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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    Retail package contents

    The OtterBox iPhone 5 Armor Series is available in green (neon), blue (arctic), and electric orange. I was sent the neon green one to evaluate. The color appears on the inside of the back and on the bottom port covers. The Arctic color also has white front and rear case coloring, while the other two are gray.

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    Lower corner protection

    Specifications for the case include waterproof for 30 minutes in up to 6.6 feet of water, drop proof for drops from up to 10 feet, high-strength reinforced plastic that can withstand up to 2 tonnes of force, and rustproof performance. It weighs just 3.91 ounces. It obviously adds bulk, which is a cost of having such protection.

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    Bottom port covers

    One of the frustrations I had with using previous protective cases was the effort required to insert and remove the smartphone from the case. With the Armor Series, OtterBox solved this with an extremely easy method where you simply set your phone in the front piece, slide the back left side into the available slots, and then secure the two metal hasps. I can install or remove my iPhone 5 in just seconds, and this ease of use makes the case one I will use on a more regular basis.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, iPhone, Reviews, Smartphones

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    At least this one has a good case, if waterproofing is needed.
  • How is the audio and ringer levels

    I have a sturdy Griffin Survivor case. its quite good, but the case muffles the ringer and unless i use bluetooth or another handsfree device, the case makes it hard for me to hear others and them hear me.
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    ... you're a fool.

    Doesn't prayer protect phones from damage? Why use a case?