I am a big fan of Otterbox cases. As a matter of fact, I own an Otterbox Armor for iPhone 5, which works as advertised. Just last November 12, the famous global brand launched yet another case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s – the Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet.

The said case comes with complete and discrete storage, which allows quick access to important cards and cash to simplify users’ daily commute and protect the phone at the same time. It may not be as “protective” as the Armor series, but it definitely looks sleeker and useful.

The Commuter Series Wallet allow users to just simply grab their essentials and go, whenever and wherever they want!

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Unboxing

The box contains the following:

  • Double Layered Otterbox Commuter Wallet (interior slip cover layer cushion and exterior hard shell)
  • Premium Screen Protector
  • Manual

First Impressions:

The case is light compared to other Otterbox cases I’ve used. Of course, as a commuter, it does a good job in keeping commuting essentials such as paper money and cards. Unfortunately, the case can only hold up to 3 cards or 2 cards and 1 bill. I was also not able to put calling cards (standard size) on the drawer.

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One of the good things about this case is its front-facing access drawer. Unlike the Targus Wallet Case, Otterbox made sure that your items are for your eyes only. I like the fact that I can hear a ‘click’ when closing the drawer, which assures me that the latter is locked and I will not lose anything.

There are times though that the case (and yes, including my phone) almost slipped of my hand when trying to open and even the drawer with one hand. This is quite disappointing as I normally use my phone with one hand… even while commuting.

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The case looks very elegant. Its design mimic an excellent blend of faux leather and rubber. The interior slip cover layer cushion that wrap around the phone doesn’t feel and look cheap. As it isn’t enough to protect the phone, the exterior hard shell layer is robust enough to protect the phone from drops, bumps and shocks. Yes, it can take a lot of beating; an added insurance to your phone.

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Don’t you dare soak your phone on water as this case won’t make your phone water proof. The rubber port covers can only keep dirt and debris getting in your phone, but it can neither repel nor protect your phone from water.

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Priced at PHP 2,500, The Commuter Wallet is compatible with iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4. 

All Otterbox cases are available at www.otterbox.asia and www.tenkiebox.ph or from selected local retailers in the Philippines.  For all product details and technical specifications, please visit www.otterbox.asia.

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Otterbox Outs Commuter Series Wallet

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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