CES 2014: OtterBox Introduces New One-Piece Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 5s and 5c

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At CES today, Otterbox introduced a new series of iPhone cases that are some of OtterBox's most minimalist yet. The one-piece Symmetry case is available in a number of different colors and graphic designs for both the iPhone 5s and 5c.

    The cases leave the front of the iPhone completely exposed, but they protect the sides and back of the device -- a very popular style of case. OtterBox also has the Commuter and Reflex series cases, but those use multiple pieces rather than the one-piece design of the Symmetry.

    The OtterBox Symmetry Series will be available for $40 and $45 depending on color. They should be available in early Spring of this year.

    Article Link: CES 2014: OtterBox Introduces New One-Piece Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 5s and 5c
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Is it just me, or does this make those $39 Apple leather cases not look too expensive?
  3. macrumors 68020


    Dec 9, 2008
    Leave it to marketing geniuses to sell an asymmetrical case under the name "Symmetry". :confused:
  4. macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    The floreal motive will sell like hotcakes.

  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    I just don't understand why cases like these are that expensive. If it was a full phone case, sure, I guess; it's protecting an investment.

    I feel like these should be ~$20.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    They're that expensive because there are people in the world willing to spend that much on a case. Spigen and others make similar cases for much less. It looks like Otterbox is trying to diversify their product line from just making super protective cases.
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2011
    Giant Logo

    That giant "Otter" logo on the back is hideous IMO. Yes I know the Apple case has a large Apple logo, but it's more subtle, and it is after all an Apple iPhone inside. The Apple logo on the case mirrors the Apple logo on the back of the actual product.

    Why would I spend $45 to advertise for Otter?
  8. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    If they were concerned about advertising, they'd move the logo to the top, where your hand isn't likely to cover it up ;)
  9. macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2014
    California USA
  10. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2012
    It's likely that they accentuated the logo for the purpose of the ad. So you will know what brand of case you are looking at.
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2013
    I think I will pick one up for my 5c, just because I hate the current Commuter Case for 5c. The Apple logo cutout is off-centered, and the entire bottom is open/exposed/unprotected. I wish this case was a little less expensive seeing as it is one piece, not two. Oh well, the 5c doesn't have too many good case options, so I guess beggars can't be choosers.

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