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    So. I'm torn between the defender and the commuter case. I work law enforcement and cannot decide which case to have on my phone.

    Ugh. It hurts my brain!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeevesVic View Post
    So. I'm torn between the defender and the commuter case. I work law enforcement and cannot decide which case to have on my phone.

    Ugh. It hurts my brain!!!
    What kind of iPhone do you have?


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    Check out life proof cases
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    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    Check out life proof cases
    How good are they, I'm looking for new cases as well.


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    Check out their website. Lifeproof.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    Check out their website. Lifeproof.com
    Thanks plt.


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    No problem. Hope you find something you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    No problem. Hope you find something you like.
    So far I seen the cases when I went to the website and they look great


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    Check this out
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    If u need it water proof life proof other wise defender
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    Griffin survivor. Otterbox is overrated in my opinion.
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    Lifeproof. Love it!
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    If your in Law enforcement then I'm sure you don't want something else hanging on your belt. The Defender case from Otterbox will give you excellent protection but is just a little to Bulky for me. The commuter case is my wife's choice she loves them but the Life Proof case is going to give you excellent protection in a slim pocket able form factor. Its the one I want but the price can be a bit prohibitive.
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    Beware of LifeProof for iPhone 5.... They are not made as well as the 4/4S version.

    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    Check out their website. Lifeproof.com
    Quote Originally Posted by plt3121MarineAlways View Post
    Check out life proof cases
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    Lifeproof. Love it!
    Please read the reviews on the LifeProof cases for the iPhone 5. They apparently are not has well built as the ones for the iPhone 4/4S. Those that have them indicate that the sounds are distorted and muffled. They also say the screen cover is not as form fitting which causes touch issues with the screen.

    I've heard lots of great things about the 4/4S version and wanted to buy one for my iPhone 5 but after reading the reviews, I'll wait until Lifeproof fixes the problems that people have been reporting on the iPhone 5 version.

    I have several OtterBox Defender cases. They are great for protection which you will need as a Police Officer. They come in many different color combinations now. They usually run $50 but I just bought a new one last week from Amazon for $17 and they are still on sale. They do add bulk to your phone but the protection they offer is hugh. It also comes with a heavy duty belt clip which will work great with your police gear. Here is the link: Amazon iPhone 5 Otterbox Defender

    To me the Otterbox Commuter is not enough protection. To me it's just like any other case. Yeah, it will protect it some but it doesn't cover the entire phone and depending how it drops, the screen can still shatter. That happened to my niece when she had a Commuter on her iPhone and dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
    Please read the reviews on the LifeProof cases for the iPhone 5. They apparently are not has well built as the ones for the iPhone 4/4S. Those that have them indicate that the sounds are distorted and muffled. They also say the screen cover is not as form fitting which causes touch issues with the screen.

    I've heard lots of great things about the 4/4S version and wanted to buy one for my iPhone 5 but I'll wait until Lifeproof fixes the problems that people have been reporting on the iPhone 5 version.

    I have several OtterBox Defender cases. They are great for protection which you will need as a Police Officer. They come in many different color combinations now. They usually run $50 but I just bought a new one last week from Amazon for $17 and they are still on sale. They do add bulk to your phone but the protection they offer is hugh. It also comes with a heavy duty belt clip which will work great with your police gear.
    I've had both and the one for the 5 is no worse than the one for the 4/4s...some people just can't understand that with a case that's completely sealed, waterproof, and dust proof there's gonna be drawbacks. Yeah the sound is a but muffled, the screen doesn't sit flush on the face of the phone...but take that otterbox into the same environment that the lifeproof is designed for and see what happens. You'll end up with dust in every nook and cranny as well us BETWEEN the screen protector and the phone itself which will eventually scratch the phone. Oh, and yeah can't get it wet either. Lol.

    Not necessarily attacking you, but I get a little tired of the opinion that otterbox is the best case out there. They have designed them to be HARD plastic with rough edges on the inside right up against the surface of your phone...yeah, real "protective". I'm also not necessarily saying lifeproof is the best...if you can't deal with the drawbacks that come with a completely sealed waterproof case like that then you shouldn't buy one.

    As for me, I've been using the griffin survivor for the 5...without a doubt better drop protection than either of the others, dust protection almost equal to the lifeproof (all ports are covered with mesh), and the phone isn't sandwiched between to pieces of hard plastic trying to scratch my phone like the defender.

    Hey, that's why we have choices I guess...but the brand otterbox has been labeled as the most protection for your phone and it simply is not.
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    I have a defender and commuter for mt BlackBerry. I always revert to the commuter. Defender is good to have but unless your planning on banging your phone around ALOT the commuter will be great for holding it in your pocket.

