Otterbox Case Review

Powered by Mom Blog reviews an Otterbox Samsung Galaxy Tablet Case

Otterbox galaxy tab 3 black

Do you own an Otterbox case? If so what do you think of it. Here’s my thoughts on our Otterbox case.

Just after Christmas I received my very first Samsung tablet. I love this tablet so the first thing I thought of was that I needed a really good case to protect it from scratches, drops and more. Everyone in my family wants to use the tablet so it was important to me that we put some thought into a good case for it that would be rugged but allowed us to stand the tablet up when needed. A case for us definitely had to have the best protection possible from accidental drops.

I had heard a lot about Otterbox cases for smartphones and tablets being the ultimate protection for your device, however I never owned one. My hubby on the other had has had one for his iPhone and he swears by Otterbox. His phone has been dropped many times at various work sites and his Otterbox has consistently protected his phone. So Otterbox it was for our tablet and we were lucky enough to get one to review.

Otterbox Galaxy tablet case

I got the Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 in black. Kind of a boring color I know but it goes with everything. Although now they have it in a color they call papaya, looks more like pomegranate to me but I like it. I would have gotten that color if it had been available then. Anyways above is our case when it’s fully enclosed. As you can see there is of course an opening for the camera.

The one part (see picture below) comes off and it can double as the media stand holder in two different positions.  You can see the lever there that you use when it’s for the stand. For the two positions to change from one to the other you just flip the tablet from one side of the part below to the other.

Otterbox Galaxy tablet case media stand

Here’s what the lower stand position looks like in the nice pomegranate aka papaya color.

Here’s what it looks like in the higher position



When the back part of the case is not on our tablet is still nicely protected as the screen as it has a built in screen protector. The tablet is still fully functional through the screen protector and it seems quite rugged. We’ve taken our tablet in the Otterbox case with us everywhere, my 12 year old daughter has used it several times and dropped it once oops. There was not a scratch on the tablet and the case doesn’t have a dent either.

Otterbox Galaxy tablet case

I personally do not find the Otterbox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab bulky but some people may find it to be that way. For the protection it provides our tablet I’m extremely happy with it. All the ports are easy to access, it’s easy to set up on the media stand and it’s easy to transport. The only option I wish the Defender series had were cases that also had keyboards for tablets with them. I’ve only seen cheaply made cases with keyboards so maybe there’s a reason Otterbox doesn’t make them that way because their cases are not cheaply made. They are top quality and have survived the members in this family both two and four legged so Otterbox gets a 5 out of 5 stars from Powered by Mom and family!

Otterbox Galaxy tablet case black front cover

Otterbox has cases for smartphones and tablets so check them out to see if they carry the case for your device!




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  1. Birdiebee says:

    I would love to get my daughter one of these to save her phone. They look like they really stand up to some abuse. Thank you for the review!

  2. Marla King says:

    Glad they carry it for the Moto X……so many companies do not.

  3. Pauline Waltemire says:

    i so need one of these cause I break the screen every time i get a new phone. usually its getting out of the car and it’s on my lap!

  4. Janette Polivka says:

    I will just say that when you have little ones, you definately need something like this to protect expensive things, expecially technology! Talk about a lifesaver!

  5. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I use my phone for everything and I not seen anything like this otterbox case before. I would love to have one my daughter said she thought the design was great The way you can stand it up is amazing too.

  6. I will get the Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for my tablet. 🙂

  7. I want the case for the iPad 2 love these!

  8. Susan Harp says:

    I, too, have heard only good things about Otterbox. And with the prices you pay for smartphones and ipads, you definitely want the best protection possible. I’ve had cheaper products, and I realize that you get what you pay for, so while Otterbox might cost a little more, ultimately it is worth it!!

  9. I love that it flips up so that you can watch or use it without having to hold it.

  10. Crystal Gregg says:

    I don’t own a tablet, but I love the stand holder piece on this case!

  11. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. What will they come up with next? I think this is really neat. You did a great job on the review too..Kudos!

  13. jennifer corrado says:

    What a great giveaway! I love Otterbox!

