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    Default griffin survivor - awesome

    Don't get me wrong, i love otterbox defenders. They look great, last a long time. But, i think ive found something better. The griffin survivor, is $35-40 depending on where you get it, and i think it's tougher than the defender. With the price of a commuter, this case seems so much better. The screen protector is a lot better, but the only downfall i've had withthe case is, that its hard to choose a letter on either edge of the keyboard. other than that, it's great! i got the the white silicone/black plastic version and so far it's not showing any damage. My friend used onefor when she went to senior week, she dropped her phone soo manytimes, but, not a scratchon the phone. yet, the girl she went with had an obx defender and she dropped it facedown, waist length, on the sidewalk andthe screen shattered. kinda disappointing? anyway, i think everyone should have a griffin survivor, it might not be the best looking case out there, but it sure gets the job done, and gets it done well!
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    OMG I just went onto the griffin website and watched the video demonstration they have for the case. That guy put the phone through so much it was painful to watch LOL
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    see!! isn't it cool, pink?? and they have girly colors. i definitely think you should add one or two to your case collection!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilol View Post
    see!! isn't it cool, pink?? and they have girly colors. i definitely think you should add one or two to your case collection!!
    Lol. Just what I need another case lmao. But hey I may consider the pink/white one tho. I did order a defender style case from EBay for 6 bucks in pink silicone/white shell as OB does not have this combo avail for the 4S. So if that works out il be happy with it but if not, I'll look into investing in this one

    How long have you had this case for? I'd like to know how it wears with time and what kind of abuse you put on it. Lol.
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    I've had mine for 24 hours -- but I have a friend who's had hers for 3 months and it looks perfectly normal, the silicone is just shiny from being used I gues. She loves it and doesn't consider even getting a new case!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    OMG I just went onto the griffin website and watched the video demonstration they have for the case. That guy put the phone through so much it was painful to watch LOL
    Holy crap

    I definitely cringed while watching that video... I've got to hand it to Griffin though, they made a great case!! Granted, it's not completely water proof but that coverage is still really impressive. I keep longing for a Lifeproof, as Pink know haha, but I think this might be a better bet! I don't really need total waterproof, just water resistant (for rain and such). How difficult is it getting this case on and off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilol View Post
    I've had mine for 24 hours -- but I have a friend who's had hers for 3 months and it looks perfectly normal, the silicone is just shiny from being used I gues. She loves it and doesn't consider even getting a new case!!
    ok, well i've really been considering getting this case in the pink/white of course lol

    I do have a few questions for either you hilol, or your friend - i've read some reviews regarding this case with the white iPhone - claiming that the camera flash washes out the pix & that it affects the front proximity sensor & front facing camera function. could you confirm if tany of hese are an issue at all - i would really appreciate it Idk if either of you have the white iphone, but if so it would be great to find out about these 3 things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLive an iLife View Post
    Holy crap

    I definitely cringed while watching that video... I've got to hand it to Griffin though, they made a great case!! Granted, it's not completely water proof but that coverage is still really impressive. I keep longing for a Lifeproof, as Pink know haha, but I think this might be a better bet! I don't really need total waterproof, just water resistant (for rain and such). How difficult is it getting this case on and off?
    it does indeed look like an awesome case i've been looking into getting one myself - reading some reviews here and there It also appears to assemble like an otterbox defender does by inserting the phone into the plastic shell and snapping that shut & then simply putting the fitted silicone casing over it into place. It does show the guy taking it off in the vid, but ya gotta really pay attention closely to 'see' it being taken off

    edit: also, iLive, in the very beginning few seconds of the vid it does show the guy putting the case on too
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    Pink, I have not had a picture wash out, neither has a friend. I just asked about her front facing camera and proximity sensor, and she's had neither problems. Taking the case on and off is so easy. 10x easier than an otterbox IMO. Hope this helped you out and pushes you to getting the case. Btw, me and my friend have both cut off the camera flap thing. It's so annoying and doesn't stay in the little hole - so if I were you, id just cut it off, it'll work out better for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilol View Post
    Pink, I have not had a picture wash out, neither has a friend. I just asked about her front facing camera and proximity sensor, and she's had neither problems. Taking the case on and off is so easy. 10x easier than an otterbox IMO. Hope this helped you out and pushes you to getting the case. Btw, me and my friend have both cut off the camera flap thing. It's so annoying and doesn't stay in the little hole - so if I were you, id just cut it off, it'll work out better for you!
    Thanks hilol for the info. In fact I just called a Target store near me & they have it in the pink/black-not my first color choice but at least I can go and check out the case in hand so il know for sure if I like it or not if I do, I'll just get the pink/white from online. Now what I don't understand is Target has them for $40 whereas as the Griffin site has them for $49.99 SO, if I do wind up liking the pink black I may just get it & save the $10 bucks. We'll see how it goes!

