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Otterbox shows off new Armor Series cases at CES

New devices aren’t the only things being announced in Las Vegas at CES 2013. Accessories are also incredibly popular at the Consumer Electronics Show this year; in fact, there is an entire pavilion dedicated to iPhone cases alone.

Because of this, it only makes sense that the world’s largest accessory makers have shown up in Las Vegas to show off their latest creations. One such company is Otterbox, the popular maker of some of the toughest cases available for a wide variety of devices – including Android phones, BlackBerrys, iOS devices, and a number of Windows Phones.

Today, the company announced its new Armor Series line of cases. Otterbox says that it’s the “toughest case ever built,” complete with water-, drop-, dust-, and crush-proof features to make sure that whichever device is inside will stay safe and not broken. In fact, you could drop the case from ten feet, apply two tons of pressure onto it, and submerse it in 6.6-feet of water for up to 30 minutes without ever breaking your device.

The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are the lucky devices that get to slide into their new, tough clothes first, on February 22. You’ll be able to order through AT&T’s online website, or you can go to an AT&T store and buy one there. The iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III will be getting their own cases “soon.”

Of course, if you don’t necessarily want to purchase a case – but you still really want one – go enter our Otterbox case giveaway in the forums!

[Otterbox via Mac Rumors]

Make sure to stop by our CES 2013 forum for hands-on impressions, giveaways, and much more!

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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6 thoughts on “Otterbox shows off new Armor Series cases at CES

  • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

    These will probably be expensive, but I may want one for when I go hiking and camping with my Nexus 4.

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    • Avatar of Calob Horton

      I’d also like to get one for when I’m doing work outside (which is rare, but it happens). Hopefully they aren’t too expensive – though since it’s an Otterbox flagship, it’ll likely be upwards of $50.

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  • I wonder if this will replace their defender series or just be a step above. It seems like it is competing in the same space as defender so maybe they eventually phase defender out.

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  • Avatar of Carolan

    It’s on their website for $99.00. It’s way too much!!!! It needs to stay cost effective. It should be affordable to most that own the phone, at $99.00, that makes it too expensive. Our younger cell phone users are in need of a good protective case, it looks like many will continue with the defender, and lifeproof. This price limits a consumer to the extra circular activity person that has extra money for th those things.

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    • Avatar of Calob Horton

      It’s actually $99.95. However, the Defender series is $49.95 to $59.95, and doesn’t include water- or crush-proofing. And if you compare the Armor Series to competitors like the LifeProof case, the Otterbox is only $20 more.

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  • Avatar of Radcaz

    Sounds like a good product!
    Hope they add the EVO LTE to their list soon…

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