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Technology Taken to Military Extremes

Imagine taking your PDA in -40 degree winter whiteouts and 140 degree summer heat, using it as a wheel chock, a floatation safety device for your PDA and keys or even running over it!

For the last year, a Marine Recon operator and now Independent Contractor (IC) for the Government in volatile and high threat places, used the OtterBox 3600 protective PDA case to safeguard his HP 5555 in places such as Bridgeport California, Glacier National Park Montana, and The Middle East. His experience with the case was long-lived and the OtterBox 3600 provided optimal protection in some of the most extreme environments.

Although, these circumstances exceed the average PDA user and OtterBox case specifications, prompting a "don't try this at home" message, his story really shows how the OtterBox is literally one of the most rugged cases on the market!

Here's the tale:

The OtterBox I used lived a good life but met its match on a particularly hot summer day. Through a series of bad ideas, the OtterBox containing my PDA was being passed around to all my buddies. Suddenly my device, which in turn contained all of my contact data, numerous notes that I didn't have hard copies of and all of my medical references, was dropped from a moving vehicle and run over by an armored vehicle weighing over 20,000 pounds!

By the time we stopped and went back to retrieve the device, the individual who dropped it was already apologizing, as he too had watched my PDA bounce end over end and under the crushing tires of the armored vehicle. The OtterBox now lay obviously crushed in the middle of a lot of sand. I was angry and extremely concerned with how I was going to replace all the data.

Unbelievably, as I reached the box and opened it, pulling out the PDA, there wasn't so much as a scratch. Realizing that aesthetics mean absolutely nothing, I hit the "on" button expecting no response from what I was sure was a very damaged unit.

Like nothing had happened, the PDA powered up and took me to my security screen. I was so shocked I stood for a moment mouth agape, and then with a, "well I guess we should get going then," we continued on our way like the incident never occurred.

About Otter Products:

Founded in 1998, Otter Products, LLC. has become a leader in the design and production of rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables. With a complete line of waterproof, drop-resistant, interactive cases, Otter provides ideal solutions for any mission.

Rugged cases include protection for iPAQs, Apple iPods®, Laptops, Tablet PCs, GPS, cigars, Zippo lighters and more. Built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity, and perseverance, Otter Products is a powerhouse of innovation, manufacturing quality cases with a 100 percent lifetime guarantee.

For more information on Otter Products visit www.otterbox.com or call (888) 695-8820. OtterBox, never out of its element!

CONTACT:
OtterBox
Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875
kelly.richardson@otterbox.com