I actually JUST got the Otter Box 2 days ago. This thing is a beast. Seems extremely durable. I never have tried the water proof one, but I can vouge for the Otter Box. My phone seems somewhat indestructable. Also I noticed at your local Verizon store they are $50+ or so, but when ordering online, lets say Amazon (which is what i did), it is significantly cheaper.
I just bought the LifeProof iPhone Case... I'd say its golden if you want to take your phone on a boat, jet ski, etc... I like the case, its pretty light weight. And, I like that I don't have to worry about getting sand in my phone when I"m on the beach.
Here are the downsides I've found:
- When you are in speaker mode, the sound vibrates a bit and can be a bit annoying (not too bad).
- You can't really take the phone in and out of the case very easily.
- Regular iPhone chargers work fine, but some of the non iPhone brand bigger connectors don't fit with the LifeProof case.