    As for that little camera flap your talking about, I did read a few reviews that like you & your friend, they cut it off completely without any issues - so if I get the case, I'll consider that option as well.
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    Is the Griffin about the same size as the OB?
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    well.....that trip was a wasted trip. Target had the case, but i wasn't able to open the package to actually look at and feel the case, and possibly try it on. Also, the rep i spoke to on the phone made a mistake, the pink/black was for the latest gen itouch, so they only had the all black for the 4/4S

    I did find the pink/white on Amazon for about $37 i think it was. So idk, maybe i'll order it. In the meantime i am waiting for my knock off OB defender to come from Ebay - it shipped from China on 7/2 so hopefully it'll be here soon If i don't like it, i can push that aside for the $6 i spent on it, and move on to try the Griffin then
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberpaw View Post
    Is the Griffin about the same size as the OB?
    Just from looking at the Griffin Survivor through the packaging, it does appear to be about the same size as an OB defender, if not maybe just a tiny bit bigger but not by much. The outter silicone design is more rugged looking though, giving it a 'meatier' appearance compared to the defender
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    Pink - you are so knowledgable about cases for iPhone. Do you think if I picked up the Survivor with a dock extender I could dock it in my iHome? The iHome I have works with my CandyShell, so it's already pretty deep.


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    I tried really hard to like the Griffin Survivor, but one thing made me return it. The belt clip didn't cover the entire face of the phone like the Defender does. I doubt I'll ever own a case that doesn't have a built in screen protector, but to me at least, the Survivor belt clip just looked way too flimsy to hold my phone in place, especially when I'm doing something other than sitting down. The case fit my phone fine and I liked it, but the belt clip sucked. I couldn't take the risk of something hitting the screen where the belt clip didn't protect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Just from looking at the Griffin Survivor through the packaging, it does appear to be about the same size as an OB defender, if not maybe just a tiny bit bigger but not by much. The outter silicone design is more rugged looking though, giving it a 'meatier' appearance compared to the defender
    Though I took my Survivor back, it's roughly the same size as an Otterbox and you will need a dock extender to dock on any iHome. I tried docking mine with the Survivor on and it wouldn't fit. Had to use my dock extender to dock it to my iHome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLive an iLife View Post
    Pink - you are so knowledgable about cases for iPhone. Do you think if I picked up the Survivor with a dock extender I could dock it in my iHome? The iHome I have works with my CandyShell, so it's already pretty deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyListensToLaura View Post
    Though I took my Survivor back, it's roughly the same size as an Otterbox and you will need a dock extender to dock on any iHome. I tried docking mine with the Survivor on and it wouldn't fit. Had to use my dock extender to dock it to my iHome.
    iLive, I see Laura addressed the answer to your needing a dock extender for your iHome in this post above^ thx for that info Laura!

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyListensToLaura View Post
    I tried really hard to like the Griffin Survivor, but one thing made me return it. The belt clip didn't cover the entire face of the phone like the Defender does. I doubt I'll ever own a case that doesn't have a built in screen protector, but to me at least, the Survivor belt clip just looked way too flimsy to hold my phone in place, especially when I'm doing something other than sitting down. The case fit my phone fine and I liked it, but the belt clip sucked. I couldn't take the risk of something hitting the screen where the belt clip didn't protect it.
    Thx for your input on this Laura I don't need/use the belt clip for any of my OB defender cases, so I won't be using it for the survivor case either. But I did also read in quite a few of the reviews of people complaining about the flimsy belt clip too.

    Now as for the iHome, I wound up just giving it to my daughter as she definitely gets use out of it/enjoys it more than I ever would of so I don't need to worry about docking it with the case either
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    Pink, do you have a Walmart anywhere near you? Every Walmart in my area has every color available for this case for 35 dollars, if you don't mind me asking, where do you live? Anyway, Walmart should have every color. The meatier appearance might be scary at first (lol) but after holding the phone in it and living with it for 2 days or so, you'll definitely love the feeling of it. I sure do!! I hope you consider/get this case, pink! I know you'll love it. And for the belt clip, it sucks. I walked out of Walmart and threw it in the trash can on my way out ..✌ belt clip!!!
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    Closest Walmart to me is about an hour away lol, so I'm not about to take that drive just for a case. I will however, check out their website
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    Lol that's far!! I have 2 in a 10 minute radius! I only ever go for cases though!
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    Hilol, you convinced me to stop at Walmart tomorrow to take a look. I just got my OB Defender out tonight and the bottom cover for the dock connector is all warped (the dock connector cover and the whole front that cover the home button is all warped and bubbles) - if I don't like the Survivor, I'll probably be hitting up OB CS soon!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyListensToLaura View Post
    Though I took my Survivor back, it's roughly the same size as an Otterbox and you will need a dock extender to dock on any iHome. I tried docking mine with the Survivor on and it wouldn't fit. Had to use my dock extender to dock it to my iHome.
    Thanks, Laura! Where did you get your extender and how much was it? There are a ton on Amazon anywhere from $5 - $30 a piece. I feel like they should be relatively cheap ($5-$10) because, com'on, it's a little plastic extender haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLive an iLife View Post
    Thanks, Laura! Where did you get your extender and how much was it? There are a ton on Amazon anywhere from $5 - $30 a piece. I feel like they should be relatively cheap ($5-$10) because, com'on, it's a little plastic extender haha.
    You're welcome. I bought a . It was a little more expensive, but all the reviews on Amazon gave it 4 or 5 stars, whereas the cheaper ones all had 2 or 3 stars and would break after a week or so of use.

    I've got one at home and one at work since I've got docks in both places and both are holding up well. On CableJive's website, they're about $24 a piece and on Amazon, the cheapies are $15 a piece, so for the extra few dollars, I opted for quality over price.
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    I just watched that vid and man they did stuff that I'd NEVER subject my iPhone to. LOL
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    These cases definitely take a beating. I have one on my 4s and it popped off my four-wheeler while I was trail riding and there was no damage after flying off and bouncing down a 20 foot hill
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