OtterBox Defender with Realtree Camo Review and Giveaway

by Robyn Wright on April 19, 2013

in Reviews & Giveaways,Tech

Otterbox Realtree Smartphone Case Review and Giveaway Disclosure: I received this OtterBox case from Mom Bloggers Club and OtterBox as a sample. Opinions are my own (and Hubby’s).

Even if you are not a camo kind of person keep reading! The winner can pick any color/style they like!

Do you know OtterBox? This is a brand I have known for quite some time and they make quality products. I first heard of them through Twitter I think and I got Hubby an OtterBox case back then because he is known for being very hard on his smartphones and has ruined a few. Recently I switched to a new Windows Phone 8 and so Hubby quickly asked if he could have my old phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII. I agreed and I picked out this new case just for him – the OtterBox Defender with Realtree Camo. This made Hubby “happy, happy, happy” as they say on Duck Dynasty, his favorite TV show.

 

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Now when I was using this phone I had girlie case – see that sparkly one in the top right above? It is not an OtterBox design, but I like sparkly. OtterBox does have some pretty bright colors though too. Anyway, Hubby quickly discarded my sparkly case so he could turn the phone into a manly man phone by protecting it with the Defender in Realtree camo. I have learned that anything “Realtree camo” is far superior than just “camo” according to Hubby.

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The OtterBox Defender comes with 3 piece. The first is the polycarbonate inner back plate which has that nice little padding in it to cushion the phone and nicely cut-out areas for all of your phones ports, mics, lenses, and such. They fit extremely well based on your phone, not just a generic that sort-of fits. Yes, these cases are more expensive than the kiosk in the mall, but they really do protect your phone well!

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Then you use the front piece which has a built in screen protector and snaps together snugly with the bottom part you just put on. Again, it has the cut outs for speakers and such in just the right places too. One of the things about the Samsung Galaxy SIII was that the screen was super sensitive, a little too much I thought. For Hubby though, now with the screen protector part in place it really is just right for him. He does not have to push super hard or press multiple times to get the screen to react – it works great in the OtterBox.

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You can see here when both of those two piece are together it is a nice fit and you can also see how accurate OtterBox is with the cut-out areas based on your phone model.


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Then comes the outer case which is silicone and really protects the phone from so much. The back side has the oh-so-important Realtree camo for Hubby. On the front there is just the small rim of black and the inner hunter orange that you see.

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I love that the outer silicone box also has these little flaps over the ports to protect them from getting dust and dirt in them. The seal up nicely, but are not too difficult to open either.

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So now Hubby has his new phone all protected from dust, dirt, scratches, dings, drops and whatever else he comes across in the course of the day. As you can see on his screen above he has been hunting – that is a real live turkey his game camera caught a pic of last week. But no, Hubby did not get a turkey except for the picture. He does take his phone out with him hunting. Last week it was with him in his blind (it’s a little camo tent), and it will go up into his tree stand with him and just while he walks around in the woods doing whatever it is he does. He gives the OtterBox Defender series a giant thumbs up and so do I because it keeps him from destroying his phones!

Oh, and I do not have a photo of it, but the OtterBox Defender comes with a holster case too! Hubby wears this on his waist/belt and he says it is very secure there. When he is in the car for a long period of time he can clip it onto the visor in his car also.

The folks at OtterBox rock – great folks, great service, great product. Make sure you go take a look at all the different options in OtterBox cases and screen protection they have available – and they add more all the time! You can also find more info on the OtterBox Google+ page, OtterBox Facebook page, and follow @OtterBox on Twitter of course!

Because I think OtterBox is so awesome, I am giving one lucky reader a chance to win their own! The winner can pick out any case they like, any series, any color, etc. to fit their phone or tablet (up to $60). w00t!

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The Giveaway: One reader will win their choice of OtterBox case up to $60 value.

Required Entry: Visit OtterBox and pick out which case, style, and color you would like if you are the winner and leave a comment below telling me which one you picked including the style, type of device, and color and the SKU Number which will be on the page just under the price of the case you select.
Winners notified by mail only, so make sure I have a way of accessing your email address when you comment.

Extra Entries: The following are all extra things you can do for more entries. Leave an additional comment for each thing you do to earn extra entries.

