Otterbox Protection for Devices: Symmetry, Pursuit, Defender, and Alpha Glass

With new iPhones coming out and the recently released Galaxy Note 9, consumers are looking to protect their investments. Otterbox has been a trusted company by many to provide this protection. We got the privilege of receiving some of their cases and a screen protector to review.

Otterbox Symmetry Series

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The Symmetry series provides cases in many colors and designs- too numerous to list them all. This particular case is called “Gradient Energy.”

All of the Symmetry cases offer Otterbox Certified Drop Protection. They’re easy to put on and take off. The cases are ultra-slim, so you can wirelessly charge and use Apple Pay.

Symmetry cases vary in price greatly, so we’ll just tell you the prices of the cases we received to review. The iPhone XS Max case in Gradient Energy is $54.95. The same case for the Samsung Galaxy Note S9 is also $54.95. There is not quite as many styles and colors for the Note S9, though.

Otterbox Pursuit Series


The Pursuit case is said to be ultimate protection. In addition to the sturdiness of the case, it also offers an ultra-thin design. It protects from dust, mud, dirt and snow. Good to take skiing or backpacking. This case offers enhanced audio and the ability to access the screen directly. There are port covers to keep unwanted materials out, but still provide access when needed.

This case also comes in various colors- including this clear one with the black edges. We received an all black one. There are other colors, too. $79.95 will purchase this case for the iPhone XS Max. Check out the website for more colors and device options.

Otterbox Defender Series

 

This case that we received for the iPhone X/Xs is the screenless edition. The multi-layer case offers great drop protection, and protects from dust as well. It comes with a holster that attaches to your belt with a clip. Otterbox Defender has been around for a long time. We even reviewed it back in 2012 on the iPhone 5! It still has the great reliability and standard you can trust. Different colors and cases for different devices will bring different prices, but for this particular case- $49.95.

Otterbox Alpha Glass Screen Protector

Otterbox screen protectors are cut precisely for their cases. If you get an Otterbox cases, you will probably want to get the screen protectors made to go with them. The Otterbox website offers a discount when the screen protector is purchased with many of their cases.

The protector is reactive to touch and fortified to protect from splintering and shattering. Most important is that the screen below doesn’t get damaged. The Alpha Glass protector for the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is $44.95. It wraps nicely around the edges to get that edge protected. It comes with edges for the top and bottom of the note 9, and some cleaners. Glass protectors really need to be placed carefully.

This wraps up our review of Otterbox products. Thanks to Otterbox for sending us these to review free of charge with no other compensation in exchange for our honest and unbiased review.

 

 

Thinking of Christmas? Our Review of Some Great Catalyst Products including Impact Cases for Note 9, GS9, iPhone XS, iPhone XR as well as the Waterproof 10L Backpack

There are 91 days until Christmas. Fewer than that if you are reading this days after the article comes out. Our hope is that you can get some good ideas for Christmas presents from all of the products we get to review. Here’s a review of some phone cases and a waterproof backpack to protect your mobile devices from Catalyst. We’ve reviewed many of their protective items in the past.

Catalyst Impact Protection Case

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This case is built to protect your phone from drops as high as 9.9 ft. It has the 810G Military Standard protection that these durable Catalyst cases carry. Now we’ve reviewed the Impact Protection Case for other phones in the past, but Catalyst has sent us the cases for iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Each case has most of the same features-

  • impact truss system for protection
  • rotating mute switch for iPhones
  • non-slip rubber for easy gripping
  • wireless charging through the case
  • blocks dust and debris
  • a wrist lanyard is included

The cases come in colors of clear, blueridge/sunset, clear, and stealth black. The X/XS cases come in other colors as well.

If you buy the iPhone XS Max case now, you can get a 20 percent discount coupon on the upcoming waterproof cases. The price of this case on the Catalyst site is $49.99. The X/XS and XR cases also have  the 20 percent discount code offer off the waterproof cases if you order now. Their price is $39.99.  The Galaxy Note 9 case is $49.99.

Now, for our next review:

The Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack

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This backpack is surprising in its real size when you first see how small the case it comes in is.

Wow. If you can’t tell from the picture, this item fits in the palm of my hand.

This backpack will hold all your items- up to 20 L worth, and will keep them dry. This would make a great daypack for those adventurers out there who like getting wet! The seams inside the pack are taped to provide the waterproof seal. There is a roll top closure, and the material has a waterproof testing rate of 10,000mm HH. The side pockets are nice and deep(9 inches) to securely hold a water bottle.

If you want to purchase this item, they are $119.99 on the Catalyst site.

Thanks to Catalyst for sending us these products for free to review in exchange for our fair and unbiased evaluation.