Alright, the Otterbox Commuter Case For My Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX came in today. I’ve been waiting for this for about a year. Well, I don’t think I’ve had this phone for that long, but still, I have yet to get a cover. Of course, a week before I got this thing I had a bad dream that I dropped the phone on the floor.
I gotta tell you, this is a sweet case. It cost around $25, but it has a soft interior shell, a hard outer candy shell and a screen protector. I’m not sure many people even use the screen protector after the introduction of Gorilla Glass, but I threw it on for giggles. Just FYI, the screen protector seems to desensitize the touch screen slightly. Not much, but I did notice a difference.
The cover makes the slim and slippery Droid RAZR MAXX much more legitimate in my hand. It’s not so fragile feeling now. Also, when I used to put this phone in my pocket, I worried that it was going to fall out. The way the phone is made is somewhat “too” sleek. With the case, however, the additional bulk makes me reminiscent of my old Droid X days. I had a cover for that phone as well and it felt good.
Overall, this case is very well built. I really like the rubberized layer in between the phone and the hard shell, but could honestly do without the screen protector. If they wanted to skip that part and lower the price by $5, I think that would be nice. One thing to be aware of though is the tendency of the rubber portion to attract lint and dust. If you’re a neat freak, this might not be the cover for you.
Oh yeah, let me ask you a question – has anyone ever put on a smartphone screen protector without the bubbles around the edges? Maybe bubbles is the wrong word – I would say more like, parts of the edges never really attach to the screen correctly. Anyway, here’s a video for you.