Founded in 1998, OtterBox started by manufacturing cases directed towards those who love the outdoors and all things rugged. Enthusiasts could find water resistant, shock resistant, and drop resistant cases for mobile phones thanks to the innovative design.
The first OtterBox, a water resistant box, was made in the founder’s garage in response to the growing water sports craze. These incredibly resistant cases were perfect for sporty people who still wanted to be connected to their phones, and these cases were what brought the line to fame.OtterBox continued to grow their line, and even make supplies for the United States Military.
The name comes from the function of the case. Box is obvious because of the original shape of the product and the way it contours in a boxlike manner around your phone. To insinuate that the cases were waterproof, the name Otter came to be because otters have waterproof fur.
The line makes a variety of styles of Life Proof cases with a one-year warranty, as well as screen protectors. The cases fit all of the various mainstream phones including iPhones, Samsungs, and Blackberries. Some are more protective, while others are sleeker and more stylish; It’s all about compromising to find the perfect fit for you.
Style - The original Defender case is quite bulky, but OtterBox has made some concessions to make the cases protective yet sleeker. The Symmetry series has some patterned options, and there are even ways to customize your case. Overall, the plastic material is not sophisticated, and fashion is a latter concern of OtterBox. A few cases for newer phones, like the Strada series and Statement Series start to address fashion, but provide less protection.
Functionality - As far as protecting and casing your phone, these are spot on. There are multiple options to fit you lifestyle, from the ultra protective Defender to the Resurgence Power Case that actually charges your phone for you. Another functional feature about OtterBox is the ability to purchase high quality screen protectors to prevent your phone screen from scratching while still looking brilliant like glass.
Protection - Protection is where OtterBox ranks the highest, they can be considered the innovators of the life proof case. You can find cases that are waterproof, shatterproof, and shock proof. Their guarantee that if your phone breaks in the case, they’ll replace it, affirms the protective nature of the case. The most protective is the original Defender, but there are other options that are sleeker with less protection. It’s all about compromise.
Here at Story Leather, we have a strong fanbase of Otterbox users. Customers come to us to have a custom-made-to-order holster case sized to fit their Otterbox. Customize yours here.