    The griffin survivor I have on my work iphone4 and man its just like a commuter but it is not pocket friendly and the belt clip is horrible.

    Also look into seidio cases. They have the new waterproof obex case and a convert case that rugged too. They are a very reputable company in my eyes. I have had nothing but good things to say about their newer cases.

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    The "Seidio ACTIVE Case" is my favorite so far. Also had one on my iPad.
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    No hard feelings. We are all entitled to our own opinions. I stated mine and you stated yours in order to educate the op on this thread so that he can make the best decision for himself on which case to buy for his situation.


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    i actually like the commuter better on the 4 than the 5.it seems bulkier on the 5.still a decent case though.the flaps over the adapter and line out seem better than before. I have a rocketfish case from best buy that covers the entire phone (except screen) and its still slim and pocket friendly.it has a hard sylicone and plastic feel to it but its all one piece. only about $22
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetSCBerry View Post
    How good are they, I'm looking for new cases as well.


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    I was not impressed with LifeProof. For what it costs, it's rather unimpressive. I borrowed my sister's not too long ago to see if I liked it. It's just two pieces of plastic. It is waterproof. I was caught in a rain storm trying to get my horses in the barn and got soaked. Not a dry thread of clothes left on me. My phone was in my pocket and it was fine. However, for $80, I expected more than just two pieces of plastic with a rubber ring to make it waterproof.

    I've used the Defender as well as the HC Ballistics case. The Defender was my favorite, but if you take your case on and off repeatedly like I do, the silicone skin will stretch out quickly. Otterbox will replace your case for free under their phenomenal warranty replacement, but it gets old after a while having to replace the silicone once a month or so.

    The HC Ballistics is my favorite by far. I got mine off of Amazon for about $10 and LOVE those cases. The silicone outer shell has yet to stretch out even though I take it off almost daily to dock it on my iHome.

    Neither the Defender or the Ballistics are waterproof, but I prefer those over the LP.

    Quote Originally Posted by roll-tide View Post
    Griffin survivor. Otterbox is overrated in my opinion.
    If the Griffin's belt clip wasn't so crappy, I'd like it. It's one piece of plastic that doesn't even cover the whole screen. It's pathetic compared to what the case provides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmers View Post
    Beware of LifeProof for iPhone 5.... They are not made as well as the 4/4S version.


    LIfeproof had some issues with the first batch/gen cases for the 5- I ordered directly from them for my case a few weeks ago and got the new gen- the screen is great- snug and responsive- Actually fits better than the one for the 4/4S- Is the sound as loud and clear listening to music without headphones with the case on- of course not but its the trade off for your phone being totally protected from the elements. Its not a deal breaker for me and sounds pretty good. Otter makes a good case too- Just way too bulky for me-






    Please read the reviews on the LifeProof cases for the iPhone 5. They apparently are not has well built as the ones for the iPhone 4/4S. Those that have them indicate that the sounds are distorted and muffled. They also say the screen cover is not as form fitting which causes touch issues with the screen.

    I've heard lots of great things about the 4/4S version and wanted to buy one for my iPhone 5 but after reading the reviews, I'll wait until Lifeproof fixes the problems that people have been reporting on the iPhone 5 version.

    I have several OtterBox Defender cases. They are great for protection which you will need as a Police Officer. They come in many different color combinations now. They usually run $50 but I just bought a new one last week from Amazon for $17 and they are still on sale. They do add bulk to your phone but the protection they offer is hugh. It also comes with a heavy duty belt clip which will work great with your police gear. Here is the link: Amazon iPhone 5 Otterbox Defender

    To me the Otterbox Commuter is not enough protection. To me it's just like any other case. Yeah, it will protect it some but it doesn't cover the entire phone and depending how it drops, the screen can still shatter. That happened to my niece when she had a Commuter on her iPhone and dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyListenstoLaura View Post



    If the Griffin's belt clip wasn't so crappy, I'd like it. It's one piece of plastic that doesn't even cover the whole screen. It's pathetic compared to what the case provides.
    While I agree it could be better, there's no reason why it should cover the entire screen...that's what the screen protector is for in my opinion. My only real gripe is it can be aggravating trying to place it back I'm the clip one handed.
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    I'm glad it's all a matter of preference. What's good for some is not always good for others. I'm military so life proof is the way I go with my phone.
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    having been a LEO previously, I would emphatically say the Defender! It's not that much larger and has much more protection than the commuter, more openings sealed and will keep more dust, water, and grit off the phone.

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