Otterbox Commuter?

Sacha2304

macrumors newbie
Sep 26, 2014
15
1
I've heard that otterbox has had fitment problems with the commuter case. Can anyone confirm this issue?
 

Munitalp

macrumors 65816
Jul 17, 2007
1,172
7
According to the numerous reviews I've seen on the Otterbox website and Facebook it seems to not fit correctly and have bad cutouts that block the headphone port.
 

Enabledobject

macrumors 6502
Apr 27, 2014
437
325
An Otterbox Commuter chewed the hell out of my 5. No way I'm putting one on another phone.
Was it the commuter or the defender?
Commuter was great for my 4s, but the defender trashed it.
I've got my eye on the symmetry whenever it comes out for the 6 plus
 

davistld01

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 6, 2008
508
30
Springfield, MO
The Commuter fits my iP6 perfectly, but it's a tad bulky for me and makes it that much harder to use one handed...for me, at least. I was shopping for some other opinions.

I love the idea of the protection it gives, but I'd like it to be slimmer.
 

iMule

macrumors 6502
Feb 11, 2009
309
8
Greenville, SC
Otterbox Relex for iPhone 5/5S: Scratched the bottom and sides up due to rough edges. This case was the absolute worst.

Defender for 5/5S: front facing camera cutout carved itself into oleophobic coating on the screen and the Touch ID hole was the worst idea on the planet for dust/hair getting into the screen. I used mine for a month, and my brother used his for a year. He literally has a perfect imprint of the plastic around the touch screen and the front facing camera. It's gnarly.

Otterbox Preserver for the 5/5S: the best waterproof case I've ever owned. It's crucial, because I go kayaking as much as possible.

They're capable of making good stuff, and I know these aren't for the 6, but in my experience with them, their fit and poor placement of materials results in cosmetic scars.
 

epphllps

macrumors 6502
Mar 13, 2011
355
2
West TN
Definitely Commuter

A silicone case chewed your phone?? Never ever had any issues with a commuter. Defender hurt one of my phones, but there is no way a commuter will chew a phone. I mean it's inner lining is rubberized and just like many other cases made by big time brands that don't chew through phones.

Anyone who is curious, the only issue with the commuter is the open cutout to show the apple logo which can leads to scratches, but is standard on these cases, and the misaligned port covering for the earbud port. Otherwise, it's a solid case and I'm fond of it. I still tend to have 3-4 cases for each iphone lol.
 

gsugolfer

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2010
507
1
Georgia, USA
A silicone case chewed your phone?? Never ever had any issues with a commuter. Defender hurt one of my phones, but there is no way a commuter will chew a phone. I mean it's inner lining is rubberized and just like many other cases made by big time brands that don't chew through phones.

Anyone who is curious, the only issue with the commuter is the open cutout to show the apple logo which can leads to scratches, but is standard on these cases, and the misaligned port covering for the earbud port. Otherwise, it's a solid case and I'm fond of it. I still tend to have 3-4 cases for each iphone lol.

I suppose I should have phrased differently. It must have let dirt or something in, which subsequently scratched the sides. Here is a link to the eBay auction where I just sold the phone I am talking about. You'll see the problems.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=221555462676
 

C. Robert

macrumors 6502a
Oct 1, 2013
807
135
Baltimore
I often buy used phones and whenever I see a ad where someone says that it has been in a Otterbox from day one, I know that it will have fine scratches all over the phone. You might have different associations with Otterbox but for me I would never put my phone in one, unless I was going to disarm a bomb.
 
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