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Need to know: Commuter case by OtterBox

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It is probably safe to assume that those of you reading this have at least heard of Otterbox before. If not, let this be your introduction. Today’s need to know is the Commuter by OtterBox.

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In an effort to stay on top of what is current in regard to powerful and stylish handheld communication devices, and to actually possess a phone that would work with another product that is currently being tested, I recently acquired a 64GB HTC One. Since such hardware is by no means cheap, it only made sense to wrap it in something that would do a good job of protecting it. The search for such protection didn’t take long, and I decided to go with the #1 most trusted brand of smartphone case. Basically, as soon as I saw the Commuter by OtterBox, with its electric green polycarbonate shell and dark blue silicone inner layer, I knew I found what I was looking for.

This case, a rather slim model in comparison to some OtterBox cases, though not waterproof, looks like it is everything but. OtterBox worked closely with HTC to design a form-fitting case that should work flawlessly with the various buttons and ports of the handset, and based on first impressions, it looks like they’ve done a great job. This handsome case features:

  • a contoured hard shell that is slick enough to slide in and out of your pocket
  • flexible hinged silicone doors and tabs that provide access to all ports
  • holes for both microphones, the camera and flash
  • a clear, self-adhering screen protector
  • inner silicone layer for impact absorption

For more information about the Commuter case, or any of the fine OtterBox products, click here. Be on the lookout for the upcoming review of the OtterBox Commuter right here in this column.

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