Otterbox Commuter vs Speck Candyshell

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Mr D, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Mr D macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2007
    Anyone have experience with these two cases? I'm currently using the Otterbox Commuter and I like it, however my only gripe with it is the headphone jack and it is difficult to take in and out of the phone.

    How is the Speck Candyshell compared to this as far as the headphone with screen protector...ability to take in and out?

  2. koigirl macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I have used both, although my Commuter was for the 4 and the specs may have changed for the 4S. I found both easy to take on/off and had no problems with the headphone jack. Power Support crystal screen protector works fine with both models. My early Candyshells didn't play nice with my Griffin car charger but my 4S models work with any charger, dock, or headphone plug. Both of these cases are good at protecting your phone in case of a fall or drop (speaking from personal experience) That being said, I prefer the Speck Candyshell's appearance/feel and it seems sleeker on the phone although I think the dimensions are very similar. My only gripe is that the Candyshell glossy surface shows scratches. This is not a deal breaker for me as I'm a case addict and like switching out fairly often.:roll eyes: I love Candyshell's wide range of color choices. Both companies have excellent customer service.
  3. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    The Candyshell is also available in Satin. It is harder to scratch than the glossy one.
  4. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Go with the Speck Candyshell. I had the Commuter and the battery charger cover drove me nuts. I absolutely love the Speck Candyshell cases. You will NOT be disappointed!!!!

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