OtterBox Defender for iPhone 6: for the rugged type

OtterBox Defender for iPhone 6

I have a friend that always drops his iPhone. He has cracked his screen so many times that he finally decided to invest in the thickest, most durable case he could find.

He settled on the OtterBox Defender because it is one tough case. It has three layers for serious protection. Plus, it comes with a handy belt holster so you can don’t have to try to fit it in your pocket.

The case features a high-impact polycarbonate shell, an exterior slipcover to absorb impact and an interior foam liner to protect your iPhone 6 from scratches. It also includes a built-in screen protector, which protects from dirt and scratches.

All ports are covered with removable plugs to keep out the dust and debris. The buttons are covered by the case, which is specially designed with exterior buttons so you can still access the controls you need.

The Home button is covered with a special membrane that protects from dust particles while still allowing you to use Touch ID. I should point out here that the technology for Touch ID membranes is still poor. While it will work for you, it won’t work perfectly every time.

The included belt holster clip allows you to clip your iPhone 6 to your waist instead of having to keep it in your pocket. Which is particularly useful with the current trend of “skinny jeans.” The holster and clip layer is easily removable if you are not the type to wear your iPhone on the outside.

Obviously, this case is not for everyone. It significantly increases the size and weight of the iPhone 6. Plus, thanks to the added protection for ports, it isn’t exactly convenient. However, if you are the active outdoors type, you won’t mind some minor inconveniences in exchange for solid protection.

The case comes in a variety of colors, including black, white, blue, pink, purple, gray, and even a couple of specially designed patterns and outdoorsy photos.

The OtterBox Defender for iPhone 6 can be purchased on Amazon for $38. There is also a version for the iPhone 6 Plus for about the same price.

What do you think of this rugged monster? Let us know in the comments below.