Review: Otterbox Defender Case for the BlackBerry Z10


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Today we are here to take a look at the Built for BlackBerry, Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z10. Over the years I have used many different types of cases from cheap plastic snap ons to high end heavy duty cases like the Defender. I am one of those people that have to find just the right case to be happy. My search for the best case for the BlackBerry Z10 includes the Otterbox Defender. In the above video you will see a comprehensive look at the case itself.

The Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z10 offers two layers of protection against drops, bumps and shocks, it DOES NOT stop water from getting in to your device. The two layers of protection are as follows an outer silicone case that covers the primary layer of protection that is made of a polycarbonate plastic. The polycarbonate plastic also includes a built in screen protector that helps keep dirt and smudges off the display.

Once the BlackBerry Z10 is placed securely in the polycarbonate inner case you would then install the silicone outer case over it. The outer silicone case offers even more protection for the device. It covers all of the ports (3.5mm headphone jack, charging port and HDMI port) with little silicone flaps. This helps with keeping dust and dirt out of the case while it is being used.

The weight and dimensions of the case are as follows:

  • Weight: 4.9 oz / 140.6 g
  • Dimensions (with holster): 5.6 in x 3.20 in x 1.50 in / 142.20 mm x 82.30 mm x 38.10 mm
  • Dimensions (without holster): 5.5 in x 3.0 in x 0.7 in / 139.70 mm x 76.20 mm x 17.8 mm

The holster that comes included with the Otterbox Defender case is a great addition, however as you can see in the video the swivel belt clip on the holster is a bit loose. Now that being said it could just be my holster. The holster holds the Z10 securely while on the move. The belt clip acts as a built in stand for view the device on a desktop (which is nice). The swivel belt clip offers multi positioning for the device. You can have the device screen facing inward to protect it or outward for easy viewing.

All in all the Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z10 offers maximum protection from just about anything except water… If you are looking for a superior case that is carrying the Built for BlackBerry brand, Otterbox Defender case is for you. Please understand the Defender does add a bit of thickness to the Z10 whether in or out of the holster. This case will keep you protected in the long haul.

The Otterbox Defender case retails for $49.95 from Otterbox directly, we picked ours up on eBay for only $35.

Let us know in the comments if you have or are planning on picking up an Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z10. Let us also know what you think of it.