OtterBox Commuter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by OwenMeasures, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    I'm looking at getting the OtterBox Commuter case for my iPhone 5... I have had cases before for my 4/4S but they have let in dust that eventually scratches the aluminium on the iPhone.

    Can anyone tell me if the OtterBox Commuter stops this from happening.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Six8 macrumors 65816

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  3. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    Not true, the 4/4s Otterbox was made out of inferior material to what the new one is.

    Much tighter fitting
     
  4. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    The silicon they use is a dust magnet. The huge openings in the back only make it worse
     
  5. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    Avoid. Mine had a power button that was almost imposible to press, replacement was the same. Also has a huge silly lip.
     
  6. HiRisk macrumors 6502

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    I liked this case a lot. Only downfall to me is the power button being hard to press. Dust wasn't an issue for me. The silicone didn't attract a lot of dust like the Incipio Dual Pro, which was the biggest issue with that case.
     
  7. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I would avoid it for the sole reason that it has an Apple logo cutout. :eek:
     
  8. davistld01 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that the silicon on the new-gen iP5 Commuter is lots better than the one I used on my 4/4s. It keeps it shape 100% better. I have several other cases...

    *Speck Candyshells (3)
    *Incipio Pro and clip-on
    *InCase Slider & Slider Pro

    ...but I always seem to come back to the Commuter. Yeah, it's a little thick and kind of clunky, and I hate the stupid "hole" on the back that leaves the Apple logo vunerable to damage...and just looks amazingly dumb...but I have a confidence that if, on a rare occasion that I drop the phone I believe I'm protected better than in the other cases. It's also pretty "grippy" and easy to hold on to without being a pocket lint magnet like the Incipio and InCase cases that rely on the rubberized paint coating to provide traction.

    Hope I like my soon-coming Mophie Juice Pack Air enough to use it instead. If not...it's back to the Commuter.
     

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