Otterbox Commuter vs Speck Candyshell

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by elaniemay, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Which would you prefer? I currently have the Speck Candyshell and my Otterbox Commuter that I ordered a couple of weeks ago, just shipped today.
     
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    Nhwhazup

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    Hands down vote for the Speck Candyshell.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    i have both. the speck feels and looks a lot more sleek. i still switch em out from time to time.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    CandyShell .. that is my GO TO case. I always keep a "super" case (lifeproof / otterbox defender etc.) around for that time or two that you need it .. but day to day the CandyShell has been my favorite case since the iPhone 3
     
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    extraextra

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    I'm not a fan of Otterbox cases unless you throw your phone off a cliff or run them over on a daily basis. A far less bulky case can be protective enough for drops on concrete, etc.

    I just received my Speck Candyshell, and so far I love it. It is not too bulky, looks great, and seems pretty protective for what it is.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    The OP asked about the Otterbox Commuter, not their bigger bulky Defender case. The Commuter is the same bulkiness as the Candyshell.

    I had the Candyshell on my 3GS, but went with a Commuter after feeling a friends. The Candyshell slides into my pocket a little easier, but I will not miss the slick/ smooth exterior. The rubber edges of the Commuter feel more secure in hand, which hopefully will contribute to less drops.

    Below is the one I ordered for a white 4S. The Yellow parts are the softer rubber, while the Grey is a hard plastic layer over the rubber.

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  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do like my candyshell right now. I have the white iP4S and have the white speck candyshell with pink accents. I ordered the 4S commuter in hot pink with white silicone because I think it will look really nice with my white iP4S. I am not usually the kind of person to keep switching cases, so I am just trying to get some opinions on these two since I will soon have both in my possession. I do put it in my pocket quite frequently and I'm a slender female, so my pockets are pretty small, but I think (from what I hear) that both phones should work okay in my pockets. I am very careful with my phones, take excellent care of them, BUT I have three kids (ages 1, 4, and 6), two dogs (one is a puppy), and a 5 month old cat, so really I am the last one I'm worrying about when it comes to my phone getting damaged! It sounds like I should be happy with either case...maybe I'll keep both so I have a back-up, or if I want to "switch things up" at some point.
     

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