Otterbox Defender/ Commuter Review

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  1. adriot

    adriot New Member

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    commuter or defender

    I've never had a phone I did not drop. Never. And I don't mean just once, I mean that I have a tendency to drop phones.

    Generally after a few too many falls, they stop working (though for some reason, my last phone, palm centro was ridiculously indestructible).

    I have an Incredible now though and I'm guessing that a fall will probably kill it and I really need a case. A good case. But, I'm still mainly going to carry this in the pocket of my jeans, or slip it in a purse.

    Will the commuter protect my phone enough? Will the defender make slipping it into a jeans pocket undoable? Which do I need?
     
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    Defenders and pockets do not play well together

    Although possible, if you plan to keep the phone primarily in your pocket the defender case will make the phone uncomfortably bulky.
     
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    Which case with a belt clip would the Commuter fit in since it has no clip? I really would like one of the inward facing hard cases with a belt clip that the Commuter would fit in but I'm probably out of luck as of now.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I just recieved my commuter case and ithink I expected too much. Its better than what I had but for the price wow. Ill try it for a bit then ill make a decision. Was anyone else overly excited then let down haha
     
  5. San Antone RR

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    Barski and Sharon,

    if you look at the pics showing the front of the DX with the Defender installed, you can see the bubbles between the Defender and the Zagg.
    Take the case off and rub the inside of the clear covering on your cheek. Get all of it covered with the oil from your face. Sounds weird, but it pretty much eliminates the bubbles. I thought it sounded crazy, but it works and now is on the Otterbox website. Tried it with my IPhone (can I say that word here?) and it worked well.
     
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    Geez, nothing like bacteria, skin cells, oil, and dirt to keep your screen protector looking good! :rofl3:

    Is the Zagg that hard to put on without bubbles?

    The salesman put my Verizon one on in 10 seconds with nary a bubble.

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  7. San Antone RR

    San Antone RR New Member

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    Well, it can't be any worse than the inside of your pocket or purse and it works.

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    The bubbles are from the protective screen on the otterbox with the zagg under it. The zagg is easy to install. Mine has no bubbles in it. San Antone is say to rub the zagg on your face before you put the defender on. This will take care of the bubbles between the zagg and otterbox screen protector.


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    I had the zagg on under mine then took it off. Its so much better in my opinion!

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    Is the defender study enough to install and remove each day? I work outside and would like to have the case in then, but after the work day would like to take it off and then put it back on in the morning. I have been using the Siedo case but the rubber ried already.

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    using the defender . the shell seems to be so grippy or not snug enough that sometimes the outer shell comes off when removing in and out of my pocket. besides that no complaints phone seems very secure
     
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    Just got around to trying this, and despite what their website says, it does indeed work fine with the extended battery with the extended battery door.

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