Otterbox Defender, Pursuit, and Symmetry for the iPhone XR and Google Pixel 3

It looks like we are going to have another fun time with another Otterbox review. Yes, we did do one last week for identical cases of the Symmetry and Defender for certain iPhones and even Samsung Galaxy models, but it is time to focus on the Pixel 3 and the iPhone XR. I’m sure that you know that I’m going to give these guys a positive review, as they are number one in the nation as far as cases go, and these are by far no exception.

Otterbox Defender Series for the Google Pixel 3

Unlike the related Lifeproof products, the Defender Series for Google’s latest flagship seems to pride itself in a screenless design. It does have that multi-layer, drop-proof protection going on, of course. Oh, it also covers the ports really well from dirt, dust, and lint.

As for the feel of the Defender, it feels rubber and smooth to the touch, on the outside. It has a weird and stiff area around the camera lens that you can see in the image. The inside seems to be set up with a cushion for the back of the Pixel 3.

I have to admit that I expected the Defender for the Google Pixel 3 to be higher than its $49.95 price on the Otterbox site. It even comes with a belt buckle holder.

Otterbox Pursuit for the iPhone XR

I’ve never really certain why Otterbox names its products what it does, but perhaps the Otterbox Pursuit Series for the iPhone XR is so named because it is made for the pursuit of…something. This Pursuit Series is said to be the thinnest, toughest, and most protective iPhone XR case.

It certainly feels that way as it seems to lack the soft rubbery feel of the Defender. Even the inside feels completely hard, and I am guessing that it is made for some superior shock absorbing power, I guess.

In short, the Pursuit allows for protection with its “thermoplastic elastomer”, which is probably another phrase meaning “gives protection without adding too much volume”. It can be purchased on the Otterbox site for $79.95.

Otterbox Symmetry for the Google Pixel 3

It’s hard to believe the the Symmetry isn’t as skinny as the Pursuit, but apparently, it isn’t. It has the ease of installation with makes it work, and I can’t imagine why it is called the Symmetry.

This particular case feels softer than the pursuit, possibly because it is made from synthetic rubber. Not only does it give protection from drops, but it has a raised edge to protect the screen.

The Symmetry for the Google Pixel 3 is available on the Otterbox site for $39.95.

Otterbox Symmetry for the iPhone XR

I found that the Symmetry cases for the iPhone XR seem to come in a lot of varieties, and I will talk about the Clear and the ones that come in myriad colors and styles. Both of them have that drop protection as well as its ultra-slimness.

I suppose that the difference between the clear and the colorful ones is how smooth the back is. They do have that raised edge in order to protect the screen, and they are made of that synthetic rubber and polycarbonate.

The Otterbox Symmetry for the iPhone XR is quite a beautiful thing to wrap up our omni-review, and it can be purchased on the Otterbox site for $49.95 right here for the clear and here for the colorful.

I’m not certain if we are through reviewing Otterbox products for this holiday season, but I’m sure we’ll see a plethora of what they have to offer at CES 2018.

Otterbox Case for the iPhone X- Symmetry Series

Otterbox is a well known company that protects many kinds of phones. People really want to protect those expensive iPhone Xs. Today, we get the chance to review the Symmetry Series.

The particular case we received to review is the Clear. You can also get one in Stardust- if you want to add a little sparkle to your phone.

The case touts the Otterbox drop protection. It claims to be scratch proof as well, but some customers have remarked that their case has received scratches. Otterbox customer service has been quick to offer replacement cases for customers, though, and a scratch on a case is always better than scratches on a phone.

Some customers have also complained about the buttons covering the volume buttons being hard to push. I have seen other people who have said the buttons were easy to push, and Otterbox suggested that it should loosen up over time. Again, Otterbox seems to care about customer satisfaction, so if it ends up being too much of a problem, you only need to let them know.

The Otterbox site offers this case for $39.95. The lip of the case will protect the screen from being scratched up if you put the phone face down, but for extra protection, you can get this screen protector as well.

The Alpha glass screen protector can offer that extra screen protection for another $39.95 on the Otterbox site. Hey, you might as well protect that screen with something clear to go with your clear case. Okay, that’s the best I have.

Hands-on with the Otterbox Agility Tablet System

OtterboxI had a chance to check out the Agility Tablet System from Otterbox at CES 2015, and I was very glad to try out the system for myself. I have a ton of it that I need to review, and it includes the Agility Tablet System Shell, 10-inch Portfolio, Dock, and Wall-Mount.

I’ll see if I can explain the Agility Tablet System. You know how there are portfolios, docks, mounts, for tablets? The Agility is essentially a system in place for all kinds of tablets, to make it easier on the user.

The Shell is essentially that, a shell. It protects the back of the tablet, and that circular hole isn’t there to show off a tablet fruit logo, but it is a magnetic circle. That circle is the secret of the Agility Tablet System. I’ll discuss that more later, but right now, let me give you a price for the iPad Air as it can be purchase here for $39.95.

