Although I do not own the Otterbox Commuter or the Speck Candyshell, from what I have read, I would deem each of these possible contenders for the best case on the market. I am leaning toward the Candyshell because it has a hard backing that wont attract any lint like other silcone cases. From what I have read about the commuter, the silicon tends to be a lint magnet, especially around the openings by the buttons. The Candysehll wont have this problem, but it will get scratches on the hard casing I have read. I am thinking about getting a white Candyshell to hide the scratches. The Defender is a little too bulky for me, so I would not consider it an option here. Any opinions?