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    February 25, 2014
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Kpawlowski's Reviews
 
Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 
Overall Rating: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Very nice case!
Date:February 25, 2014
Age: 18-24
Gender: male
Protection: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Design: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Quality: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
I've had this case for a few weeks now and have gotten to break it in. Overall, this is a great case. I previously owned a Lifeproof case with my iPhone 5s and decided to shell out the money for this case. I am very impressed. The touch iD sensor works far more often then my Lifeproof case, although it still fails me maybe 10% of the time. I find the case to feel more sturdy and secure than my previous case along with being more stylish. One of the huge reasons I got this case over keeping my Lifeproof was the headphone jack...NO ADAPTER! It's so liberating after months of screwing in and out the adapter and cap on a Lifeproof. The screen protector I would rate as about the same. The both give off that slightly obnoxious prismatic effect after a little use, even if cleaned and wiped down. The waterproof aspect of the case also has served me well so far. My phone has been completely submerged multiple times with no issues to the hardware. My biggest complaint with the case, as with most people is the slight difficulty using the ringer/silence switch. While it isn't difficult, it does require a bit more force to switch than most cases. The sound with the case on is muffled and scratchy, however, this should be expected with any waterproof case. They aren't built for amazing acoustics. I haven't had any issues with the ear speaker during phone calls.
Overall, I love the case and the protection/style it provides.
Pros: Durable, High quality, no headphone adapter!
Cons: cost, ringer/silence switch over molding
+1point
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

Does TouchID work?

When the case is on, is there a passthrough for touch ID to work on the home button? The case images looks like it could, but the tech specs or the blurb do not explicitly mention this. I need this to work to purchase the case.
Yes the case has the thin plastic piece over the home button that allows Touch iD to function while still maintaining its waterproof features. My case's Touch iD works maybe 95% of the time which is enough to where I personally don't find it too annoying. My old Lifeproof case didn't work near as much.
6 months ago
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

Is this case snow-proof? If not, in what way, or for what reason, is it not?

I live in Bozeman, MT and my phone has taken many trips though snowfall. While it can certainly withstand the moisture, I try to avoid letting it sit too long for fear of the device getting to cold or ice forming in the seals of the case. Just like avoiding extreme hot temperatures, the case should't be exposed to extreme cold conditions just in case of damage to hardware. So in essence, snow proof? Yes. Cold proof? Not so much.
6 months ago
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

How is the touch screen under water? Like does it work well?

No iPhone touch screen will work underwater. The screen wasn't designed for the purpose and the touch sensors cannot pinpoint anything with the pressure. This is not the fault of the case, this is just a matter of design restraints with the phone itself.
6 months ago
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

Does this case need constant drying?

Whenever the case (and the phone) gets soaked in water, be it the pool, taking a shower, or getting caught in rain, does it need to be taken apart and dried again, or will the seals keep water from gradually seeping in? I don't want to warp the plastic or loosen the seals by constantly opening the case.
As long as you have done the waterproof test prior to putting your device in there and it came out dry, it will be fine. As you said, opening the case repeatedly can have negative effects on the waterproof seal the case creates. I just pat the outside of the case down when I get out of the pool and this occurs multiple times a week. No damage to hardware, or moisture of any kind has been found in the case.
6 months ago
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

can you have it in your pocket when you are in the pool

Of course! As long as you mind the time it is submerged, it is totally fine! I have my phone in the pool on a weekly basis for video recording some of my swimmers during practice. No problems whatsoever.
6 months ago
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