1. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Hello everyone!!

    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!

    Thanks!!
    02-25-2012 09:34 PM
  2. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I have the new style and it got awfully dirty within one month. And I tried and tried to clean it to no avail.
    02-25-2012 10:37 PM
  3. Bugeyeblue's Avatar
    The reflex is pretty nice, doesn't attract any dirt but has a tendency to scratch the antenna if you put in on and take it off a lot.
    02-25-2012 10:46 PM
  4. Cleveland's Avatar
    Yes the new style commuters get dirty easily and it's cuz the went To a stiffer silicone ... I have quit using them altogether and have since moved in to the Candyshell and Candyshell Flip - great cases
    02-26-2012 12:05 AM
  5. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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...
    02-26-2012 09:29 AM
  6. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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 01:07 PM
  7. ame's Avatar
    I have yet to find one i like better than the Candyshell. I wish they'd make a matte version of all the colors.
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    02-26-2012 01:38 PM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    I have the navy blue and black and a royal blue and white. I mix and match the colors. The white will stay clean as long as you wipe it down every other day or so
    02-26-2012 02:50 PM
  9. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I recommend the candyshell or vapor pro.
    02-26-2012 06:40 PM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    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
    02-26-2012 08:06 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    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
    wow really? I love the way the Commuter feels in hand. Its my favorite case. My 2nd would be the Candyshell Flip. My only complaint is it scratches so freaking easy. The regular Candyshell is a pain to take off so I don't even use it anymore.
    02-27-2012 01:16 AM
  12. CavemanOOGA's Avatar
    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
    Did the exact same thing. I picked up a 4S for my girlfriend after I got one, and I decided to get us some cases while we were there. She went with a Speck Candyshell case, and I went with the Commuter. After I put both of ours on, I was just far too impressed with how much more sleek hers looked and felt. Where as my Commuter actually felt a little awkward to me...

    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!
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    02-27-2012 06:46 AM
  13. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    wow really? I love the way the Commuter feels in hand. Its my favorite case. My 2nd would be the Candyshell Flip. My only complaint is it scratches so freaking easy. The regular Candyshell is a pain to take off so I don't even use it anymore.
    Yea. Idk I also didn't like the way to top piece sat 'into' the silicone shell. It never went into place completely in some spots & I wonder if it's because I have the white 4S, supposedly a tad bigger than the black4S. Idk. So that's why I returned mine.

    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 07:46 AM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    Yea. Idk I also didn't like the way to top piece sat 'into' the silicone shell. It never went into place completely in some spots & I wonder if it's because I have the white 4S, supposedly a tad bigger than the black4S. Idk. So that's why I returned mine.

    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.
    Mine is a white 4S and I have 2 Commuters. Everything fits into place on mine. Maybe you had a bad skin.
    Last edited by Garz; 02-27-2012 at 12:51 PM. Reason: I can't spell
    02-27-2012 10:35 AM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Mine is a white 4S and I have 2 Commuters. Everything hits into place on mine. Maybe you had a bad skin.
    ya know Garz, i honestly didn't even think of that. I just fig'd because i had the white 4S those few mm's in size made a diff the way the cover fit. But overall i wasn't crazy about the feel of the case anyway, but thanks for pointing that out in case someone else may have the same issue of the top piece not sitting right as well-they could exchange it
    02-27-2012 11:37 AM
  16. jobosumm's Avatar
    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 06:23 AM
  17. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Yea. Idk I also didn't like the way to top piece sat 'into' the silicone shell. It never went into place completely in some spots & I wonder if it's because I have the white 4S, supposedly a tad bigger than the black4S. Idk. So that's why I returned mine.

    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.
    Agreed about the way the top piece fits ober the insert. I've went through 3 black ones and all 3 are terrible. You litteraly have to play with it for minutes to get the to sides to fit right. Now I also have a envy green which the insert is stiffer silicone than my black ones that fits better. Also bought my wife a teal one that fits the same as the envy green. Another thing i dont like is how loose the insert fits toward the top of the phone. Its a dust collector lol! I highly recommend the speck candyshell. the back does get minor scuffs/scratches but its really not to bad. The speck fits the phone alot better than the commuter and lookls better also jmo. Its actually easy to get off you start at the volume control side and it pops right off. Its my favorite case as of now.
    Last edited by slammers08; 02-29-2012 at 12:09 PM.
    02-29-2012 12:01 PM
  18. lynellej1's Avatar
    i like all of the otterbox cases. they have saved my phone from soooo many disasters.

    you hear about this liquipel stuff?? i hear its amazing (and no i dont work for them)

    02-29-2012 01:52 PM
  19. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    The speck candy shell fits the phone better and looks better also.


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    02-29-2012 06:50 PM
  20. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Agreed about the way the top piece fits ober the insert. I've went through 3 black ones and all 3 are terrible. You litteraly have to play with it for minutes to get the to sides to fit right. Now I also have a envy green which the insert is stiffer silicone than my black ones that fits better. Also bought my wife a teal one that fits the same as the envy green. Another thing i dont like is how loose the insert fits toward the top of the phone. Its a dust collector lol! I highly recommend the speck candyshell. the back does get minor scuffs/scratches but its really not to bad. The speck fits the phone alot better than the commuter and lookls better also jmo. Its actually easy to get off you start at the volume control side and it pops right off. Its my favorite case as of now.
    Out of alllll of the many many cases i've bought & used(& a few i returned), i am a Speck candyshell kinda girl & i love my LP as well. i broke down yest and took off the LP to use my RadBerry purple cs

    03-01-2012 11:33 AM
  21. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Out of alllll of the many many cases i've bought & used(& a few i returned), i am a Speck candyshell kinda girl & i love my LP as well. i broke down yest and took off the LP to use my RadBerry purple cs

    Agreed. My favorite is the Speck CS. The fit,look cant be beat. I have a few commuterss,Ifrogz,incase slider also lol
    03-01-2012 01:39 PM
  22. ricnmar's Avatar
    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?

    Thanks!
    03-01-2012 02:19 PM
  23. ame's Avatar
    Nowhere near as bulky as a defender. There's just a little lip around the front edge and no screen protector.
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    03-01-2012 02:59 PM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    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?

    Thanks!
    Nowhere near as bulky as a defender. There's just a little lip around the front edge and no screen protector.
    Yes, I have both and as Ame pointed out, the cs's are no where near as thick or big as the OB defenders are. The cs's are a really nice case, and one of my faves along with my LP. I will warn you tho, the cs's tend to get scratched up on the back(only down fall)-so if that's a concern of yours, you could try out the candsyshell satin case, although there aren't as many colors to chose from as the cs's. I absolutely love the cs's
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    03-01-2012 03:54 PM
  25. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    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.
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    03-02-2012 10:01 AM
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