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...

http://www.otterbox.com/defender-series-cases/defender-series-cases,default,sc.html