Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone 6 – Review

On November 3, 2014, in Features, iPhone, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone 6
Company: Otterbox
Price: $39.90 – $49.90 USD

Wallet

Having just evaluated and reviewed Otterbox’s Commuter series case for the iPhone 6, it’s also time to take a look at the Wallet case for the iPhone 6. Similar in design and build as the Commuter case, there is one striking difference. The Commuter Wallet series case is designed to be your all-you’ll-ever need iPhone case.

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Commuter Series Case for iPhone 6 – Review

On October 13, 2014, in Cases, Features, iPhone Cases, by Russ Walkowich

Commuter Series Case for iPhone 6
Company: Otterbox
Price: $39.90 – $44.90 USD

Commuter

Apple’s iPhone 6 is a beautiful piece of design and function. Thinner than previous iPhone models, larger in size, it just seems to fit one’s hand perfectly. However, that thinness and the iPhone’s material seem to make it something that does seem to move by itself at times, especially out of the users’ hand if they forget that they’re carrying it around. Add to that the tendency of most people to simply slide it into one’s pants pocket and you might have a recipe for messing up one’s brand new iPhone.

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Griffith Park Plus Backpack
Case Logic
Price: $85

Product shot

When I think of Case Logic I usually think of briefcases, luggage, and lots of different kinds of sleeves for iPads and laptops. Perhaps it’s inevitable that a company with that history and a good reputation would also make a backpack. This Griffith Park Plus is the first one I’ve encountered.

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Macworld Expo / iWorld Day 1 – MyMac Podcast #441

On February 1, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Elisa, Guy, Julie, and Vicky get together at the end of the day. Tired and sore, but sitting down to talk about their experiences at Macworld 2013. It’s been an interesting show so far. Ashton Kutcher does an exclusive interview (no he doesn’t) to talk about his feelings (as if) about life, acting, and his love for the MyMac website (PLEASE don’t really believe this is true). Lots of vendor interviews from the floor but the real gem in this podcast is Ashton (someone please check Guy’s medications).

Vendor Links:

Easyweb
Lantronix
Moxtra
Otterbox
Givit
Readdle
Rain Design
Co-Pilot

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iPhone 5 Commuter Series Case
Review

On November 13, 2012, in Cases, Features, iPhone Cases, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Commuter Series Case for iPhone
Company: Otterbox
Price: $34.95 USD
http://www.otterbox.com

 

For those iPhone 5 owners who want to protect their iPhone but don’t want to go to the ultimate level of protection afforded by the Otterbox Defender series, they should honestly consider the Commuter series instead.

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iPhone 5 Defender Series Case
Review

On November 12, 2012, in Cases, iPhone Cases, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Defender Series Case for iPhone 5
Company: Otterbox
Price: $49.95 USD
http://www.otterbox.com

 

 

I have been using Otterbox cases for my iPhones since I purchased my first iPhone. Well known to be solid and dependable, built to protect an iPhone from just about everything, Otterbox has continued to do so with the Defender case for the iPhone 5.

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Otterbox Reflex iPhone 4 Case
Review

On June 9, 2011, in Apple, Cases, Headphones, iPhone, Review, by Mike Breed

Otterbox Reflex iPhone 4 Case
Company: Otterbox
Price: $44.95 USD

I’ve never been disappointed with any of Otterbox’s products. It’s well-known among fans of Apple’s iOS platform that the cases Otterbox makes are some of the toughest you can buy. Whenever my iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone is protected in an Otterbox case, I feel much more secure in using my expensive toys. Once again, Otterbox doesn’t fail to impress with the Reflex, the latest addition to its growing line of iPhone cases.

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Otterbox Latch
Review

On April 19, 2011, in Cases, Cover, iPad, Review, by Mike Breed

Otterbox Latch for the iPad 1
Company: Otterbox
Price: $ 49.95 USD

Otterbox is no slouch in making accessories for iPads, iPhones, and iPods. I’ve been using an Otterbox Defender case on my original iPad ever since I wrote a review about it last summer. It’s an amazing case, so when I saw that Otterbox recently released the Latch, an accessory that adds even further levels of functionality to your Otterbox Defender or Commuter cases, I knew I had to take a look at it for our MyMac.com readers.

