Product Test: Otterbox Commuter

Everything else is just bags…
If it is a bit rough in handling, the mobile phone or smartphone can suffer quickly. The solution to the problem so far: A simple or cheap pocket or silicone sleeve, which is already available on the table for a small amount. 

But really well protected is the expensive smartphone probably not. Personally, I would rather put something more value on something more solid with a name that I can also trust: OtterBox! The company has been around for a while now, even though the original packaging strategy has changed a bit.
The idea of ​​the

Everything else is just bags…
If it is a bit rough in handling, the mobile phone or smartphone can suffer quickly. The solution to the problem so far: A simple or cheap pocket or silicone sleeve, which is already available on the table for a small amount. But really well protected is the expensive smartphone probably not. Personally, I would rather put something more value on something more solid with a name that I can also trust: OtterBox! The company has been around for a while now, even though the original packaging strategy has changed a bit.
The idea of ​​the OtterBox
The typical OtterBox was a flat plastic box with seals, a solid closure and a suitable foam holder for the corresponding device. Since this was somewhat impractical, OtterBox has now been swung to a modular protection system, which consists of a combination of silicone sleeves, hard plastic and clever brackets. So the smartphone is still fast to use (without taking it from the OtterBox) and still protected to a certain extent. As before, the OtterBox is no longer able to drive over the OtterBox or drop it into the water. This means that the respective devices within an OtterBox are usually still better protected against external influences than comparable ones Pocket solutions. So I also protect my Blackberry 9700 Bold with such a case, which in the free trade costs about 20 to 50 euros. At Cyberport, the right “OtterBoxes” (series: Defender, Commuter and Impact) are currently available for the iPhone 4, HTC HD2 and the HTC Desire. My product test is therefore also representative of these alternative models.

Construction of the test device
According to Bicyclebazzar.com, the Otterbox Commuter for the Blackberry consists of three competences: The hard shell made of robust and pleasantly grippy plastic gives the necessary stability and ensures a certain torsional protection. At the same time, the plastic is also compliant and does not splinter so easily, the smartphone should pop on concrete. This bowl is placed around the Blackberry. The second component is a silicone case, which surrounds the back and sides of the Blackberry solidly. Of course, the “fast keys” on the sides of the Bold still remain operable, as well as the volume buttons can be used. Connections (MicroUSB as well as the 3.5 mm jack) are cleanly sealed by stable tabs. These also do not fall apart after frequent use, as with many other telephones. The third component is a diplay foil, which protects the display from scratches-quite classic and simple.

In practice
Listening is not too much, but the three components together make the Blackberry a smartphone, which can be taken for example also with the 15 km run and does not have to worry so much that the sweat ruins the phone. Of course, you can not go swimming with the Otterbox Defender-here other models are available, but in general, 90 percent of the application areas are covered in my case. Nice addition is, incidentally, that the smartphone directional display and keyboard is covered by a border, which is formed by the OtterBox a little. If the smartphone times really flat with the display on the concrete, so a few millimeters of rubber and plastic protect the display and the keyboard very effectively.

The overall package will be a bit heavier and more unwieldy, but not so that it would really bother you. But we are honest that Blackberry leather case is similarly impractical and heavy and by far not so robust – no reason to complain so.

Conclusion
The purchase of the OtterBox is worthwhile. Due to the effective principle, the smartphone is very well protected and the later sale of the device to be protected is guaranteed. Perfect for a big city adventurer like me.
The typical OtterBox was a flat plastic box with seals, a solid closure and a suitable foam holder for the corresponding device. Since this was somewhat impractical, OtterBox has now been swung to a modular protection system, which consists of a combination of silicone sleeves, hard plastic and clever brackets. So the smartphone is still fast to use (without taking it from the OtterBox) and still protected to a certain extent. As before, the OtterBox is no longer able to drive over the OtterBox or drop it into the water. This means that the respective devices within an OtterBox are usually still better protected against external influences than comparable ones Pocket solutions. So I also protect my Blackberry 9700 Bold with such a case, which in the free trade costs about 20 to 50 euros. At Cyberport, the right “OtterBoxes” (series: Defender, Commuter and Impact) are currently available for the iPhone 4, HTC HD2 and the HTC Desire. My product test is therefore also representative of these alternative models.

Construction of the test device
The Otterbox Commuter for the Blackberry consists of three competences: The hard shell made of robust and pleasantly grippy plastic gives the necessary stability and ensures a certain torsional protection. At the same time, the plastic is also compliant and does not splinter so easily, the smartphone should pop on concrete. This bowl is placed around the Blackberry. The second component is a silicone case, which surrounds the back and sides of the Blackberry solidly. Of course, the “fast keys” on the sides of the Bold still remain operable, as well as the volume buttons can be used. Connections (MicroUSB as well as the 3.5 mm jack) are cleanly sealed by stable tabs. These also do not fall apart after frequent use, as with many other telephones. The third component is a diplay foil, which protects the display from scratches-quite classic and simple.

In practice
Listening is not too much, but the three components together make the Blackberry a smartphone, which can be taken for example also with the 15 km run and does not have to worry so much that the sweat ruins the phone. Of course, you can not go swimming with the Otterbox Defender-here other models are available, but in general, 90 percent of the application areas are covered in my case. Nice addition is, incidentally, that the smartphone directional display and keyboard is covered by a border, which is formed by the OtterBox a little. If the smartphone times really flat with the display on the concrete, so a few millimeters of rubber and plastic protect the display and the keyboard very effectively.

The overall package will be a bit heavier and more unwieldy, but not so that it would really bother you. But we are honest that Blackberry leather case is similarly impractical and heavy and by far not so robust – no reason to complain so.

Conclusion
The purchase of the OtterBox is worthwhile. Due to the effective principle, the smartphone is very well protected and the later sale of the device to be protected is guaranteed. Perfect for a big city adventurer like me.