  • Subscribe my feed via and then leave a comment letting me know you have done so. Subscribe to Robyn’s Online World
  • Follow @RobynsWorld on Twitter and send a tweet about the giveaway. You can do this one time per day. Leave a direct link to your tweet (instructions here) in your comment for an extra entry for each tweet. Just click the Tweet button below and follow simple instructions

Rules: You may only enter the stated number of times per method listed above. No entering on behalf of others, using extra identities or others identities, no automated program entries, etc. If I catch you cheating you will be banned from this and all of my future giveaways! This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. I will pick a winner and email them and they have 48 hours to claim the prize. If no response, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

© 2013, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

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1 Stefany Thode April 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I can’t see a sku on my phone but I like thishttp://m.otterbox.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-otterbox_us-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=AMZ2-FIRE1&dwvar_AMZ2-FIRE1_color=20&start=1&cgid=amazon-kindle-fire-cases (blush Kindle fire defender case)

2 Stefany Thode April 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I subscribe as Tobethode@gmail.com

3 Stefany Thode April 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm
4 Andrea B April 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Okay, first, can I pay the rest and get the Samsung GS3 waterproof case? It’s 99.99. ;> But it’d be SO awesome to not worry on the boat (can’t find SKU). Otherwise I’d love the Blackberry Z10 case. SKU: 77-25761

5 Andrea B April 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm
6 Shirley Hicks April 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

SKU: 77-20417

iPhone 4 Defender Series Studio Collection Eternality
Color: Sublime

7 ciaraj April 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

i have a samsung galaxy s3 in white, so i’d probably go with the defender series in blush(peony pink/grey)SKU: 77-22435. that or i’d do the build your own with peony pink and white (cos it’s almost opposite color of case i have now…or maybe the pink w orange lol). otterbox cases, just can’t afford a good case right now :(

8 ciaraj April 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

i’m already subscribed to your feed :)

9 ciaraj April 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

already follow on twitter…here’s the tweet https://twitter.com/SimplyCiara/status/325463905377869824

10 Eryn April 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I’d pick the: Commuter Series Strength Case for my EVO 3D phone, in HOT pink & white. Sku # is 77-19023

I was a little bummed that for my new phone only had 4 styles available, 3 of which are discontinued, but I was SUPER HAPPY to see that the style left is PINK! YAY!

11 Maura Burns April 21, 2013 at 12:14 am

Mine only has two styles! :-)

12 Eryn April 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I subscribe to your email updates.

13 Eryn April 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I follow you (THAT sounds creepy!) & tweeted here: https://twitter.com/Leighbra/status/325465014905483264

14 agordon10 April 20, 2013 at 4:31 am

iphone 5 Armor which is green and black

15 sandra April 20, 2013 at 6:55 am

i’d get the iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Friends Collection in olivia pink, SKU: 77-26223

16 sandra April 20, 2013 at 6:55 am

subscriber

17 Karen Gonyea April 20, 2013 at 7:19 am

Samsung III in White :)

18 Karen Gonyea April 20, 2013 at 7:23 am

Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series Friends Collection SKU: 77-26177

19 atlouiedog April 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Commuter Series in black
SKU: 77-22381

Thanks!

20 atlouiedog April 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

subscribed

21 superdumb April 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I’d love to have the Reflex iPad case in Vapor: SKU: 77-21243

22 superdumb April 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I’m a subscriber

23 superdumb April 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm
24 Katie Roch April 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I would get the iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Studio Collection Eternality Color: Immortal SKU: 77-20405
dancehottie1621(at)aol(dot)com

25 Katie Roch April 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I subscribe via e-mail

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26 Tamar April 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series Build Your Own Case

black outer,black inner, black belt clip

27 Rust April 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm

SKU 77 62377 —

HTC One Defender Series case in black

28 Rust April 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

email subscriber

29 Rust April 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm
30 Maura Burns April 21, 2013 at 12:15 am

Otter boxes have such a good rep; I’ve love to try one!

I’d pick the Commuter series for the Motorola Droid RAZR in hot pink/black, SKU 77-19140.

31 Sharon R April 21, 2013 at 7:25 am

I would choose the Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series in Reflection (Aqua Blue / Mineral Blue), SKU:
77-21382

32 Sharon R April 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

E-mail subscriber

33 Sharon R April 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

Following you on Twitter as @jerseygirl137 and tweeted

https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/325964138503360513

34 Sue Ellison April 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I would choose :

iPhone 4 / 4S Defender Series with Military Style Blue Ocean Camo

SKU:
77-18758

35 Sue Ellison April 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Email subscriber, suebee05@gmail.com

36 Sue Ellison April 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm
37 Rust April 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm
38 Cindy H April 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

I would love the The Defender Series DROID RAZR M case!!!

39 Cindy H April 22, 2013 at 7:26 am

I follow on Twitter: @lifeonprint and here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/lifeonprint/status/326325921218969600

40 Cindy H April 22, 2013 at 7:26 am

I subscribe via email!

