Moderator Team Leader
- May 23, 2012
4.23 oz / 120.00 g
5.14 in x 2.94 in x 0.82 in
13.06 cm x 7.47 cm x 2.08 cm
6.6 Foot submersion up to 30 minutes
10 Foot Drop to concrete
0 entry of dust or debris
2 tons of crush pressure
Unbowed this thing is massive. With Mil-Spec design and features this is a case for those who work in extreme. Yes truly extreme environments as their daily job.
Currently available soon for 4s and soon to be for the iPhone 5.
Standard black/slate color with bright green accent port covers. Think of this case as the defender x10!!!!
Solid design and feel. It's not a cheap case. But it's not built cheap either. Reenforced polycarbonate shell with a silicone bed on the interior allows for 2 ton. Yes 2 ton of crush pressure!!!!
Able to survive a 10 ft fall, but the way it feels. It may be able to survive more.
30 minutes of under water at 6 feet depth for those under water shots or those who may be caught out in bad weather.
Corrosion resistant latches secure the two parts together very tightly to allow a water proof seal. No cheap clip system here. This sucker is bomb proof!!!
As you can see from the images above. The case feature port cover with internal gaskets for a water proof seal. Easy access to home button and volume rockers. They even built in a silent switch toggle into the case for easy switching.
Now there can be a lot of pros on the look and function of any case. But bottom line is how well does it work in real life?
Once installed it functions like any other case with extra added protection. But with one bug issue that worries me at this time. During test calls and FaceTime testing. I was told that the other person can not hear me. I had to literately hold the phone very very close. More closely then one would even use any device when speaking on the phone. I had to raise my voice multiple times to be heard clearly. After a few calls I start to eval the case as to what would cause the issue.
Guess what I found.... As I mentioned before with the case being water proof. Even other water proof cases have some voice and audio issues. Otterbox in this case has a one way valve or port which does not allow intrusion of water or debris to the device. But there is only one for the speaker. The mic port on the case is not open. It's formed to look like the speaker area but its just a plastics she'll covering.
This could be a big issue for this wanting to invest in a case and expect decent call and voice quality with out losing their voice at the end if the conversation.
Again this is a short. Dirty review. Just showing what is coming to the 4S from Otterbox and some problems some mug expect upon release.
I am waiting to hear back from Otterbox at this time to address the Mic port issue with not picking up voice.
Hope this helps
Reviewed and composed on iPad
Pictures take with iPad