Otterbox Commuter Series case for Motorola Droid

The Motorola Droid is a beast of a phone, no two ways about it. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider a case to help protect it. After the break, we take a look at the Otterbox Commuter Series case.

Otterbox is a name synonymous with protection. And I used to think that meant some hulking rubber-and-plastic enclosure that would ensure by phone's protection by ensuring I'd never take it out of my pocket. But what it comes to the Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid, boy, was I wrong.

The case is made up of two simple pieces of plastic -- one for the slide-up screen, the other for the body of the Droid. And the two simply snap on. While it's easy to tell which way to snap on the body case, you'll want to double-check the screen's half. There's a small opening at the bottom for the main microphone. (There's also an opening for the secondary, noise-canceling mic on the back, of the phone, too. That's something that we've seen missing in other cases.)

There's also a plastic-film screen protector (optional, of course, but we're talking about total protection here), and it comes with a microfiber cloth and plastic squeegee to make sure no dust or air bubbles get in your way.

The case meets the phone with a sort of rubber gasket, and there are flaps for the microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The volume and power buttons work just fine with the case on, and the screen's slider mechanism isn't hampered in the least. Do note that despite all the rubber, the case is in no way meant to be waterproof. That should go without saying, but we're saying it anyway. The case doesn't come off easily, but it's not overly difficult, either. Best way to describe it is you're not afraid it's going to pop off.

Best part about all this protection is that it doesn't really add that much bulk to the phone. OK, it got a little bigger, but that's to be expected. And available now for $32.95 in the Android Central store, a little extra bulk is worth the price of protection.

Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola DroidOtterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola DroidOtterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola DroidOtterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola DroidOtterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

Otterbox Commuter Series case for the Motorola Droid

There are 14 comments

RacecarBMW says:

i am plainning on buying this

scott231 says:

i have been using it for about 2 weeks now and i haven't had any problems with it what so ever. i did notice that it has a little lip on the front near the home keys but it doesn't really hamper you from using the keys

RacecarBMW says:

I just wish that the camera would have a clear cover that is flushed with the body

Dust is going to fill up in the camera area quickly

+1 for the covered ports and buttons

I cant wait to get mine

also any news on if it would heat up the droid quicker

nbobimchak says:

How does the thickness compare to the Seidio Innocase Surface?

bojowaggie says:

This is a great case, I have had it now since a day or so after it came out. Does not add a lot of bulkieness.. Slides in and out of my pocket real easy. The screen protector is great. No bubbles.. Can't even tell it is there..
The case has a great feel to it.
Over all I would rate this a 10 out of 10..

herbologist says:

how sensitive is the screen after placing the screen protector? does it still respond the same?

can you use this with the home multimedia charger or the motorola auto mount?

pjames6 says:

I'm curious about this as well..

Nope, makes too thick.

This home dock works great except for the fact that i have to remove any case the phone has.

sazzy900 says:

No, you have to take the case off to use the home multimedia station and the car dock. It's not that big of an issue since it comes off really easily. (w/ just using your fingers)

sazzy900 says:

I've been using this case for a few weeks now. I like the look of it, it's not as thin as I would've liked it to be. But the thing is - the Droid is a hard phone to case specially if you want real protection and not just a silly little sticker to put around it that won't protect it at all.

Otterbox has other product lines, so I'm hoping that eventually they'll make a thinner version of this case. I love Otterbox's design on this case. And protection is 100% there. No buttons/led lights/keys are covered. They were very respectful to the design of the Droid (unlike other cases). No friction whatsoever w/ the keyboard.

The case does not look cheap/"plasticky."

what about the seido case? i actually bought it from you guys here. it has an extra hole for the noise canceling mic on the back. plus it looks alot like the otterbox case as well. just saying. :D keep up the great work guys.

Joshua0394 says:

Bought my Droid 3 months ago and made the rep put it in the case when he pulled it out of the box. I love this case. The rubber covers for the headphones and charging port are awesome. Ive dropped this phone a few times (once off a ladder) and the case protected the phone perfectly as well as protected itself well. My phone still looks brand new so the case has more than served the $30 extra i had to pay for it. Well worth the price with 5 stars from me.