March 19, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
OtterBox makes great cell phone cases, but most of that work has been for Blackberry or iPhone devices. Why couldn’t they take a few moments to make a great Android cell phone case? When I stopped by the OtterBox booth at CES, there wasn’t a single Android product on display, though reps promised that new cases for Android would debut soon.
Those cases are available on several Android phones, and I was pleased to sample the OtterBox Impact Series on a Sprint Hero. The impact-resistant silicone protects the phone from scratches and padding helps minimize damage if the phone is dropped. The case provides a snug grip but still feels very smooth and comfortable, which is better than the stock cases I bought from a Sprint retail store. An added bonus to this comfort is that the Impact series includes a protective screen that fits to the phone easily.
The Impact Series retails for $19.95 on OtterBox.com. It is one of many options, including the tougher Commuter series that is more solid and costs $34.95. There are now OtterBox cases for the HTC Droid Eris, HTC Hero (Sprint/Cellular South version), Motorola Droid (Milestone), and myTouch.