Tuesday, August 30, 2011

OtterBox Defender saved my phone

While shooting in Nova Scotia I almost trashed my iPhone4!

When I upgraded a few months ago from the iPhone3G to the iPhone4 I contemplated buying a heavy duty case. Since I am always out in the field and the phone is often my lifeline I needed to protect it a bit better then the previous iPhone. Mind you I don't care about this piece of gear too much. If you knew how many times I dropped my 3G int he snow you would be amazed that it worked as long as it did. But it is still a phone. A phone is a tool. I toss it around a lot.

So after some research I ended up with a company called OtherBox. I was particularly eye balling there defender series. This is – according to them – "some serious protection for serious super-users".

I'm glad I spend the dollars on this case because this is what happened.

Coming back from a morning shoot I came back to the car. I tossed the phone on the roof of the car, threw my backpack and tripod in the backseat and got in the car.
Started driving when all of the sudden I hear something falling from the roof of the car on the decklid. I look into my rearview mirror and I see something square and black flying in the air, tumbling, crashing onto the pavement and finally landing in the ditch (I was doing 70km/h).

I was like 'hmmm I wonder what THAT was?! I sure did not hit anything or drove over anything... hmmmm. Maybe I lost something from the undercarriage...'. So I decided to turn back.

It was only when I got out the car and saw the phone in the grass that I put 2 and 2 together.
I was SURE my phone was dead. But nope I was wrong. The case held up and saved the phone.

This is by far the best phone case I've owned...



  1. Wow lucky save.The things we do lol. Glad it turned out well.

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  3. blijft toch iets lelijks + je kan je iphone niet meer in je dock stoppen...

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