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Preserver Series for iPhone 5S

$89.95
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  • Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun
  • Get tossed into a pool, flop into the snow and stomp through puddles without worry about your phone getting wet
  • This iPhone 5s Preserver Series waterproof case offers Military-rated drop protection (MIL STD 810G-516.6)
  • Combine trusted OtterBox protection with this waterproof iPhone case, and you’re invincible against the fun police

Awards

iPhone + iPad Life Magazine Best of CES 2014

Features:

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  • Embrace water.
    Since most of the world is water, you’re going to run into it now and then. Don’t pass up any opportunity for fun, no matter how wet and messy. With the Preserver Series waterproof phone 5s case you can splash right into the thick of it with your iPhone 5s in hand.
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  • Case features:
    • Two-piece case with snap assembly for easy installation
    • Internal foam cushions device and holds it in place inside the case
    • Includes an adjustable lanyard for convenient carrying and tethering
    • Waterproof: fully submergible up to 6.6 ft. (2 m) for 30 minutes (IP-X8)
    • Drop proof: military-rated drop protection (MIL STD 810G-516.6)
    • Dust proof: blocks entry of dust and debris particles (IP-6X)
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  • A splash of color.
    The Preserver Series iPhone 5s waterproof case is available in a variety of colors to complement your colorful personality.
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  • Serious protection.
    Your adventures don’t just lead you to water. The ground is hard everywhere. This highly-protective waterproof iPhone 5s case is built to prevail over the drops, dings and bruises that happen when you don’t hesitate to leap into the action.


Compatibility:

  • Apple iPhone 5s


Features:

  • Waterproof: fully submergible up to 6.6 ft. (2 m) for 30 minutes (IP-X8)
  • Drop proof: protects device from drops up to 6.6 ft. (2 m)
  • Dust proof: Military-rated drop protection (MIL STD 810G-516.6)
  • Uninhibited use of all device features and functions through the case
  • Includes an adjustable lanyard for convenient carrying and tethering


Material:

  • Solid polycarbonate shell: deflects impact away from the device
  • Overmolded synthetic rubber: absorbs impact and provides good grip
  • Internal foam: cushions device and holds it in place inside the case


Environmental Protection:

The Preserver Series case for Apple iPhone 5s provides added protection against water, drops, bumps and shock.

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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 273 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 Great case, one minor flaw... My Defender case protected my iPhone 5 from all sorts of trouble, but it couldn't protect it when it slipped from my hands into a bucket of water & crabs. After that I swore I'd upgrade to a waterproof case. When purchasing my first case, I didn't get a Lifeproof case because of the lack of screen protection, so I was thrilled with Otterbox bought Lifeproof and came out with the Preserver. It's a great case - all the protection you expect from an Otterbox, with screen protection and waterproof, and it's slimmer and sleeker than the Defender. My only complaint is the opening to access the charging port is too small. The housing on most 3rd-party charging cords is too big for the opening in the case, so I have to take my case off every time I need to charge my phone in the car. July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Second Replacement I have had this case since January of this year (2014) and it has now been 7 months and I've had to had my case replaced twice so I am now on to my third one. I had to replace the first one because water had leaked in through the headphone flap at the bottom of the case and now I have to replace the second one because of sound issues. When I'm on a call, all of sudden I hear this high pitched buzzing and ringing sound, sort of like feedback from a microphone or speaker, that pierces my ears and I have to tap it against my hand or change the position of the phone and sometimes it stops. Other times, the only way it stops is when I remove the case. I don't know why this has been so problematic, but I am not pleased with the overall functionality of this case. People always tell me that I sound like I'm underwater, muffled, or far away, so I have to position my mouth just so and then I can be heard. Both cases had this tinny sound when I spoke with sometimes a little reverb like I'm speaking into a microphone on stage. Other than that, I loved the case because of the look, the lightweight feel, the amazing screen protector, and useful wrist strap for using it in water. The thumbprint always worked well for me too with the case on, just make sure to program it BEFORE you put on the case. Hopefully third time's the charm! July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great case....simpler, lighter! This case seems to work quite well. ONLY complaint seems to be that those on the other end that I am talking to tell me that it sounds as if I am in some kind of a box, or tunnel, when I am speaking to them. So far, this case does seem to be a vast improvement over the Armor series, and it does not pop open when dropped, as the Armor cases would if dropped from about two feet, or more. July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Product Doesn't allow for functional use of the ringtone silent button on the 5s, but is an overall great case for water protection. July 20, 2014
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You can put a WW sticker on the case, but the cases themselves are just shipped with the specified colors at this time.
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At the moment, there is no holster for the case. It does fit very nicely in the pocket though!
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Does not come with a holster.
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Wouldn't suggest that...it is not buoyant by itself, but there are some foam devices that could be attached to the lanyard, which are sold at marine stores which would suffice if it was dropped into the water. While bulkier, losing an expensive phone, with all your data, pictures, and numbers is not such a great option. Seal Line makes high quality zip lock type dry bags which I have stored my equipment in, and if they are sealed with some air in them, they will float...tested, and works!
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No not a chance. It does how ever have a place for a lanyard which you can attach a float to and that will help it float.
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The case itself does not float (I know from experience)

