OtterBox Commuter Case for HTC EVO 4g
Author: Josh Maronde
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-01-2010
Provided by: OtterBox

After you install the OtterBox Commuter series EVO case you will notice how the case fits perfectly around the phone. The sleek and low-profile nature of this case is what makes the OtterBox Commuter series so popular; lots of protection for your phone without a lot of bulk. The case fits comfortably in your pocket, although a few of my work pants had loose pockets that caused the case to rotate horizontally in my pocket. This orientation caused the silicone top and bottom of the case to grip my pocket and cause some hassle when I tried to remove my phone.

Every port, button, camera, camera flash and even kickstand is usable while the Evo is in the OtterBox. Each corner of your phone is protected by the silicone layer of protection while the polycarbonate shell offers extra protection to the phone. The polycarbonate shell has a slightly textured design to help your phone stay in your hands.

One minor annoyance I had while using this case was with the bottom silicone flap that covers the Evo's charging and HDMI ports. The flap does not stay in a closed position very well and can be a bugger to reseat. At times I thought this bottom flap was going to get ripped off but there is not a single sign of wear on it thus far.

The OtterBox Commuter series for the Sprint Evo 4G is a solid case but it is lacking in the screen protection department. The Commuter series of OtterBox cases tend to be very low profile at the screen edges while the Defender series offer thicker edges and a built in screen protector. After using this case for a few weeks I can say for sure that it saved the life of my phone on more than one occasion. That alone is worth the $35 MSRP price tag.

It would be nice if you could get this case for less without the screen protector and use the savings towards Zagg's invisibleSHIELD screen film as these two products are a match made in heaven. One can hope that one day OtterBox will license the Zagg screen protectors (or other high quality, easy-to-install protector) and package them with their top of the line cases. But until that day gets here, you can be sure the OtterBox Commuter Evo case will keep your phone safe while you wait.

The OtterBox Commuter Series Evo case is awarded the Silver Seal of Approval!

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