Otterbox Announces Waterproof "Armor Series' iPhone Cases

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Aiming to compete with waterproof but usable iPhone cases like the Lifeproof, Otterbox has announced its Armor Series of cases. The case is designed to protect the phone from submersion for up to 30 minutes as well as 10 foot drops.
    The case will ship on February 22 for the iPhone 4/4S and "soon" for the iPhone 5. Otterbox is taking sign-ups for customers who wish to be notified when the case goes on sale.

    Article Link: Otterbox Announces Waterproof "Armor Series' iPhone Cases
  2. MrDc2 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    Otterbox cases are pretty awesome. Looking forward to this one! :apple:

    Though the LifeProof cases are " ...waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof..". I wonder if Otterbox has these features too?
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I would rather support Lifeproof than Otterbox
  4. Vlad33141 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    This case is way too expensive, $99.00 for it,the Lifeproof is cheaper than that. I was hoping that they would have been at a cheaper price.
  5. LoadStar macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I haven't seen a definitive price posted for the Otterbox case.
  6. Vlad33141 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    It's on the email they sent earlier today


    It's on their website. $99.00
  7. emanaydin macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Great case for a child; but if you were to own this yourself, g'luck making a child
  8. MordechaiCarver macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Dust-proof, eh? Is the camera protection just glass or is there a something that keeps dust out by covering the glass too? How about a dust-resistant that doesn't allow dust to accumulate in the corners of the screen protector and over the camera glass. Show me one that prevents this and it'll be the next case I buy. This Ballistic HC case (which I highly recommend over the Defender) has glass protection over the camera lens, but no cover you can slide across or put on when you're not using the camera so dust doesn't accumulate.

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  9. whiteyanderson macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hollywood, California

    Griffin Survivor has a camera cover. And it's a great case. Only splash proof though. But it is the one I use when I go to the beach or travel.
  10. TMar macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Next time I take my phone out of my survivor I plan on seeing how water resistant it is. I would guess it could easily handle a few second of full submersion without/with little water penetration. I'll also see how much dust makes it's way in over the course of a couple of months. The only weak spot I see in it would be the seal on the front snap on cover.
  11. Nuvi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2008
    This is wrong info. According to Otterbox:

    "We're proud to announce the Armor Series will be available for purchase on February 22 for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. The Samsung Galaxy S3 availability will be announced in future email communication."
  12. Exotic-Car Man macrumors regular

    Exotic-Car Man

    Oct 29, 2010
    That's "crush-proof"
  13. mattymo macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
  14. whiteyanderson macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hollywood, California

    I mainly use it at the beach because it does a good job at keeping sand out. Especially the camera. So I can just toss it into one of the pockets in my surf bag and not worry about it really. It can handle a little indirect moisture, never dared full immersion though. :) Never had any issue with sand getting in the front. I would imagine that is the weak link for water though.

    I like the case a lot, it is bulky as hell, but it has saved me more than a few times on drops. $99 is a lot of dough for a case IMHO considering the cost of the phone if you bought on contract. I think the Griff is fairly priced.
  15. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    So now you can make those phone calls underwater like you've always wanted.
  16. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Biggest reason I'd get this case is because it apparently snaps open REAL easy - which means for connecting it to 3rd party stuff is easier. And yet is waterproof. If I ever start working seriously for my friends hot tub business again, I'd definitely get it.
  17. ALCRON macrumors newbie


    Aug 30, 2012
    Drop-proof? What, does it have mass effect fields or something? :rolleyes:
  18. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    I just want a water proof case. I want it to be thin, I don't need it to withstand 2 tons of pressure. And decently priced.
  19. cheryl717 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Wow..$99.00! I was hoping this case was going to be more reasonable would only make sense that this case doesn't cost over double that I paid for the actual phone. Monetarily it doesn't seen to be a good fit no matter how great. The defender at half price works very well. There is no holster either. We will be sticking with the defender unless the price reflecks better.
  20. johnmacward macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2011
    I like iPhone but one of the most annoying aspects of its expensiveness is the eco-system that grows up around it that is also disproportionately expensive. $99 for a fitting piece of plastic and rubber - COME ON!
  21. surf2snow1 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    no one says you have to buy it. If you don't want it, get something cheaper...:confused:
  22. koban4max macrumors 68000

    Aug 23, 2011
    This water proof can stay at 6.6 ft for 30 THAT"S NOT WATER PROOF. There are other cases have water proof ability and can stay longer than that and deeper.
  23. ATC macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    Remember the $99 is just the suggested retail price. The Otterbox Defender is listed at $60 but it sells for much less than that. Even up here in Canada, the land of overpriced everything, I got the Defender for my iPhone 5 for $24. And no, it's not a fake.
  24. Nuvi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2008
    What case would that be? Lifeproof has the same waterproof rating meaning 6.6 ft for 30 minutes. It's on their specifications page.

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