noise even before it happened. The inevitable bone-chilling sound of my iOS 9 goodness coming in Force Touch contact with the tile.
I do this often enough to know my cat is running short on lives. This time I lucked out again, but I know the shatter is inevitable. So I’ve turned to the grandfather of iPhone protection: Otter Box and its almost-bombproof Defender series.
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The Defender case is designed to wrap your iPhone in rugged, dust-stopping, bounce-worthy, rubber-and-polycarbonate accident insurance. I was a little daunted by the case at first, but Otter Box provides a simple and effective video tutorial on its site. I had my phone loaded up in no time.
The upside is I feel safer and more secure — protected even. The downside is my wafer-thin, highly tuned mobile communication device is now a giant, rubberized brick, and the precision interactive screen is now just a little annoying to use.
That might be too high a price to pay for peace of mind. Only time will tell.
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