by Brent Dirks
October 15, 2013
OtterBox is back with another take on a waterproof rugged case. The company has just introduced the Preserver Series for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5c The case can protect a fully submberged handset in up to 6.6 feet of water for 30 minutes. It can also protect devices from drops of up to 6.6 feet while blocking the entry of dust and other debris particles. Featuring a two-piece design that snaps together, the Preserver Series also sports a solid plastic frame lined with foam and overmolded bumpers that deflect shock away from the handset. A screen protector is built into the case. All ports and buttons are accessible, and OtterBox also provides an adjustable lanyard. The iPhone 5 version of the case is available in four different color combinations. It retails for $89.95 and can be purchased directly from OtterBox’s site now. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c variants are only listed as coming soon. And the iPhone 5s case, interestingly enough, does look to be compatible with the Touch ID feature. I think the Preserver Series looks like a great option for iPhone users wanting waterproof protection. I had my share of trouble with the OtterBox Armor Series, but this new case series looks much slimmer and easier to use. The two-piece design should also let users know for sure if their handset is actually protected from the elements. For other recent accessory news, see: Get Moving As The Nike+ Fuelband SE Is Unveiled, Sonos Unveils The Play:1, A Powerful Speaker With A Spectacular Price, and This Week In Accessories: SoundTouch Speakers, Revolt Duo, And More.