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    February 8, 2014
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ptLalwys's Reviews
 
Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 
Overall Rating: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
My 2 cents
Date:February 8, 2014
Protection: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Design: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Quality: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
I've owned three different styles of otterbox cases through the years. The defender was great, but wanted something that gave me better protection against water. Not for diving just something that would keep my warranty in case i dropped the phone in the snow or elsewhere. The Armour series was great, but man was it bulky. It certainly is the toughest of any case I've ever seen or used. The Armour case had an issue that it muffled the sound so much that it seemed that i had 1/3 volume all the time. This Preserver is much sleeker and easier to pocket. It provides the protection I want from the elements. I have a preserver on the 5 with the rubber home button and it is great. I did have issues with the 5s preserver. The problems were that I could not get the button membrane to stop bubbling up causing a terrible time causing the fingerprint recognition to work. I also had problem with the toggle switch. It seemed that the alignment was just not right. (Please note I never had silence toggle issues with the one on the 5). I called otterbox and they sent me a replacement. I previously had cleaned the inside of the first case multiple times trying to get the button to stick. I used LCD cleaner and sometimes it worked for a week or so then I would start to have trouble again. Anyway the replacement has been installed and one thing I can recommend is DON’T TOUCH THE BUTTON INSIDE OF THE CASE between the water test and installation, keep your lint free cloth or paper towel OFF THE BUTTON AREA. Just install and slowly wipe the bubbles to the outside of the button area lightly no pressure or it will bubble up. Hope this helps others.
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Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

Does the Preserver case require an adapter to plug in headphones into the jack? Secondly, would an "L" shaped headphone pin fit into the jack?

The preserver does not require an adaptor. And yes I am able to plug an "L" shaped headphone jack into the phone.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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ptLalwys
 
Highly protective waterproof iPhone 5s case for all those spontaneous moments of fun.
 

Silent Button

Does anyone have a problem using this silent button? I had bought this case and could not get the button to work and was wondering if everyone has this problem or if mine was defective.
It seems to be a common issue for the case. It is very stiff and at times seems like it will break the switch. Try uninstalling and reinstalling make sure the phone is not on silent and your hold the case toggle towards the front window of the case. This causes the button to line up better upon install. See if that helps. I did help mine.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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ptLalwys
 
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?

It won't work under water, works a little in the shower with wet fingers, but not when it is completely submerged.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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ptLalwys
 
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.
No don't open the case. In fact let it dry our naturally before opening the ports so you don't get water droplets into the inside.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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