OtterBox - Commuter Series Case for Apple® iPhone® SE, 5s and 5 - Black

Protect your Apple iPhone SE, 5s or 5 against damage with this OtterBox Commuter Series 39120BBR case that features polycarbonate and silicone materials for a durable design. A screen protector safeguards your device's screen against scratches.

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$39.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • OtterBox Commuter Series Case

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2746 out of 2900)

Features


Designed for use with Apple iPhone SE, 5s and 5

For a proper fit.

2-layer protection

Features polycarbonate and silicone materials to protect your device against damage from drops, bumps and shock.

Self-adhesive screen protector

Helps guard your phone's display while maintaining a clear view.

Port covers

Prevent debris from entering your phone's ports.

Otter Box Certified Drop+ Protection

24+ tests and 238+ hours of testing means you can be sure your device is protected from the wear and tear of everyday use.

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Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    Posted
    SDQT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought all of my children iPhones this Xmas during the Black Friday sales and had to grab a protective cases. I’d previously heard about the sturdiness and good quality of Otterbox cell phone case products but could not afford/could not justify the high price. Shortly after Black Friday, I found these on sale for a reasonable price (buy 3 phone cases and get a certain %-age off - $17.99 & w/ tax come out to be $19.XX) with immediate availability for in store pick up and the right color, so I was sold. When I was putting together my product, I was pleased to find a screen protector w/ installation goodies included (installation card, guide and soft wipe)....WOW! I’ve owed many different cell phones and have purchased cell phone cases (previously preferred Speck) but I now want to exclusively buy Otterbox in the future and will tell all my friends about it! I mean, they even thought about the screen protector!!!! Not to get crazy about a screen protector but the folks at Otterbox certainly thought about their consumer demographic (wide enough to include a mother’s children in this case) in addition to saving me the inconvenience of researching and having to purchase yet another product, a screen protector. This alone tells me that Otterbox values me as a customer b/c they value protecting my investment - an expensive cell phone. You’ve got a customer for life. Customer Service at Best Buy was quick, friendly, easy and efficient...just the way I like it...I quickly get on with the rest of my day and so do they! Thank You so much Otterbox and Best Buy — our family’s Xmas is going to be one unforgettable day!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty yet pain to set up

    Posted
    MomOfThreeYoungKids
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this because it was a nice color and because it cost less than the Defender series ($10 less). It also appeared to be sleeker and I didn't think the Defender series looked sleek enough. I go ahead and buy this... I see there is a screen protector kit. It's like a sticker. You wipe down the iPhone with an antistatic cloth. You place the "sticker protector" on the phone. Now, this was the tricky part. It was hard to put it on perfectly. Kept trying again and again. The kit also comes with a tiny key fob type card (without the fob part) so you can push out air bubbles. Then, you take the top cover off of the screen cover. Then, you put the plastic case over the iPhone with the screen protector on it. When this was done, the screen protector was curled out of the bottom of the rubber cover. Tried putting this back in, but realized if it was this difficult to set up, it might get worse over time. I was disappointed. I returned this within the hour and paid $10 more to get the Defender series in blush/cream. (NOTE: I did find it on ebay for $27, so there are ways to get this cheaper. I just needed this now.) Also, I didn't like how the rubber openings around the cover edge weren't closing flush. Maybe this would be fine without the protective screen cover. What the Defender case had that this didn't was the screen protector was actually PART of the case... And, the Defender series case for the iPhone 5 was actually nicer than I expected it to be and sleeker than portrayed in photos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Confident it will protect your phone

    Posted
    ten96lt
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the OtterBox and picked it up in-store the day after I received my iPhone since I heard the back can scratch easily and didn't want to wait for the case to be shipped. I do have to say this case does look like it can take a licking. The phone fits snug into the case and doesn't feel like it would fall out if dropped. While I do not feel like testing the limits of abuse this case can take, it has held up very well to everyday use and removed my worry about scratching the phone when i put it down somewhere or any other everyday hazard. Only issue seems to be the screen protector. I was able to apply it well if I do say so myself, but it left the cloudy look on the bottom edge of the phone that won't go away even with a credit card or using their edger. The good news though is the case covers the edge, so I don't see it when using it, but it may be a nuisance for some to know it's there. I do have the feeling I will be replacing the shield sooner rather than later so you may want to invest in shield you're confident in now rather than use theirs. Overall, definitely worth the investment if you want to keep your phone in good shape, especially when it comes time to resell for your new upgrade in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Cell Phone Case