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Commuter Series Case for iPad
Review

On December 30, 2010, in Cases, iPad, Review, by Russ Walkowich

Commuter Series Case for iPad
Company: Otterbox
Price: $64.95 USD

I have been using Otterbox cases for my iPhones since I purchased my first iPhone. Solid and dependable, built to protect my iPhone, they have always presented a great product. When I purchased my iPad, one of the first things to cross my mind was “I know that Otterbox has to have a case for it.”

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Review – iPhone 4 Commuter Series

On September 30, 2010, in Features, Review, by Mark Rudd

iPhone 4 Commuter Series
Company: Otter Box
Price: $34.95
Product Page

Over the years, Otter Box has produced some quality cases for iPhones and other devices. Recently, I had the opportunity to test out both the Defender and Commuter Series of cases for the iPhone 4. Did these new product lines developed for the newest addition to the Apple orchard deliver the goods? Read on to discover if you should wrap your precious in one of these protective blankets.

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Review – Otterbox Defender Series iPad Case

On September 7, 2010, in Cases, Dock, iPad, Review, by Mike Breed

Otterbox Defender Case for the iPad
Company: Otterbox
Price: $89.95


When I found out about Otterbox’s new Defender Series case for the iPad, I jumped at the opportunity to review it. I’ve reviewed other cases for Otterbox in the past, so I’m already familiar with their attention to detail and quality workmanship that is put into their cases. I couldn’t wait to see what they had for the iPad. I wasn’t disappointed.

I couldn’t help but smile when I opened the Defender case. The packaging was of Apple-caliber, with the placement of everything well thought out. The Defender case for the iPad comes with three layers of protection. The hard plastic inner layer provides rigid durability. This is surrounded by a softer silicone cover that cushions minor impacts and provides scratch resistance. A protective screen film helps to prevent marring of your iPad’s screen, while a hard plastic shell that can be snapped onto either the front or back of the iPad serves a dual purpose as a stand. It’s the ultimate package for your iPad.

As is the case with other Defender series cases from Otterbox, getting the case onto your device takes a bit of work. Fortunately, Otterbox provides illustrated instructions for getting the case on and off without much difficulty. It does take some effort to get the silicone tabs to line up with the slots of the inner shell, but with some coaxing, they go in with an amazing fit. The result is well worth the effort. Your iPad looks stylish in a matte black finish that gives the impression that it’s part of Apple’s design for the iPad.

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Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone 4
Company: Otterbox

Price: $49.95
http://www.otterbox.com

Until now, cases for the iPhone 4 have been scarce. With both the front and back of the phone being made of glass, most of us worry about breakage for good reason. I was fortunate enough to find an Apple bumper for my new iPhone while visiting an Apple Store in Charleston, SC. I’ve been using this bumper as my primary case, but while proudly showing off the beauty of the hardware, the bumper doesn’t offer much protection for the iPhone’s back glass.

In true form, Otterbox has has solved this dilemma by delivering what amounts to armor for your iPhone with its new Defender series cases. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors with my phone, I really appreciate the thought Otterbox has put into the Defender. Don’t let the higher price-point scare you, the Defender’s built quality and functionality fit the price.

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MyMac Podcast 281 – Owen Rubin and the Apple Newton

On February 19, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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David is joined by Owen Rubin for a quick round-up of Owen’s Macworld exploits and a reminiscence of Apple’s first go at a tablet device
Sponsor: Other World Computing
Links from the show:
Owen Rubin
iPhone Gloves
Dot Gloves
Otterbox
Tetrax iPhone Car Mount
Mophie Juice Pack Air
Tutto Luggage
CarMD

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Otterbox Commuter and Otterbox Commuter TL iPhone Cases
Company: Otterbox

Price: Otterbox Commuter for iPhone 3G/3GS – $34.95 and Otterbox Commuter TL for iPhone 3G/3GS – $29.95
http://www.otterbox.com

An iPhone has a tough life. Getting shoved into someone’s front pockets all the time, getting tossed around on tabletops, sliding into and out of docks, and suffering the indignity of sweaty hands during intense game play are all going to take a toll on a sensitive piece of equipment. I threw chance to the wind and for a long time, I was a MyMac’er who rolled with his iPhone exposed and naked, susceptible to all the abuses of world around i

t.

