With the release of OtterBox’s Commuter case for the Samsung Galaxy Note, we now have ultimate protection coupled with style and sophistication. I have been using OtterBox cases for quite a few years and always been impressed with the high standard of workmanship and design that has gone it the cases.
I currently work in the Mobile Phone Retail sector and pretty much find that OtterBox is the top case sold, why? Well it just gives overall protection either with the Commuter series or the Defender Case, with the Plastic & Silicon combination and the raised edges around the screen gives you protection at a great price and add that it looks great in any environment be it Work, Play or Professional.
Here’s some info from OtterBox’s Website…
The Commuter Series Galaxy Note case provides added protection against bump and shock but is NOT protective against water.
Information is courtesy of OtterBox.com
THE CASE ==>
Picture courtesy of OtterBox.com
|Installation is pretty standard for most of the Commuter Series with a Silicon Case first followed by the plastic out case, the Galaxy Note slips into the Silicon Case very easily, however you do need to lift up the plastic top/bottom and side a bit to snap it into place, once the case is on it really feels strong and solid. Comes with two screen protectors one for the International Note – has the centre home button or the USA version with the 4 capacitive buttons.|
THE CLOSE UP ==>
|I have found that with the case on both my self, my wife and kids can pick up my Note and use it well, when I have had to give my phone to my work mates to use they all have also found that is was still easy to use even with the add bulk and didn’t impede in the overall use of the phone.|
THE POCKET TEST ==>
The first thing I hear at work when people see the Samsung Galaxy Note is “WOW THATS HUGE!”, “HOW DO YOU FIT THAT IN YOUR POCKET?” Well I have found that it fits quite well in my pockets be it my work jeans, levis Jeans, Sweatpants or even my shorts.
As you can see the Note fits really well in my Levis Jeans with only a slight outline, even when sitting down it is still comfortable, I feel a lot better with the OtterBox Commuter case on the Note when it is my pocket, I just know that it is fully protected. Taking out the Note is very easy as I now can grip the edge of the Commuter case and pull it out of my pocket.
As you can see above shows a very faint outline of the Galaxy Note, when I am talking to my customers about the Note at work they all ask how you can carry it in your pocket… I then advise them I have the Note and carry it in my pocket. Just astounds them that even with an OtterBox case it still fits and doesn’t show as much.
THE CYGNETT STAND ==>
A while back I Completed a review of Cygnett’s Tablet Stand, I really don’t use it for my iPad 2 *CHOKE* (waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to be released…) instead I use it for my Note, now with the OtterBox Commuter case it fits perfectly and looks awesome. I can charge it, have it in Portrait or Landscape mode.
Looks pretty dam good with my Logitech Android Bluetooth Keyboard and Logitech M555b Bluetooth Mouse, shows the case off really nice, I have it beside my bed in portrait mode.
MY OTTERBOX FAMILY ==>
As I have stated I am a huge OtterBox fan and pretty much have an OtterBox case for all of my gadgets, from left to right, top to bottom: Samsung Galaxy Note – Commuter; Dell Streak – Commuter Case (I no longer have the Streak due to drinking to much water..); Very, very old iPhone 3G – Commuter Case(now been given to my 4 year old as an iPod, or as he calls it his “iPlod”; HTC Legend – Commuter (Now given to my 11 year old son), iPad 2 – iProtection Defender Case; iPad 2 – Defender Case; iPad – Defender Case. Missing from the photo is my Wife’s HTC Sensation which also has a – Commuter Case.
Head over to OtterBox’s website by clicking here to view either the Commuter Case or the Defender Case, I am hopping to try the Defender Case over the next few weeks. Cost is $44.95 from their website.
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