OtterBox Releases Preserver Series: Waterproof Cases for iPhone 5/5s/5c

Well it looks like the waterproof department at OtterBox is still alive.

After acquiring key rival and market leader LifeProof, they are back at it designing and releasing waterproof cases, now for the iPhone 5. The Preserver Series for iPhone 5/5s/5c is their latest effort since the Armor Series, a similarly waterproof series of cases for the iPhone 4/4s/5.

This time, the Preserver Series has an improved design, perhaps at the advice of their LifeProof colleagues. The case is designed for Apple’s latest line of phones, including the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c. The Preserver waterproof case features a two piece shell design with an interior foam piece for shock and drop protection. The inside of the case also has rubber bumpers to protect the phone from moving within the case and absorbing additional shock.

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The O-ring is overmolded around the interior perimeter and surrounds a glass covering that protects the camera and flash so pictures are clear. The bottom ports for charging / microphone are the familiar two piece overmolded folding design and are padded. They are waterproof and allow sound to travel through but water cannot.

Notably, OtterBox has continued their tradition of a thin, waterproof screen protector over the front of the case, unlike the LifeProof Nuud. This is a great feature for some, and either they have not developed the Nuud-like technology or they do not want to compete in that arena with LifeProof.

The case is waterproof to 6.6ft (2m) for 30 minutes and is drop proof from 6.6ft. It is dust and ingress proof as well. The case comes with an adjustable lanyard so you don’t lose your case wherever you go.

More details as they emerge.

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