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.

 

 

Otterbox Defender and Symmetry cases for the iPhone 6

Defender iPhone 6Well, with Christmas happening, a lot of people are looking to get an accessory like an Otterbox case as a gift or something for themselves. Today, I will be reviewing two iPhone 6 cases with the Defender and the Symmetry.

I cannot help but compare the Defender case for the iPhone 6 with the Pelican Voyager series that I reviewed yesterday. It certainly does have the belt clip thing, with a spinning clip as well.

The Voyager also closes completely around the iPhone 6 as it will protect the iPhone from scratches on the front, back, and the sides. I have said in my reviews before that there are practically no cases better than Otterbox, and the Defender is most certainly that.

If you want to get this, it is available for $59.90 on the Otterbox site and can be customized with different colors for the slipcover and different colors for the shell. The holster comes in either black or white.

otterbox symmetryAs for the Symmetry case, it is only designed for protecting the back of the iPhone 6. Dang, I can’t seem to shake the comparison to the Protector by Pelican! Maybe I should have switched the two reviews.

Anyway, the Symmetry has a cool internal pattern that I can’t seem to find a good image of. It certainly makes the iPhone 6 look stylish for dang sure, and protects from shock and drops.

Like the Defender Series, the Symmetry comes in a lot of cool colors for the sides as well as the the back itself. It costs about $39.95 on the Otterbox site.

Otterbox Preserver and Symmetry Series for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Otterbox PreserverMost of you know that I love Otterbox products, and it really is hard not to love them. I mean, if you want protection for your mobile, most people look to Otterbox or Lifeproof for that kind of great protection. I finally had a chance to out two of the products for the Galaxy S5, the Preserver and Symmetry.

The Preserver is one of those covers that is made for water-protection. It’s two pieces are made to snap into place around the phone, and it is very difficult to get these two pieces apart.

What makes the Preserver so unusual is that it is completely transparent in front so you have access to the touchscreen. Inside are some internal foam cushions that give the Galaxy S5 some cushion like a…life preserver.

When it comes to cases like these, you really need specs like fully submergible up to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes, and drop proof up to 6.6 feet. You know, numbers like that. Oh, it is also dust and debris proof.

If you have a life around water, and want to keep it out of the Galaxy S5, head on over to the Otterbox site here and lay down $89.95 for it.

Otterbox SymmetryWhile the Preserver might be designed for…preserving and protection, The Symmetry is more designed for fashion, but can still do a good job of protection.

The Symmetry is a one-piece cover, and it has an inner pattern made for protecting the back of the phone. It also has raised beveled edges to protect the screen. In short, it has both terrific inner and outer protection, which I can only assume why that is why it is called the Symmetry.

The Symmetry case is available in all kinds of colors and graphics styles on the Otterbox site here for about $44.99.