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Otterbox laughability.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Snow_Fox, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member
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    Ok.. I've argued with customers over this before.

    Otterbox is not water proof. (not the more popular versions defender/commuter anyway)

    Great marketing though.. For some reason or another water and phone's are arch enemies aching to cross paths it seems..

    So name your product after a mammal commonly associated with water, then add a small disclaimer not water proof!

    GENIUS
     

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  2. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...
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    If they really want waterproof then maybe they just need to invest in a Pelican case. Not a mammal but this bird has the potential to be waterproof at shallow depths.
     
  3. OstrichSaK

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    Actually, genius, they started their company making waterproof and indestructible containers. Sometimes companies evolve with the demands of the market and most don't change their name. It's catchy and well known and they already had a good following so why change it just to make you happy?

    What 'genius' would look at that and think it's waterproof??
     
  4. Snow_Fox

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    This is more ment to be joking/light hearted than outright condescending.

    I am well aware that companies needs/market change over time.

    That doesn't mean there isn't irony in the name.

    however, for what its worth the sheer amount of people who do believe it is water proof make me feel like they really need to be more proactive in warning it isn't.

    bit extreme but, if their brand was "water proof" it would be ironic to have a 'water proof' defender series that isn't water proof.
     
  5. jayroller

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    Yeah, they're not even made by - or from - real otters, either. How disappointed was I? :D
     
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  6. ekyle

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    I'd say more water resistant that water proof. A friend used one on his BB Storm and he said it was nice to not worry about walking around campus and getting caught in the rain when he had to check an email.
     
  7. 3devious

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    No wonder the case seemed so flavorless!
     
  8. Snow_Fox

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    Who wants to buy nutria rat cases?
     

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