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Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

 

We picked up the Otterbox Defender case for the Motorola Droid Bionic recently, and let's give it the what-for. If you've never tried an Otterbox case, think of it as one of those nuclear waste disposal containers, only for smartphones. OK, maybe not quite that impenetrable, but you'll be hard-pressed to find anything that protects your phone better.


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Actually, when you're looking at an Otterbox case, you're looking at more than one layer of protection. In the case of the Droid Bionic Defender case, there's three. Let's break 'em down.

Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

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Otterbox Defender for Droid BionicOtterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

First is a hard plastic shell. It nearly completely covers the phone, leaving room for the ports and buttons. There's also a plastic film that protects the screen, with cutouts for the front-facing camera and earpiece. On the back, there are cutouts for the camera and noise-cancelling mic.

 Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

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Otterbox Defender for Droid BionicOtterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

On top of that goes a rubber skin. You'll want to work it a bit to make sure it fits just so. Once it's on, every button and port on the phone is covered, but still accessible. Flaps cover the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microUSB and HDMI ports -- be sure to reseat them properly when you're done with them.

 Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

Otterbox Defender for Droid BionicOtterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

Otterbox Defender for Droid BionicOtterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

Otterbox Defender for Droid Bionic

Ad finally you have the hard plastic holster. It's got a sturdy belt clip that rotates, so you can wear the phone in any direction you want. You also can wear the phone either face-in or face-out -- it works just fine either way.

This should go without saying, but a slim case this is not. But you knew that, right? Instead, what you get in the Otterbox Defender is a bulky, sturdy skin, case and holster for your Droid Bionic. It's actually kind of fitting when you think about it. It's not a dainty phone, and this certainly is not a dainty case.