Defender or Commuter?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by frocco, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    Hello,

    Are there any drawbacks on the Defender other that size?

    Trying to decide on a decent case.
    White iPhone 4s

    Thanks
     
  2. djransom macrumors 68040

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    If you're looking for brick protection for your phone then go with the Defender. The Commuter provides great protection, but feels great in your hand as well.
     
  3. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    I am wondering if the Defender Screen cover would cause problems.
     
  4. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

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    It does for me. I popped my screen cover out and use a separate one when I use the Defender.

    The thing I hate about the commuter is the uncovered Apple Logo.
     
  5. defc0n1 macrumors newbie

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    The Defender is an excellent case but it fails on the screen cover. It covers the beautiful retina display from the iPhone and your iPhone will look pixelated :( I stopped using the defender because of this.
     
  6. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    Could you explain this?
    I do not see what it would cover.
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    Honestly, I don't think any of the otter boxes look good.
     
  8. Brown Trout macrumors member

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    The size and grippy texture also means you can prop it against a book or put it in the snap-in clip case and rotate the clip so that it sits at a decent video viewing angle on an airline seat tray. I have a powersupport screen shield & the defender's screen protector on top of that doesn't really affect navigation.
     
  9. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. They both look horrible to me. But the Defender is worse.
     
  10. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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  11. Hauntedhallows macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 commuter cases and I stopped using them because they get dirty really fast and it looks awful.
     
  12. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    Ok, I guess I should expand my search for a case.
    I would not like to see lint clinging to the case.
     
  13. shantana macrumors newbie

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    then just take a case silicon and that's it, nothing complicated anymore
     
  14. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got defender, commuter, and reflex. Have always loved the defender, but lately I prefer my phone as least bulky as possible so I got the reflex and love it.

    REFLEX.
     
  15. littlehouse macrumors newbie

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    IMHO Otterbox cases are designed for people who want really strong protection... Defender and Commuter are hard to take on/off. If you really like OB, take Reflex into confideration. At least it's detachable.:)
     

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