  14. Gale McCarron says:

    Love the construction and style, and the array of colors it comes in.

  15. I hear great things about otter box. Thank you for the review. I like the fact that your husband has pointed out… that he dropped his phone several times and the phone is still intact. That is real important to me when looking for a case because I can be somewhat clumsy at times.

  16. I hope I win this is cool

  17. I own an otterbox and they are great I would love one for my daughters 5C

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  18. Karan Burgdorf says:

    Never been able to afford – these look great though

  19. Wow, the defender series sounds perfect! I am accident prone myself, so I would definitely consider getting one for my tablet, but I am sure that my sister would need it even more for her iPhone. She’s dropped it a few times and we are just hoping that the next time it won’t completely break! The papaya is a nice color! I like that the tablet case has the option to prop the tablet! Like you said, I don’t mind the bulk either. If it protects our prized possessions in the best way possible, I’m fine with the extra weight! Thanks for the review!

  20. eric rivera says:

    thats cool! i would get the ny yankees one i love the variety they have! and they seem to be pretty popular

  21. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says:

    When everyone in my family went to get iPhones a few years ago, the first thing we did was order the Otterbox Cases and they truly are Awesome at protecting your phone or tablet! Now, I need one for my iPad4! Awesome Review!

  22. Great review! I love the kickstand; very cool.

  23. I’ve read many reviews about Otterbox and they’ve all been good. Count yourself in!

  24. My son has actually destroyed a couple of Otterbox cases, and they are fantastic about replacing them. The wonderful thing the cases were toast the phone was not!

  25. Birdiebee says:

    Thank you for the review. I checked their website but they do not carry the otter box for my type of phone which is a bummer.

  26. These cases look so very nice and sturdy! Thanks for the review.

  27. I just found out about Otterbox recently. Excited to try there products. Review was very helpful in my decision.

  28. Dana Rae says:

    I trust Otterbox with the life of my electronics.

  29. I need this for my Hubby’s phone he’s been asking for one!

  30. Brandi Price says:

    I love everything about this case all the way to the kickstand! Definitely need this for my SGT3 That I won from your blog!

  31. Dawn Rader says:

    I love the fact that they stand behind their product. I have heard so many good things about Otterbox. This would be great for my daughter to help her protect her phone. thanks for the chance!

  32. Thank you for the review – I have heard great things about Otterbox.

    I hope they will continue to increase the products that they make cases for like Windows tablets – hint, hint 🙂

    I would love to win the giveaway for my Windows phone!


  33. Great review. I love Otterbox. While I do find some of the cases a bit too bulky.. it’s a small detail I can live with knowing my phone or tablet is completely protected. They’re the only cases I trust and every phone I’ve kept in an otterbox looks brand new when I take off the case.

  34. Looks like this would be a great thing for me to get to protect my iPad mini! Worried about mine beingdropped by one of my grandkids!

  35. Thank you for the review. That certainly helps when it comes to purchasing an Otter box!

  36. Dee Xiong says:

    awesome review! makes me really want to get one too even if i dont win the giveaway happening right now.

  37. Linda Madden says:

    Great Review. I’ve been wanting to get one of these but at Christmas time they were very expensive. Haven’t looked since then, but your review pretty much showed me it was worth the price.

  38. Judy Lipcsak says:

    I’ve never been able to afford an Otterbox case. This would be a great help for my new phone.

  39. Michelle Smith says:

    I want to add a bit about their customer service too. My mother just came up to visit and she showed me her phone. The rubber outer part of the case was stretched. She just got the case and phone in April. So I contacted Otter Box. They had me email a couple photos and they shipped a replacement out to my mother, no receipt needed. And they sent it FedEx! It was waiting for her when she got back to GA from my house in NY a few days later. So not only is it a neat tablet case (I don’t have a tablet, but that built in stand thingy looks convenient!), but they have great customer service.

    • that’s wonderful Michelle thank you so much for sharing! I’ve had great luck with their customer service too, they’ve been so helpful and quick to respond unlike the company I’ve deal with for the case for my phone. thanks again for sharing!

  40. Thanks for the great review! I love their products, my case has saved my phone many times.

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