41 nanlara April 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

i like the defender series for iphone 5 in night sky

http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-5-Defender-Series-Case/apl2-new-iphone-5,default,pd.html?dwvar_color=E7
sku : 77-22120

42 nanlara April 22, 2013 at 11:16 am
43 Rust April 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm
44 Sharon R April 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm
45 Sue Ellison April 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/326502604932804609

46 TheAngelForever April 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Love Otterbox (has saved my iPad multiple times). I would select the Droid RAZR HD Defender Series in Thermal SKU: 77-20136

47 TheAngelForever April 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Feed subscriber :)

48 TheAngelForever April 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm
49 TheAngelForever April 23, 2013 at 5:59 am
50 mc April 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

I would choose the iphone4s defender series in black SKU: 77-18581 calvad at aol dot com

51 Sue Ellison April 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/326754511957938176

52 Sharon R April 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm
53 Rust April 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm
54 TheAngelForever April 24, 2013 at 11:12 am
55 LilyBiscuit April 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Silicone Skin
Item No: 78-25616

Outer layer / silicone: Black
with
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Plastic Shell
Item No: 78-25632

Inner layer / plastic: Ocean
total $59.95

56 LilyBiscuit April 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I’m a subscriber of yours.
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57 LilyBiscuit April 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted @dragonfly777

https://twitter.com/dragonfly777/status/327140526753198081

58 Sharon R April 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm
59 Sue Ellison April 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/327258123834363907

60 TheAngelForever April 25, 2013 at 8:01 am
61 Sue Ellison April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/327445016748363776

62 AngelaLilly April 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

The one my hubby wants for his iPhone 4 is here: http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-4/4S-Defender-Series-Studio-Collection-Eternality/APL2-I4SUN-ETERNALITY,default,pd.html?dwvar_APL2-I4SUN-ETERNALITY_color=P1&start=5&q=iphone-4-defender

iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Studio Collection Eternality

Color:
Immortal

SKU:
77-20405
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

63 AngelaLilly April 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I follow you via Twitter as MsTofuFairy and tweeted here yesterday: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/327102985031270402 Did not post this yesterday since I did not do the mandatory entry yet…had to check with hubby! LOL Hope that is OK!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

64 AngelaLilly April 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I subscribe via email.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

65 AngelaLilly April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I subscribe via google reader.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

66 AngelaLilly April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

daily tweet: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/327501561519562753

Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

67 Sharon R April 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm
68 Rust April 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm
69 Kristi C April 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

I would choose the HTC Rhyme Commuter Series Case in Bliss SKU: 77-19051.

70 Kristi C April 26, 2013 at 1:27 am
71 TheAngelForever April 26, 2013 at 6:02 am
72 Sue Ellison April 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/327803595691003904

73 tweetyscute April 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I would love to have the
HTC Windows Phone 8X Defender Series Case in black SKU: 77-24074 ninajanke at gmail dot com

74 tweetyscute April 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I subscribe to you feed via google reader
ninajanke at gmail dot com

75 tweetyscute April 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I follow and tweeted

https://twitter.com/tweetyscute/status/327888393176485888

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76 Sharon R April 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm
77 Rust April 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm
78 TheAngelForever April 27, 2013 at 8:20 am
79 Sharon R April 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm
80 Rust April 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm
81 Sue Ellison April 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/328352637093285890

82 tweetyscute April 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm
83 TheAngelForever April 28, 2013 at 6:32 am
84 Sue Ellison April 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/328597961770688513

85 Rust April 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm
86 Sharon R April 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm
87 TheAngelForever April 29, 2013 at 5:58 am
88 jerseygirl137 April 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm
89 Rust April 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm
90 TheAngelForever April 30, 2013 at 6:08 am
91 Sue Ellison April 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/329399742004097025

92 Anna May 1, 2013 at 12:25 am

I’d love a Defender case for my husband’s Iphone!

Black color SKU: 77-18581

THANKS!

93 TheAngelForever May 1, 2013 at 6:05 am
94 Sue Ellison May 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/329602976899555328

95 Heather Dawn May 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

I would love to have a Defender case for my Iphone 4. The Series Studio Collection Eternality in the Sublime color.

SKU: 77-20417

96 Heather Dawn May 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

I forgot to leave my email – raisingmypadawans at gmail dot com

97 Heather Dawn May 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

I subscribe by email. raisingmypadawans at gmail dot com

98 Heather Dawn May 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted – https://twitter.com/mypadawans/status/329610787247239168

99 Cynthia Conley May 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I could use a Defender case for my iPod Touch

100 Cynthia Conley May 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Following on twitter @clc408

Tweet

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101 tweetyscute May 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm
102 jerseygirl137 May 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm
103 TheAngelForever May 2, 2013 at 6:34 am
104 Maria A. Malaveci May 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

I like the iPhone 5 Defender Series Case in Peony Pink SKU 77-22122

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105 Maria A. Malaveci May 2, 2013 at 9:21 am

Subscribe to Robyn’s Online World

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106 Maria A. Malaveci May 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

Following on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/329979026649280512

