Originally Posted by smegmobile
Otterbox has more protection than any other. Got one off Amazon, brand new for $32, included shipping.
The problem with the Otterbox is that I would no longer be able to just drop my BB into it's charging cradle. The Otterbox case covers up the charging contacts.
As far as protection goes, there is a point reached where more is not really better. The Otterbox might have better protection, but the Seidio case is less bulky and has provided protection for my phone from numerous drops onto garage floors, tile floors, etc. Even once where I dropped it onto a tile floor and a passerby accidentally kicked it after it hit the floor. It slid along the floor into a wall. End result was zero damage, not even a scuff.
I have found that I really don't need to keep my phone in a relatively builky and overbuilt case. The Seidio case works very well for me, and I'm still able to drop my phone into it's charging cradle on my nightstand without taking it out of it's case.