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Waterproof iPhone 5 Case

Dropped an iPhone 5 on a concrete floor? Accidentally took it for a swim? These certain death scenarios die along with the Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case from Griffin. This surprisingly slender case for Apple iPhone 5 takes a drop from 6 feet and a 10-foot water plunge without blinking. Its front and polycarbonate rear panel and frame split in two, pulled apart by gently tugging on the clips that otherwise press the two halves toward a silicon perimeter o-ring. Volume and mute controls work are accessible through the case, as is the touch screen with a bit more force than usual. A screw-in adapter provides a waterproof connection to the iPhone's headphone jack, and there's a plug for the charge port. When tested with the iPod 5, the Survivor case worked well enough but lines up incorrectly with volume controls. Touch operations also worked better without an on-device screen protector. The Survivor waterproof case for iPhone 5 measures about 5.3 inches long, 2.7 inches wide and just over a half-inch thick. The $69 list price includes a nylon wrist strap, detailed instruction book and one-year warranty.

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