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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3051 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    Posted
    SDQT
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Confident it will protect your phone

    Posted
    ten96lt
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    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
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good case for phone protection!

    Posted
    surfocnj4
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    This is my second case after having an incipio from when i first got my phone and i love the otterbox so far. I already had a screen protector on my phone so i didn't have to use the one that came with it. I mainly got this case because i wanted something that could go in and out of my pocket easily. I think the otterbox defender is also a great case, but it seems big and bulky and offers more protection than i need. The commuter is more petite and fits so nice around the phone that it looks like it's a part of the phone. I kind of wish it had the flat black smooth plastic rubber shell like the incipio did because i feel as if the otterbox will show scuffs if dropped and that i might lose grip on it if i have sweaty hands. Overall i think this is a great case that will protect your pretty iphone for sure and doesn't deserve a bad review because of the screen protector that comes with it. Those people probably just don't know what their doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OtterBox - Commuter Series Case for Apple iPhone 5

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    Shopgirl997
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    Best iPhone cover from the otterbox collection! Other otterbox covers have the attached screen protector. Even though the attached screen protector is easier because you don't have to line up a stick on screen protector, you can't access the everything on the screen. This otterbox case comes with an easy to stick on screen protector! I'm not the best at attaching stick on screen protectors. This screen protector is user friendly and comes with instructions my 5 year old niece understood! The case itself is awesome! You can access everything on the iPhone and the rubber closures snap right back into place. I've dropped my phone numerous times and the case does what it's supposed to with minimal damage. It still looks new! Easy to take off for cleaning and put back on without having to refer back to the instructions. Pretty self explanatory. I'm very pleased with my purchase! Thank you Bestbuy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best iPhone case i've ever owned.

    Posted
    bigtman
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    I have always been reluctant for buying Otter Box cases since they first became popular. I always read and heard that the cases were very bulky and hard to carry around in your pocket. When I saw how compact and fitting the commuter series was, I decided to take my chances. I am absolutely glad I did. The case protects your iPhone extremely well! I have already dropped it on my wooden floors and no damage was done! PHEW... Anyway, the case was very easy to assemble and put my phone into because there is only two pieces. The case doesn't show dirt or blemishes (which is important since it's a white case). I live a very active lifestyle. I am a runner, hiker, and biker, and the compact design and protection are perfect for my lifestyle. You can't beat this case for such a cheap price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish & Durable iPhone Case

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    Peacetoyou
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    Well, I finally did it...Purchased an iPhone after holding out for years because I thought I didn't need one (boy was I wrong). I researched the best case for it and hands down, the Otter Commuter Series was the perfect fit for me. Sleek and easy to handle. Since this is my first Smart Phone I wanted to be sure I purchased a case that would protect my new phone. Anyone who wants a case that fits well in your hand, not a bit bulky and smart colors purchase the Otter Commuter Series. I'm very pleased and recommend to anyone who wants a case that will protect and look great too. I rated it a 5 in all categories but usefulness due to the cover for the earphone and charger sometimes doesn't fit tight. Just push it in. Don't let that stop you from making this purchase. You won't be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does what it does...

    Posted
    Marcus17
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    I needed a case that would protect my investment. This case does that. There are 2 parts...a rubber insert and the plastic shell. I charge it with my computer so I don't need to take the case off often. If you are planning on charging it on a dock, it might not work with the case still on the phone. Meaning... YOU MIGHT HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF (Which is a pain but...its a case people) My last phone had many bad drops in its lifetime.... I had an otter box on it and it looked brand new after 2 years. AND...if you ever break your case...OTTERBOX has a free replacement policy. Just take a picture of your case and the inside serial number and they will send you a new one free of charge. They back up their product. Great company. It simply does what it does!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protective iPhone case!

    Posted
    ToriB
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    OtterBox is one of the few brands I truly trust to protect my phone. I used to have the OtterBox Defender, but it was too bulky and the rubber part was on the outside which caused too much friction when trying to pull it in and out of pockets (practically turned your pockets inside out). Having the rubber part on the outside also meant the rubber got stretched out over time. I like that the OtterBox Commuter still has a rubber part, it's just on the inside and the hard plastic part is on the outside. The OtterBox Commuter is also much slimmer than the Defender. The included screen protector is pretty minimal, so I would recommend a higher quality screen protector to be used with this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly one of the most trustworthy cases

    Posted
    Amart
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    I was trying many different cases that kept a low profile and looked just as nice as the new phone was. However, the entire purpose of the case was to protect what's inside so some of those rubber cases and snap on cases just didn't feel very reliant for me. Especially after seeing so many other people with cracked screens even though they had cases on their phone. When I was recommended this one I loved how there was essentially two completely different housings that the phone itself was protected by to absorb shock and outside environments but it was still very slim to hold unlike the life proof otterboxes were. My phone still feels brand new even after a few months of owning it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I tried an android. For about 3 months. iPhone won

