Today, we’ll be looking at their newest case for the iPhone 4 from the Reflex series. We’ve also got one to give away so stick around if you’d like to win it.
When it comes to protection, Otterbox has always been considered the industry standard. However, most of their cases are slightly bulky and doesn’t really appeal to the everyday user. The Reflex series case, on the other hand, is by far their lightest iPhone 4 case (at just 26g) with the lowest profile and doesn’t look out of place at all. In fact, it looks like a regular hardshell case but what you can’t see is the amount of research and development that went into creating this case — it’s not your ordinary iPhone case in the slightest bit.
The case (and the entire line of Reflex cases) gets its name from the design — interestingly, it borrowed the idea of the automobile “crumple zone” and integrated it into the case, resulting in a protective, yet flexible case that is shock-absorbent. As you can see, the case isn’t entirely plastic. It has a 1 cm plastic zone along the edges that extend into the corners. These reflex zones bend upon impact and spring back into position, thereby protecting the iPhone from any potential damage that may result from a fall.
The Reflex series case is a two-piece assembly which separates at the middle and is joined together via a smart “clip” which on its own, does’t really seem to do anything but when an iPhone is slotted in, the two pieces clip together firmly until they’re taken apart again.
Besides the reflex zone, the rest of the Reflex case is pretty standard: the dock connectors, silent switch, headphone jack and noise cancellation mic access are all unobstructed. The sleep and volume control buttons are both covered. As you can see from the image below, the case bevels over the iPhone’s screen, giving it that little extra bit of protection.
As with all Otterbox products, the Reflex series iPhone 4 case comes with a screen protector, application card and micro-fibre cleaning cloth.
Overall, the Reflex case is very different from the rest of the Otterbox product line — it’s slim and light, yet it still has that Otterbox protective factor. If I’m to be completely honest, there’s only one thing about the case that I dislike and that’s the fact that it doesn’t provide a soft, rubbery inner lining.
The Otterbox Reflex Case for iPhone 4 retails at $44.95 and is available from their online store. We’re giving one away this week and here’s how to win it.
How do I win it?
It’s simple, just follow the instructions.
Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form
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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, April 22nd at 2100hrs PDT. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.
[update] The giveaway is over and the winner is …
Otterbox Reflex Case for iPhone 4 Giveaway Winner
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