Review and Giveaway: Seidio OBEX Rugged Case for iPhone 6

Review and Giveaway: Seidio OBEX Rugged Case for iPhone 6

The recent surge in protective cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been quite impressive, particularly those designed to withstand harsh conditions. Among the early birds in this market, Seidio has introduced the OBEX Combo for iPhone 6 priced at $89.95 (currently $64.95) and the version for the iPhone 6 Plus at $99.95 (now $74.95).

Specifications

Review and Giveaway: Seidio OBEX Rugged Case for iPhone 6
  • Size (iPhone 6): 6.02 x 0.49 x 3.16 inches (152.84 x 12.36 x 80.25 mm)

  • Weight (iPhone 6): 1.9 ounces (53.87 grams)

  • Size (iPhone 6 Plus): 6.80 x 0.50 x 3.59 inches (172.77 x 12.61 x 91.07 mm)

  • Weight (iPhone 6 Plus): 1.9 ounces (53.87 grams)

  • Complies with IP68 standards for dust and water resistance.

  • Surpasses MIL-STD-810F standards for drop protection.

Design

The OBEX Combo, designed to be robust, supports Touch ID and can withstand being submerged in water up to 3.3 feet deep indefinitely, or up to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes.

It features rubber plugs that seal off all ports to protect against water and dust ingress.

Although the iPhone’s touchscreen responsiveness is slightly reduced by an additional screen protector, it performs adequately with a firmer press. The case includes a belt clip holster, ideal for those who are active on construction sites or within industrial settings.

Available in four color schemes – black and gray, white and gray, pink and gray, and yellow and gray – the case offers some variety in aesthetics.

Functionality

Proper installation is crucial for maintaining the case’s waterproof seal, and Seidio provides an instructional video to assist with this process:

Installation is straightforward compared to other cases on the market.

The belt clip is swivel-mounted and locks securely onto the case, preventing accidental drops.

While I haven’t tested the case’s immersion capabilities, its construction feels solid, and the rubber stoppers for the headphone and Lightning ports seem very reliable. The case also features raised edges for additional screen protection, and the screen protector is rated at 4H hardness.

The only drawback noted was the case’s somewhat slick feel, which could be improved with more textured sides for a firmer grip.

Conclusion

The OBEX Combo by Seidio offers a slim yet highly protective design, ideal for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus users who frequently find themselves in challenging environments.

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