01-30-2014 06:23 PM
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  1. jcochran1977's Avatar
    01-17-2014 10:43 AM
  2. PDT816's Avatar
    I've always used Defenders in the past, but AT&T gave me a Commuter for free when I bought my phone. The case seems more than adeqate for the job in protecting the Moto X.

    Here's a rundown of my likes/dislikes compared to the Defender cases on previous phones...

    + Just the right size. It protects the face without impeding your ability to use the screen around the edges. Always a minor irritation for me with Defenders.
    + Like others have mentioned, I seemed to have a problem breaking the clips that held the Defender cases together. Not a problem with the Commuter.
    + Not having a built-in screen protector really does improve the tactile functions of using a phone.

    - If you don't get it on exactly right, pushing the volume rockers and power button feels like you are going to crush your phone. It's not what it should be even if put on correctly.
    - I miss the rubbery part on the outside. It's not very comfortable to hold if I'm reading an ebook and I have to maintain a death grip on my phone when I'm jogging/sweaty hands. Haven't dropped it yet, but I'm sure it will happen the first time my attention falters.
    01-17-2014 11:08 AM
  3. greg_atlanta's Avatar
    I miss the rubbery part on the outside. It's not very comfortable to hold if I'm reading an ebook and I have to maintain a death grip on my phone when I'm jogging/sweaty hands. Haven't dropped it yet, but I'm sure it will happen the first time my attention falters.
    Any suggstions for a similar case which is sticky and easier to hold? For me 99% of drops is from phone sliding around. I have a commuter for atrix but it's the old school silicone style (the one that likes pocket lint).
    01-18-2014 09:43 AM
  4. PDT816's Avatar
    Any suggstions for a similar case which is sticky and easier to hold? For me 99% of drops is from phone sliding around. I have a commuter for atrix but it's the old school silicone style (the one that likes pocket lint).
    No idea as far as personal experience.

    Sent via my Moto X
    01-18-2014 10:27 AM
  5. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Any suggstions for a similar case which is sticky and easier to hold? For me 99% of drops is from phone sliding around. I have a commuter for atrix but it's the old school silicone style (the one that likes pocket lint).
    I usually use the Otterbox Defender on my phones because I need the added protection and a belt clip when I am working. For me the Defender has a good grip due to the harder textured tpu like material that surrounds the phone. This outer covering does not collect lint like some of the other more rubbery / silicone covers. What I don't like about the Defender cases is the built in screen protector. I always remove them, they come off rather easily. Then I put a screen protector directly on the phone's screen. On my Moto X I am using the iBlason screen protector that I got from Amazon in a three pack for cheap. It's perfectly clear, cut outs are perfect and works great under the Otterbox. One other thing that I didn't like about the Defender case was the way they surrounded the earpiece, sensors and front camera with the case and also how they only provided a small cut out for the front lower mic. Those two areas (top and bottom) made it difficult to swipe down for notifications and swiping up to access Google Now. So, I spent some quality time with a Dremel, small file and very fine sandpaper and modified the front of the case. Now I am very happy with the case.

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    01-18-2014 11:21 AM
  6. greg_atlanta's Avatar
    I usually use the Otterbox Defender on my phones because I need the added protection....
    Thanks. Still hard to get a sense of the feel of the case from the pics, but I'll check the at&t store or elsewhere and see if they have one unboxed.

    Just ordered the phone today and a super cheap case on ebay (in case I have a return the phone) but once I'm settled I'll need a tougher case for travel, etc.
    01-18-2014 11:48 PM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    Sweet mod mhunter6378!!

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
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    01-20-2014 01:20 PM
  8. rkeenan's Avatar
    I have the blue Otterbox Commuter and love it. The Defender is too big and is kind of overkill unless you work outside IMO.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
    01-20-2014 03:10 PM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    I usually use the Otterbox Defender on my phones because I need the added protection and a belt clip when I am working. For me the Defender has a good grip due to the harder textured tpu like material that surrounds the phone. This outer covering does not collect lint like some of the other more rubbery / silicone covers. What I don't like about the Defender cases is the built in screen protector. I always remove them, they come off rather easily. Then I put a screen protector directly on the phone's screen. On my Moto X I am using the iBlason screen protector that I got from Amazon in a three pack for cheap. It's perfectly clear, cut outs are perfect and works great under the Otterbox. One other thing that I didn't like about the Defender case was the way they surrounded the earpiece, sensors and front camera with the case and also how they only provided a small cut out for the front lower mic. Those two areas (top and bottom) made it difficult to swipe down for notifications and swiping up to access Google Now. So, I spent some quality time with a Dremel, small file and very fine sandpaper and modified the front of the case. Now I am very happy with the case.

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    Just did the same mod on mine ... well the top anyway. Didn't do the bottom.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
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    01-22-2014 04:30 PM
  10. aloomis76's Avatar
    I used to be a Commuter user for all my phones but I was getting tired of having to put the screen protectors on myself (lazy I know) so I got eh Defender this time around for my Moto X. i have read what others have said but I don't seem to have any problems with my screen protector or liking it. I love this case. I don't use the belt clip and my hands, though large, still fit nicely between the nubs that lock the phone into the clip so I don't really feel them although they do protrude a little from the natural rounding that case already has. The one problem I do have is the space around the screen. I have noticed that I do need to really press into the sides and top in order to move icons to another page or to access my notifications tray. Once I figured out how to use it I have become accustomed to it now and it is just second nature.

    My 2 cents
    01-27-2014 02:02 PM
  11. aloomis76's Avatar
    I usually use the Otterbox Defender on my phones because I need the added protection and a belt clip when I am working. For me the Defender has a good grip due to the harder textured tpu like material that surrounds the phone. This outer covering does not collect lint like some of the other more rubbery / silicone covers. What I don't like about the Defender cases is the built in screen protector. I always remove them, they come off rather easily. Then I put a screen protector directly on the phone's screen. On my Moto X I am using the iBlason screen protector that I got from Amazon in a three pack for cheap. It's perfectly clear, cut outs are perfect and works great under the Otterbox. One other thing that I didn't like about the Defender case was the way they surrounded the earpiece, sensors and front camera with the case and also how they only provided a small cut out for the front lower mic. Those two areas (top and bottom) made it difficult to swipe down for notifications and swiping up to access Google Now. So, I spent some quality time with a Dremel, small file and very fine sandpaper and modified the front of the case. Now I am very happy with the case.

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    I love this mod and I can see from my usage with the Defender case how this is totally needed. My only problem is I like the built in screen protector (call me crazy) but otherwise I love what you have done and am gonna see if there is a way I can just do the top mod myself with some way to keep the built in screen protector intact
    01-27-2014 02:07 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    Though it's a well built case and offers a great deal of protection, it's just too much case for me. I used it for about 4 hours the day I got my Moto but since I'll try to put it on and keep it on for a few minutes then fight with the clips to remove it. Just too bulky considering I already have the soft touch "kevlar" back and an SP on the front.
    01-30-2014 06:23 PM
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