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OtterBox Preserver Phone Case Review

Today, the ownership and usage of smartphones are very common with popular brands such as Apple iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4. It has become our daily communication and connection device, to talk, connect, chat and search for information. For a photographer and traveler like me, my iPhone 5 sometimes go through many adventures, high and low points with me and I try to find an iPhone phone case that can protect my iPhone 5 especially when I go out traveling, trekking along with my photography adventures.

Recently, I received the OtterBox Preserver Series Phone Case for a review period. OtterBox is leader in protection for handheld devices and their range of products are pretty impressive! For travellers and photographers like me that goes through many adventures, protecting from water and impacts upon accidental drop are two key important factors that I consider for my Phone Case. The OtterBox Preserver not just waterproof my iPhone 5, it also keeps it slim and manageable at the same time! The OtterBox Preserver is the ultimate phone case that is light and an awesome waterproof device protection for my iPhone 5!


The OtterBox Preserver is also available for other smartphone models such as the iPhone 5S/5C and Samsung GALAXY S4. The Preserver Series not only offers light protection against spillages for the clumsiest of coffee-drinkers, it also allows beach-goers and thrill seekers to fearlessly take their phones on even the most adventurous challenges.

This slim-line case provides the following protection (Results may vary):

  • Waterproof: fully submergible up to 6.6 ft. for 30 minutes
  • Drop proof: protects device from drops up to 6.6 ft.
  • Dust proof: blocks entry of dust and debris particles

The two-piece case snaps together for easy installation. It boasts a solid plastic frame lined with device-cradling foam and overmolded bumpers to absorb and deflect shock away from the device inside. The built-in screen protector guards the vibrant display from scratches without inhibiting touch sensitivity. Protection doesn’t come at the cost of functionality with this precision-engineered case. All features are fully accessible and audio quality un-compromised. The Preserver Series includes an adjustable lanyard for convenient, confident carrying.


During my two weeks review of the OtterBox Preserver for my iPhone 5, I was impressed with the quality and safety features of the Preserver phone case, giving me the assurance in case of accidental drop onto the ground or into water. The construction and manufacturing are so good that I have trouble opening up the OtterBox Preserver phone case because it is so tight!



The OtterBox Preserver may not look fashionable or glamorous to some groups of people. However, if I am traveling or playing in the outdoors, or trekking with my photography gear in outdoors, I need a phone case that I can trust and rely on, against accidental drop onto the ground or into the water. The OtterBox Preserver fits the bill perfectly. 

Retailing at a price of $119, all cases are available at www.otterbox.asia or from selected local retailers. For all product details and technical specifications, visit www.otterbox.asia.

I would like to thank OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the OtterBox Preserver iPhone 5 Phone Case!

** Information Courtesy of OtterBox and Ogilvy Public Relations **

Thuraya SatSleeve – iPhone into Satellite Phone

Transforming your iPhone into a Satellite Phone, is this possible? What are the prospects and possibilities of my iPhone becoming a Satellite Phone for a photographer and outdoor recreation person like me? Have you heard of the Thuraya SatSleeve that transform your iPhone into a Satellite Phone?


During CommunicAsia 2013 held recently in Singapore from 18th to 21st June 2013, I was invited to visit and attend a media briefing by Thuraya for their new range of products and the Thuraya SatSleeve was something that I was personally very interested in. I was keen to know more about this device and its capabilities. In this post/sharing, I am not planning to go too much and too deep into the technical specifications and aspects of the Thuraya SatSleeve, I will leave that for another time. Instead, I am sharing from a consumer perspective (photographer and outdoors person) with all my readers here about my thoughts and views on the Thuraya SatSleeve.


My first thought was ~

Wow, I can now own a Satellite Phone without buying a dedicated and standalone Satellite Phone!

Being a photography enthusiast who loves the outdoors, I will love the opportunities to lug my camera gear and equipment into the outdoors and photograph the beauty of Mother Nature. If I am out in the wildness, there is definitely a very high possibility that there will be no or very minimal cellular data network. This can pose concerns and dangers at times if you need to contact emergency services due to unforeseen circumstances or your friends/family/colleagues need to contact you and you can be un-contactable due to your cellular smartphone is out of the cellular data networks of the country.


The Thuraya SatSleeve allows users to expand their iPhone’s horizons and capabilities beyond our imagination, giving users additional features and networks. It is a sleek and handy “sleeve” that easily attaches to your iPhone and with the satellite data SIM card; you can use your iPhone in areas where there is no cellular data connectivity.  The current Thuraya SatSleeve model is able to make phone calls and short messaging system (SMS) in satellite mode. There is an upcoming model that has the data roaming capabilities and when I receive the news, I will share more details and the technical specifications of the Thuraya SatSleeve.

Which group of users will find the Thuraya SatSleeve most useful?

–       Photographers especially Outdoors/Wildlife photographers

–       Photojournalists / Reporters

–       NGO ~ Non-Government Organisations

–       Schools, Uniformed/Community Groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Outdoor Adventure Clubs

–       Researchers ~ Wildlife, Scientists

–       Outdoor Adventure Travel Companies


Being a photographer and an outdoors person, the Thuraya SatSleeve is something that I have plans to get it sometime down the road when the newer model is announced whereby data roaming capabilities are built in. This is now the opportunity to own a Satellite Phone without actually having to buy a dedicated Satellite Phone. All you need is an iPhone and add on the Thuraya SatSleeve.

For more information on the Thuraya SatSleeve, do check out their website for more information!