If the Ottebox Defender iPhone 5 Case is too much for you to handle, then take a look at the iPhone 5 Commuter series case from Otterbox. This case offers a good compromise as it still protects your iPhone very well, but has a much smaller footprint and isn’t quite as unwieldy as the Defender.
With this case you get 2 layers of protection- A soft shock-absorbing silicone cover and a hardened plastic outer exoskeleton that wraps around and protects all the vital components. The silicone cover features port covers for the headphone jack and the dock connector port so you don’t have to worry about pocket lint fouling up the innards. We love how grippy the silicone cover makes the iPhone, and we love how the exoskeleton protects all the vital parts.
The iPhone 5 commuter case also has an attachable screen protector included with the order, but we’d recommend going with the amazing Zagg EXTREME InvisibleShield iPhone 5 Screen Protector instead since that features additional super cool features like being shatterproof, self healing, smudge resistant, and shock absorbing as well!
Functional, Stylish, Rugged, Affordable!
On the back is an enlarged cutout for the camera so that your pictures will come out high quality. There’s also a cool circle to show off your iPhone’s apple logo which isn’t really functional… but it looks darn cool. The size is perfect to fit in your jean pocket or your purse. Plus, it comes in 7 different color combos! Making this one of our very favorite iPhone 5 cases!
Overall, we’d have give this case 2 thumbs up! It’s my personal case of choice! Functional, stylish, and rugged, just like me! (eye roll)
Protection for What’s Next
*A note from editor: this has been my case of choice for the past year for my iPhone 4s. It’s a great case that has everything the average person would need as far as protection goes. I love it, and I can’t wait to get one for my new iPhone 5!