Otterbox recently released their new REFLEX Series Case for the iPhone 4. Otterbox is known to create cases that are designed to take a beating and do it well, but how well does the REFLEX Series stack up under real world usage? The full review after the break.
Otterbox has created a long line of iPhone 4 cases ranging from the smallest and most lightweight (Impact Series) to their “I can take a nuclear blast case” (Defender Series). If you are the type of person that needs something in between the REFLEX Series was meant for you.
This case utilizes the two materials, a polycarbonate shell and a silicon portion to create a air pocket around your iPhone 4 allowing for increased shock protection. Also due to the slider nature of the case, it is “dock friendly” as long as you remove the bottom portion. Personally I would have liked a case to be compatible with a dock connector (for a universal dock) instead of being forced to remove the bottom portion.
Installing the case was easy (as with most slider types), and it does seem form fitting. The grip portion of the case (small silicon channels on the back and the corners) allow for easy grip of the case while keeping the lint catching nature of silicon in check.
The covered standy/wake key and volume buttons were a welcome feature however I did find it a bit difficult to depress the buttons. It would have been better in my opinion if the give was less resistive on the button covers.
Overall I enjoyed the case and for the protection that it provides, it certainly lives up to the Otterbox name.