Otterbox Commuter Series Case Picture Review

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  1. ivanmarkchang
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    edit (2): SCROLL DOWN FOR REHOSTED IMAGES.

    edit: I purposely linked the photos since they were too big. don't feel like resizing them. maybe i'll do it if i have time tonight after work.

    I personally love this case. I got it off Amazon for $37 new with free shipping. I took plenty of pictures for you guys. Enjoy!

    Here it is: (edit: the bumpiness is the reflection of my stucco ceiling)
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1228.jpg

    Placed next to naked iPad for thickness comparison. Keep in mind that a good portion of the thickness is due to the screen overlap:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1253.jpg

    Another angle:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1254.jpg

    Screen overlap:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1232.jpg

    Plastic casing inside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1234.jpg

    Plastic casing outside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1235.jpg

    Rear cover outside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1236.jpg

    Rear cover inside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1237.jpg

    Rubber casing inside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1238.jpg

    Rubber casing outside:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1239.jpg

    Case altogether:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1240.jpg

    Installation...

    Rubber casing first. Top first:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1245.jpg

    Then bottom:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1246.jpg

    Plastic casing next. Bottom first:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1247.jpg

    Sides next:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1248.jpg

    Top last. This part is the toughest part. There's a little nub from the rubber casing that has to go through a hole in the plastic casing:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1249.jpg

    Put through:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1250.jpg

    This is the lock button:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1251.jpg

    Speakers on bottom:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1230.jpg

    Volume rockers and orientation lock switch:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1257.jpg

    Headphone input and mic closed:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1258.jpg

    Headphone input and mic open:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1259.jpg

    Back:
    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f318/ivanmarkchang/IMG_1260.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
  2. DUTCH VanAtlanta
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    Is that screen protector really as un-smooth as it appears in your first photo?
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    Why not use the "insert image" feature instead of making us click on individual links???
  4. ivanmarkchang
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    I threw away my screen protector...

    maybe I'm doing it wrong but that wouldn't work for me. I'll try to fix it later today. it's just (img)imglink(/img) in brackets, correct?
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    Much easier to do it this way:

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  6. ivanmarkchang
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    yeah, but the pictures are way too big. i need to resize them first.
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    where can i u get so many pictures?
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    Great photos

    Stop complaining, folks. Ivanmarkchang went to a lot of trouble to share these shots, so show some appreciation. I'll be the first to say thank you, and suggest that you do the same, thehatman.
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    Looks like a VERY sturdy case indeed.

    Yeah stop complaining though. Despite the HORRIBLE Photobucket service he is doing us a favor.

    I will upload them to a better server and post them here for him.
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    Imageshack.us. Better faster, easier and resizes easier.
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    I use flickr for all of my good photos :p
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    The case is incredibly sturdy. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it's holding up perfectly! I haven't dropped it yet but I feel far more confident in hand carrying my iPad now.
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    I got the same case from Amazon. I did install the screen protector and it looks great. Note that detailed instructions DO NOT come with the case; you have to go to the Otterbox site where the instructions/videos live.

    My bit of case overkill is that I slip the Otterbox enclosed iPad into a beautiful Saddleback Leather Co. sleeve. Practically bulletproof.....:D
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    That's not a screen protector. That's the reflection of his popcorn ceiling.

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