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 Seidio Obex
 
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PricePrice:
79.95 USD
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ProsPros:
– Great access to iPhone’s touchscreen (low edges)
– Decently sized
– Wrist-strap compatible
ConsCons:
– Screen viewability is lacking
– Obex has a tendency to come apart during drops
– Mutes sound/calls slightly
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– We’ve heard of one instance where the dots on the screen protector have caused damage to an Android device (we’re not sure for Apple devices)
– Readers/Viewers have noted that the case introduces lots of audio noise when filming (movement of fingers can be heard in the footage)
Design Rating
DESIGN

(Seidio Obex)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (4/5):
– Seidio Obex is smaller than most tough cases (such as the Otterbox Defender)
– Larger than the LifeProof Fre
InstallEase of Installation (4.5/5):
– Standard “snap together two pieces of plastic”
– Be careful with the mute switch, there is a piece that falls out easily
– Taking the case apart is simple/easy
Build QualityBuild Quality (4/5):
– Great feeling case
– Rubber edge improves handling
– Rubber strips on the back minimizes sliding on flat surfaces
Protection Rating
PROTECTION

(Seidio Obex)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (2.5/5):
– The Seidio Obex is drop-rated to 6 ft (average for shockproof cases)
– Case came apart slightly during drops
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (3/5):
– Waterproof up to a depth of 6.6ft (average for waterproof cases)
– Includes a headphone jack extension that maintains the waterproofing of the case
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Built in screen-protector
– Edges of the case are fairly low
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY

(Seidio Obex)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (3/5):
– Cutouts for the lightning port/headphone will NOT fit larger cables
– Sound is muted
– Wrist-strap compatible
– Touch ID works well
– Camera/Flash aren’t hindered by the Seidio Obex
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (4.5/5):
– Great access to your iPhone’s screen
– Very small gap between screen protector and iPhone
Screen ViewabilityScreen Viewability (3.5/5):
– Grid of dots can be seen (dots suppose to reduce rain bowing)
– Occasional rainbowing
– Wobbly reflections
– Minimal glare
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