1. justinkk2005's Avatar
    First one had the air gap issues as many of you may know of. Just go check out the reviews. Otterbox told me to call their CS and order from from the new batch. I ordered the case this past Friday from the new batch and as expected, same exact issue. Just wanted to warn you guys not to buy a defender even if they tell you the issue has been fixed. I'm looking at one now and it's just as bad.
    11-17-2014 07:31 PM
  2. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    I have one of the Defenders but am unclear as to what the air gap issues is?
    11-17-2014 08:02 PM
  3. epphllps's Avatar
    This seems to be an every year thing. I have abandoned otterbox due to the gap between the screen protector and the screen. It's terrible for typing and touch screens in general. You would think they would either learn how to fix it or just stop making the product.
    11-17-2014 08:06 PM
  4. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I have loved every Otterbox I have ever bought. Never seemed to have an issue with anything. I always order as soon as they come available too.


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    11-17-2014 08:23 PM
  5. justinkk2005's Avatar
    The "air gap" issue is a gap between the screen protector and the screen, making for a bad touch screen experience. Typically, the plastic lays very flat on the screen and there's no issue. This time around it's been a very well known issue on the 6+. Go read the reviews on their website (and Amazon). It's terrible. I'm returning this one as I did my first one. I'm out of options for cases on this phone. I need a rugged case but literally everything is of poor quality. Maybe it's time someone else enters this market.
    11-17-2014 08:36 PM
  6. Doug B's Avatar
    I removed the Otterbox screen protector from the case and use the invisible shield glass protector. I did the same thing with my 5S and it worked great. Never had any issues with it. Plus it doesn't smudge half as bad as stock.


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    11-17-2014 09:40 PM
  7. justinkk2005's Avatar
    I removed the Otterbox screen protector from the case and use the invisible shield glass protector. I did the same thing with my 5S and it worked great. Never had any issues with it. Plus it doesn't smudge half as bad as stock.


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    Only issue with that is it allows dust into the case and behind the phone. :/. Does the sides creak a lot now that you've removed the plastic screen protector?
    11-17-2014 09:50 PM
  8. Doug B's Avatar
    I never had much issue with dust. No more then what would come In around the earphone. No creaking.


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    11-17-2014 10:12 PM
  9. zerog46's Avatar
    Every case out there is going to allow dust in. Unless you have a life proof and never remove the case or the headphone jack.

    On a side note my Otterbox is great I don't have any issues at all. Love the cases I ordered two.


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    11-17-2014 10:24 PM
  10. justinkk2005's Avatar
    Every case out there is going to allow dust in. Unless you have a life proof and never remove the case or the headphone jack.

    On a side note my Otterbox is great I don't have any issues at all. Love the cases I ordered two.


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    So your protector is laying completely flat on your screen? No gap or loss in sensitivity??
    11-17-2014 10:34 PM
  11. zerog46's Avatar
    I take it out. I don't care about the dust because very case is going to let dust in. My phone is protected with a good case. I like it and so do other people I work with. If you don't like it then that's great that's what's great about this world but don't say everyone is no good because that's false.


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    11-17-2014 10:37 PM
  12. justinkk2005's Avatar
    I take it out. I don't care about the dust because very case is going to let dust in. My phone is protected with a good case. I like it and so do other people I work with. If you don't like it then that's great that's what's great about this world but don't say everyone is no good because that's false.


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    I don't recall me saying everyone had the issue. But a large portion of buyers do have it.
    11-17-2014 10:40 PM
  13. iTechHead's Avatar
    I take it out. I don't care about the dust because very case is going to let dust in. My phone is protected with a good case. I like it and so do other people I work with. If you don't like it then that's great that's what's great about this world but don't say everyone is no good because that's false.


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    I took the protector off mine but now my phone is loose in it lol. Great case none the less but any idea on how I can make it fit better ?
    11-17-2014 11:25 PM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    I have a Zagg screen protector on mine and it fits great. I have the HDX this time around.


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    11-17-2014 11:27 PM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    11-19-2014 09:33 AM
  16. Doug B's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the pelican case?


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    11-19-2014 10:27 AM
  17. zachpenguin's Avatar
    Just got my defender and I'm in love. Really not as thick as I thought, and the air gap is pretty much nonexistent. So happy to finally have a case that I love.


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    11-19-2014 09:06 PM
  18. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the pelican case?


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    I bought one. Bottom left corner wouldn't snap all the way closed. I returned it the next day. $65 ($60 plus tax) the thing should snap shut. I didn't care for it anyway.

    I have a Real Tree Defender on my old M7. For some reason OB isn't making the 6+ case in Real Tree. I would get a different one, but I like the solid back. I don't need to flash the Apple logo to feel special. I really liked the M7 Defender.

    We picked up a Griffin Survivor Slim case for the wife's 6. Seams pretty good, but she doesn't get the 6 till tomorrow. (Thursday).
    11-19-2014 10:51 PM
  19. Cleveland's Avatar
    Every case out there is going to allow dust in. Unless you have a life proof and never remove the case or the headphone jack.

    On a side note my Otterbox is great I don't have any issues at all. Love the cases I ordered two.


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    I disagree... Lifeproof lets NO dust it
    11-20-2014 06:41 PM
  20. BParker4381's Avatar
    I disagree... Lifeproof lets NO dust it
    But I have had 3 people drop a iPhone in a Lifeproof case from head level and all three have cracked the screen. My daughter dropped our iPad Mini from 3 stories up onto concrete and it survived using a Otterbox.

    Anyway, I ordered 2 Otterbox Defenders for my wife and I and both have the air gap. I am currently submitting a warranty claim with Otterbox to get them replaced.
    11-22-2014 09:56 PM
  21. Cleveland's Avatar
    But I have had 3 people drop a iPhone in a Lifeproof case from head level and all three have cracked the screen. My daughter dropped our iPad Mini from 3 stories up onto concrete and it survived using a Otterbox.

    Anyway, I ordered 2 Otterbox Defenders for my wife and I and both have the air gap. I am currently submitting a warranty claim with Otterbox to get them replaced.
    I've had lifeproof cases on all my devices since the iPad 2, iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and my iPad Air First Gen have yet to have a screen shatter from any level
    11-22-2014 11:39 PM
  22. E_Brown's Avatar
    Just picked up the Otterbox Defender for my 6 plus tonight at a local Verizon! Loving it! It had a little bit of the air gap issue...for about 30 seconds then I took the plastic protector out and that problem went away.
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    11-23-2014 12:11 AM
  23. terreos's Avatar
    You should've gotten the Griffin Survivor instead. It's dust and water resistant, has better build quality, and it's cheaper. Oh and it comes with a belt holster at no extra cost. I've been using it with my iphone 6 plus for two months now. Only real complaint I have with the case is the plastic covering the camera makes taking pictures with the case on kind of hazy. It's survived a few drops in outdoor environments without any trouble.
    11-23-2014 01:16 PM
  24. iTechHead's Avatar
    Stay away from the griffin. It defuses the screen and makes it look pixelated. It's also a dust and lint magnet on the outside and the films over the camera holes make your pictures look hazy.
    11-23-2014 01:36 PM
  25. E_Brown's Avatar
    I have the Griffin Survivor on my sons iPad. I absolutely hate that case. I'd never get another griffin. I've had probably 10 Otterboxes and I've never had a problem with a single one.
    11-23-2014 02:53 PM
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