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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 case is made for water and drops up to 6.6 ft.
  • 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 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: protects device from drops up to 6.6 ft. (2 m)
    • Dust proof: blocks entry of dust and debris particles (IP-6X)
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  • A splash of color.
    The Preserver Series 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: blocks entry of dust and debris particles (IP-6X)
  • 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 192 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Some issues with the fingerprint function through the case. Case is working very good at this point. April 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eh, ok product. Nothing really thrilling about it. Seems like it will in theory protect the phone just fine. Mine never has been put to a water proof test..... Would I re buy another? No, I wouldn't. Why? Because it has the waterproof membrane over the ear speaker area it makes the sound muffled and difficult to understand conversations. I ended up removing that part of the membrane just so I could hear properly and stop asking people to repeat what they said. I also cannot use some of my accessories such as car chargers, without taking case off. The end of the charger that connects to the phone will not fit into the opening of this otterbox. If I had the box it came in still, I would return it and get my money back. Oh well, removed the membrane and am going to see if I can figure out a way to rig it so plug ins work. Either way, the entire value of the case is not there because it will not be water proof now. April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tough as nails! I bought this product because it's water proof and with the summer coming, I am convinced that my phone will wind up in the pool somehow. I did test the case to see if it was really waterproof using a tissue submerged in water for about an hour or so. The tissue came out of the case perfectly dry. I also purchased this case because I have two kids under 3 that like to use my phone to look at pictures, videos or whatever; then throw to the side. My phone has survived quite a few tosses already. The only issue I have with the case is that if I do not open the bottom exposing the microphone, everyone complains that I sound like I am underwater. I haven't called customer service yet, but I am pretty sure it's something easy to fix on my end. April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply The Best I've owned several OtterBox cases over the past few years, and honestly, the iPhone 5S Preserver Series is the best case I've purchased yet. Great for shock/moisture protection, well designed for ergonomics and accessibility. The only issue I've had so far is that the case ringer/sound switch doesn't always grab the phone switch inside and I have to wiggle it to get it to toggle my sounds on/off. However, despite this minor detail, I absolutely love my OtterBox case!!! I would definitely recommend this case to friends & family, and I will certainly buy another when its time to upgrade! April 16, 2014
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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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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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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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.
2 months, 1 week ago
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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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You can't use the screen underwater (as you can't with any waterproof case) as it uses the electric connectivity to your fingers to work which doesn't happen under water
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Under-water use can be difficult, especially in warm water; the heat-sensitive screens are hard to manage in those conditions like in a shower.
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No not really.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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No iPhone touch screen will work underwater. The screen wasn't designed for the purpose and the touch sensors cannot pinpoint anything with the pressure. This is not the fault of the case, this is just a matter of design restraints with the phone itself.
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The touch screen works fine underwater.
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It won't work under water, works a little in the shower with wet fingers, but not when it is completely submerged.
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Does anyone have a problem using this silent button? I had bought this case and could not get the button to work and was wondering if everyone has this problem or if mine was defective.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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It takes a bit to get used to it, and I agree that it is a bit harder than I would expect it to be
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I too seem to have a problem with switching the silent on/off switch. They sent me a new one when I called them. But it is doing it again.
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It is difficult to use just have to put some muscle into it.
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I had a little trouble when I first put my phone in the case, but I found that it was due to the way I set the phone in the case, upon taking it out and setting it back the correct way I've had no issues since. I actually like the silent switch type feature on this case.
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It seems to be a common issue for the case. It is very stiff and at times seems like it will break the switch. Try uninstalling and reinstalling make sure the phone is not on silent and your hold the case toggle towards the front window of the case. This causes the button to line up better upon install. See if that helps. I did help mine.
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I get my finger right along side and push with the side of my thumb, the opposite way the switch goes (silent up, ringer down)
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Mine still works.
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Yes, fingerprint scan works with the Preserver case on
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Yes. The fingerprint sensor still works with the case on. However, they recommend setting up the Touch ID prior to installing the case for the best scan results. I have found my sensor to only work about 7/10 times on average. Not enough for me to care because it does work often enough. But to some this might be annoying. I found this case to be the best one I've tried so far.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Yes! It's seems to not work if it's foggy or wet all the time, or if you are too sweaty, but only a bit more often than without the case is this a problem.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Mine has worked every time I've used it!
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Yes it does!
There is latex-like film covering the home button, if air gets between the film and the button, it won't work. But if you put the air out it will work fine.
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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