OtterBox iPhone case ineffective against otters
FARGO, ND - The Apple iPhone accessory community has been shaken to its very core as an incident at a North Dakota zoo has revealed the popular OtterBox case to not be suitable for protecting the smartphones from otters.
It happened at the Red River Zoo in Fargo when a visitor, snapping some photos of the otters at play, dropped an iPhone into the exhibit. The phone was quickly snagged by one of the animals and then ripped from its OtterBox case before being dropped into the water, according to KVLV in Fargo.
Witnesses to the technology tragedy said the playful otter proceeded to grab the phone several more times, chewing on it and then dropping it back into the murky depths of the otter enclosure.
According to the official OtterBox website, their critically lauded product is waterproof with port covers designed to keep out dust and debris. They say their patented 3-layer design protects against bumps, drops and scratches, but it would seem the case is unable to defend against its adorable namesake.
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