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Review: Otterbox Commuter case for iPhone 4

26 Oct

otterbox iphone 4 case The iPhone 4 can be a nightmare for those users who like to take extreme care of their phones. Unlike older iPhone versions, the iPhone 4 not only has that big display on the front but even the rear surface is made of aluminosilicate glass. Apple might claim it to be one of the toughest glass surfaces in the world, but for the finicky sorts, any glass surface means it has to be protected from scratches and greasy smudges, And that’s where Otterbox steps in with its Commuter series case for the iPhone 4.

 

Otterbox offers three cases for the iPhone 4, starting from Impact followed by Commuter and finally the Defender. Each case offers a different level of ruggedness, with Impact providing the minimum and Defender the maximum. However, increased ruggedness also results into increased bulk as the case keeps getting thicker. I prefer the Commuter case, which provides more than enough protection and feels just right when held.

 

The case comes with a silicone covering, which in turn is covered by a plastic shell that provides overall sturdiness. The headset jack is covered and all major buttons are easily accessible. The thing I like the most about this case is that it fits perfectly around the edges of the display, unlike some other cases that make it difficult to access those edges.

 

I can only think of one thing missing in this case – choice of colours. The Otterbox Defender case for iPhone 4 is available only in black. It is priced at $34.95 and can be bought online from here.

Otterbox launches iPhone 4 protective case

19 Aug

Protective case maker, Otterbox, has launched a new case for the iPhone 4. Branded under its Commuter series, this case has three layers – a screen protector, a silicone covering and finally a sturdy plastic cover. We have used the company’s Commuter series cases for the iPhone 3GS, the Nokia E72 and the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and can vouch that it is among the better options out there. The triple-protection not only saves the device from scratches but also provides protection against accidental falls and bumps. If you have an iPhone 4, this is one case that we would recommend. The case is available for $34.95 and can be ordered here.

Marware launches Bumper-like case for iPhone 4

24 Jul

Marware SportGrip Edge for iPhone 4Ever since Apple announced that it would be offering free iPhone 4 cases to all owners, we felt for third-party case sellers who have spent millions of dollars manufacturing a variety of cases for the world’s most loved/hated (take your pick) smartphone. Now Marware has launched a Bumper-like case for the iPhone 4. Considering that Apple won’t be able to make enough Bumpers for its 3 million or so customers, in all probability, it will offer a choice of silicone slips to choose from once it runs out of Bumpers.



If that really isn’t your thing, you should look at this SportGrip Edge from Marware. Priced at $19.99, it is similar to Apple’s Bumper – it is a band that covers the edges – and it also comes with two sheets of screen protector for the front and the back of the phone. Not only will it eliminate call drops caused by the “death grip” but it will also protect the front and the back from getting scratched.