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Otterbox Case for iPhone 4



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Review of the Otterbox Commuter Series Case for iPhone 4

It is great to have a case for your iPhone, but some cases are bulky or ineffective. The Otterbox Commuter Series Case for the iPhone 4 is a great option for protecting your phone from damage.

Putting on the Case

Inside the Otterbox product package, I found the hard polycarbonate shell, the silicon sleeve, and a goodie pack containing the screen shield with the applicator, cleaning cloth, and application instructions. I applied the screen shield according to the instructions. It was easy to apply with the screen shield applicator, and was almost invisible on the iPhone 4 screen, without a single bubble.
I put my phone into the silicon sleeve. The good thing about the silicon sleeve is that lint does not get stuck to it. When I tried to slide the hard shell over the silicon sleeve, the earphone flap and side panels blocked it. The flaps for the earphone and charger connectors did not look sturdy to me, so I carefully put it in place without breaking anything. I checked the placement for all the buttons and ports, and they were centered properly. Everything was clicked on perfectly and tightly. On all the other edges, the secondary hard case fit right onto the silicon shell without any gap or access.

Convenient, If Not Always Comfortable, Design

The case did not add much bulk to the iPhone 4, keeping it close to its original size and shape. With the Otterbox Commuter Case, the iPhone still looked sleek and stylish. It felt good in the palm of my hand and it is smooth enough to go in and out of a pocket or purse easily. However, in a long conversation, the case felt uncomfortable, especially when pressed onto my ear.


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