OtterBox Announces New Waterproof iPhone 5s Case That Supports Touch ID
The Preserver Series cases appear to be the descendants of the LifeProof case following OtterBox's acquisition of that company earlier this year.
The company claims the cases are fully submergible to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes, and protects against drops up to 6.6 feet.
"About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and technology is almost as pervasive," said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. "We take our smartphones with us everywhere, and OtterBox is dedicated to making these activities as worry-free as possible. The Preserver Series is dependable, seriously waterproof protection that you can trust."The Preserver Series for iPhone 5s and 5c will be available soon for $89.95. Notification sign-ups are available from OtterBox's website.
The two-piece case snaps together for easy installation. It boasts a solid plastic frame lined with device-cradling foam and overmolded bumpers to absorb and deflect shock away from the device inside. The built-in screen protector guards the vibrant display from scratches without inhibiting touch sensitivity.
Preserver Series cases for the iPhone 5 are currently shipping in four colors for $89.95, but they do not include Touch ID support.