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107 tweetyscute May 2, 2013 at 10:05 am
108 Sue Ellison May 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/330083603700649984

109 jerseygirl137 May 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm
110 Maria A. Malaveci May 3, 2013 at 4:50 am

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/330273015780753410

tweet

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111 TheAngelForever May 3, 2013 at 5:48 am
112 tweetyscute May 3, 2013 at 9:51 am
113 Sue Ellison May 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/330352092298477568

114 jerseygirl137 May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm
115 Sylvia May 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I would like the

DROID RAZR M BY MOTOROLA Commuter Series (sku 77-21956) in reflection

116 Sylvia May 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

email subscriber

117 Maria A. Malaveci May 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/330551987772985344

tweet

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118 Amy L. Norman May 4, 2013 at 6:01 am

I like the Defender in Blush for my iPhone5. I also liked the Armor series for the waterproof claim, but not the color choices. They were too manly for me.

119 Amy L. Norman May 4, 2013 at 6:02 am

I subscribed to your feed via iGoogle as artzamy23.

120 Amy L. Norman May 4, 2013 at 6:03 am
121 tweetyscute May 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm
122 Rust May 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm
123 jerseygirl137 May 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm
124 Maria A. Malaveci May 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/330899073592852480

tweet

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125 Amy L. Norman May 5, 2013 at 5:49 am
126 TheAngelForever May 5, 2013 at 6:49 am
127 Sue Ellison May 5, 2013 at 10:03 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/331076249663463425

128 tweetyscute May 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm
129 Robin Trexel May 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I like the Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series, Reflection (Aqua Blue / Mineral Blue), SKU: 77-21382

130 Robin Trexel May 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I subscribe via email

131 jerseygirl137 May 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm
132 Karen M May 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I would pick the DROID RAZR M BY MOTOROLA Commuter Series, color Glacier, SKU: 77-21962.

133 Amy L. Norman May 6, 2013 at 4:51 am
134 Maria A. Malaveci May 6, 2013 at 5:01 am

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/331363067910823936

tweet

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135 TheAngelForever May 6, 2013 at 6:22 am
136 tweetyscute May 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm
137 S Carter May 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I like the iPhone 5 Defender Series with Realtree Camo sku# SKU: 77-22522 in AP Pink.
scarter305 at aol dot com

138 Jenny Williams May 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Teal Otterbox Commuter, SKU:
77-18552, iPhone 4s. Thanks!

139 jerseygirl137 May 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm
140 Amy L. Norman May 7, 2013 at 2:05 am

https://twitter.com/artzamy23/status/331680917737312256 my email is artzamy23 at gmail dot com

141 TheAngelForever May 7, 2013 at 5:58 am
142 tweetyscute May 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm
143 Katie K May 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Studio Collection Eternality SKU: 77-20417

144 jerseygirl137 May 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm
145 Mimi May 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

iPhone 5 Defender Series with Realtree Camo sku# SKU: 77-22522 ..black

146 Dani Marie May 8, 2013 at 2:20 am

i love the iPhone 5 Defender Series Friends Collection

SKU:
77-26184

http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-5-Defender-Series-Friends-Collection/apl2-new-iphone-5-friends,default,pd.html?dwvar_color=V9

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

147 Dani Marie May 8, 2013 at 2:21 am

email sub ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

148 Roxann May 8, 2013 at 4:26 am

Galaxy S4 Defender Series case. Color Berry (Raspberry Red/Sienna Purple) SKU 77-27446

149 Roxann May 8, 2013 at 4:30 am

Email subscriber.

150 Amy L. Norman May 8, 2013 at 5:01 am
151 TheAngelForever May 8, 2013 at 5:42 am
152 Sue Ellison May 8, 2013 at 7:34 am

DT–https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/332126076727881728
suebee05@gmail.com

153 Theresa Janke May 8, 2013 at 11:32 am
154 jules mcnubbin May 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

i’d pick the
iPhone 5 Defender Series Case Color: Punked (Admiral Blue / Glow Green)

155 jules mcnubbin May 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm
156 susan smoaks May 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

i like the iPad 4/iPad 3/iPad 2 Reflex Series Case

157 Heather Dawn May 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm
158 Breanne May 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

HTC EVO 4G LTE Defender Series Case

SKU:
77-20040

159 Breanne May 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm

google reader subscriber

160 msrodeobrat May 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I like teh

iPhone 4/4S Defender Series Build Your Own Case with deep teal blue outer and peony pink inner

161 jerseygirl137 May 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm
162 Joseph Roberts May 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 Defender, in Berry. SKU #77-27446

163 Joseph Roberts May 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

igoogle subscriber

164 Joseph Roberts May 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

following on Twitter/tweeted here https://twitter.com/Micen/status/332340116934754304

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