1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Is it just me, or is it difficult to type when using the Otterbox Defender?

    I did leave my screen protector (Invisishield) on my iPhone, just in case I ever remove my Otterbox. But, I swear I have to type or press letters multiple times or even hard, too...

    So, what say you?
    01-05-2010 10:42 AM
  2. Brickman's Avatar
    I do not use Invisihield but I do use the Anti-Glare screen protector. It eliminates the "water/oil spots" for me. Not sure if the Invisishield is thicker or not but the Ant-Glare is fairly thick.

    I do not have any probs typing. The only thing that I have noticed is that it is easier to type in Landscape Mode while in the Otterbox. The raised beezel makes hitting the "P" and the "Q" hard for my fat thumbs when in Portrait Maode. When I am in Landscape Mode I have no probs at all. I am actually quite fast.

    Only thing that I can think of is to be sure that the Otterbox is "snapped" together. You need to hear it click at all three locations. I always have to double check that myself for that.
    01-05-2010 01:39 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I just removed the IS, and it does seem to like typing on the device is MUCH better...

    As for using the case on my fat butt, well, that's another story. Sometimes it feels as if it's about to fall off.
    01-05-2010 01:51 PM
  4. Brickman's Avatar
    Are you using the Belt Clip? That thing sucks!! That is the only thing about the Defender Series I do NOT like. I quit using it. I just slip the phone in my pocket (pants/jacket) most of the time.
    01-05-2010 01:58 PM
  5. jamesus's Avatar
    I'm caseless...

    I also have the anti-glare screen protector on and do not have any issues with typing.
    01-05-2010 04:02 PM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Still not 100% sure about this case yet. The case itself is brilliant, protection wise. But, as for typing (I tend to NEVER use Landscape) it's not 100%, more like 70%.

    Getting to the O & P is rather annoying. Damn it! I'll try it for one more day, then failing that, it might have to go back...
    01-05-2010 09:02 PM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...this is weird. I've spent the last 30+ minutes watching YouTube reviews of the Otterbox Defender. And, wait for it, NO ONE has 'using the keyboard' during their review.

    Let me look for a review by Larry Greenberg. I bet he did on his...
    01-05-2010 10:02 PM
  8. Brickman's Avatar
    I guess once I figured out that I could not type that good in Portrait and when the iPhone got Landscape everywhere, that is when I converted to Landscape almost 100%. Almost all the apps that I have support Landscape mode typing. I have even found myself using Landscape even when my iPhone is out of the Otterbox. (which is rare)

    I mean most Games are in Landscape mode and I have found that the added "bulk" actually helps me control the iPhone in game play a little better.
    01-05-2010 10:53 PM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Thanks, Brickman for the info! I'll play more with the landscape mode tomorrow.
    01-05-2010 10:56 PM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Typing on my iPhone with the Otterbox Defender case today seems much better; odd really...

    Now to resolve the water mark screen issue. I might have to buy some eye glass cleaner. Not sure I want to try the baby power option...
    01-06-2010 08:37 AM
  11. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I bought an Antiglare screen protector from AT&T, and now, no more water marks!
    01-06-2010 09:06 PM
  12. Brickman's Avatar
    I bought an Antiglare screen protector from AT&T, and now, no more water marks!
    Told Ya!!

    Glad that worked out for you. Is the typing getting any better?
    01-06-2010 09:53 PM