Seidio Obex Waterproof iPhone 5 Case

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  1. Cubano21, Jan 25, 2013
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    Just recieved my Obex case today from Seidio, and all I have to say is WoW! What a difference from the LP case. I know there are a few 4 proof cases coming out, but I wanted to try this one because of the sleek design. They didnt want to take away to much from the thin design of the iPhone 5 similar to the LP case. I have tested the phone against all the issues the Fre had, and NO ISSUES. No buzzing, no echoing, screen protecter is super flush, no oil marks, speaker sounds great, and people can hear me! Here are some pictures I took.

    The Boxing:

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    Otterbox Defender vs Seidio Obex vs LifeProof Fre

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    Seidio Obex vs Otterbox Defender

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    Seidio Obex vs LifeProof Fre

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    The inside of the Seidio Obex

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    These little dots are what keep the screen from having oil marks. You can see these a little when the screen is on, but not enough to be bothersome.

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    Ports:

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    Phone in the case

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    Check out http://www.seidio.com/obex/ if you want to know more. I will keep everyone updated on how the case does. I am also getting the Atlas when it comes out.
     
  2. Hooterville, Jan 25, 2013
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    Thanks for that review. I'm going to order one now. I can't wait to dump that crappy Lifeproof. :p

    Does the sound come from the back of the case like the Lifeproof? I hope not :(
     
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    Nice... I had a lifeproof case for my iPhone 4 for a year, and there are lots of reasons why I didn't get one for my iPhone 5. Screen and sound is a lot of the reason why didn't get LP. Glad there are more options now. I'll check back for updates. Thanks!!!
     
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    Nope sound comes out of the bottom speaker like it suppose to. The sound is crisp and very clear.
     
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    Thanks, did they ship out the same day you ordered? :rolleyes:
     
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    If you order before12:00pm it ships same day from Texas. I paid overnight which was only $14.25 to Florida.
     
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    How is the headphone jack done? Is it simply a plug that goes in there or what? I cant really tell. Thanks alot for posting these pics. Thinking of giving this case a try myself.
     
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    Can you put up a couple pictures of the clip?
     
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    I will revise the pictures with a view of the headphone and charge port.
     
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    Thanks for the review, especially the comparison pics with the other cases! Looks to be really good. I am interested to see this one compared to the Atlas when it comes out.
     
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    Thanks man, appreciate it. Looking forward to them!
     
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    I updated the photo's with the port opening showing.
     
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    Sure did, I put a piece of paper towel in the case before the water test. Dry as a bone.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just a rubber flap that plugs the charge port and headphone jack?
     
  17. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but if you look closly they fit deep inside the phone and then the hard plastic flap keeps it secure over the rubber.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, I thought there was an extra piece there. :)
    You just cost me $110.00 with this thread. ;)
     
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    You won't be disappointed, what I also like is I can record my kids and sounds is recorded crystal clear. Unlike the LP where is seemed like the recording sounded muffled. Another thumbs up.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    The Obex even looks smaller,thinner and shorter then LF.

    I ordered with overnight Fed Ex and it $114.00 something. I guess I won't see it until Tuesday. But I'll be waiting :p
     
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    Thanks for the review I just ordered myself 1 also. Even the belt clip that's a 1st time. I'm at 28 days with lifeproof guess where that's going lol...
     
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    I can't wait for some more reviews to come in. Thanks for posting. I'm loving the design of this.
     
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    Is the third microphone on the back covered, too?
     
  24. macrumors member

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    The main concerns with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Obex case seem to be screen sensitivity and audio/voice quality. How are those with the iPhone 5 case? Compared to the Lifeproof case and the naked device? And how's the speakerphone audio quality? And is it more a soft touch material or slippery hard plastic? Thanks!
     
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    It is protected but not muffled. If you look at picture 6 there is room for the mic to work. I own a diesel truck and it is loud inside and I have talked to quite a few people and they can hear me just fine, no loud noise in the background.
     

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