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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Otterbox Commuter Case

Otterbox is probably the most widely known iPhone case amongst regular average Joe’s.  The company originally got its fame by the "defender" but I like the commuter more. So the case protects, we know. What else does it have to offer? Well, some style and reliability are the two claims that keep Otterbox an iPhone regular.

This case has two major pieces to it: a rubber inside and a hard outer shell. Both are made of high quality. The phone goes directly in the inner rubber piece and the hard shell snaps on for optimum protection. The rubber section blocks all of the ports of the iPhone (headphone jack, 30-pin connector, and the volume buttons). The three things that are exposed are the screen, the earphone, and the volume on/off switch. So that means that this case is great for keeping your phone in pristine condition.

This iPhone case is made to keep your phone protected and personally, I think it lacks style. When comparing the case to other protective cases, the only thing in the favor of the Otterbox Commuter is the slimness of the case. While some people may like the way it looks, there are a few more problems I ran into. First off, the sleep/wake button was tough to press with the rubber piece covering it. It does the job, but it sometimes I would have to really press hard to get the iPhones button to go down. The other issue was getting the phone out of my pocket. The rubber inside is great when laying the phone down, screen down. When it comes to taking the phone out of pockets, it would rub against the sides and no matter what I was wearing, jeans, basketball shorts, or khakis, the phone was always a hassle to take out. Finally, the case’s “Lay-on-the-table” feature is just too big. When face down on the table, the case is keeps the phone high off the table. I personally think it is too high. It makes for difficult holding and one-hand typing.

Outside of the protection, one more feature this case has is different color variations. Though you cannot customize the colors or even combine default colors, they do have set color combinations that are quite different and unique for those who like them. There are a few different places that these can be purchased from, but I personally like Amazon. If you are looking for thin protection and you like the look of this case, then I suggest this case for you.

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