Thursday, January 30, 2014

This happens to everyone else but not me…….

Iphone meets truck
To begin this is a post that has NOTHING to do with ham radio!  Getting that out of the way here we go……. It was a normal day at work and things seemed to be going just fine. We had our job given to use and it was not an outside job. That was great considering it was -20C and with the windchill -30C or more. So being indoors was a bonus, the idea was to pickup some coffee and head to our location. Once at our work site and in a nice warm building I noticed my Iphone was not clipped to my inside pocket! The first thing that came to mind was I left it at the coffee shop where I had it out checking email. Going back out to our truck my partner greeted me with an apology and showed me my Iphone…….it had been run over by our truck!!! It seems my 650.00 Iphone fell out of my pocket lined itself up perfectly with the trucks real
Otterbox defender case
tandem wheels and was run over! The phone was in a carry case called the  Otterbox Defender (don't work for the place or do they throw any money my way) When buying the case I was told it protects the phone in almost all situations.  This sure was a test and when I was given the phone it sure did look like it failed BUT I am thrilled to say the phone once removed from the Otterbox was in perfect shape and I mean not even a scratch. For those of you out there who have a smart phone ( not just Iphone) it sure is worth investing in a case (like the Otterbox) to save your investment from a potential disaster.

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  1. That.....is amazing! I want one.

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    1. Good evening john, the Otterbox Defender is not cheap (60.00) but in comparison to a 600.00 dollar phone it was money well spent. Oh and by the way that evening I went out and purchased another Defender box for the phone.
      Have a great weekend John and nice to hear from you.
      Mike

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  2. Hello Mike, that is incredible. I would buy one....if I had a smartphone...73, Bas

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    1. Good evening Bas, yes that are out there for all phones more or less but the smart phone are big money is some cases and it is money well spent.
      Have a good weekend.
      Mike

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  3. Hi Mike, good protection case, that's for sure. Weather at your place is very cold. here we have minus 2 C but tomorrow the temp rises up to 8C Have a nice weekend, 73 Paul

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    1. WOW Paul plus 8 is great are you going to be taking ham radio to the out of doors?? We are suppose to get up to around minus 1 over the weekend but tomorrow 15cm's of snow is to come.
      You also have a great weekend Paul.
      Mike

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  4. I had one for my previous Blackberry and have been thinking of getting one for my current phone. Obviously, they work! I drop my phone more than I care to share.

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    1. Yes I can attest to the fact that they do work and it was funny when the phone was run over one person there had the same case and wanted to see if it really worked. He was very impressed with how it saved the phone.
      Have a good weekend.
      Mike

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