Quick Review: OtterBox Commuter Series for BlackBerry Torch

When it comes to cases for the BlackBerry Torch its not the easiest thing to find. In fact it happens a lot with many different slider devices, case manufactures just always seem to have a hard time coming up with a good protective solution. Today we’re taking a look at the OtterBox Commuter Series for the BlackBerry Torch. As you may know from our previous posts, the Commuter Series features three layers of protection – the first being a silicon skin that covers the back, followed by a hard plastic shell that clips over the silicon, and the last being a hard plastic shell that snaps on the front of the Torch. The Commuter Series for the Torch also covers all ports like headphone jack and USB port, thanks to the Commuter Series’ silicone layer. Also included with this case is a screen protector to ensure your display doesn’t get scratched.

Installation of the case is pretty simple. Basically you start with the silicon skin, then attached the hard plastic shell over top of the skin, apply the screen protector to the Torch’s display, then snap the front shell on.

After trying many cases for the BlackBerry Torch, the OtterBox Commuter Series seems to be the one I recommend the most. It’s the only case I’ve found that brings enough protection to both the front and back, without too much extra bulk. Speaking of the size, you will notice when you put the case on the BlackBerry Torch it does make it slighter bigger, however if you drop your device you will understand the protection.

The OtterBox Commuter Series is available in three color options. Black/Black, Black/Pink, and the Strength series (which is pink and white). I just want to talk about the Strength series for a minute. With every purchase of the OtterBox Strength series cases, OtterBox donates 10% of the purchase price to Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. It’s a great cause and a very stylish case for the ladies. You can find more details on the OtterBox Strength Case at OtterBox.com.

Pros:

  • Awesome protection for the Torch
  • Screen protector included
  • Color options now available

Cons:

  • Slight bulk to the case

Final Thoughts:

At first I wasn’t sure if I would like or even use this case on my BlackBerry Torch. I wasn’t impressed with how it made the device slightly bigger, however my mind changed pretty fast after using it. After my Torch started getting scratched and beaten up, I decided I would give the OtterBox case another shot. Ever since then I haven’t stopped using it. I love how it protects both the front and back, and doesn’t fall off easily. So if you are a little more rough on your BlackBerry, then you really might want to consider checking out the OtterBox Commuter for the BlackBerry Torch. I suggest checking out our gallery of pictures or the installation video from OtterBox below and get a up close look at the case on the Torch.

Accessorize Mobile Rating: ★★★★☆

Video demo from OtterBox

Gallery:

Where to Buy:

You can find the OtterBox Commuter Series for the BlackBerry Torch at OtterBox.com for $34.95 each. You can also find these cases in the Accessorize Mobile Shop for $32.95.

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