OtterBox is making the GS5 waterproof with its Preserver. But isn’t it already waterproof? Not quite; it’s water resistant. The Preserver is fully IP68 compliant to be fully waterproof up to 2m (6.6ft) for up to half an hour. Not only that, the OtterBox also offers dust, scratch, and drop protection above and beyond any waterproofing.
The Preserver series case for the GS5 costs $89.99 and is now shipping.
WATERPROOF PROTECTION FOR GALAXY S 5: OTTERBOX PRESERVER SERIES NOW AVAILABLE
FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Memorial Day marks the start of open pools, backyard barbeques and family vacations. It also means fishing adventures, camping trips and a lot more time in the great outdoors, which can wear down the smartphones that serve as radio, clock, GPS and camera. To guard against the inevitable dangers of a mobile summer, OtterBox® introduces the Preserver Series® with trusted waterproof, drop proof and dust proof protection for Samsung® GALAXY S® 5.
OtterBox, the No. 1-most trusted case brand for smartphones in the U.S. and Canada, helps users get the most out of this cutting-edge device. The GALAXY S 5 is water resistant, while the Preserver Series carries an IP68 rating against dust and water, meaning it has been certified dust proof and waterproof up to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes. The Preserver Series is drop proof up to 6.6 feet to help prolong the life of the GALAXY S 5, which is not designed with any built-in drop or scratch protection.
“The terms ‘water resistant’ and ‘waterproof’ are very different, and we want our customers to know that,” said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. “‘Water resistant,’ for example, helps to guard against accidental spills or splashes, while ‘waterproof’ allows for actual submersion over a specified time and depth. The Preserver Series gives GALAXY S 5 users the freedom to stay connected this summer.”
The Preserver Series for GALAXY S 5 comes in four vibrant color options and includes a built-in screen protector to guard against screen scratches without inhibiting touch sensitivity. Internal foam cushions the device, holding it securely in place. The case’s sleek design makes it easy to slip in and out of pockets and ready to capture a video out on the lake or make a call at a moment’s notice.
The Preserver Series is available for $89.95 at otterbox.com and select retail locations. For more information on the waterproof GALAXY S 5 case, visit otterbox.com.
Founded in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection. Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for handheld technology protect, connect and enable a mobile world. OtterBox has been a six-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.