Mid May, no updates from Catalyst on Escape Capsule 5

Catalyst LifeStyle Escape Capsule waterproof iphone case logo

Our promised release date of mid-April has come and gone and here we are in the second week of May with no update from Catalyst / Griffin. Fans of waning patience are anxiously awaiting the release of this case and the company continues to miss deadline after self-imposed deadline… and not issue any word to their loyal customers.

PR 101

As the deadlines come and go, no word from either Catalyst or Griffin. Clearly, there are either design or production problems that they are not telling us about. Likely design as not to spook the market. Their latest communication was promising a mid-April release, but they never updated anyone when that came and went. Then the Facebook fans started to mutiny.

“As you can see, the case is pretty much ready.”

-Catalyst, 4/9/2013

I see…

As of a few days ago, the mutiny has intensified:
Escape Capsule mutiny part 2

Case Leaked on Amazon

We broke a story a few weeks ago that the Catalyst + Survivor Waterproof Case for the iPhone 5 was being sold on Amazon, which is technically true. However, it appears that seller has 0 stock and indeterminate plans to receive any.

Ironically, one of our astute readers brought this to the attention of Catalyst. Of course, no response:

Escape Capsule mutiny part 3

Meanwhile, Catalyst has posted a few low grade pictures of the case on the website for their ever dwindling fan base. Perhaps they will have a product out when the iPhone 6 comes out. Glad they are “testing the *&^% out of this case”.