OtterboxNow, let’s talk about the Portfolio. If you have enough experience with tablets, then you know that Portfolio cases are a way of protecting your tablet like a folder. Some of them have a keyboard, but this does not.

What it does have is the magnetic circle to lock on the Shell so you can view your tablet. By the way, you can easily disconnect and rotate your tablet in portrait and landscape mode.

Man, this Agility Tablet System with the Shell and Portfolio sure is handy. You can get the Black Leather 10 inch Portfolio for the iPad for about $69.95 on the Otterbox site.

OtterboxNow let’s talk Dock. That is, the Tablet System Dock. This one is really excellent as a way of holding your tablet. This is a more permanent place, and it holds the tablet solid.

What is great is it isn’t like a portfolio so there isn’t just a few angles, but pretty much any angle. The angle is pretty solid, so it won’t be slipping any time soon. Like the Portfolio, it can also spin into portrait and landscape mode quickly.

Now, unlike the last two Agility Tablet System products that I described, the Dock is pretty much good for any size of Portfolio or Shell. Again, the secret is in the magnetic circle. It can be purchased on the Otterbox site for $49.95.

OtterboxI mentioned earlier how the Dock is a permanent place, but the Wall Mount is practically the most permanent thing you can get. Seriously, there is a 3M adhesive so you can put it on just about anything, and then just put your tablet with its Shell on that place on the wall.

Yes, I have seen products like this before, which is what makes it all the more useful. After all, our tablets are starting to be our link with a lot of things. Why not keep them on the wall? You can get that 360 degree viewing as well. You should be able to acquire the Wall Mount on the Otterbox site for $29.95.

All in all, Otterbox gets a gold medal for usefulness and usability when it comes to the Agility Tablet System.

The Otterbox Resurgence Power Case for the iPhone 6

OtterboxOkay, I’ve reviewed enough Otterbox products to know that they are some of the best out there, let me tell you. It is good to see another fine product from them, and the Resurgence is a battery/case for the iPhone 6.

I suppose that we should talk about how much power and protection it can give you. First, it can double your battery life, and the best part is the built-in 2,600 mAh battery which has an auto-stop charge. This means that it will stop charging when the phone is full, instead of other products of this type that tend to keep charging and drain that secondary battery that you so need. It is a high speed charge, too.

So let’s talk protection. Well, it is military-rated drop protection. You can also sync up your data wirelessly without taking off the case. It has an included micro USB cable for high-speed case charging.

You should be able to get the Resurgence for the iPhone 6 on the Otterbox site for $99.95. This will help you out, believe me.

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.

Otterbox Preserver, Commuter, and Symmetry cases

PreserverJust to let you know, I had a chance to try out some Otterbox cases like the ones that you see in the title. The Symmetry one is new at CES 2014, which I didn’t have to try out. I’m going to start with the Preserver.

The Preserver is one of those waterproof cases that allows protection from water and other stuff. Yes, we have reported on this before, so here are the specs: First, it is waterproof, it is fully submersible up to 6.6 feet or 2 feet for up to 30 minutes. I am told this is IP-X8. It is also drop-proof from 6.6 feet (2 meters) as well. Then we got the protection from dust as well.

If you want this, you can get it for about $89.95 on the Otterbox site in several colors.

Commuter Series WalletThis leads to the Commuter case, which is not exactly as impervious as the Preserver. It does have something that I have seen in other cases: an ability to hold credit cards.

Just to let you know, the addition of a credit card drawer (yes, it really looks like that) does add a little bit of thickness to the case. However, if you are willing to have the protection from bumps and scratches, then this is a way to go. You can get the Commuter series on the Otterbox site for about $44.95.

By the way, Otterbox also has the Symmetry Series, which is a one piece design. Both the Commuter and Preserver series are multiple-piece cases. They also have some really interesting colors/patterns, for prices of $39.95-44.95.

Otterbox Armor Case for the Galaxy S3

sam10-galaxy-s3-v5I believe that I have covered the Armor Series for the iPhone 5 before, and I have to admit that the company is slow to bring out Armor Series, as one of the most recent is for the Galaxy S3.

Yeah, they don’t have one for the S4, but if you are want some serious protection for the S3, this is it. Otterbox is one of the finest, and it has O-ring seals, port covers, and mesh coverings.

So here are the stats: you can keep it underwater in 6.6 feet for 30 minutes. In case you are worried about ports, they seal shut really, really good. As for the protection against drops, it can withstand 10 feet. Now, it can apparently withstand two tons of crushing force, so this is just impressive, impressive, and impressive.

It is very easy to install, and clamps shut very, very well. I found that it didn’t work if the back cover was not on, but hey, just don’t do that.

You should be able to get the Otterbox Armor Series Case for the Galaxy S3 for $99.95 in four different color combinations here.