Review: OtterBox 2000 Series

We’ve reviewed cases in all shapes and sizes. Nothing that I’ve seen comes anywhere close to what OtterBox brings to the table with its cases. An OtterBox case is the kind of thing that you see in the movies that is used to house the super-secret multibillion-dollar thingamajig.

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The OtterBox 2000 Series case is designed to be as rugged as possible. If you’re looking for something lightweight and stylish, you’re at the wrong review. Featuring a lifetime guarantee, and waterproof-tested to 100 feet; there just aren’t that many cases that offer this level of protection for your phone. The interior of the case has a fairly thin layer of foam that protects your device from scratches that straight plastic might cause.

One thing about OtterBox is that it doesn't offer a lot of customized cases for Windows Phones. Hopefully, with the push that Microsoft is making for the current generations of Windows Phones, OtterBox will start building some cases that are intended for our devices from start to finish. The 2000 Series gives you internal dimensions of 5.757" x 3.140" x 0.979" compared to the dimensions of my Tilt II at 4.54" x 2.33" x .65". Obviously there is some rattle room in there, but with a little bit of effort you could add some foam and really make this an almost indestructible case for your phone.

Build Quality

The OtterBox 2000 is built with two solid pieces of plastic, which open in a clamshell motion. The hinge is awfully sturdy, and is almost the entire length of the case. Opening and closing the case does require a little bit of effort, due to the fact that there is a rubber O-ring around the entire seam to preserve the integrity of the waterproofing.

The case is closed shut with two large clips, which really do an amazing job of securing the case and preventing it from being accidentally opened.


It’s not a perfect fit for the Tilt 2 by any stretch of the imagination; but on sheer ruggedness, it’s hard to argue against the product that OtterBox has built. If you need a case to protect your device against the most extreme conditions, look no further than OtterBox.

Obviously, this isn't going to be something you're going to strap on your belt to use on a daily basis; but in certain circumstances, this case would be amazing. Hiking, boating, skiing, or any number of other outdoor activities are perfect examples of where this case could be indispensable.

The OtterBox 2000 sells for $17.95 directly from OtterBox and comes in Black, Blue, Yellow, or Clear.

Tim Ferrill