OtterBox Armor Series for iPhone 5 offers ultimate protection and easy installation

OtterBox Armor Series for iPhone 5 offers ultimate protection and easy installation

Summary: OtterBox makes some fantastic protective cases and their most comprehensive coverage ever is now provided in the Armor Series. I like that it is also very easy to use with your iPhone 5 too.


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    Corner with iPhone 5 inserted

    After placing your iPhone 5 down face first into front piece, you then take the rear cover piece and slide the left side of it down in to where the integrated pieces fit into the front slots. It is great to see heavy rubber material, colored, take up most of the back as it offers protection and shock support for the case. There is also clear material over the camera and flash openings.

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    Upper corner view

    After inserting the back into the left slots, press the back down and secure the two heavy metal hasps. Once they are closed, the case is secure and your iPhone 5 is protected. Wasn't that easy?

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    Inside of the Armor Series back

    I have no reason to try to use my iPhone underwater, but need something that helps protect my phones in the rain. I am mainly interested in drop protection when I am on site since I walk around ships and engine rooms where drops are easy. I also climb in and out of tanks and voids, so having something on my phone to protect it when I press against the steel hull is helpful.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, iPhone, Reviews, Smartphones

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    ... you're a fool.

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