Ok be honest..who going to use those fugly Otterbox cases on their iPhone 6 and 6 +?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MassiveAttack, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    Those things are simply atrocious and painful to look at. So who's going to use Otterbox cases? :rolleyes:
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I bought one and returned it the next day. Got a thin Sedio Suface shell to replace it. Has a rubberized exterior and is just the right amount of grip with out adding any bulk.

    Get what ever you want and let no one shame you out of it. Choice is good!
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    WOW.. hahaha good post. strong FUGLINESS in this thread.. achieved :D
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    The people around here who buy iPhones to stick in cases, never take them out, and have no intention of ever keeping them beyond the date they can get the highest resale value for them.

    Yeah. Those people.
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  6. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    I couldn't stand the Otterbox on my iPhone 5 for more than 2 months. No chance in hell a 6+ would fit in ANY of my pockets with an Otterbox case. Maybe if it came with wheels and a leash. :p
  7. iregret macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2012
    I never understood why everyone was in love with the otterbox. Strong marketing I guess.
  8. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
  9. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    I agree otter boxes are ridiculous. Speck candy shells are sleek but work well
  10. darkonex macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2014
    I tried an Otterbox Defender on my iPhone 4 and hated it, ended up selling it. My 4S had a Speck Pixelskin that I got free from Apple and loved that one. My 5 currently has an Otterbox Commuter I've had on it all 2 years and love it, it's the right amount of protection while not being as unwieldly as the Defender. I'd like to try the Commuter or Symmetry on my iPHone 6 too, but right now I got that cheap Luvvitt case, still waiting on my iPhone 6 but the case is suprisingly thin just not every nice looking, may be a temp case we'll see.
  11. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    Teenagers should have Otterbox Defenders. I had one for about a week on my 5. You can throw your phone across the room and it just bounces. There's a market for it but it's not me.
  12. pish6969 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    I use the commuter for last 2 yrs on my 5 and have it again on my 6. Dropped phone a few times with my 5 and no issue. I don't use a screen protector and the commuter comes out slightly so if you drop on front glass is safe.

    I also like it has the bottom thing that covers lightning connector and headphone jack so no dirt gets in
  13. Musubi macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2006
    U.S. / 東京 日本
    My 4s used an Otterbox Defender. When I got my 5s last year, I initially considered a Defender again but then saw some reviews about Spigen's Tough Armor.

    The Defender had a several week waiting period while the Tough Armor was in stock plus at a fraction of the cost ($59 for the yet to be released Defender versus $25 for the Tough Armor).

    The Spigen has been more than enough and now when I try even using my Defender encased 4s (used for media), it feels overtly bulky (total overkill).

    I do contract computer work most of the time but I also work part time (20 hours a week) in supply chain logistics. I have my 5s in the my pocket where it goes through wild temperature swings (room temperature to 0 degrees F) and not the cleanest environments. But the case has done its job. I don't even use a screen protector (see attached photos).

    Looking at the various series of Otterbox cases for the 6/6 Plus, those are garish beyond yuck (not my taste). They couldn't pay me to use one of their cases now.

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  14. pish6969 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014

    Lol. Really? The commuter is all black with a cutout around Apple logo. How is that yuk? It's not bulky, so I'm curious what is yuk? Black goes with everything.

    I imagine some people may not like the case for one reason or another but you made it seem like it's some sort of ugly case. How is a black case ugly?
  15. lapril macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2014
    They are ugly but I've used it for my 4s and it is still as gorgeous as the day I bought it. My job requires a lot of movement and I would hate to crack my 6+. I'm still in the market for cases… If I can't find the level of protection I need, then otter box it is:(
  16. Nobodyhasdreads macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    I will be using an otterbox on my 6+. I have 4.5 and 1.5 year olds. They are bulky and I hate the feel but I like my children to be able to use my phone every once and awhile. And with kids you ever know. It is totally worth it to me.
  17. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    But if it's trapped in that ugly case all the time, who would know?
  18. MassiveAttack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
  19. trevgriff macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Spend half my time at construction sites otterbox is the way to go. Hoping the defender and screen saver is available when my 6+ arrives.
  20. sinister184 macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2014
  21. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Ok, ok, ok... I'd use one of those cases.......if I was going to the moon.
  22. pish6969 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014

    Not sure what model that is but it's certainly not the commuter
  23. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    I have in the past. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the apple leather case can handle any drops this time. A little risky but I'm pretty careful.
  24. pish6969 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    Ok be honest..who going to use those fugly Otterbox cases on their iPhone 6 a...


    What's ugly?
  25. USF813 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    I bought the commuter case today in black on black. It adds just enough bulk to the 6. Frankly, the phone is too thin to begin with, so I'm pleased with this case. I don't think it's ugly. I wish Otterbox made a simple silicone skin like the one on the 4. I loved that case!!

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