Seidio OBEX case for the Samsung Galaxy S3
If you are part of the Samsung camp and have a healthy respect for Apple although you do loathe some of the tactics that Cupertino exhibits in the courtroom, then chances are you also own a smartphone from the South Korean consumer electronics giant – with the flagship Samsung Galaxy S3 being at the forefront of most people’s minds. Well, since you are already in possession of such a fine looking handset, why not make sure you go the whole nine yards and make sure that the smartphone itself is properly protected against the usual – knocks and drops, as well as water? This is where the Seidio OBEX case comes in handy.
Described to be the “epitome of ultimate protection for the Samsung Galaxy S3”, we do wonder just how far such a superlative claim is able to go. Sure, Seidio might be a leading manufacturer of premium mobile technology accessories, but are they really that qualified to deliver a protective case for your precious new Samsung Galaxy 3 to warrant such a description? We will only be able to find out this coming October, but in the meantime, why not let me sit you through the specifications and feature of the Seidio OBEX case so that you are more familiar with it?
David Chang, CEO of Seidio, said, “The OBEX is a game-changer in smartphone protection. We carefully designed this case with the best materials available in order to ensure the [Galaxy] S III would be protected against even the harshest conditions without losing the phone’s functionality. After rigorous testing, we are confident the OBEX lives up to its name in every way.”
OBEX is actually Latin for “barrier,” and it will get to work by absorbing shock thanks to its combination of Polycarbonate and Thermoplastic Polyurethane materials which make up a two-piece structure. This is touted to be the ideal design to deliver protection for the Galaxy S3 from rough, daily use and drops from extreme heights. So far, the OBEX case did far exceed the requirements set forth by the MIL-STD-810G test which evaluates the case from 6-foot drops at multiple angles.
Not only that, the David Chang, CEO of Seidio will also prevent the Galaxy S3 from outside elements such as water, snow, mud, dust, and sand amongst others, as it provides a seal at critical points of the smartphone, making sure all possible entries remain blocked to any unwanted particles or liquids. Meeting the IP68 criterion, it is capable of keeping your Galaxy S3 working even when it is completely submerged for up to half an hour in water that is one meter deep. The waterproof membranes guarantee that external matter will be unable to penetrate the phone’s speakers or microphone without losing sound quality.
There is still no word on pricing, but we do look forward to the OBEX case’s release next month. How about you?