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 Otterbox Preserver
 
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(out of 5)

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$89.00 USD (iPhone 5/5S)
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ProsPros:
– Good screen protector
– Case feels solid
ConsCons:
– Latches that cover cables may damage cables
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– Rubber around Otterbox Preserver’s mute switch may peel which may let water in
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Otterbox Preserver)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (3.5/5):
– Edges of the case are thick but tapers in on the back
– Fairly light
InstallEase of Installation (4/5):
– Otterbox Preserver is the easiest case to install out of the 4
– Case comprises of 2 parts, taken apart by peeling back the rear panel
Build QualityBuild Quality (4/5):
– Case feels tough
– Good mix of rubber and polycarbonate makes the case easy to use
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Otterbox Preserver)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (5/5):
– Provides shock protection up to 6.6 ft
– Successfully tested against a parking lot, railroad track and snow pack
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (5/5):
– Otterbox Preserver provides water protection up to depths of 6.6 ft for 1 hour
– Successfully tested while snorkelling in an ocean
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Protects against everyday bumps/scratches
– Otterbox Preserver’s screen protector withstood several stabs by a kitchen knife
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(Otterbox Preserver)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4/5):
– Able to access all buttons easily
– Touch ID film works most of the time
– Sound is slightly muted
– Access to hardware ports through thick plastic latches that may damage the caves
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (3/5):
– Easy to access swipe menus
– The edges of the Otterbox Preserver do not get in the way
– Gap between screen protector and touchscreen is not noticeable
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (4.5/5):
– No rain-bowing effects
– Minimal amount of glare
– Fingerprint smudging kept to a minimum
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