Pics & Review of the Otterbox case

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  1. jcardona1
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    My Otterbox Commuter case arrived today. overall impressions were great. the case is built great, has a great finish, fits great, the buttons works great, and even comes with a screen protector that fits much better than verizon crap. id say this is a great $35 investment. i'm extremely pleased [​IMG]

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    Might be just me, but I find the side buttons (volume, camera, power) easier to use since I put my Otter Box on. Better grip and more responsive, IMO.
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    Should be getting mine in in the next day or so. Looking forward to seeing it on my own droid and not just on pics.
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    Thanks for the pics. Very nice. I'm also considering this case.
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    I don't suppose it fit the OEM dock, does it?
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    ^ dont have the OEM dock so i cant say, but i'm assuming it doesnt
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    Nice pics. How hard is it to remove the back half of the case? I remove it for use in the car dock...
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    Looks ok. I like more style than rugged looks on my phone but looks like it protects from dust and other things very well with the buttons and ports covered by rubber that you can open.
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    the back part of the case is extremely easy to take off, just like any other simple snap-on case. nothing like the body glove crap. and the way they made the mounting tabs is awesome. other cases ive tried interefere with the sliding keyboard a lot. this one creates no resistance whatsoever!
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    Thanks for the reply Jose. :)

    I might have to give up on the carbon fiber case and get this case instead. ;)
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    Looks great:)

    Now, if OtterBox would come out with a holster for it, like the VZ Shell/Holster combo, then I would get one for sure.
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    Just got the case, and it fits perfectly. No complaints at all with that. The top part surprised me with how well it fit also. Now at least on mine the very bottom, near the speaker, has some give and i can push down on it and it moves. Not a big complaint at all. But the only real complaint i have is the material the back is made out of. I personally like the rubber feel like the actual back of the droid has, but this case is just smooth plastic. Kind of feels like it may slide out of my hand. But overall it is a great case and looks good.
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    How does this compare to the Seidio case? I currently have a Seidio case and one of the tabs just broke on it :mad: and am now considering this case.

    I see one response saying it is slick and plastic? Is all of it slick or just part of it?

    Also, I have the Seidio home dock, is the Otterbox case that much bigger than Seidio to the point that it will not fit into that dock?
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    I also received this case. Maybe I was hoping for too much and was disappointed. The Droid won't fit in the Motorola car or home dock with this Otter Box case on. The reason why I bought this case because I was hoping to cover the scratches on the bezel, but the case does not cover it. The second negative thing is that the case feels a little cheap, it doesn't feel like strong polycarbonate material, but it feels more like the Rubbermaid material, it's slippery and feels kind of light and cheap. The photos on Otter Box's PDF website actually makes the back cover look like it could be metal or high quality plastic, but it's not.

    The positive would be that the rubberized buttons are a definite plus. Its easier to wake up the phone and sleep the phone with the case on. The headphone jack and charger port have plugs now which will keep dust from coming in the phone. Judging from the way the case is built and also much the case covers, it does seem to provide good protection. Basically if you want a case for protection, then this is for you. But if you want a case that will look good and feel expensive, you will be disappointed.
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    nice pics.. how many days did you got since the day you purchased it?
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    Contact Seidio and they'll hook you up with a replacement.

    And this case by Otterbox looks like a Seidio knockoff :icon_eek:
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    X2...they sent me a new one no questions asked!
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    I'm interested in this Otterbox case specifically for the port cover features it has.

    If you say it's a knock-off of a current Seidio case, then please point me to the Seidio case available with built-in port covers. I would love to check it out!
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    OP, noticed the black camera button. Did you use a sharpie or paint it? The "gold" is flaking off of mind and I pretend that it doesn't bother me. :D

    The case looks great. Does it seem like removing it and putting it back on will cause undue wear and tear on the phone?
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    Fit in Seidio Dock?

    I'm with the guy a few posts ago wondering if it will fit in the Seido Dock. Someone reply back if they know, thanks!
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