Otterbox Resurgence Power Case Review

 Powered by Mom’s Otterbox Resurgence Power Case Review

We are big fans of Otterbox cases, so much so that for myself, hubby and my teen daughter we each have an Otterbox of some kind protecting our fun. I was convinced of the top quality of Otterbox cases after my hubby had one for a few years. Over those few years he had dropped his phone several times, bumped it, had it at various construction sites and even had a box fall on it. When he took his phone out of the case it looked brand new. In fact the reason he got an Otterbox to begin with is because the last case he had which was supposed to be a good quality one, cracked when he dropped it and resulted in a crack on screen of his phone too. That made him a life long fan of Otterbox cases and it was enough to convince me to try them out finally myself a few years ago.

Otterbox Resurgence

While I love my Otterbox Defender Case (see that review HERE) I really needed a charging case for all my travel and days I’m at sessions and conferences where I don’t have access to a plugin. That’s why I was so excited when Otterbox came out with it’s Resurgence Power Case and that I was offered the chance to review it!

I selected the Cardinal color in the Resurgence Case as I love the color red. I’ve had my phone in this case for a few months and it’s already travelled with me twice. One of my trips was a 12 hour day of being on planes and in airports. I purposely did not plug it in anywhere at an airport as I wanted to see how long it would last. I was not disappointed, my phone stayed charged for the entire trip with plenty to spare. I had the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case charge my phone when it was at about 50%.

Resurgence front

I’m very impressed with how long I can keep my phone charged with the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case! It also has the same top quality materials we’ve come to expect in an Otterbox case helping to protect my phone from drops, bumps and scratches. In fact one day while I was at the hair salon I accidentally dropped my phone on their cement floor. It was at least a 3-4 foot drop, my phone was fine, no issues at all, whew.

There are two things that I would change though and they are:

  1. More color options and some designs too would be nice. Currently there are four color options, Cardinal (what we have), Mint Ice, Glacier and Black.
  2. I’d like to see a front cover on it like my Defender case has, I was surprised the Resurgence didn’t have it. Fortunately unlike many cases it’s at least bevelled so the phone is not flush with the top of the case. It gives it a bumper so to speak if it drops. I also put on a thin protective layer in lieu of the extra front cover that comes with the Otterbox Defender series.

Mint Ice Color


Overall though I’m very happy with Otterbox Resurgence Power Case and my phone has come out unscathed from it’s first major drop and the case keeps on powering my phone. Good job Otterbox!


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  1. I love my Otterbox case. Great review!

  2. Our ipad Otterbox case fell apart after one year of use. 🙁 We’ve had much better experience with their phone cases. Had no idea one could also charge the phone! Cool!

  3. andrea amy says:

    What I most like about this review after reading it is that it just seems really honest. You point out things you would change and things you like, and I like that. It makes me feel like this is a really honest review, and a really great product that I would like to try!

  4. james jenkins says:

    I like that you consider the things that real users care about; not techie reviewers.

  5. michelle k. says:

    I love the otterbox and all the color options

  6. I love that Mint Ice color! Awesome!

  7. Jennifer H. says:

    w have had good luck with this brand.

  8. I love your reviews. you always check out all the features and give an honest opinion. i myself love otter box. ty for your reviews!

  9. Chris Smith says:

    Love the otter box cases very strong and reliable.

  10. Sounds perfect for travelling. I like to watch movies on a plane and that really eats up the battery life. I like the mint color!

  11. I too, am an Otterbox fan and the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case would be perfect for me since I drain my phone quickly. I would love to see other color availabilities too.

  12. Stefanie Gladden says:

    a resurgence power case would be perfect for me! I use my phone so much I always need to charge it! I would love to keep my phone charged with the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case

  13. Linda Manns says:

    This is such a great idea. I am amazed you could keep your phone charged for over twelve hours. I love the protection it provides. I also wish it came in more colors. Thank you so much for sharing this

  14. After seeing this review, I agree that this case offers sufficient protection, and is a lovely and decorative case. I give thumbs up in design and engineering.

  15. My son is normally very careful with his belongings but he can’t seem to avoid damaging his phone. This looks like a great protector for someone who seems to have one accident after another.

  16. I definitely would want one that charges and is really sturdy. This makes the price worth it.

  17. this this is great i like to have it for the phone

  18. Paula Standley says:

    This is exactly the case I would choose for my son. He needs something that can charge his phone as well as protect it and also not be so bulky that he won’t use it. I also like that one of the color choices is Glacier, which is the color of his phone. I know he would definitely like the fact that it would look like his phone! I thought this was a great review – pointing out the strengths (which there are many!) and also honesty about what could be changed to make it better. Overall, excellent product and review!

