Catalyst Waterproof Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Dmaynard83, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good find.

    If they're quick to update for the next iPhone, that case will be high on my list.
     
  2. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, I just got the 5S; so will probably wait it out for the 6s. (might jump on the iwatch tho).

    Judging by the front it looks like it goes all the way to the top, so it might not have a lot of trouble pulling down the notification bar like in the lifeproof nuud case.

    Hope someone gets it soon to give it a thorough review.
     
  3. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious to know how the sound quality is on this.

    I hope he does a comparison between sound quality of the nuud and this case.
     
  4. MobileReviewsEh macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, what are you looking specifically for the sound quality? I can mention/comment on it for the final review.

    We did the water/drop test this weekend and the case did come apart during one of our 6 ft drops. The iPhone is fine but it's a little worrisome that the case might come apart. Here's the water/drop test:

    http://youtu.be/dH6c1jJ9kVM
     
  5. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    Hello Aaron, I watched all 3 of your reviews for the catalyst.

    The drop test was definitely worrisome as the back of the case came apart, but I'm more concern of the sound quality.

    You mention in the review that there was some slight ridge near the bottom of the back panel that barely misses the speaker coverage.

    Even though you said the sound was not as muffled, how is it compared to the lifeproof nuud for the 5S?

    I currently have the nuud, and while it's not too bad, it's sometimes difficult to hear people on the earpiece, as well as talk to people on the mic. The sound from the speaker is not "too" bad, but I'm looking for something better.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Ugh, the case coming apart doesn't look too good.

    I've arrived at the conclusion that waterproof cases inevitably have problems. The iPhone should be designed to be waterproof, because the cases just end up compromising functionality, and sometimes just don't work that well.
     
  7. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reviews. The drop test was pretty informative and keeps me kind of leery of this case.

    What's your favorite waterproof case right now? I'm currently on a lifeproof nuud case with a teqii glass screen protector.
     
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  9. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does that have to do with anything in this thread?

    Your doing the same post everywhere
     
  10. jkel777 macrumors 6502

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    Thinking about getting this case. I currently have the Fre but wanna try something different. However, I'm waiting for Griffin to fully unveil and release the Griffin Survivor Waterproof, since they give you a 15% coupon towards the purchase of the case for signing up for updates about the case. And it's cheaper at $60. Plus free shipping is always nice.
     
  11. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    aaron the ho?? seriously!?!
     
  12. MobileReviewsEh macrumors newbie

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    Hey, the sound for the Catalyst case is generally as good as the Nuud. The sound coming from the speaker was about the same, to me the Catalyst sounded a little louder and the call quality on the Catalyst was much better. I couldn't recreate that popping/echo noise you'd get on the Nuud on occasion.

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    That's my name!

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    Is the Nuud still waterproof with the screen protector in it?

    The Nuud is my general goto case. If I had to pick one with a screen protector, the Catalyst or the Otterbox Preserver would be my choice.

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    We did get a reply back from Catalyst and they said as long as the iPhone wasn't damaged inside the case and the case wasn't damaged, then the product is drop proof to the advertised height.

    I'm not terribly impressed but in reality, I don't think most people are going to drop the case from 6ft.

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    Hey guys,

    Here's the full review for the Catalyst Case. It's a really good case but there's a big caveat for it.

    http://www.mobilereviews-eh.ca/catalyst-waterproof-case-review-iphone-55s/
     
  13. Dmaynard83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the Teqii glass screen protector was made for the life proof nuud case. So it's basically cut around the display portion of the phone. http://www.teqii.com/shop/glass2mini

    Anyways keep up the good work. Love the reviews.
     
  14. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    Looks good but I really do hate the built in screen protectors
     

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