OtterBox Defender Smartphone Case
This sturdy, multilayer case protects your smartphone from job-site drops and dust.
With the price of a modern smartphone routinely reaching several hundred dollars, it makes sense to give your phone the best possible protection. Based on input from fellow carpenters, Tool Tech host Patrick McCombe recently put his new phone in an Otterbox Defender case. The Defender series consists of three parts, some sold separately: a holster with a rotating belt clip, a hard protective internal case, and a rubberlike slipcover with a textured grip. In this video, Patrick talks about what he likes and doesn’t like about this sturdy phone case.
OtterBox Defender Series smartphone cases
Price: $30 to $60
Senior editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building. Consider becoming an online member to watch other Tool Tech videos.