After I had a chance to try out the Otterbox Defender Series for the iPad Mini, I also had a chance to try out some of their new cases for the iPhone 5. The company has the Defender, Commuter, Reflex, and Prefix series, and I managed to try samples of two of these series, the Commuter and the Defender.
I will start with the Commuter Series for the iPhone 5 as seen to the right. This particular iPhone 5 case has a hard exterior shell as well as an interior slipcover that combine together for great side protection.
In addition to this protection from scratches, there is a self-adhering film that protects the touchscreen as well. There is also protection for the ports and jacks, and there are custom openings for the camera and flash.
I might as well end with the Defender Series as seen to the left, as it has the many layers of shielding with a slipcover, a rubber outer layer, as well as a built-in protective membrane for the screen. The real protection is in the interior shell, a solid plastic structure that surrounds the iPhone 5 itself.
In addition to all the layers of protection for the phone and the ports, the Defender Series for the iPhone 5 comes with a belt clip that allows the phone to be snapped in place for portability.