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Travel Gears: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet iPhone 5 Case

Manila is becoming a busier destination again for people who wants to avoid Holiday Rush. Shoppers from different parts of the country are preparing for the holidays earlier than ever. If you love early christmas shopping in crowded places like Divisoria, the ultimate secret to a carefree and safer is to wear less accessories and to leave things that you don’t really need like huge wallets and even your favorite gadgets.

Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet iPhone 5 case
Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet iPhone 5 case

Otterbox, the popular global brand that provides innovative and protective solutions for mobile technology recently released new travel gadget called “The Commuter Series Wallet” – an iPhone / Samsung Galaxy S4 case which protects your mobile phone and provides a secret pocket for your cash, ATM’s and even Credit Cards.

Commuter Series Wallet Mobile Phone Case
Commuter Series Wallet Mobile Phone Case

To test the product, we were invited by Otterbox for an afternoon food trip without worrying about any of our essentials. Being a gadget person, I immediately tested the product by fitting it with my iPhone 5 while keeping a minimal amount of cash including my ATM card in its secret pocket.

Famous Fresh Lumpia from New Po Heng
Our first stop was at New Po Heng to sample their famous Fresh Lumpia and their Pancit Misua

What I like about this new Otterbox iPhone Wallet case is its ultimate protective cover and its new discrete storage that allows quick access to Cash and ATM card inserted in it.

Champoy Store in Carvajal Street
We also visited the Champoy Store in Carvajal Street

I also like how this iPhone case maintained its perfect grip even with its additional wallet compartment.

iPhone Walet Case from Otterbox
iPhone 5 wallet Case from Otterbox

During our Binondo Food Wok Tour with Ivan Man Dy, we enjoyed touring Chinatown by learning a little bit of history and experiencing the best food this “World’s Oldest Chinatown” has to offer.

Binondo : The Worlds Oldest ChinaTown
Binondo : The Worlds Oldest ChinaTown

We sampled unusual but equally delicious dumplings from Dongbei, famous Lumpia from New Po Heng and various flavors of Hopia from Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli.

Kiampong Rice at Mr. Ube Rice and Noodle House
Kiampong Rice at Mr. Ube Rice and Noodle House

With the Commuter Wallet’s interior slipcover and sturdy polycarbonate, mobile phones are protected from bump and shock, while a self-adhering screen protector prevented the screens from getting scratches. The sliding drawer also concealed cash and cards without the annoying bulk.

Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet
Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet

“The Binondo Food Wok Tour was a good test of the Commuter Series Wallet. Being known as a busy place, Filipinos always come prepared when going to Chinatown. However, there’s no need to leave your phone behind or placing cash and your cards in your secret pockets with Otterbox’s Commuter Wallet. This case combines convenience, security and trusted OtterBox protection into pocket-friendly designs,” explains Jay Tengco, President of Tenkiebox, the official distributor of Otterbox in the Philippines.

Eng Bee Tin's various Hopia flavors
Eng Bee Tin’s various Hopia flavors

The Commuter Series Wallet is really perfect for me since I dont normally bring wallet. The small secret compartment can fit a total of 3 ATM or Credit Cards which also allows me to get access to cash since ATM machines are available in almost every corner of the Metro.

The Commuter Series Wallet for the iPhone 5/5s provides added protection against drops, bumps and shock but is NOT protective against water. Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Mobile cases is Priced at PHP 2,500, The Commuter Wallet is compatible with iPhone® 5/5s and Samsung GALAXY S®4.

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

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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