OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

We all know that the name OtterBox means quality protection for our devices. The new OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. I was very excited when I heard OtterBox was making a case for the 9670 & couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I've previously purchased several cases for my other BlackBerry devices and trust the OtterBox name to deliver on it's protection guarantee. I know there isn't a whole slew of BlackBerry Style owners out there but for those of you who are rocking this nice little device read on for the full review & see the pics (sorry there isn't a video this time, my camcorder met with an untimely demise). Keep reading for my review.

OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670

The case comes in 3 pieces (front, back & silicone cover) and includes 2 screen protectors.

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

Features:

  • Access to all side button features
  • Silicone plugs allow access to all ports
  • Open access to camera and speaker
  • Durable
  • Quality construction

Installation

According to the instructions, you should put the silicone layer on first, then snap on the back piece:

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

and finally the front piece:

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

When installing that way, the silicone covers for the ports tended to make snapping the case on just a tad bit difficult. I found it much easier to place the silicone layer inside the two pieces of the case & then snap them on the device (back then front). The covers for the port fit very nicely and open easily for access. Note: You do have to remove the case in order to use a charging cradle.

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

Final Thoughts

While being a great case, I found the silicone part that covered the hinge created a loop when opened that tended to be a bit annoying. 

OtterBox Commuter Style 9670

There were no complaints of an "echo" affect when on a call nor did I notice it hindering the sound in any way when on speaker. The OtterBox case does add a bit of bulk to the 9670 and makes the phone a little heavier than I like. I also would have liked the back piece to have more of a rough texture to aid in a better grip. The OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670 sells for $32.95 at ShopCrackBerry.com.