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Otter Box Black Commuter Case for iPhone 3G/3GS (APL4-IPH3G-20-C5OTR)

  • Clear film protector
  • High impact protection
  • Cleaning cloth included

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Interactive and trend setting, the OtterBox Commuter Series for iPhone 3G/3GS includes 3 slender, yet sturdy layers to safeguard your precious smartphone. First, a self-adhering clear film protects your touch screen from scratches. Second is a soft, silicone skin that wraps around your device. Finally, a one-piece, custom molded polycarbonate shell hugs tightly around the silicone. While in the case, all functions of the iPhone remain fully intact. Plus the silicone plugs provide access to all ports while keeping out dust and debris when not in use. This case was designed to slide easily in and out of your pocket or purse.

  • newegg All-Around Protection Featuring unique three-layer architecture, including a self-adhering clear protective film for the first layer, durable silicone skin for the mid-layer, and one piece custom molded polycarbonate shell for the third layer, the OtterBox APL4-IPH3G-20-C5OTR case provides comprehensive protection for your phone against bumps and scratches. The silicone plugs also provide coverage for ports.
  • newegg Uncompromising Interactivity Although your phone is protectively wrapped around by the case, all features and functions are easily accessible without any fuss, such as the camera, side keys, and more.

Learn more about the OtterBox APL4-IPH3G-20-C5OTR

General

Brand
OtterBox
Series
Commuter
Model
APL4-IPH3G-20-C5OTR
Type
Case
Color
Black

Compatibility

Compatible Phone Manufacturer
Apple
Compatible Phone Model
iPhone 3G/3GS

Specification

Materials
Polycarbonate & Silicone
Screen Protector Include
Yes
Specifications
Self-adhering clear screen protector

Durable silicone skin

High-quality polycarbonate outer shell

Feature

Features
Access to all buttons and features

Silicone plugs provide coverage for ports

Includes a self-adhering protective film
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the OtterBox APL4-IPH3G-20-C5OTR

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  • Colin B.
  • 10/18/2011 12:41:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Mid-Range Case

Pros: This is smaller than Defender series Otterbox, cheaper too. I like that the outside is plastic and is easy when going in and out of a pocket (unlike rubber/silicon cases).

Cons: Could have been cheaper, but that's always the case...

I am not worried about it, but the case does leave a circle on the back open to show off the Apple logo - some people might be bothered by the case not completely covering the back of the phone.

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  • Greg B.
  • 4/10/2011 11:42:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuberb product

Pros: Design, durability, access to all features in use. Suberb protection without excessive bulk.

Cons: Won't fit in my blackberry car phone holder(it did before without case). Now I gotta go buy a holder and not sure if it will fit with case

Other Thoughts: Great product suberb in its purpose

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  • Gabriel O.
  • 6/14/2010 7:05:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case fits well and offers nice protection without the bulk of the larger otter box cases.

Cons: non.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/17/2010 1:41:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Nice tactile feel on the grip yet a durable shell. I like how there are covers over the jacks and they have buttons over the buttons for volume & off. It's a rubberized feeling material that has some grippiness, too.

Cons: Can't think of anything...

Other Thoughts: I was searching for several months NEEDING to get some form of cover to provide protection without sacrificing access. This fits the bill! It has a flap over the connector you just flip & hold open while inserting the plug for recharging/sync.

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  • Michael P.
  • 4/14/2010 7:06:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Comes with a screen protector
Fits well
Most importantly covers all the ports with rubber flaps

Cons: Leaves the back logo exposed, some people may like this but I would prefer ttal coverage. I cut an older screen protector down to size and put if over the logo, under the cover. Small nitpick, easy solution.

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  • Livewire C.
  • 4/13/2010 9:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFits Like a Glove

Pros: Well thought out design, perfect material, total pertection (corners)

Cons: notta

Other Thoughts: NOT compatible / Apple Docking Station

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2010 11:00:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA Great Case

Pros: Just a great, well-thought out case design. All the buttons and ports are protected, yet they are completely functional and convenient. Where there are buttons, silicon buttons protrude so it's like the case has it's own buttons and they work great. The blend of plastic and silicon in the case is great - it slides in and out of your pocket without catching but also will absorb impact on the corners if dropped. There's a little hole in the back where the Apple log is so you can see it - I think that's kind of cool.

The charger port is covered by a silicon flap when not in use and folds back very nicely when ready to charge. I like how this keeps dirts out of there.

Cons: I can't really think of any except spending a little bit of money on it. It's not too bad though at all.

Other Thoughts: I had another full silicon case before this one and the Otter Box Commuter is so much better. My main issue with the one before was that it would always catch on my pocket and pull out my pocket as I pulled the phone out because it was rubbery. The Commuter is the perfect balance between silicon and plastic. It feels so much better than the last one.

Mine came with a screen protector as well.

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