I had a lifeproof life jacket I used when I had my lifeproof case. I found the preserver case fit into it perfect. Makes it very bulky but is worth it, if you're around water.
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No. Sinks like a rock!
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No. You will need an accessory similiar the the Lifeproof LifeJacket. I have not tested to see if the Lifeproof Life Jacket would fit on this case.
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No. Will go straight to the bottom. Attach the lanyard and attach a float device. Test before getting near water. Also test the case's water integrity before placing phone inside. Just in case.
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above 6.6 ft. yes
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yes
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No, this case is only meant to be in water for 30 minutes at max.
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Test it before placing the phone inside it. I'm sure the less you submerge it, the better. Clorine and salt water will eventually ware on the hard rubber and water-tight seal washers inside. Think of the case as insurance, not an underwater case.
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Yes, I've submerged my phone for hours with no problems at all!
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Yes, just make sure you don't exceed the maximum depth of 6.6 feet.
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If all of the ports are closed, yes, although I still wouldn't recommend it!
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Of course! As long as you mind the time it is submerged, it is totally fine! I have my phone in the pool on a weekly basis for video recording some of my swimmers during practice. No problems whatsoever.
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If your pocket it large enough for it to fit. It is a great waterproof protection for your phone but why take the chance.
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You can if you feel the need to swim with your phone, just test the case without the phone inside first (as per the directions) to make sure that there are no defects.
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Whenever the case (and the phone) gets soaked in water, be it the pool, taking a shower, or getting caught in rain, does it need to be taken apart and dried again, or will the seals keep water from gradually seeping in? I don't want to warp the plastic or loosen the seals by constantly opening the case.
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It seems to stay waterproof, and do not suggest constantly taking it apart. As I answered another question about pool/ hot tub water, I will say that the chlorine, salts, chemical from pools and hot tubs could be tough on the case and seals after a while. Would highly suggest rinsing off the case in a sink after any exposure to water with chemicals, salts, chlorine in it. Also highly suggest testing the case, per Otterbox's guidelines before getting the phone, case wet.
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The case will not need to be opened and dried out unless it is submerged underwater for an extended period of time.
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Not that I've seen. Once it's in. It's in. No reason to take it apart, although you can use a coin to easily re-open it if needed. But no need.
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I dry it because the touch won't work we'll wet or the fingering I'd doesn't work when wet.
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As long as you have done the waterproof test prior to putting your device in there and it came out dry, it will be fine. As you said, opening the case repeatedly can have negative effects on the waterproof seal the case creates. I just pat the outside of the case down when I get out of the pool and this occurs multiple times a week. No damage to hardware, or moisture of any kind has been found in the case.
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I take my phone out periodically to wipe it down and clean the screen on the case, but that's more me wanting to do that as opposed to it needing to be done.
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The case has been soaked and damped and I have not taken it apart yet and everything is still working.
No moisture inside the case.
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No don't open the case. In fact let it dry our naturally before opening the ports so you don't get water droplets into the inside.
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All that needs to be done is wipe the outside. No need to open.
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“I found OtterBox's new Preserver Series case to be an excellent product that would make a great addition to any consumer's iPhone 5.” - The Tech Reviewer



“This two-piece case draws from LifeProof’s style and keeps Otterbox’s renowned ruggedness. Slim, protective, and fully submergible up to six feet. Who says waterproof cases have to be bulky?” - iPhone Life



“All functions remain accessible through the case even though each port and button are fully protected.” - 9 to 5 Mac



“What makes these cases great is the fact they are water-, drop- and dust-proof. Protected by a Preserver case, your smartphone can be fully submerged in water for up to 6.6 ft. for 30 minutes.” - Into Mobile



“Protection doesn’t come at the cost of functionality with these precision-engineered GALAXY S4 and iPhone waterproof cases. All features are fully accessible and audio quality is uncompromised.” - iClarified



“I put the case together without a handset and tested it in a bathtub for 30 minutes. There was absolutely no water inside of the case.” - App Advice