After hearing horror stories about prominent water proof cases, I decided to give Otterbox’s version a shot–even though the price was hefty. I have used Otterbox in the past, and was happy, so why not invest again, I thought.
My thoughts on the Armor Series Case…
When I purchased mine on the “debut” date, they only had a few colors to choose from and nothing feminine, so I went with Arctic. Now, however, there are 10 colors to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are feminine. I guess Otterbox does not believe this product will appeal to women? Anyway, when the case arrived, it was pretty easy to assemble, and the color was doable for me.
The main reason I purchased the case was because I really wanted to have security, and the dust free claim was also important to me.
Otter Box Description from their site:
With waterproof, drop proof, dust proof and crush proof features, the Armor Series is The Toughest iPhone 5 Case Ever Built
Each of the high-end materials used in this heavy duty iPhone 5 case were selected for protective qualities and device-functionality
Included with every Armor Series case is a lanyard that easily attaches to the case, diminishing worries about losing track of the iPhone 5
If you’re an adventurer, a busy parent, gear collector or someone willing to invest in protection, the iPhone 5 Armor Series is for you
For the most part, what they say is true. I have literally flung my phone several feet away and it slammed on concrete. My phone was completely safe. It was an accident, of course, but I was VERY happy that my investment actually protected my expensive new iphone!
Oh, and I love the lanyard! It is SO convenient! It is a GREAT addition!
As with every case I have tried from Otterbox, I still have the same complaint, it is SO FREAKING BULKY! I mean with all the countless hours spent developing these safety products, I am hoping they make less bulky versions–while still maintaining safety standards for our electronic devices.
In closing, I am happy with my purchase. I live with the bulkiness–for now. If a competitor comes out with a better idea though, well…