Otter Box ARMOR SERIES FOR IPHONE Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: June 2013
Reviewer: Peter Bourke
ARMOR SERIES FOR IPHONE
This is the second waterproof case
that we have tested for the iPhone and the Otter Box Armor is
the latest apocalyptic proof case... well, almost to protect
your Smart Phone from a variety of conditions and maybe the odd
Zombie attack. The case also
allows your iPhone 5 to be submerged in water of up to 2 metres
for 30 minutes,
can be dropped from a height of 3 metres, prevents dust or snow from
entering the case and is crush proof of up to 1.8 tonnes.
We didn't test the later but we did the first three.
Otter Box also claim that the case
has been designed to meet U.S. Military Standards and comes
with a step by step guide of how to install your iPhone 5 into
the Armor Case. Before installing your iPhone 5 into the case,
the manufacturer recommends that you submerge the case in water
for at least 30 minutes before installing your phone into the
Armor. This is to ensure that there are no defects with the
Opposed to the
Life Proof, the installation of the Armor is a little
easier and fortunately the 9 step illustrated instruction
guide assists in this process. I also like how the Armor is
easier to get your iPhone 5 in and out of the case compared to
the Life Proof. To install your iPhone 5 into the
case, you first need to unlock the two latches on the right hand
side of the case which then opens the case for you. There is
also an option to install a lanyard. Once the iPhone 5 is inside
the case, you simply just close the case and lock the latches.
Installation is that easy!
When your iPhone 5 is installed
inside the Armor, it does add some additional weight (110 grams) and size to
your Smart Phone but this is really a moot point. The Armor has
a built in screen protector and if your iPhone 5 stayed in this
case for the life of your phone, it would virtually be brand new
once you upgrade to the iPhone 5S or 6. So how does this
technology all work?
The case basically has a silicone
bed for the iPhone which absorbs shocks should you accidentally
drop your phone. It has reinforced plastic which according to
Armor can withhold up to 1.8 tonnes of weight. Thankfully you
have full access to ports such as audio, charger and all
buttons. I must admit that the screen does reduce some of the
accuracy when using your iPhone but until Apple design a phone
with all of the above, this is a small price to pay. With that
said, the product retails for around $99USD (June 2013).
Check it out if you're after a
phone to withhold shock, water and pressure!