I don't think there is any need for the otterbox defender series. Regular otterbox works just as well and is $10 cheaper
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I do building and plant maintenance, climbing ladders, crawling under things to fix something. Doing that you better have a good case or money to replace your phone. The defender by Otter box has protected my phone from several falls/drops the largest being just over 8 feet, onto asphalt, landed on a corner, I just knew my beloved razr was dead. No damage to phone works just like it should. Highly recommend the defender well worth the money if you work in an environment that is hard on phones.
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I only remove the Otterbox Defender from my Maxx to give it a quick polishing with the scratch-free cloth i keep between the rubber and plastic shells. I also have one of those '3 pack' screen protectors on, and the Defender's screen protector is still in place as well. However, this Maxx was not be subsidized, so I am rather enamored of it. A doorknob caught the device and pulled it out of the holster within days of receiving it, ~3 foot fall to concrete floor and nary a scratch to show for it. I have not worried about it breaking since.
I also now have a Razr 'Minn', haha, that I was going to give my brother, until I found out he does not subscribe to RED. I have several cases for it, though no specifics about any of them, just assorted slim polymer slip on types. I have been a little surprised at how much smaller the Razr is when not enshrouded with the Defender, not enough to take it off the Maxx however.
I'm using one of the TPU cases sold at VZW corporate, in pink. I have no need for the ultimate protection, since I just stand around all day selling phones, lol. I'd really like to get a purple TPU case though, but I don't want it to be the soft crappy case, I want it to be more of a molded plastic like I currently have. I'm disappointed in the lack of case options for the Maxx
I have the gloss on for now, but will probably go back and forth and even still use my Ottorbox. I like how the Ottorbox make my power and volume up and down keys easier to press with the raised buttons. Only draw back of these is the buttons are kind of inset into the case a bit, but not too bad at all.
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Casemate here. One in pink and one in black. The black one has a stand that I can use in landscape or in portrait.
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Found two on Amazon, but like you mentioned no idea if they're study or not. One was a cruiselite and it specifically said "soft gel", and this is the other.
Fosmon S-Curve Soft Shell TPU Case for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX - Purple