Nook Commuter Series Case
I am in the military and noticed that during deployments the standard Barnes and Nobles covers, while attractive, were not really built rugged enough to withstand rough travel. I purchased this cover with the intent that I could use the B and N cover around the house and use this one for traveling. Otterbox has a real odd way of displaying the photos of their product, they do this split screen thing showing half the photo of the front and half the photo of the back. What I thought I was purchasing was something that gave my Nook full coverage while traveling, that while I was reading it it would be like it is shown in the photo, then when finished reading and ready for travel I believed it was like the case for my Blackberry, you would slide it out of the outer shell at the bottom, flip it over and slide it back in the outer shell so that the back would be protected and the screen would now be facing inward and have the protection of the hard shell. No such luck. It is a simple one way configuration, with a hard back and the screen remains exposed. That is what is weird about their split screen photos, I believed they were demonstrating this type of setup, showing what it looked like with the screen facing out and with it facing in. Otherwise why include it when you already have photos of it from the front and back separately. Anyway, with it on there is nothing to protect the front screen during travel from dust or getting accidently cracked in a bag. The cheaper B and N book type cover offers more protection for the screen as at least it offers some protection for the front screen. For a case that costs over $40 I was expecting total travel protection for my Nook, and am really disappointed with what I received. I had already purchased Nook protective screen films from B and N when I purchased my Nook so the ones included from Otterbox were no added value. I suggest Otterbox go back to the drawing board with this one and offer us something that gives true 360 protection for the Nook, and especially for the most sensitive part, the screen, while traveling.
April 12, 2011
I bought this for myself.I wanted to protect my nook if I dropped it.I go to alot of pig shows and it would be broken if I didn't have it.I would put it in my purse and it would get caught and if do drop it on the grass the grass gets stuck and looks tacky.Overall it is pretty good.
January 22, 2011
Not My Favorite Otterbox
I had an Otterbox Defender on my Blackberry 8330, and I loved it! So I immediately jumped at the chance to purchase one for my new Nook. This is a quality case that adds a good deal of protection to a valuable device.
The case feels good and rugged, but not too bulky and cumbersome. I like that it still fits in the travel case I have for it (though it's a tight fit). The edges of the touchscreen are very close to the case edges, which makes using page turn swipe a little more difficult, though not impossible.
My main complaint is with the screen protectors. The cover for the main reading screen casts a pretty bad glare, which seems to defeat one of the main benefits of that style screen. Because of the glare, I removed this protector which will obviously leave an important component fully exposed. Fortunately it's not a screen that ever needs to be touched!.
I wish the touchscreen protector extended all the way to the hard case so that my finger couldn't feel the edges.
January 4, 2011