CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
| | 09-22-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Author #1
Otterbox Commuter for the 9850/9860 review with pictures
when i got my 9860, i knew i was going to need a decent case for it. i didnt want just a regular silicone one, so i went ahead with the Otterbox Commuter. my buddy always had his Storm 2 in a Commuter case and i always liked the feel and size of it. so i went onto Otterbox's website and picked one up. i was able to use a promo code i found online via google, got my $4 off the case and free shipping ($3.50).
i must say, the fit is perfect. the silicone case feels good and fits just right. there is no issue with the case interfering with the buttons or the screen. this was one of the things i was worried about, as i never owned an Otterbox before. the plastic outer case was a tight fit when i went to put it on over the silicone, but thats how its supposed to be. the only buttons that feel strange is the volume rocker. they are so small to begin with, it feels like theres very little feedback from them once the case is on. you just cant feel the "click" as easy. but i barely use it, so no biggie for me. overall the case feels good in hand and doesnt make the phone feel bulky at all. when laying on its back, the plastic part of the case it contacting the medium the phone is resting on. if the phone vibrates, it will jump and slide if its on a table or countertop. just be aware of this if you plan on leaving it unattended. if you get alot of messages, it will walk its way to the floor. resting it face down is another option, where the silicone rests against what the phone is sitting on. this will help keep the phone planted. this is how my friend leaves his Storm 2 resting on things, which i think is cool. the raised casing prevents the screen coming into contact with stuff.
its also a piece of mind knowing the phone is protected to scuffs and scratches. i think the Commuter case, although pricey, is worth every penny. im glad i got it. i hope if you are on the fence about getting one, rest assured its not too bulky and i feel this paired with a ZAGG screen protector, your Torch will be well off for the days or months to come.