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Tsarli

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Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« on: November 14, 2012, 11:44:47 AM »
Otterbox (Coming Soon!)
http://www.otterbox.com/Google-Nexus-7-Defender-Series-case/asu2-nexus-7,default,pd.html?dwvar_asu2-nexus-7_color=20&start=1&cgid=nexus-7-cases



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And the Gumdrop
http://www.gumdropcases.com/google-nexus-7-droptech.html



Is the additional $20 ($69.95!) of the Otterbox worth it? Just when I thought the $50 for the Gumdrop was a bit over the top, now comes some one-upmanship from Otterbox



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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 01:16:44 PM »
I am a little biased, I liked the Otterbox Defender for my iphone, DID NOT like the Gumdrop case for my Kindle Fire.

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 02:10:59 PM »
I can't tell what the outer most layer is on the otter box. If its hard plastic like their phone cases I would like it a little more than my gumdrop but if its rubber on the outside (excluding that goofy kick stand) than the gumdrop is better.

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 05:50:14 PM »
Actually I kinda like that goofy kick stand.  :D

I think you can put it either on the back or the front. On the front it would be a great screen protector. No need to worry about impacts from keys and stuff. Just dump your Nexus in your bag and forget about it.

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Re: Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 09:15:53 PM »
Actually I kinda like that goofy kick stand.  :D

I think you can put it either on the back or the front. On the front it would be a great screen protector. No need to worry about impacts from keys and stuff. Just dump your Nexus in your bag and forget about it.

I can see that but they both have a screen protector that works really well.

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 12:56:47 PM »
I really didn't like the screen protector on the Gum Drop (Kindle Fire edition).

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »
I really didn't like the screen protector on the Gum Drop (Kindle Fire edition).

Its part of this style of case they all have that feature.

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Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 03:28:41 PM »
I might be getting close to getting one of these.  Is there anything new on this?

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 09:29:07 AM »
I got the Otterbox Defender Nexus 7 Case on Amazon for $52 (I've even seen these selling for $45 elsewhere). Great case so far, love the screen protector (no oil slicks, sticking, bubbles underneath), and love the snap on shield, that doubles as a kickstand. So far, like this way better than the Gumdrop case I had for my Kindle Fire.

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 10:56:19 AM »
I got the Otterbox Defender Nexus 7 Case on Amazon for $52 (I've even seen these selling for $45 elsewhere). Great case so far, love the screen protector (no oil slicks, sticking, bubbles underneath), and love the snap on shield, that doubles as a kickstand. So far, like this way better than the Gumdrop case I had for my Kindle Fire.

I've been thinking about getting one too. What all do you like better about it?

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Re: Gumdrop vs Otterbox, Fight!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 04:37:09 PM »
Well I own them both now. The gum drop probably absorbs impact better but isn't as sleek. The otter box will just slide into a jacket pocket.

The kick stand cover thing is cool. Adds some extra protection and offers a solution to the added weight of rugged cases (that never really bothered me before though).

The otter box also has a cutout for the camera while the gum drop keeps it covered. I think its for image quality is why they didn't cover it but I never noticed any issues in image quality.

The otter box is wider though. I'm actually finding it a little uncomfortable as I type this

Overall both are solid cases. If you want something that is just a little easier to slide into your pocket and has a stand the otter box is for you. If you want ultimate protection that is a little easier to mange, gumdrop.

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »
Very good points, Fxsarge.

 


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