  19. I am forever dropping my phone and then there’s the panic of picking it up and hoping it isn’t broken!!! I also like that it charges your phone also!!

  20. Jerrica Evans says:

    I’ve never used a Otterbox case before. I don’t have a smart phone but I do need a new case for my tablet. I think I might have to get one of these.

  21. Rosa Cuevas says:

    Luv that they come with powere case plus very resistant to drops and its exactly what i need

  22. Jennifer Odom says:

    I’m always a clutz! Dropping from 4-5 feet without damage sounds great!

  23. Bethany Kreiter says:

    I would love to try this otterbox with my iPhone. Looks like a serious life saver!

  24. I love that your phone lasted that long!

  25. J. Dorsey says:

    Good review. Makes me definitely want to spend the extra money to get the Otterbox. I just purchase a new LG G4 phone and any old case won’t do.

  26. I love the otterbox case options and some of the colors they come in.

  27. I’m also a big fan of Otterbox cases, and I wish that they had more colors and designs too. I want something a little more personalized that what I have now, which is plain white.

  28. that sounds amazing! i’m pretty blown away that a phone case can actually charge the phone.. lol!

  29. I’ve heard some really great things about the Otterbox cases. I’ve wanted one for quite some time now. I am always dropping my phone and even though it’s never been broken, having the solid protection of an Otterbox case would be amazing!

  30. I have heard nothing but good things about the otterbox. I would love to get one for my phone and I love the red color.

  31. This brand of iPhone cases are a God-send! With little ones you need every bit of protection you can get!!

  32. Jessica Cyr says:

    great cases , these case last so long and they protect the phone through almost anything !

  33. I didn’t know that there were cases that could charge your phone. That’s also pretty impressive that the phone was dropped on cement and was fine. This is why I love Otterbox so much. If I’m spending a lot of money on a phone I want it to be protected. I do wish that their cases came in designs and more color options, but it is more important to have a safe phone than a fancy looking case.

  34. KittyPride says:

    I like the Otterbox styles, saving my cell phone from whoopsies is paramount in my mind!

  35. Christie Anderson says:

    I just bought a Note 5 and need a case. OTTERBOX is always my first choice!

  36. Donna Given says:

    The Symmetry Cases give a lot more design options. I think that would be perfect for my college student daughter!!

  37. Tina Duffy says:

    I love the otterbox that I have for my phone!! Would love one for my tablet!

  38. Otterbox definitely has the reputation of being Man of Steel of all cell phone cases. I need to buy one for my son’s iphone 6 because I am not buying him another one.

  39. ooh. i’d love a case that helps with an extra boost of power! but the non-front cover kinda worries me. i’ve been through no less than 6 cases for my phone – the front usually breaking at the bottom near the charging port… and i got ONE that was only the back cover (solely because it was Grumpy Cat!) and i dropped my phone with that one on and, wouldn’t you know it, i managed to damage a corner that the back covering didn’t protect. i was livid. right now i have a wallet case, with the annoying always-in-the-way cover, but at least it’s fully protected from my clumsy self!

  40. Sheila M. says:

    I like that this case will not only protect, but as you tell us in your review, it will extend the charge. That would be a great help!

  41. Nancy thomas says:

    For how much I drop my phone it will be great to have this,everyone talks highly about them.Thx for this chance

  42. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about Otterbox! I’ve wanted one forever!

  43. Haley Cook says:

    This is a great review ! My husband and I swear by Otterbox cases.

  44. Otterbox is a quality product. I had one on a previous iPad I had and loved it. Thank you for the concise review!

  45. I agree that it would be nice if they had more color options.

    I had an Otterbox for my tablet and didn’t care for it but I still want one for my phone.

  46. Sheila Vives says:

    I didn’t know about the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case. That is a new product. I definitely would find this to be a must-have accessory as I just can’t “plug-in” everywhere I go. Thank you for sharing this product with your followers.

  47. kelley vain says:

    I had one for my blackberry, I loved it

  48. My Grandson has an Otterbox and loves it. I will have to tell him about these new products. He will love them!

  49. Carmen Santoro says:

    Otterbox is exactly what is needed for our modern day devices. Had an otter box with my iPhone 5 which I use as a music playback. Purchased the iPhone 6, now pocketbook is empty, but I hope to purchase an otter box for it and my iPad. Great review, thank you.

  50. they are top quality,protecting against those unexpected accidents!

  51. Cara Jackson says:

    I love the idea of the Resurgence Power charging box Mom talks about. I’ve had the same issue myself, and so has my daughter. It’s inconvenient to remove your phone or iPod touch 5 just to charge. I feel my phone is vulnerable to damage.

