I’ve been using my iPhone 6 for a few weeks now and totally love it. Despite the Verizon Wireless customer service fiasco I went through (I’ll have to write a quick update on that one soon!), I’m now real happy with my new phone.
My biggest concern in getting an iPhone 6, though, was the size. It’s big. And while a larger screen size is great, that means a larger phone, which may be a bit tougher to carry around in my pocket. At first, it was the perfect size, but I quickly realized that was because I didn’t have any sort of case on it. Smartphone cases are great for keeping your phones from shattering, but they also really bulk up the size and heft of the thing.
So I reached out to my friends at Otterbox to see if they could hook me up with a case that I could try out and review. Since I commute daily, and definitely want the thinnest possible case possible, I chose one of their Commuter Series cases to try out.
I had previously reviewed the Commuter Series on my old iPhone 4S and loved it. But the iPhone 6 is a lot thinner and taller, so I wasn’t sure what I’d think of the new one.
Sturdy and simple. That’s how I’d best describe the case overall. It comes in two parts: a Silicone inner layer and a tough Polycarbonate outer layer to offer some extra protection.
The blue Silicone is real stretchy/rubbery so your phone slips right in, no problem. You’ll see a few buttons and flaps around the edges, which easily offer you access to all the buttons and ports on your iPhone 6.
Once the phone’s in its Silicone case, you just snap it right into the hard outer shell. It took all of maybe 10 seconds to adjust everything, including the flaps at the bottom to cover your input ports.
On the back, you can see there’s plenty of room for the awesome camera, as well as the big hole to show off to everyone that yes indeed this is an Apple phone.
Above, you’ll see how the flaps can easily open up to let you attach your headphones and charge the device. There’s also plenty of breathing rom for the speaker too.
What I really love about the Otterbox Commuter Series, besides the neat color combos they offer, is that it manages to keep the thin design alive. I can’t imagine any sort of case being any thinner than this and still offer any kind of protection.
It really doesn’t make the phone that much bigger at all and certainly not much heavier. I think even with the case on, it’s still lighter than my old iPhone 4S (without a case). It also comes with a screen protector for you to install, an absolute must unless you enjoy scratches on your smartphones.
Whether you commute like me (ugh, the long train ride!) or just hate lugging around a super heavy smartphone, definitely consider getting an Otterbox. They’re not only colorful and highly customizable, but they’re thin, lightweigth and offer great protection. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they have one of the cutest logos around.
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Disclosure: I was sent a free Otterbox Commuter Series for review. No other compensation was given. All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and were not influenced by the company.
21 thoughts on “My iPhone 6 Loves its New Otterbox Commuter Series Case”
Will iPhone 6s get future software updates? currently, my iPhone 6s running on IOS 15, Friends say this will be the last IOS Update to your phone is that true?
does it come in any other color than sky blue? added protection seems nice, but monochrome or complete white might look better with a white iPhone.
Yes, all Otterbox cases are worth the prices they ask for. Nothing like protection, that’ll prevent a cracked screen!
Cool case! Glad to see that it is so thin.
Otter box is the best! They protect the best.
I love the otterbox case! I’ve literally seen a friend drop their phone off a balcony (accidentally) with no damage at all to the phone because they had an otterbox case on it.
nice colors and good protection–thanks for sharing
I love my Otterbox too – my phone just feels so protected! 🙂
I love Otterbox! It’s the first thing I get after a new phone, a new Otterbox case!
I want to get the iPhone 6 Plus. Gotta wait for my contract to end. Thx for the article.
I have a friend who never uses a case for his iPhone, which I think is crazy! I guess his kids are grown, so his flies across the room less than mine, but still! We need cases! Thanks for the review!
cool, I love otterbox cases they are really nice when I accidentally drop my phone lol 😛
I need a case like this!! I am somewhat disastrous when it comes to cell phone screens!
This looks like an awesome case. I am looking to purchase an Otterbox case for my new iPad.
I wish the cases didn’t hide the beauty of the Iphone 6. Maybe that’s a bit much, but I bought the gold one because it was so pretty and I hate to hide it. Hate to break my phone though too…..
My sister just got the new iphone 6 plus but I don’t thing she has a case yet. I will recommend this to her – it seems like a great option. I know she would like that it is thin.
I will have to check out the thinner cases. Smartphones are great, but youre right, the case bulks them up
The ‘Build your own case’ feature is really cool. I checked their site and they have cases for other phone brands too. Thinking about getting one for my iPhone 4s.
I love Otterbox cases, have one for my Ipad Mini. Love the color of your case!
I really like the color you picked and it looks really nice on your phone. The case keeps it protected and I need to get one of these. They are awesome.
I love all the new colors. I wish they made a tablet cover for the nextbook. That’s what my kids have and they really need an Otterbox case.