1. dfb8085's Avatar
    Been trading emails the last couple of days with otterbox and they claim they have out an improved version of the defender series for thr iPhone 5. Anybody seen one? If so whats your thoughts on the new version
    01-11-2013 06:52 PM
  2. roll-tide's Avatar
    Improved over the current version for the 5? Or improved over the ones for the 4S?
    01-11-2013 09:38 PM
  3. dfb8085's Avatar
    Improved over the first version that came out for the iPhone 5. I had the first one that came out for the iphone 5 and the material, workmanship were terrible. I sent it back for a refund after about 2 weeks because the rubber split and stretched out of shape. Anyway the person in customer service I have been emailing says that they have changed it and also reworked the belt clip. I was just wondering if anyone had gotten one of the defenders and if so was it any better.

    Oh by the way Roll Tide lets go for #16
    01-12-2013 07:21 AM
  4. roll-tide's Avatar
    Lol heck yeah roll tide. Ok I've had several and haven't noticed anything different. But maybe they're not in stores yet
    01-12-2013 07:22 AM
  5. Spat's Avatar
    I don't know which release I have but my iPhone 5 Defender is very much improved over the ones I had for iPhone 4. Better fit, feel, everything.
    01-12-2013 07:47 AM
  6. dfb8085's Avatar
    the defender i had for the iphone 5 was made of a softer rubber and had a loose fit and the piece of rubber where the belt clip went on ended up splitting in half . The texture of the rubber had a more rough feel to it unlike the slicker feel of the one for the 4 or 4s. Anyway by it being a rougher texture it had a problem with catching lint , per hair or whatever touched it just clinged to it. Very hard to keep looking good. The defenders I have seen for the 4 or 4s had a much better feel and fit. Anyway otterbox claims to have improved and made changes since the first version came out for the iphone 5. Anyway I guess I'll have to look at the store and see for myself what if anything has changed. What worries me is like roll-tide says is that they may not be in stores and they will have to sell those down before they get a new shipment.
    01-12-2013 08:23 AM
  7. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I just got mine today and it feels good. It isn't loose at all. I won't be using the belt clip so I don't know if that has been improved though. So far I really like it.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    02-17-2013 04:53 PM
  8. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Have to update my post. I had to return the Otterbox. Found a better and cheaper case in the Survivor. It's dust proof.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    02-23-2013 08:29 PM

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