Easiest Way to Spot a Fake Otterbox

How to Spot a Fake Otterbox?

IT’S THE LOGO on the packaging
Plain and Simple.

Regardless of Otterbox being dust proof, dirt proof, and scratch proof, sometimes spending $60 on a phone case just doesn’t seem doable. We are all seeking good deals as money is easier to spend than it is to obtain. We flock to Amazon, Ebay and similar websites hoping to find a good price on those Otterbox cases, but we end up buying counterfeits.

I ended up buying a counterfeit. And as I tried to determine if the inside felt like rubber or felt (really), I realized the tips I found on Google to figure out whether Otterbox cases were real or counterfeit were ridiculously complicated and uncertain!

Shake the outer layer. It’s supposed to be rigid. (it was) Don’t buy it if it’s at a relatively low cost. Isn’t that the point?

It took more time than I wanted to figure out I had a fake Defender case. But it wasn’t the “helpful tips” I read about or the video I watched. It was the logo!

All of that time searching and no one mentioned the logo! losers


Disregard the color of the yellow and just focus your attention on the Otter. The real Otter isn’t as dark as the counterfeit one because although they can copy the box design and even the time stamp, there’s absolutely no way to match the lines.

So if you just so happen to be fooled by the Defender case that’s $27.99, the first thing you should do is check out the logo. Then you can proceed with the felt/rubber test and the measuring of letters. If it’s counterfeit, request your money back and require they pay for return shipping; report them to Ebay/Amazon, wherever you brought the case from; and lastly, report them to Otterbox Counterfeit.

All in all the truly easiest way to avoid buying a fake case is to only buy one from authorized Otterbox dealers. Otterbox.com, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Radio Shack, some department stores, etc. etc. There are just some things we can’t get a deal on and quality phone protection is clearly one of them.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracey says:

    Thank you so much! Finally something I can actually compare and figure out! I really appreciate your post and I was finally able to determine that I indeed owned a fake.


    1. Amari says:

      No problem! Glad I could help someone else. Too bad there are so many counterfeiters out there though…


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