As a family we have purchased two Otterboxes. I purchased the new Preserver for my wife because I knew she was going to drop her new phone and get it wet, God love her she's pretty careless. The case is awesome. We had a little hiccup with the first one because of the silent button. All the Otters and the customer service is exceptional at the least. It's a welcome change in this day and age that there is people that care about the customers they serve. If you want a phone that will be as nice as the day you took it out of the box, these are the cases for you.
First I want to say how awesome otterbox customer care is. They replaced my case with just a few question. OK this case is a lot thinner then the armor series and lighter and it stands out in the crowd people keeps asking what kind of case i am sporting. Wish there was belt case came along but other then that its great.
Your Rep, Nick Vigil was wonderful, he understood our needs and quickly got our new covers to us faster than we thought.. It was great speaking with you Nick, you take Customer Service to a higher level...
I love my new case! You can tell the high quality by the way it snaps together perfectly and does so even after numerous times of taking it apart and putting it back together. I was looking for a high level of protection and water proof. I tried 5 other water proof cases only to find that they all had issues with either significantly reduced sound quality or difficulty accessing the audio/headphone port. Several of them required special attachments to use the headphone port :( This new case is perfect. The only thing I am missing is a really great, custom made bicycle mount for the otter box Preserver. If Otterbox can provide some extras like that, I'll stick with them.
I got this case for my birthday and so far I love it. It has very good drop protection and it really is waterproof. It provides all of these features and still has a good look. Overall I love this case I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Pros: High quality, Durable, completely waterproof
Prior to Preserver, I purchased the Armor case for my iPhone 5 and event though Armor was my preferred case, since I also have one on iPhone 4S, the Preserver is much better designed with respect to screen protection. The gap which exists between screen and the screen protector in the Armor case is eliminated and by doing so Otterbox improved the usability of this case 100%.
All other features are equal to the Armor case, and the fact that the Preserver is much slimmer, makes this case a #1 product.
i have purchased otterboxes for years....even before smartphones...imagine that. the have always produced a quality product that has kept my gear protected and dry. the otterbox preserver is no exception. it is one of the best phone cases i could find, and not so bulky that you can't carry it in your pocket. i treat most things with care, however, sometimes life happens to things...when i had an issue with my case, i contacted otterbox. i have to say, they have the best customer service and warranty of ANY company, not just this market. they rushed another case out to me, pronto...so i could get it changed out and move on. i have recommended this product to several of my friends and colleagues, who after that recommendation, have purchased a preserver for themselves.
Pros: High quality, Durable, slim, stylish, good screen protection
Cons: speaker buzz on high volume, not all charger cables work with the case on
On January 2014, i was thinking to buy a real dependable case for my iPhone 5 rather than using the normal plastic case without any protection specially when my phone fall off from my hands accidentally. I know several brands on the market offering similar protection like Otterbox so i decided to see the review on Youtube about the detail comparison and test between each different cases with Otterbox case.
I find an interesting on Otterbox Preserver series after i watched the review and also the advertisement. I pretty convinced about preserver at that time would be my iPhone protection case. Nevertheless, i was doubt about it until it hands on me and try by myself.
Finally, I bought it at local authorized Apple store and followed all the manual instructions during the first test. Yes, it passed the water test a couple times. Another test was in Waterpark, i took it into the water on and off for more than 30 minutes for videos recording. When they (Otterbox) says "seriously dependable waterproof" they really mean it.
Even until today my iPhone 5 has through a lot of trails accidentally and intentionally such as falling from my hands (most commonly for people) and the extreme one, i thought my phone was stolen after i found out it was in my pants and it went all the way through the washing machine with all my laundry! (sorry, i can't provide the photos but trust me it was one of my crazy day thought that i will dig down so deep my pocket for a new phone!) Thanks to Otterbox for making such a TANK case like preserver series...!! it protect my iPhone with the sturdy case and dependable in the water.
Believe it or not, the case is still strong like brand new with a little flakes on the grip but it doesn't matter. So, my suggestion is buying the Otterbox products to protect your phones in any kind of condition of your active life!
I just purchased an Otterbox Preserver for my Iphone and I am very pleased with it. It has an attractive design, a quality feel to it, and certainly will protect the phone. The only down side is the access to the charging port and headphone jack. It can be very difficult to open this area and also difficult to get it to lay flat after closing. One complaint is that unless your Iphone Lightning connector is small, it will not fit in the opening in the case. I had to purchase another charger that was smaller. Another plus to me is that it is a little challenging to re-open the case after you have put the phone in it. That's a good thing since every time you open it you increase the chance of it getting something in it. The buttons are a little stiff, but they should free up with use.
Great product for the drop protection and water proofing. My one huge complaint is that I cannot pull out the plug to charge my phone or use the ear phones by hand. I have to use a coin or other object to pry it out. Very inconvenient and annoying.
I think this was a great choice for me its smaller than my otter box and fits in my pocket and still give me that water protecyion i need and beats the competition the lifeproof case I bought had a poor way of opennig the area at the charging port and had a hinge that seemed like i would break or allow water to seep in and the wayh the case came apart was not easy to do I lilke your design and think you did your home work on this case keep up the good work . Ron
Pros: High quality, Durable, easy to charge, size
Cons: very high price
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Review 18 for Preserver Series for iPhone 5
5 / 5
another great one
Date:February 19, 2014
Location: cheboygan mi
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this case when i first got it silent switch button was little stiff it has loosened up good protection east to install,sound is great no issue overall.
This is a great case and protects the phone very well, I had been using a Defender before but began working in a very dusty environment, so I've tried out the Preserver and after 3 months I've been very happy with it. My only complaint is the limited colour options, but my phone is safe at least!
This is the best case ever if you need serious protection. Sometimes people have trouble hearing when I'm talking so I find myself flipping open the panel that covers the microphone and charging port, then it works great. In extreme cold conditions it is impossible to open the ports unless there is some type of oil (cooking oil, sunscreen, motor oil) on the O rings. This can collect dirt so use as little as possible. This case has already saved my iPhone many times.