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Otterbox has introduced iPhone case/wallet combination, the Commuter Series Wallet. The $45 case includes space for 3 credit cards and a single dollar bill, while coming in black, white/grey and pink/grey color combinations.

The new case competes against other wallet cases like TwelveSouth's BookBook, as well as dozens of other wallet cases on the market.

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- Multi-layer case guards against damage to your device
- Slimline design hides contents, keeping them safe and secure
- Self-adhering screen protector guards against scratches and scrapes to the glass display
- Access drawer holds up to three cards and one bill
- Audible click closure gives you peace of mind knowing your items are securely enclosed
- Access Wallet drawer contents without turning case over
The Commuter Series Wallet case, for the iPhone 5 and 5s, is available from Otterbox and other retailers for $45.

Article Link: Otterbox Introduces New iPhone 5/5s Case With Space for Credit Cards and Cash
 

joshwenke

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Mar 26, 2011
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So now when you lose your phone, you also lose your wallet at the same time! (And vice versa.)

Theives will love it!
 

SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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Clunky and overrated. So many better choices out there for a fraction of the cost and I don't mean cheapo cases either... OtterBox is the Beats of cases, only that now Beats has improved its repertoire.
 

Lord Hamsa

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Jul 16, 2013
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So now when you lose your phone, you also lose your wallet at the same time! (And vice versa.)

Theives will love it!

I suppose you could say that with one fewer thing to look after, maybe you'd be less likely to misplace it or be careless with it.

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Hilarious. I never understood why people by Otter boxes at all. They look huge and hideous.

*I* don't use an Otterbox. I put Otterboxes on hand-me-down devices I give to the kids, to protect them from the inevitable drops, etc. But they are also popular with people who need a ruggedized case due to their work environment.
 

ZildjianLudwig

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Sep 20, 2012
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Just in case putting your iPhone in a regular otterbox didn't make it bulky enough.

Somewhere, Jonathan Ive sheds a single tear.
 

trainwrecka

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Apr 24, 2007
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I used a BookBook for about a year. I liked losing the wallet, but it added a lot of unnecessary bulk. I switched to the Safe Wallet a little over a month ago and love this case. It allows me to hold more than the 2 card limit most wallet cases have (I have 5 and bill) and it has a secret stash spot for emergency cash. Great case.
 

supermassive

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Sep 15, 2010
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What a Piece of junk. It transforms the slimest Phone to date into a qube. Why not put in a tent and sleeping bag and condoms and whatnot?
 

cmichaelb

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Aug 6, 2008
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*I* don't use an Otterbox. I put Otterboxes on hand-me-down devices I give to the kids, to protect them from the inevitable drops, etc. But they are also popular with people who need a ruggedized case due to their work environment.

That makes sense.

I can't tell you how many people around my office use the biggest, thickest Otterbox cases on their iPhones. I don't get it.
 

Anonymous Freak

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Dec 12, 2002
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A single bill? That seems... Useless.

I have a wallet that has a smaller "sub-wallet" that I remove when I don't need my full set of cards. The "sub-wallet" is just two "card window" bits connected together. (Similar to, but not the same as, this one.)

In the two-section removable bit I keep my photo ID, one credit card, and a (folded behind the ID) $20 bill. Everything else goes in the main wallet. If I know I'll need more cash, I'll either make it two $20 bills, or a larger bill. When I get change, it goes loose in my pocket.

I don't use just the sub-wallet often, only if I'm "dressing up" to go somewhere, and the full wallet would be intrusive. This has worked fine for me up until now.

The idea of a slim phone-wallet I could replace the separate even sub-wallet with would be good - although when I use the sub-wallet, I tend to use a slimmer phone case, too.

And, of course, Case Mate makes a similar case for less than half the price...
 

Juliobds

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Sep 6, 2013
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I used a BookBook for about a year. I liked losing the wallet, but it added a lot of unnecessary bulk. I switched to the Safe Wallet a little over a month ago and love this case. It allows me to hold more than the 2 card limit most wallet cases have (I have 5 and bill) and it has a secret stash spot for emergency cash. Great case.

That does seem like a way better and more useful case than this otter ... thing.
 

TouchMint.com

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May 25, 2012
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I used a BookBook for about a year. I liked losing the wallet, but it added a lot of unnecessary bulk. I switched to the Safe Wallet a little over a month ago and love this case. It allows me to hold more than the 2 card limit most wallet cases have (I have 5 and bill) and it has a secret stash spot for emergency cash. Great case.

Does look cool thanks!
 

jwhazel

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Sep 22, 2005
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So now when you lose your phone, you also lose your wallet at the same time! (And vice versa.)

Theives will love it!
And now when I misplace or lose my wallet-phone, I'll actually be able to track the whole thing down instead of only being able to track my phone. Sounds like a win to me.
 
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