    Posted
    RideWithPeterson
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I own three iPhone 6s Plus and a 5s. I purchased one each of a Defender, a Ballistic Tungsten Tough and Ballistic Tungsten Slim to easily identify each Space Gray 6s Plus unit. I thought the Defender was a bit of overkill compared to the Ballistic Tungsten Slim, but those cases are impossible to find in stores, so I looked to Otterbox since I loved it for my iPad Air 2. I exchanged the 5s Defender for the Commuter because it is a simpler case to deal with. I don't like screen protectors so having the option to toss the plastic cover was fantastic. I also like the two-piece design of the case - simple removal for monthly cleaning of the iPhone. I haven't dropped my 5s yet with the Otterbox, but I am sure it will protect as well as the Ballistic cases do. As for Ballastic, I LOVE those cases. I intentionally drop my 128GB 6s Plus from my ear (6'1") to prove just how effective their cases protect from damage. I like the look and slim profile of the Otterbox. Im not a fan of the new Ballistic case design, so when I get an iPhone 7s Plus (skipping the 7 Plus) I will likely get the Otterbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great less bulky protective case

    Posted
    PsychoBear
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Both me and my fiance purchased the Iphone 5 and as soon as we did we purchased the commuter case, mine black hers pink and white not that color really matters. Both of us have taken our phone out and put them back in to clean the inside of the case and have had no problem with breaking them, its pretty simple if the way your trying to get the case off isn't working don't force it and it wont break aka don't be stupid. Next I have no idea what this guy is talking about "The Apple lightning adapter will not plug in to the bottom of the phone because it cannot reach through the opening. Seems like a pretty big design flaw. Since most people will not be willing to remove a case like this every day, this basically makes the case unusable." obviously he cant find the flap at the bottom of the phone that is there so you can plug your phone in.... I don't know people amaze me. Moving on, I have dropped the phone twice but not from very high up nor on a very hard surface but still the phone nor the case was damaged. If you are in a very physical job, known for being hard on phones, or maybe even a little clumsy you know happens to all of us this case isn't for you look into the Defender. But if your work is the opposite or if your just really cautious of your phone this case this work just fine for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This case provides good phone protection.

    Posted
    uncleferd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased the "Otterbox - Commuter Series Case For Apple® Iphone® Se, 5s & 5 - Black" about two months ago. My reason for making the purchase is that my employer-issued iPhone SE is small and thin enough to be a challenge to hold while making keystrokes - and generally makes me feel like Gulliver visiting Lilliput... so I wanted a case that would protect it AND provide a better hand-hold. This Otterbox does both of those things very well. Having said that, I will make 3 clarifications... 1) It seems like I need to press the on/off button a bit harder than I did without the case. 2) I would have preferred more rubber around the edges of the case, but this case still makes a huge improvement and allows one hand to firmly grasp the edges of the teeny-tiny phone without interfering with the fingers of my other hand on the keypad, and it seems to protect the phone completely. 3) I did not use the screen protector that came with the case. Instead I had the Geek Squad install a better one (can't remember the brand, but Best Buy sales people steered me to it when I inquired about "a really good screen protector"). The alternate screen protector provides excellent touch sensitivity. Best Buy accommodated me well, as the customer service (including the installation of the screen protector) was complete, courteous and surprisingly fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, But Not Great

    Posted
    R8it
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    One of the reasons I purchased the OtterBox phone protector for my iPhone was for the price. It was significantly less expensive than another brand that I had purchased in the past, so I thought I would give it a try. Once I fitted the OtterBox to my phone, I quickly discovered why it is less expensive. To begin with, even though the case protects the phone on all sides, the case is not waterproof. Although I haven't yet dropped my phone, the quality of the case appears as though it would withstand a decent amount of shock. The biggest disappointment for me is in the functional fit of the case with my phone. The case fits tightly around my phone, to be sure, however, pushing the power button on the top end of the iPhone through the case is rather difficult, as is flipping the mute switch on the side of the phone. The latter is due to the switch being recessed by the thickness of the case. One other annoyance is the rubber flap that covers the power port on the bottom edge of the phone. I appreciate that the port is somewhat protected, but the rubber flap lacks the ability to snap it into place or to hinge it out of the way when you want to insert the power plug. Instead, it kind of hangs there so you have to hold it out of the way with your finger to insert the power cord. None of these objections are significant drawbacks, just annoyances. Would I buy the same item again. Probably not. I would most likely wait for the case I owned previously to go on sale and buy that one again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox Commuter

    Posted
    CajunQueen08
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I am now on my 3rd Otterbox Commuter case. This is my case of choice because of the 2 layer design. There is a silicone bumper wrap and a hard shell outer protection layer. Also, all ports are covered with moveable pieces on the phone, so no dirt, water, or general yuck gets into the headphone jack or charging connector. I require a case that has a bumper around the face of the phone, because I have dropped my iPhone several times, face down. The Otterbox has saved my screen more times than I can count. What I do not like about this product is if you purchase a color combition and the silicone is white, it will stain. No amount of scrubbing, bleach, oxyclean or any other product will remove the stains. I recommend buying a dark color. Also, I have had the plastic protective outer layer break at the bottom where it opens for plugging phone in to charge. (on my previous Iphone 4s case) I currently have the Iphone5 case, and so far, it has held up well.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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