The joke about the Otterbox Defender is that it looks like it's ready for a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. The truth is, it probably is. This is one of the top three most rugged cases available. It completely covers the iPhone, including its headphone jack and charging port; however, you can still access them. It covers the screen with a layer of thick transparent plastic. Note: Some people complain about bubbles between the iPhone's screen and the protective cover. The trim comes in different colors.