First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

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Every year, OtterBox evolves its cases a little more from “waterproof only” into more mainstream territory, and its latest iPhone 3G/3GS cases continue that trend. Commuter ($30) is a rubber skin with an opaque hard plastic wraparound shell and a film screen protector; Commuter TL uses a similar design and screen protector, but a clear hard plastic shell that runs only from the top of the iPhone to the bottom. The difference is that the Commuter exposes the rear Apple logo on the iPhones to scratching, and the Commuter TL shows it, but covers it with clear plastic, while removing the hard plastic layer from the sides. Both designs feature top and side button coverage and flip-open Dock and Headphone port covers, with holes for everything else. In late 2009, OtterBox released updated colors for both models: Commuter in packs containing one rubber skin and three hard shells, Commuter TL in multiple rubber skin colors with clear shells. Both include one film screen protector, one cleaning cloth, and one applicator card.

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

First Look: OtterBox Commuter + Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS

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Our Rating

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Company and Price

Company: OtterBox

Website: www.OtterBox.com

Model: Commuter Series

Price: $30-$35

Compatible: iPhone 3G/3GS

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.