  52. Lynn Solomon says:

    Have been thinking about getting a Defender Series, but this new charging one sounds like it may be a better choice.

  53. pamela bailey says:

    very helpful review thanks for the pics along with it

  54. Krysta B. says:

    I’m always wary when it comes to buying phone cases, sometimes you buy an expensive one and it isn’t worth it, maybe I’ll check out Otterbox for my next phone case.

  55. Awsome review, seems great.

  56. I have heard of otter box but not this version, I haven’t heard of the charging ability

  57. Christina says:

    I’ve heard of these cases before but I’ve never owned one. I imagine this type of case would be great for my accident-prone hubby.

  58. The Otterbox is a new brand for me. However, I think it has some wonderful products that I’m looking forward to using.

  59. I love the Otterbox brand it is very durable and works well protecting your phone

  60. Elizabeth Bourn says:

    I really like that your hubby can take it with him on construction sites and bump ect. and it is fine. I live & work on a ranch and have 4 boys so my phone gets banged around all the time!

  61. The Otterbox looks like they are great products. I like the protection they offer.

  62. Coco Knight says:

    I have always admired the otterbox. I agree that a few more color choices or designs would be awesome.

  63. Jeff Legg says:

    I am suprised that the case does not have a screen protecter. That is something I love about my Defender. Plenty of stick on screen protectors out there though and I really could use the extra battery power!

  64. jeannine d says:

    Sounds like a great case. I am a little disappointed they don’t have a built in screen protector

  65. Jennifer Wexler says:

    these are great products. I love how much protection they offer

  66. Dawn Reid says:

    My husband has an Otter Box on his phone and it has made a big difference since he is in construction and tends to be banging his phone up a lot. Their cases are reliable and tough.

  67. I so want an Otterbox. When I purchased my phone the man told me I should buy one BUT wow my phone cost me a small fortune YES I should have bought one but way too much money. I really like your review on them. I never realized how protective they can be for a phone, tablet etc

  68. allyson tice says:

    this is super awesome! my phoen is always being handled by little hands (aks: my kiddos) and i always worry about them cracking or dropping it! this case looks like a winner to me! t

  69. Jillian Too says:

    Wow! I can’t believe technology allows the case to help keep your phone charged. We’ve come so far. I really like how well Otterbox cases protect against damage from dropped phones since mine hits the ground too often.

  70. I have a charger case on my iphone. It has really made a difference in my battery life! I agree with you about the screen protection. I would have liked a different color to, but my son gave me his and it is black.

  71. Colleen Maurina says:

    I have heard lots of good things about Otterbox cases and how well they protect our expensive phones. I would love to have a case that also charged my phone – so handy!

  72. My daughter, her fiance and myself use nothing but Otterbox for our phones. I’m waiting for mine to come so I can put it on my new phone. I love cases that have flowers, butterflies,etc on them. My new one has pink butterflies on it. I’d love to have the resurgence case, very cool! I like the mint color too.

  73. thanks for reviewing the charging factor of this case

  74. Wanda Bergman says:

    I really like the colours of these. Red has always been my favourite colour, but I really love the Mint Ice!!


  76. I have Otterbox cases on all my i-devices but I recently felt disappointed when my iPad screen got cracked when in one of their cases. 🙁

  77. Kim Pinch says:

    I love my otter box defender. My son just got a new phone and he needs and otter box now.

  78. shellie clark says:

    Awesome review! Otter boxes are greatl!

  79. Heather Johnson says:

    Otterbox sounds like it would be a great durable case, could really use something like this.

  80. Otterbox has wonderful products! Their cases are reliable and tough.

  81. Melanie G says:

    Otter box cases have saved my lifeline more than once! Like ‘powered by mom’ stated – it protects the fun. I can take my phone in the canoe with us and I don’t have to worry about water splashing and ruining it.

  82. Heidi Daily says:

    I’m surprised as well that the Resurgence doesn’t have a front cover like the defender case, but I would still love to give it a try.

  83. Otterbox is a MUST-HAVE product to protect your children’s devices especially. My son has special needs & is able to ruin device cases. Otterbox is tough. And with this new Resurgence case, it helps solves the problem of the device losing power!

  84. i’ve seen otterboxes in use because my fiance is a gadget guy, he needs to protect all his gear. i am in the process of upgrading my phone and maybe tablet so i’ll seek out the best case for my needs!

  85. Great review! Otter boxes are wonderful!

  86. Karla Sceviour says:

    Great review,,Otterboxes sound great,and I definitely need one for my 16yo ,,and Hubby!!

