New OtterBox Commuter Cases (4S)
So I have been sporting an OtterBox Defender in Gray/White for the last few months. Since the weather is warming up, I'd like to switch and use something lighter. I was thinking about picking up a Commuter case but I'm a little worried about the quality of the new cases. A friend of mine ordered the Gray/Yellow Commuter and got incredibly dirty in less than a week (I've also read a few reviews online about people purchasing the Commuter cases only to have them completely filthy in a few days). Does anyone here have experience with the new style of Commuter? Which color combination do you have? Does it get dirty easily? Thoughts? Also, does the plastic shell fit correctly with the silicone? Any feedback here is appreciated!
- 02-25-2012, 09:37 PM #2
- 02-25-2012, 09:46 PM #3
- 02-25-2012, 11:05 PM #4
Thanks for the feedback everyone! If I went with the Commuter, I'd pick up the all black one anyway... I think I might stop at Verizon this afternoon...
Cleveland, I was thinking about a CandyShell... I have the flip now and it's gotten really scuffed up on the back (and I baby my phone)... I'll investigate this afternoon and possibly research a little more...
Just wanted to post some updated feedback... I stopped in my local Verizon store... They have a box of cases that are already opened for people to try... I looked at 3 different OtterBox Commuter cases and none of them would fit on my iPhone right... I actually ordered one months ago (when I first bought the phone) and there was a small lip on the side that wouldn't sit flush (I ended up returning it)... The cases I tried today wouldn't even fit on the iPhone at all. The entire right side bulged up and the polycarbonate plastic didn't even fit against the back of the phone. It was very strange.
I may look into a new CandyShell. Any other recommendations? I have to admit, I am really disappointed...
- 02-26-2012, 12:38 PM #7
- 02-26-2012, 01:50 PM #8
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- 02-26-2012, 07:06 PM #10
I tried the hot pink & white commuter(last month). I loved it at first-then after a day I just didn't care for the way the case felt or how my phone felt inside the case....if that makes any sense. Lol.I returned it.
the Speck candy shell cases are really nice- I'd recommend them if that's the type of case your looking for
- 02-27-2012, 12:16 AM #11
- 02-27-2012, 05:46 AM #12
Top that off with the fact that it was just one of the more underwhelming Commuter series cases I have used, on terms of quality.
So, we left the store for literally an hours, and I came back to swap it out for one like hers. I like it far better!
- 02-27-2012, 06:46 AM #13
As for the cs's, as many times I would change them on a daily basis I mastered how to take them on and off without struggling. Now that I haven't used them since my LP, idk now lol. I'd probably spaz out LOL.
With all this cs talk, I'm missing mine:o I might just take the LP off today for the day & use one.
- 02-27-2012, 09:35 AM #14
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- 02-29-2012, 05:23 AM #16
I bought the Teal otter box commuter yesterday. It fits everywhere just fine. No gaps or bulging or things not sitting right. I like the feel of it. I also have 2 candyshell cases that have been my primary cases till now. (Along with a dozen other cases) ---- Haven't tried the flip (yet). It can be challenging getting the phone out of the cs, but you get use to it. They do tend to scratch easy (the satin might be better? Idk I don't have one)
- 02-29-2012, 11:01 AM #17
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- 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM #22
Is the CandyShell as bulky as the Otterbox Defender?
I had the OB Defender but it was very hard to get out of my pocket when sitting down. (Like when driving) I have a slimmer case now but I know I need better protection. It looks like the CandyShell is slimmer and having the hard outer shell should help too. I just wonder has anyone (Pink??) had both?
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- 03-02-2012, 09:01 AM #25iMore Intermediate
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I have used Otterbox commuters for a few years now. The new one for the iP4s is better. The silicone is a little more stiffer. My favorite case of all is the Speck "GRIP". I love this case. Fits and feels great. Offers better protection than the commuter I feel. My wife finally got a "GRIP" for her new iP4s in peacock blue. It is really nice looking. I just ordered another GRIP in red. If you tried one, I am sure you will be very impressed with it. You should give one a try.