Tested By Us.

At OtterBox, we have a team of engineers who are passionate about crafting great products. Our tireless development and design efforts have resulted in 300+ patents. We test each design and material to make sure the products you need can stand up to your daily life. Each design goes through a minimum of 238+ hours of testing across 24+ different tests.

  • UV Test

    Don’t want your case to fade in the sun? We don’t either. So we subject the materials to high-intensity UV lighting. This way we make sure your black stays black and your red doesn’t turn pink.

  • Camera Test

    This is a test we’re proud of as we were instrumental in co-developing what is now an industry standard. We make sure there is no noticeable difference when you take pictures with our case on your phone.

  • High Temp & Humidity Test

    Imagine the hottest, muggiest place you’ve ever experienced. Now imagine a place worse than that. That’s what we put your case through to make sure it holds up in extreme environments.

  • Cold Storage Test

    Traveling to Alaska or Chicago for the holidays? No worries, your case is tested for long exposures at extreme low temps to make sure it holds up in frozen locales.

  • Thermal Shock Test

    Like to sauna then dive into a snow bank? We’ve tested for that scenario too. Your case is subjected to rapid transitions between extreme high and low temps.

  • Hand Lotion Resistance Test

    Keep your hands soft without softening your case. We douse your case with common household chemicals to make sure nothing causes any problems.

  • Makeup Resistance Test

    Sacrifice nothing for beauty. We douse your case with common household chemicals to make sure nothing causes any problems.

  • Jeans Pocket Test

    Jeans harm an OtterBox? No way. Our abrasion test makes sure your case holds up to normal wear and tear — no matter how many times you slip it in and out of your pocket.

  • Abrasion Test

    Think you’re rough with your phone? We’ve got you beat. This test simulates daily use to the max and ensures your case holds up to normal wear and tear.

  • Ambient Light Sensor Test

    Your device needs to work, case or no case, right? We think so too. So this battery of tests make sure nothing interferes with the normal functions of your device.

  • Proximity Sensor Test

    Your device needs to work, case or no case, right? We think so too. So this battery of tests make sure nothing interferes with the normal functions of your device.

  • Fingerprint Sensor Test

    Your device needs to work, case or no case, right? We think so too. So this battery of tests make sure nothing interferes with the normal functions of your device.

  • NFC Connectivity Test

    Your device needs to work, case or no case, right? We think so too. So this battery of tests make sure nothing interferes with the normal functions of your device.

  • Insertion Removal Test

    Like to switch out your case or even dare to go without one? No matter how many times you take your case on and off, it’s tested to last as long as you use it.

  • Port Compatibility Test

    Every device comes with a cable. We make sure that the cable you get with your device works with every case.

  • Fit Test

    Every case we make is designed to the exact dimensions of the device it protects. Then we test and retest to ensure your device fits just right.

  • Call Audio Test

    You can trust that this holster does its job. We test the extremes of its strength and functionality to ensure that the clip doesn’t break and your phone doesn’t fall out.

  • Voice Command Recognition Test

    You don’t have to repeat yourself when using an OtterBox case. The voice command function is tested to work with the case so you are always understood.

  • Loudspeaker Test

    What good is a loudspeaker if it’s not loud? That’s why we make sure there is no noticeable volume difference when you’re rocking your external speaker.

  • Touchscreen Compatibility Test

    Touch and use your screen as you would without a case. We’ve tested to ensure there is no noticeable difference to your swiping, tapping or typing.

  • Switch Compatibility Test

    We design each case to the exact specifications of the device it protects. Including the switches. We test and retest to ensure there is no noticeable difference to your switches.

  • Purse Test

    Most men fear the purse, but not our cases. We test what it’s like to exist within the depths of a purse and survive.

  • Button Compatibility Test

    We design each case to the exact specifications of the device it protects. Including the buttons. We test and retest to ensure every button works as it would without a case.

  • CaviWipe® Test

    Not into germs? Neither are we. Clean your case as often as you like. We douse your case with common household chemicals to make sure nothing causes any problems.

  • Purell® Wipe Test

    Not into germs? Neither are we. Clean your case as often as you like. We douse your case with common household chemicals to make sure nothing causes any problems.

  • Rubbing Alcohol Test

    Not into germs? Neither are we. Clean your case as often as you like. We douse your case with common household chemicals to make sure nothing causes any problems.

  • Cross-Cut Adhesion Test

    Think you’re rough with your phone? We’ve got you beat. This test simulates daily use to the max and ensures your case holds up to normal wear and tear.

  • Sweat Test

    Ever take a call while on a run or at the gym or mowing the lawn? Don’t fret about all the sweat you smear on your case. It’s been through worse. And passed.

