As Summer approaches I’ve decided it’s time I take a look at some of the best waterproof cases out there to protect my “i” stuff and luckily our good friends at MobileZap are always happy to send us over units for review.
For the last week I’ve tried out the Seidio OBEX Waterproof Case for my iPhone 5s and I’ve got too say I really like it for your everyday beach trips or by the pool but just couldn’t totally trust it for use underwater.
One of the things that’s really important for me in a waterproof case is the ease in which I can get my iPhone in and out of it as I only want to use a case when I’m around water. Here the OBEX Waterproof case shined.
Satisfied after testing the case while empty first in a bowl of water, I opened it up and popped my phone in and locked it up in under a minute.
The cases’s main form of protection is a red rubber seal that runs around the inside of the case. Both the speakers and microphones are protected by a waterproof membrane. The headphone jack, charging port and mute switch are protected by silicon plugs that you can pull out and these were what gave me most concern, you’ll want to make sure that you have closed these properly.
After a final examination of the case and making sure everything was closed properly, nice and snug - I ventured to the pool, held my breath and dived under…………….it worked and so do did my iPhone! I took a couple of photos of my daughter and then decided I shouldn’t tempt fate too much longer.
The second outing for the case was on my companies annual boat trip which involved a lot of water, rain and champagne and once again it did it’s job admirably (this situation seemed more appropriate for this case).
While the case did prove to be waterproof, I just had a niggling feeling that the plugs may come loose and as such couldn’t relax totally while using it in the water.
If you’re looking for a case to protect your iPhone from splashes, beach sand or just to give you piece of mind when your around the pool then this case is perfect. You can pick up this case or many more from MobileZap.
I’ll be reviewing more cases in the weeks to come.