it is a real otterbox and is at least 3-4 times cheaper than other sites. i found one site that had them cheaper but i had never ordered from the site so i stuck with overstock which i have never had a problem with. the product was exactly as described. it will definitely protest the phone from any kind of damage with the exception of possibly water. i am very happy with this purchase. product came very quixkly in good packaging and was intact. would strongly recommend this product. i bought this for my daughters and they were very happy.