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The viral OtterBox phone case that survived a drop in the Grand Canyon is 50% off at Amazon

OtterBox makes Commuter Series phone cases for all recent models of Apple iPhone.

Earlier this year, a visitor to the Grand Canyon accidentally dropped her phone into the canyon while exploring the park. The phone was recording when it took its tumble. In the video, you can see and hear the phone hitting rock and vegetation on its way down. To the owner's surprise, the phone survived the fall -- and kept recording.

While this incident didn't make the evening news, it did go viral on TikTok, with 2.2 million likes and 10.3 million views. One commenter posed the question that many of us were wondering: What phone case does she have? Luckily, sunnyst3ph made a follow-up video sharing the exact case.

Unsurprising to us, it was an OtterBox. Specifically, the OtterBox Commuter Series case for iPhone Xr.

If you want to upgrade your Apple iPhone case to this same level of drop protection, there's great news -- the entire line of OtterBox Commuter Series cases are on sale at Amazon for up to 50% off right now, even ahead of Prime Day. Take this opportunity to level up your phone case before these discounts disappear. 

OtterBox Commuter Series phone cases: Save up to 50%


We're big fans of OtterBox phone cases here at CBS Essentials. The brand's armor-like cases currently top our roundups of the best Apple iPhone 15 phone cases, the best Samsung Galaxy S24 phone cases and the best Google Pixel 8 Pro phone cases.

The OtterBox Commuter Series case has a two-part design. The exterior case is made of a polycarbonate shell, the same material that is often used to make hardside luggage.

Meanwhile, the interior case is made of synthetic rubber. This slip cover ensures that the polycarbonate shell stays in place. These will protect your screen from cracking, whether you drop it in the Grand Canyon or on the driveway at home.

In addition to the on-sale case for the older Apple iPhone Xr (50% off), you can also find a nice discount on the OtterBox Commuter Series phone case for the Apple iPhone 13 and 14 (up to 46% off). This model is also a two-part case, though it differs from the Xr case in that it's made of 35% recycled materials and the slipcover is a harder plastic. It's available in pink and black

We found several Commuter Series cases for 25% off, including one for the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S24+.

Be sure to check out the OtterBox Commuter Series full collection on Amazon to see what the discount is on a case to fit your phone. 

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