Gear Reviews

Otterbox Preserver

A perpetual favorite of those who regularly abuse their phones.

Brand: Otterbox Gear Reviews

Model: Preserver




Add this case to your phone for a completely water-, dust-, shockproof wrapper. This two-piece, snap-together case and built-in screen protector kept out fine sand particles during a week in Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the internal foam cushion protected our device from nerve-wracking one-story drop tests.

Rubber gaskets on the audio and battery ports kept the phone completely dry during quick submersions and splashes in Colorado’s Medano Creek, and our tester even took a selfie dive into a 10-foot-deep pond with no leakage. (The IP-X8 rating means it’s waterproof at a depth of 6.6 feet for 30 minutes.) Bonus: The screen cover is more responsive than most.

Voices sound muffled in speaker mode, and you need a special tool to pry open the case.

$90; iPhone and Samsung Galaxy; 3.1 oz.;