  87. Courtney Pies says:

    I love the Cardinal red color! Red is my favorite color, so this one would be perfect for me. I love Otterbox cases… they really are the best!

  88. Karen Nadeau says:

    It seems like Otterbox is a great case to use for a device. I love the colors you can choose and anything to help protect my girls phones is a good investment.

  89. Nena Sinclair says:

    Great review! I’ve heard great things about Otterbox! I just got a new Samsung phone and I would love to have an Otterbox to protect it!

  90. Thanks for the good review. My daughter could use an Otterbox Defender or Charging case. She is pretty rough on her phone.

  91. Thanks for this review and, I agree, more color options and the opportunity to have the front of the device better protected with the case as well would be appreciated!

  92. Kim Cowgar says:

    I have the Otterbox Defender case on my phone now and can attest to the amazing protection it gives the phone. I’ve dropped it from various heights at least 3 times and it’s still in perfect condition. I haven’t heard of the Resurgence Power case before. It seems like it would be handy when you’re out and about or somewhere for the day where you don’t have access to power to charge it normally. It would be hard to give up the definite protection the defender case provides tho.

  93. Lisa Garland says:

    I have been wanting an Otterbox case. I just dropped my phone and shattered the screen. It would have definitely been cheaper to invest in an Otterbox case!!

  94. Tania Brock says:

    I love that it’s a battery.. This looks like something I’d love to have..

  95. Florence C says:

    I like that it is a charging case. This would be great for travelling.

  96. Brandi Dawn says:

    I usually do not purchase Otterbox do to the price however, this is a very good review and I may reconsider!

  97. Michele P says:

    I love the fact that this keeps a charge while traveling! I travel to Guatemala and am always on social media during my travel and I find my battery dies so quickly so a case like this would be beneficial to me.

  98. Nancy Baez says:

    Great case! I love that the battery lasts so long.

  99. Msgretchen luper says:

    i love the great protection it provides for your gadgets.

  100. Hargow Wong says:

    The Otterbox cases offers the best protection for your devices.

  101. This otterbox phone case sound just what i need for my phone

  102. I think this would be great to help protect our tablet from our kiddos, at times.

  103. Jessica Menster says:

    It looks like this product is very sturdy and holds up!

  104. Karen Gray says:

    This case is kind of a dream come true for me: powerful protection from drops AND power-charging capabilities. I am eternally frustrated with having to charge my phone all the time, so this case would be a huge relief. It sounds great and looks great, too!

  105. They have such beautiful colour cases.

  106. Wow! this is great I had no idea they had power cases that charged your phone while protecting!

  107. great products

  108. Otterbox has kept my phone safe for two years now. Love them!

  109. Melissa H. says:

    With my toddler around, I’m always worried about drops! I just have a cheaper case right now. I like the new designs Otterbox has now!

  110. Great review, I have been using OtterBox cases for about the last 5 years.

  111. I like that the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case can power a device and I would not have to worry about my battery going flat just when its needed.

  112. susiehurfy says:

    Having a powering case would be AWESOME! Had no idea there was such a thing!!

  113. I purchase a couple of Otterbox cases for my younger siblings at xmas time…..still going strong, and they really liked my color choices! Definitely recommended!

  114. Linda Manns says:

    I would love to have one of these. It is great that you it stayed charged for twelve hours. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing

  115. heather e.g. kaufman says:

    I love how well these protect your phone.

  116. Sophia,M.,McConnery says:

    I need a new cell!

  117. Karen Beckett says:

    Great review…so glad your phone was OK when you dropped it on the concrete floor! I would love one of these cases for my tablet.

  118. Eileen Richter says:

    i DIDNT know there was such a thing as a powering case! GENius! We have heard only great reviews on Otterbox products. I do love that Cardinal color!

  119. Melissa Teears says:

    I didn’t know they made cases that charge your phone

  120. Danielle Marie says:

    i love this case! i had one for my iphone 5 and i loved it.

  121. Debbie Loy says:

    We are otter box users also but was unaware they had. A chargeable case, new item for my gift list? unless I win one. Lol

  122. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I I love their products too and your review just sealed the deal. I really need to get one for my tablet. Thanks for a nice review.

  123. Nancy Delaroca says:

    Love that it will charge your phone

  124. Eva Biggs says:

    We are a fan of the otterboxs , but i would like more color options.

  125. Erika Letson says:

    I liked that the phone was dropped 3-4 feet and didn’t break! Great review, love Otterbox!

