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 Dog & Bone Wetsuit
 
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PricePrice:
$79.95 USD (iPhone 5/5S)
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ProsPros:
– Unique design
– Better water & drop protection than Lifeproof and Otterbox
– Easy to access buttons on iPhone
– Unhindered access to iPhone’s touchscreen (no screen protector)
ConsCons:
– Fairly bulky
– Touchscreen access is a bit more difficult due to the edges of the case
– Sound coming from the iPhone is a little distorted
– Plug that covers the headphone jack and lightning port connector can be lost
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– The plug that covers the hardware parts can be easily lost. Dog & Bone doesn’t include a spare in the packaging
Design Rating
DESIGN
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Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (4/5):
– Will add 1/4 inch around the entire iPhone
– Increases weight of your iPhone
– Double the thickness of your iPhone
InstallEase of Installation (3.5/5):
– Installation of the Wetsuit is fairly easy but requires an additional step of fitting your iPhone into the silicon boot
– Un-installing the case requires the use of a coin
Build QualityBuild Quality (4/5):
– Molded bumpers ensure that the plastic doesn’t scuff from drops
– Nice blend of rubbery “grippy” parts and smooth parts
– The most uniquely designed iPhone 5/5S case we’ve come across
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
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Shock ProtectionShock Protection (5/5):
– The Dog & Bone Wetsuit provides shock protection up to 6.6 ft
– Multiple 6 ft drops did not break the case nor did the case come apart fully
– The Wetsuit provides more protection than your average LifeProof and Otterbox case because there is two layers of protection. Even if the front/back housings fail, the silicon boot will provide a bit protection
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (5/5):
– Provides water protection up to depths of 6.6 ft
– This waterproof iPhone case doesn’t have a built-in screen protector which is similar to the Nuud
– Due to the design of the silicon boot, the Wetsuit provides better water protection than your standard LifeProof and Otterbox cases
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (2.5/5):
– The Wetsuit does not have a screen protector but Dog & Bone has included a scratch resistant screen protector that covers the entire front of the iPhone
– The screen protector is nice, doesn’t diffuse the iPhone screen and doesn’t feel like a traditional rubber screen protector
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
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iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4/5):
– Accessing the buttons on your iPhone through the Dog & Bone wetsuit is easy. Mute switch design is unique
– Sound coming from the case isn’t muted but sounds a little distorted. Popping/echoing of sound is common
– Touch ID sensor works fairly well but the edge of the case does get in the way if you have larger thumbs
– Headphone jack and lightning port is covered by plastic plugs that are not attached to the case
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (3.5/5):
– Edges of the Dog & Bone wetsuit are quite high and will get in the way of accessing your swipe menus
– No screen protector so the sensitivity of the touchscreen isn not reduced
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (4.5/5):
– No screen protector = GREAT screen viewability
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