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OtterBox Impact for iPhone 3G – Review

On December 12, 2008, in iPhone, iPhone Cases, by Russ Walkowich

OtterBox Impact for iPhone 3G

Company: Otter Products, LLC
Price: $19.95
http://www.OtterBox.com

OtterBox has continuously produced a large number of products for laptops, iPods, MP3 players, iPhone and most recently for the iPhone 3G. Not willing to stop, OtterBox just recently announced their latest product for iPhone 3G users, the iPhone 3G Impact case. Made from durable silicon, the Impact series is designed to provide a bit more protection for your iPhone 3G by dissipating impact away from the iPhone and providing a bit more of shock and bump protection than most other cases.

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Four iPod Classic Cases
Review

On December 13, 2007, in iPod Classic, Review, by John Nemerovski

ezSkin Classic for Apple iPod Classic (Black, White, Pink, or Blue)
Company: ezGear

Price: $30
http://ezgear.com

ezSkin MAX for iPod Classic (White or Black)
Company: ezGear

Price: $35
http://ezgear.com

Defender Series OtterBox for iPod Classic
Company: OtterBox

Price: $30
http://www.otterbox.com/

Armor Series OtterBox for iPod Classic
Company: OtterBox

Price: $50
http://www.otterbox.com/

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iPod case selection is one of the most random, haphazard, subjective purchases made by iPod owners. The four cases being reviewed address most of the concerns an iPodder will have once the case is in active use. An iPod 80GB Classic was used for these evaluations. Both ezGear and OtterBox have comparable cases for all the latest (and many previous) iPods, plus the iPhone.

All four review cases are well-priced for value, quality, and marketplace competition. Note: Each case covers the scroll wheel in a slightly different way, somehow without sacrificing scrolling or clicking.

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OtterBox for iPod Nano
Review

On June 5, 2007, in iPod Nano, Review, by Russ Walkowich


OtterBox for iPod Nano (2nd generation Color Nanos)
Company: Otter Products, LLC

Price: $39.95
OtterBox’s Armband
Company: Otter Products, LLC

Price: $14.95

http://www.OtterBox.com?

 

Back in November of 2005, I wrote a review of the OtterBox for the iPod Shuffle. I’ve spent the past two years enjoying my iPod Shuffle, running with it, working around the house and yard with it, exercising with it… in other words, getting my monies worth out of it. But finally, I really got tired of not being able to see exactly what I had on the Shuffle and trying to remember what song might be next.

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Otterbox Rugged Cases
Review

On January 18, 2007, in Cases, Review, by Owen Rubin


Otterbox Rugged Cases
Company: Otterbox

Case Tested: Treo 1920 Rugged Case
Price $129.95
http://www.otterbox.com/

Do you take your iPod to places it should not really go? Have you dropped it in the dirt, got it wet, seen it covered in dust, sand or dirt, or do you constantly drop the thing and hope each time it will not break? Are you one of the millions who drop your electronics into the toilet each year? (Yes, it is true!) If you say yes to any of these things, then I have a product for you. For lack of a better definition, I will call it the Hummer SUV meets the iPod case, and when you see and use these, I think you will agree.

Otterbox has made a great number of rugged cases for a great number of different uses for a long time. Their goal is to protect your equipment, your iPods, your gear, and yes, even your cigars, from the harsh elements. Given that this is an Apple related site, it would seem obvious to look at their iPod rugged cases. Unfortunately, one small problem for me is that I do not own an iPod, so it would be a bit difficult for me to test one. But fortunately for me, they do make one for my Treo 650, so that is what I am testing to get an idea of just how they perform.

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MyMac Mini Podcast 14
Contest Time!

On November 6, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


Download the show here – or right click to download to your hard drive

A contest on the Mini podcast? You bet, courtesy of Nemo! Download now for your chance to win! John has FIVE Case-Mate iPod cases to give away. Also, Robert reviews Adobe Stock Photos, David Cohen talks his usual Fenestration segment, as well as a report on GreenPeace at MacExpo, and Guy Serle’s Not Mac News.

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OtterBox for iPod Shuffle
Review

On November 15, 2005, in iPod shuffle, Review, by Russ Walkowich



OtterBox for iPod Shuffle
Company: Otter Products, LLC

Price: $29.95

http://www.otterbox.com

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time enjoying my iPod Shuffle, as in running with it, exercising with it, working around the house and yard with it, really giving it a workout. Doing all of this can have an impact upon the iPod, as in running/exercising and sweating all over the place or getting a bit wet when the summer thunderstorms pass through the area in the late afternoon or early evening.

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