Griffin Survivor Military-duty case for iPhone hands-on

Griffin Survivor Military-duty case for iPhone hands-on
Seriously people, it’s bound to happen at one point or another, mainly because it all happened to us before and the outcome causes more frustration than anything else. So what are we talking about? Well, it’s those unfortunate events when we drop out devices – like onto the hard pavement or ground. Luckily, if you own a recent iPhone (4 or 4s), you’ll be glad to know that accessory maker Griffin has something that might pique your interest.

With the Griffin Survivor Military-duty case for the iPhone 4/4S, you can sleep knowing that your prized device is in good hands for those scary moments. For starters, this thing meets and exceeds the US Department of Defense Standard 810F and UK Department of Defense Standard 00-35, which enables it to protect the iPhone against dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and an array of other environmental hazards.



Gone is the streamlined look of the handset, but naturally, the added bulk simply protects the iPhone from nearly everything. Of course, we can lament on how it transforms the iPhone into a massive device, but rest assured, it managed to keep it in pristine condition after being dropped from heights of 3 and 5 feet – onto a solid surface. Thanks to the rubbery outer shell, it simply took a single bounce and landed safely afterwards. The second component of the case, the shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame with built-in screen protector, keeps nasty baddies such as dirt, water, and other items from coming in contact with it. However, it’s worth noting that it isn’t necessarily water proof, but rather, just water-resistant.



Normally, hulky cases like these tend to make it extremely difficult to access the iPhone’s ports and buttons, but Griffin made sure to keep everything in good reach. Not only are buttons springy as ever, but we also appreciate the cutouts for the camera, 3.5mm headset jack, and charging port – making it super easy to access. All in all, if you can overlook its sheer size, the Griffin Survivor Military-duty case is pretty decent for $50. Well, it beats having a broken iPhone and spending a fortune on replacing it.

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7 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

You could always buy a sturdier phone instead of putting a huge case on it and making it extremely bulky. Seriously I don't wanna spend $50 on a case that makes my phone huge.

4. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Many other phone manufactures would like to have a case like this. I had an iPhone 4 and 4S but because of limitations with email and call screen I went back to android. In short I dropped my iPhone a few times and never scratched. However, my SGS2 Skyrocket was dropped once from 8 inches above a linoleum floor and shattered the screen. So don't think the just the iPhone is fragile, all smart phones are alike.

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

2. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

this is the building block of my house!!!!! really its as good as a brick.. =-O :-P

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I thought that was another cool looking phone

5. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Sometimes* its juz luck that prevent our phone from shattering xD but with the I phone's glass back it means u are 2x more prone to shattering things...

7. JackBat

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Don't want big and bulky but want sleek and military duty CHECK OUT this case... the ADAPPT XT its got a KNIFE! and BOTTLE OPENER. they are selling on indieGOGO indiegogo.com/adapptxt

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