    Posted
    Honestly
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    I've been an iPhone user since 08. I decided to finally retire my iPhone 5s in March. It was free, so not the best android. I dropped it late one night at work and the screen shattered. My old 5s has been dropped at least a couple of dozen times. Never broke. Anyway, I wanted an iPhone again anyway. I decided on the SE because I don't want a giant phone. I paid for this it is not on contract. This is a very powerful and rugged iPhone. I am satisfied in every way. You just can't wrong with this or any iPhone in my opinion. Thanks Apple for making such great products. Androids not bad though, iPhone is just my personal preference and I really love this SE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for your iPhone

    Posted
    PrairieBoy
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    I had one of these on a work iPhone. When I purchased a personal iPhone, I looked at reviews for other brands as well, but experience is worth a lot, and I knew that this makes the phone fit easily in my pocket (I have an SE), and the price couldn't be beat! I have dropped my phone (in the past) and never had a problem with this case. Took it on multiple trips including a Habitat build trip in Central America. Takes a beating and keeps on protecting! This is not as rugged as the Defender, but I don't need to wear it on my belt, bought a separate screen protector, and know how well it protected my work phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Continued Excellence

    Posted
    cubsmjy
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    I had read several negative reviews but based on my prior experience with several Ottorbox products I decided to make the purchase. I am glad I did...my Commuter series fits my iPhone 5 like glove. This version goes on my phone easier than the one on my iPhone 4S and I feel the port covers are better engineered so to stay closed. I read where the case attracted lint from the pockets and I agree this does happen some but it isn't a big deal at all. I will also agree the power button is a little stiff but again not a real issue for me...I can still turn it off and on when needed. Over all I feel it is a great product, very much worth the money and a brand that I know I can trust!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection Without All The Bulk

    Posted
    OldSkewlGeek
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    This case provides great protection without all the bulk of other cases. I am a Telecommunications Engineer and work in the field a lot. I have dropped my phone at least once a week for 3 years with the original case, and the phone was unaffected. The case withstood this beating also. What finally killed the original case was getting myself caught in a pinch point and the case broke at the charge cord/aux 1/8" port end (again the phone was protected). I only replaced the old case with this one because the case was left with a piece of plastic sticking out and would snag in my pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone Case

    Posted
    jerseygirl619

    I was hesitant to get this particular one because it's white with gray accents. I was worried the white would look dirty or my make up would rub off on it. No more worries! I love this cover! The white is still bright and the gray rubber parts are fine. My phone is white too and it looks great! My only complaint is the little nub on the bottom that you have to pop open to charge the phone. I think mine might eventually fall off, and I have seen it happen to others as well. Also it was a bit expensive, but hey, it's guaranteed and if anything happens to my phone it's replaceable by Otter Box. I say go for it! The white will stay perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price!

    Posted
    PhoneDropper
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    I've owned an iPhone 5 Otterbox Commuter for a couple years now, and I drop my phone almost weekly. I'd like to upgrade to a 6 Plus, but decided to wait until the price comes down. When I noticed cracks had developed on the hard plastic layer of the Commuter, I removed the case and found the iPhone is still in perfect condition. So, I've decided a second Otterbox Commuter is well worth the price compared to the number of times I would've had to replace the iPhone by now. I could even get full trade-in value on the phone if I wanted to at this point. For me, this case is worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protection

    Posted
    Claire

    After shattering my iPhone 4 screen because I did not have a protective case on it, I bought an Otterbox Commuter for my next phone, the iPhone 5. About two weeks later, I accidentally left my phone on the trunk of my car. When I realized, I frantically turned around and my brand new phone slid off the trunk of the car and landed on the road. The phone had not a scratch but the Otterbox took some damage so I ended up replacing it. Two years later, I am ready to turn in my still-intact and perfectly working iPhone 5 for a new phone and I will definitely be buying another Otterbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Lifeproof

    Posted
    spunsugar88
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    I bought this case for a couple of specific reasons. Mostly because it was a gorgeous mint green color, and I am obsessed with mint green. The other is because I needed a durable case, and I did not want to pay the price for a Lifeproof case. I have heard SO many bad reviews for the Lifeproof for iPhone 5, and I spent a good deal of time researching Otterbox as a company in general, and their products are really worth the affordable price. I have dropped, and threw mine around, and it has held up wonderfully. I would, and plan to buy this in other colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    SeattleViking
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    I have been using an Otterbox commuter from the start with my iPhone and I have had this drop on concrete and no damage at all. The screen protector that is included is much easier to apply than some of the others I have tried... My first commuter came through my company and didn't have the screen protector and that was never corrected. No fault of Otterbox. I like the feel and the protection is excellent. My case did eventually break at one of the corners but I think due to catching on something as I walked by. I would definitely buy again. It's a classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good compromise

    Posted
    Steven
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    Heavier than a naked iPhone, much lighter than the Defender. Plus Best Buy store honored the on-line price, so at $25, price seems fair. Very easy to install. I use Aduro Shatterguardz screen protector with it (only 8 bucks for iPhone 5 at Amazon. Cheap to replace, good protector, but NOT indestructible as advertised), which fits well with the OtterBox. Together, good protection without excessive bulk. Bought one for a carpenter friend who keeps it in his tool belt. After 1 month of constant use, he likes it a lot. I drop my phone occasionally, Commuter protects it well.

    I would recommend this to a friend