OtterBox– How far we’ve come

Read Article


These days, technology is life — literally. Do you know what an incredible relief it is to drop your phone and pick it up completely undamaged? For over a decade, that’s what OtterBox cases have done — protected every phone number, text, photo, appointment … every memory. Our cases are designed with you in mind and made to protect your mobile life.

We’ve come a long way since our first product in 1998. Did you know that we started with something as simple as a box? Our very first product was an ultra-rugged waterproof box made for extreme adventurers, rafters and other water-goers.

From waterproof boxes into eight lines of device-specific protective solutions for today’s hottest technologies, we’ve grown and changed a lot. But over the years, we’ve continued to build upon the fundamentals of hard work, creativity and perseverance. Count on that not changing. Ever.

We’re proud to provide a variety of protective solutions for a variety of industry-defining devices.

While all OtterBox cases offer superior protection, our product lineup provides a wide range of options that will satisfy most everyone, from the active athlete to the busy parent, from the tough-as-nails blue-collar worker to the fashion-forward businessperson. Check out our full product line up below:

 Preserver Series — Active Protection

  • Two-piece case snaps together fast and easy
  • At the beach or in the bath, your case is fully submergible to 6.6 ft. (2 m) for up to half an hour
  • Slips easily in and out of your pocket at a moment’s notice
  • Stay tethered to your technology with the adjustable lanyard

 Defender Series — Rugged Protection

  • Triple-layer, ultra rugged case made to survive the bumps, drops and scrapes you encounter on your adventures — bring it
  • Built-in screen protector shelters every inch of your touchscreen, defending against scratches, scrapes and scuffs
  • Customize your case with a variety of color options and build your own personally designed case
  • Belt-clip holster keeps your device handy and provides a mini-stand for hands-free use


 Symmetry Series — Stylish Protection

  • Dual-material construction makes this one of the slimmest, most protective cases in its class
  • Sleek and slim case is a cinch to install
  • Make this stylish case your canvas for design when you choose from a full spectrum of wraparound colors and graphics
  • Streamlined design delivers tough protection from drops and shock

 Resurgence — Powered Protection

  • Slim, premium battery case designed for maximum protection and sleek style
  • Auto-stop charge technology: automatically stops charging once your phone is fully charged, saving you power for later
  • High-speed charging gets your phone up and running in a flash
  • Front-facing LED displays the case power status in 25% increments for a quick-check power status

 Commuter Series — Streamlined Protection & Commuter Series Wallet — Secure Protection

  • Safeguard your device from the daily grind with this slim but mighty case
  • Tight-fitting port and plug covers keep grit and grime from building up in your jacks, ports and inputs
  • Comes with a stick-on screen protector to help block scratches, scuffs and scrapes to your touchscreen
  • Customize with a variety of color options and create your personally designed case
  • Upgrade to the Commuter Series Wallet case and stash your cash and cards inside the hidden wallet drawer

 Alpha Glass — Fortified Glass Screen Protectors

  • Ultra thin glass screen protector for hardcore, anti-scratch and anti-shatter protection you can’t see
  • Reactive-touch technology responds as quickly as you can — game on
  • Custom-fit glass screen protector
  • Available in sizes to fit your device with or without an OtterBox case
  • Included tool kit for simple and precise installation

 Clearly Protected — High-res screen and total device protectors

  • Protecting the most important parts of your device from scratches and scrapes
  • Disappears into your display
  • Crafted from polyurethane that minimizes scuff marks for maximum screen vibrancy
  • Application tabs let you line up your screen protector for perfect placement
  • Goes on dry for a bubble-free fit

 Agility Tablet System — Change the way you look at your tablet

  • Along with delivering drop protection, the Shell is the fundamental accessory for your tablet that works harmoniously with Agility Folios, Agility Wall Mounts and Agility Docks.
  • From a little coverage to a lot, Agility folios offer what you need at home and on the go. These folios provide touchscreen protection and convert into stands for on-the-spot tablet use.
  • Mount, charge and stand your tablet anywhere you need it. From the wall to your desk, these accessories make tablet use more convenient and keep your hands free to get things done.

Did you know that OtterBox is the No.1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and Canada?* We’re proud of that. But what does that mean to you? It means that people just like you have trusted OtterBox to protect their technology with custom-fit cases that don’t hinder functionality. And not only do they trust OtterBox, they trust us enough to tell their friends, family and coworkers.

So yeah, the stats are great. But providing superior protection for your technology is, and continues to be, our number one concern.


*No. 1-selling case brand source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 1/2012-12/2013

About the author



We design and manufacture protective cases for smartphones, tablets and mobile technology. Dedicated to klutzy tech users everywhere!

See more posts by this author | Follow on Google+