We’ve been testing out Otterbox’s Reflex Series case for the iPhone 4 for the past few weeks and it’s a fantastic offering for anyone who wants great iPhone protection in a slim and light package. The Reflex is a slider case that comes with two parts: put your iPhone 4 in the bottom piece and then slide on the top piece. The case leaves room for all iPhone 4 access points including the volume rocker, silent/ringer switch, earphone jack, dock connector, speaker, and microphone. The case is made of very tough plastic, but is thin and light enough to fit in your pocket, bag, purse, etc…

The good thing about the case featuring two sliding pieces is that the bottom piece can be removed for easy docking in things like speakers or Apple’s iPhone 4 dock. So, why is the case called the Reflex? Well, the video above demonstrates best. When the phone is dropped on a surface/item it has a small bouncing or rebounding effect. This not only ensures that the case will not look damaged, but more importantly will keep your iPhone 4 in pristine condition. Otterbox is known for their larger, Defender series case that certainly is one of the most, if not the most, protective iPhone 4 cases on the market. The Reflex case takes cues from the Defender, but presents them in a thin and light package that anybody would love to keep their iPhone 4 in.


The only major gripe we have with this case – not particularly Otterbox’s fault – is that the new white iPhone 4 does not fit well in it. This is because the white model is slightly thicker. We noticed this while attempting to use the case this week, and Otterbox confirms this on their website. In any case, if you are looking for a solid and protective case for your black iPhone 4, the Reflex is a great offering. The case retails for around $30 on Amazon and comes in black on black, pink on black, green on black, and light blue on black.


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