Seidio Unveils New OBEX Case, a Waterproof and Impact-Proof Case, for iPhone 5 [CES 2013]

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Today, Seidio, makers of high quality mobile phone accessories and cases, announced that they have added the new OBEX case to their line of iPhone 5 cases. The OBEX case offers iPhone 5 owners complete protection from not only drops, but also the elements including liquids and dust. There are other cases out there like the OBEX, but it’s good too see more choices out there for these types of total protection cases seeing as more and more people take their mobile devices along with them on their active lifestyle adventures.

Check out the full press release below for more details about the new OBEX case from Seidio which retails for around $80.

Press Release

LAS VEGAS- January 8, 2013- Seidio, a leading manufacturer of premium mobile technology accessories, adds the OBEX case to their expansive line of iPhone 5 accessories.  Using advanced technology and durable materials, the OBEX, (Latin for “barrier”) offers unbeatable, extreme protection against everyday drops, liquids, and dust.  Seidio unveils this unique case at Booth #4522 (North Hall) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“The iPhone 5 is the biggest thing in the mobile industry right now, and consumers want to feel confident that their investment is protected,” says David Chang, CEO of Seidio.  “That’s where the OBEX comes in.  It has undergone a series of rigorous tests, and has come out strong and durable against any encounters that could damage the device.”

The OBEX protects against water, snow, mud and other liquids.  This impressive case passed the IP68 rating which means it is both dust-tight and protected against total submersion in water.  The two-stage protection system ensures all critical points of entry are sealed tight and safe.  However, the specially designed case and top-quality materials guarantee protection does not obstruct functionality.  Anti-reflection glass causes no interference with the camera lens, and the screen protector sits flush with the screen so it does not leave behind any watermark effects and retains the screen’s clarity.

Seidio ran the OBEX through some serious drop tests, too.  It has passed the U.S. Military Standards test, MIL-STD-810G, which evaluates the case from 4-feet drops from a variety of angles.  This is due to the unique combination of Polycarbonate and Thermoplastic Polyurethane materials.  Additionally, the screen protector is stamped with a 4H hardness rating to protect the device’s glass from external elements.

The case will not impede radio signals or Bluetooth.  Rubber stoppers are used in the important ports, and can be easily removed for access.  A patent pending design case with custom padding and grids allow sound to travel through without distortion.  Additionally, the OBEX will also be available as a case and locking holster combo.

The OBEX retails for $79.95, and the OBEX Combo retails for $89.95.  For more information, please check out www.seidio.com/obex/.

The OBEX case line is also available for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

About Seidio, Inc.

Founded in 2002 and based out of Houston, Seidio is a leading manufacturer of premium mobile technology accessories designed for the mobile professional. Seidio precisely designs its products to work seamlessly – with the mobile device – and with each other. This innovative engineering sets Se idio apart from its competitors and allows mobile professionals to use their devices with confidence, wherever their day takes them. Seidio offers protective cases, extended life batteries, chargers, car kits, screen guards and anything else a professional might need for his or her mobile devices.  For more information, please check out www.seidio.com.