  • Drop Test

    Where would we be if your case didn’t pass this test? Not on your phone that’s for sure. We conduct multiple drops at multiple heights and various angles to ensure your case holds up when you drop it.

Built for you.

Stories from fans like you showcase everything we work hard to protect.

“I was leaving the bank on my motorcycle and hit a couple bumps in the road. My iPhone came out of my pocket...”

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iPhone 6, Defender Series

I was leaving the bank on my motorcycle and hit a couple bumps in the road. My iPhone came out of my pocket, landing 75 ft from where it first fell... I could not believe that not only was the screen in one piece but I could only see one place on the case where it had hit and that was a small scuff.

Ken LeCompte

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“While vacationing this summer while riding on the Corolla Indy Kart racetrack, my iPhone 6 flew out of my car skidding...”

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iPhone 6, Symmetry Series
OtterBox Saved my iPhone

While vacationing this summer while riding on the Corolla Indy Kart racetrack, my iPhone 6 flew out of my car skidding across the race track! I wasn't aware until after the race ended but when we found it, my phone was completely fine, not even a scratch!!! Thank you, OtterBox. What a great product!!!

Cathy Calvelli
Hartiville, OH

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“Just flew off the top of mom’s car on 400. Bounced off the road...”

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HTC One M9, OtterBox Defender Series case
"Just Flew Off the Top of Mom's Car…"

Just flew off the top of mom’s car on 400. Bounced off the road onto the side. Still works, not busted. Love this case, would not have my phone without it!

Samantha Hendrix

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“After crashing into the concrete wall on a bike ride, my phone was in much better shape than I was...”

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iPhone 6, Commuter Series
Phone Survived Bike Crash

After crashing into the concrete wall on a bike ride, my phone was in much better shape than I was. I'm positive I would have had to purchase a new phone had it not been for the Otterbox case.

Deb Gunderson

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“Instead of grabbing for a falling phone, I hit it much like a bat hits a ball with the back of my my hand sending the phone...”

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iPhone 5, Defender Series
Throwing the iPhone 5 Across The Room

Instead of grabbing for a falling phone, I hit it much like a bat hits a ball with the back of my my hand sending the phone twelve feet over a king size bed causing it to bounce three times across a marble floor at our timeshare in Mexico. No damage done, as I picked it up and three years later it still works perfectly with same unbroken Defender Series case securing it.

Fred Poujade
Vancouver

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“Alpha Glass was a total game changer for me. When I think “screen protectors,” I always picture those stickers that are...”

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Alpha Glass, iPad mini

Alpha Glass was a total game changer for me. When I think “screen protectors,” I always picture those stickers that are impossible to put on without bubbles and always get immediately dirty. I hate those. Alpha Glass is the opposite; beautiful, and the applicator made it super simple to put on. Feels just like my phone screen. I dropped my phone in a bar and it landed on the screen... I expected it to be totally shattered. I peeled off the Alpha Glass that had cracked... underneath, to find my screen was in perfect condition. THANK YOU!! So much better than paying $100 to replace my actual screen.

Aubrey

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“In my field of work I need a tough case to get the job done and it definitely did! Up 2 1/2 stories my phone fell from my pocket face...”

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OtterBox Case Survives Battle with
Concrete

In my field of work I need a tough case to get the job done and it definitely did! Up 2 1/2 stories my phone fell from my pocket face first to concrete figuring it was smashed I went to grab it and to my surprise not even a scratch thanks to my OtterBox!

Coleman

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“I was at Six Flags enjoying my day at the amusement park. I hate carrying my purse so I just held on to my keys and iPhone...”

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Defender Series, iPhone 6
One tough cookie

I was at Six Flags enjoying my day at the amusement park. I hate carrying my purse so I just held on to my keys and iPhone in my pockets. This method was fine for me all day until I decided to go on the ride X2. After leaving that ride I realized I didn't have my phone on me. My phone flew off the ride, 200ft in the air going at least 75mph! I was super bummed out that my phone was gone and immediately thought it was destroyed.

Still trying to be hopefully I filed a claim at the lost and found and went on with my day. Weeks went by so I assumed my phone was gone forever. Boy was I wrong! A few days ago Six Flags contacted me telling me they found my phone and would be shipping it to me.

When received my phone I was expecting to find it dead with a cracked screen...nope! The phone was still as good as new. A few dings on the otter box but the phone itself didn't even have a scratch on it. I'm super impressed by my defender otter box case. I am definitely telling my story to my family and friends and will be sure to recommend this product to everyone!

Sabrina
Chino

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