Siedio Obex iPhone 5 Waterproof Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by wmflyfisher, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. wmflyfisher macrumors member

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    Figured I would go ahead and start a thread for this case but it hasn't been released yet. Looks very promising. I'm eager to hear reviews!!

    http://www.seidio.com/obex/
     
  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Very interesting. I always wondered how sound gets in and out of waterproof cases, via mics and speakers. How do they do it?!
     
  3. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I've been waiting for the release too. I've been using seidio cases for many years and customer support is awesome.
     
  4. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    The port hole window that reveals the Apple logo is what sold me: I will be able to tell when the phone is wet and take the appropriate measure :rolleyes:

    Why? Why do case designers put a cut out to show the Apple logo? It is tacky. It's not like an iPhone is so rare now a day that one feels compel to advertise the fact that it's an iPhone.

    If there is a reason to show the logo, at least make it more interesting, say an apple tree, a lightning bolt cut out or any other shape other than a circle that everyone uses.
     
  5. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting for this as well as the otterbox waterproof case. Lifeproof isn't all that for the iPhone 5.
     
  6. mike1111 macrumors member

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    Finally some Lifeproof alternatives next year in terms of waterproof iPhone 5 cases:
    - Otterbox Armor (availability and price unknown, presentation at CES 01/08/2013)
    - Seidio Obex (availability unknown, $80)
    - Incipio Atlas (availability unknown, $80)
     
  7. Gmchuck1 macrumors newbie

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    I think most of them use Gore Tex around the speaker.
     
  8. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, in fact I believe the iPhone itself does if you look into he earpiece.
     
  9. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone got one of these yet? I see they are available for order now.
     
  10. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely looks like a good case. The only thing that has me holding back is the silence switch needs to come off.

    Going to wait and see how the otterbox armor and the atlas will be.

    If the armor series and atlas have rainbowing and oil slick problems I will be picking this case up.
     

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