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 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 
Overall Rating: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Solves two problems with one case
Date:June 8, 2013
Location: Georgia
Age: 45-54
Gender: male
Protection: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Design: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Quality: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Depending on how rough you are with your phone you may switch the order of importance of these two around:
1. I have had my iPhone 4s since it first came out and as with all Apple products the battery life began to significantly fall off requiring it to be charged multiple times throughout the day. The Otterbox ION solved this issue immediately. Even with heavy usage I have yet to put a dent in the battery life even when I have left the phone on without charging for more than 24 hours.
2. The durability and protection of the Defender series case is as always, excellent but the Otterbox ION Defender case actually offers an extra layer of protection in the form of a cushioning foam pad that the back of the iPhone now rests against. This extra layer of padding will undoubtedly absorb most of the shock from an accidental drop.
Another plus for me was that when I switched from my Blackberry Storm II to the iPhone 4s I had a number of Micro-USB car chargers and USB chargers just lying around in a drawer unused. They are now back in service charging my Otterbox ION perfectly. This saved me probably $30-50 dollars in extra charging cables for home, office, travel, etc.
Pros: High quality
Cons: belt-clip holster sold separately
+1point
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 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 

Will the new Defender with iON case work with the previous Defender case?

No. They are completely different configurations. Also the old defender belt-clip holster does not work with the Otterbox Defender ION and the holster is not included with the ION case as it was with the regular defender series case. The ION belt-clip holster is available but at an additional cost.
10 months ago
by
GAJudge
Georgia
 
 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 

Can you use accessories that use the apple connector while the phone is in the case?

I have a number of accessories (such as the iTrip Auto http://www.griffintechnology.com/itrip) that uses apple's charging connection to my iPhone 4s. It is possible to still connect with accessories that use the apple connector while keeping the phone in its case or does the mini USB block that connection completely?
I don't use the products you have listed however, if it requires utilizing the main I/O connector PCB at the bottom of the 4s where you normally connect the 4s phone charger the answer is no. The Otterbox Defender ION case plugs directly into the existing 4s main I/O connector PCB which allows the case and 4s to be charged via the Micro-USB charger instead of the iPhone 4s charger.

If the products utilize any other 4s access points I don't envision you having a problem.
10 months ago
by
GAJudge
Georgia
 
 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 

Does the old Defender holster work with this case?

No. You will need to purchase the belt-clip case for the Otterbox Defender ION separately from the case itself.
10 months ago
by
GAJudge
Georgia
 
 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 

Does the iON intelligence app need to be running

Does the app need to be running for the smart battery management to work? Will I need to always make sure the app is running in the background?
No, whenever you initiate the app it automatically updates the battery life data and displays it to you. Slide the percentage page to the left and the app displays the number of hours and minutes that you have left and the approximate time you will run out of battery life.

I only open the app when I need to know exactly where the iPhone battery and case battery are at to determine whether I need to do a quick charge prior to travel. Once I have looked at the app I close it and then double click on the "Home" button and close the app from there just to be safe that all app's not being used are fully shut down.
10 months ago
by
GAJudge
Georgia
 
 iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
iPhone 4/4S Defender Series with iON Intelligence
Double your iPhone's battery capacity and protect it in a rugged multi-layered case with the iPhone 4/4S battery case by OtterBox.
 

Can i use a ipad charger?

Will that damage the battery because it has a higher amperage.
I have the newer full size iPad with retina display and the charger does not work with the Otterbox Defender ION case as it's charging port facilitates Micro-USB chargers. When first researching the case prior to purchase I did read a statement somewhere on the Otterbox web site indicating the case could be charged more rapidly with a specific type iPad charger but I don't know what series iPad this might have been as I am a new iPad user.
10 months ago
by
GAJudge
Georgia