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CES 2013: OtterBox Armor cases for Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 / 4S

We have seen some exciting news from OtterBox stating they will be launching the new Armor series at the 2013 International CES in early January. The new case is claimed to be the toughest case OtterBox have ever built and will be Crush Proof, Dust Proof, Drop Proof and more importantly Water Proof. The OtterBox Armor cases will be available for the iPhone 4/4S, the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

We have, for a long time, been fans of the OtterBox range, having used them on the iPhone 4, 4S and the new iPhone 5 and the cases have protected the phones from certain damage on more than one occasion and from many clumsy drops. Our review of the iPhone 5 Defender series can be seen here.

However, one of the gripes we have found with the OtterBox Defender series is that while extremely robust and able to withstand some serious daily abuse, we notice that dust always makes its way inside the case and before long we end up stripping everything down and have to clean both the phone and the case. The fact that the new OtterBox Armor cases include improved Dust protection is one of the reasons we will want to put the new product through its paces. Another positive, is that the case is Waterproof, how many phones a year are inadvertently introduced to water, ruining the phone and leaving the owner phoneless for a couple of days?

Protection also comes at a premium and the OtterBox cases tend to be a little more bulky than your average sleeve, but this certainly gives the phone a rugged look and we wait with interest for OtterBox to announce the technical specs and pricing information next month at CES 2013. Have a look at the video below this article, which had been released by Otterbox earlier this year and offers a little tease into the new Armor cases.

Will you be rushing to get your hands on the new OtterBox Armor series, and if so will it be for the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, 4, or 4S? Do you already use the OtterBox range? We would love to hear your thoughts on your particular choice of case. How much would you pay for a case that fully protects your phone from dust, water and offers such peace of mind protection? The OtterBox official announcement can be seen here.

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Written by Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman’s forte is certainly electronics and the latest gadgets, which he loves to deliver with his own take on the news from a perspective of following the latest gadget news for well over 30 years. You’ll see Matt focus on the latest televisions, digital cameras, and some of the more expensive gadgets. Keep connected to PR and Matt for some products you’d love to know more about, and dream about owning.

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