  126. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’ve never used a charging case but I love the concept of it! Would really help when I am at work for 12-16hr days! I do love otterbox though – I have used their cases for my last 2 phones and hubby has had them for his last 3!

  127. Sandy Cain says:

    I’ve never had an Otterbox case, but it’s time to get one. I hear they are THE best cases. I see your point about more color options, though that doesn’t matter to me. I love any case as long as it’s black.

  128. I love their products.

  129. I’m very weary of my husband’s phone never being charged when he needs it…..this will be great.

  130. I’ve never used a charging case, so I was quite surprised that your phone lasted that long. I’m familiar with otterbox, so I know the quality. The otterbox case you got looks amazing and very sturdy.

  131. Birdiebee says:

    Wow, I did not know that Otter Box had a charging case. This is so awesome and something I could really use as I am on the go a lot and need my phone continually charged. Great review. I love this brand.

  132. I like the idea of a case that can charge your phone. I also like that you mentioned a case that works well even when you drop your phone frequently.

  133. I like the cardinal color

  134. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    Great review, after reading it I think I might have to change my mind on which case I would prefer.

  135. The Otterbox Resurgence Power Case sounds great, I would love to have one of these. I need to try Otterbox. Thank you for sharing this review.

  136. Michelle Plummer says:

    Nice review, I am going to have to look into this case.

  137. I like the extra layer of protection it offers for the accidental drops and spills.

  138. Otterbox is a great case, my child has broken a few, but their guarantee is good!

  139. Great protection for smartphone. A smart investment

  140. Eloise Carlson says:

    I would love to get an Otterbox case for my phone, I have heard great things about them! Thanks for the awesome review!

  141. I’ve never invested in an Otterbox, but after reading this, I would!

  142. everything is detail

  143. belinda bell says:

    i love otterbox. it really protects my phone and I would love to have the recharging case. I am on the go a lot and it would help.

  144. Leslie Fantauzzi says:

    I thought she wrote a very good blog about the Otter cases. I have some experience with them from a previous phone that I had, and I must say that I would recommend that brand to everyone.

  145. I love the solidness & quality of the product. Love your power source case is great!

  146. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    If this had protection on the screen it would be perfect! My battery is pretty much worthless on my iphone.

  147. Haley Cook says:

    I love the otterbox brand. Its the only case that I trust to protect my phone !

  148. Melissa S says:

    I had an otterbox for my old Iphone and I think it is the only reason it lasted so long. I need to get one for my new phone.

  149. Todd Hochman says:

    I would love to have a charging case, especially for travel when it could be a problem finding an outlet.

  150. I like that it prevents damage from accidental drops.

  151. Deborah W. says:

    I love how long it stays charged, however, I’m with you about wanting the front covered. They need to update this somehow. Sounds like something I’d like to try.

  152. It’s great to hear that it lasted the whole trip. My husband travels a great deal and I would love to get this for him.

  153. Robin Abrams says:

    I love these cases. My son could really use one he keeps breaking his phones

  154. Cynthia C says:

    I would love to have a charging case, especially for travel when it could be a problem finding an outlet.

  155. I love the sound of this. I swear by Otterbox already, and the charging capability is just an added perk!

  156. Danielle Nantau says:

    considering my daughter LOVES to throw her mommy’s phone,this extra layer of protection seems like it would do my phone good. thanks for the review!

  157. Lynda Del says:

    As accident prone as I tend to be, I would really appreciate the protection of my phone that otterbox can truly provide.

  158. these aer cool expecially when you have kids and are always wanting to use your tablet

  159. aarone mawdsley says:

    this is a great review thanks

  160. Lynn Desroche says:

    I have always heard excellent things about Otterbox cases. I really need to look into getting one. Thank you for the review!

  161. Kasee Johnson says:

    Thank you for sharing your reasons WHY your family became fans of Otterbox. My husband bought the first Otterbox in our house, when he broke every phone and case he had tried. As a mechanic, tow truck drive, and repo man, he’s really rough on phones. The ONLY thing the Otterbox did NOT hold up against was a tow truck running it over. Yep, that happened. A new phone and a new Otterbox were purchased the next day.

  162. Jan Lawrence says:

    As long as Outterbox can protect my phone, I’m a fan for Sure. I have a Samsung Galaxy Active and I’ll be upgradin to a note 5 in about 3 months.

  163. anne perry says:

    I also like the cardinal color!! The charging option is intriguing, i will definitely be researching this case more.

  164. i LOVE that mint ice color. This is such a good idea for a case. You always have your case on your phone but don’t always have a charger or power source near you. big help this would be !

  165. seham merzib says:

    Otterbox works so well on our devices would recommend to anyone

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