Mirror mirror on the wall, who in the land is the baddest, toughestt, biggest iPhone protector of all? Pelican i1015, is the baddest, toughest and biggest iPhone case of all.
I've reviewed a good number of iPhone cases on this blog, as far as for true protection, the Otterbox series have been the name of the game. But I think I've hit the motherload of all protection. The Pelican i1015 is a new case for your precious iPhone (also works with iPod Toch) and can withstand just about anything you can throw at it (or throw it at). To tell you how tough this case is, Pelican didn't even bother with packaging. The case comes by itself along with an aluminum carabiner clip attached, I think their marketing folks are brilliant for making two points at once: 1). it's a tough son-of-a-gun and 2). going green!
Lets get to the features: The i1015 case is virtually indestructible; it is crush proof, water resistant, shock and dust proof. Pelican warns you not to submerge the case in water. Pelican engineers has really put a serious case together for the most active iPhone/iPod user.
My first impression with the Pelican is amazement; this case is huge. It is sort of ironic to see such a huge case that turns your slick iPhone/iPod about 8 times its size. In Pelican's defense, they did toss in a compartment for headphone cord management. With your iPhone in this case, it reminds me of Zack Morris's 80's mobile and you can forget about fitting it in your pocket. One thing to point out is this is not intended to be used like a case for communication. The case has no external control to anything (volume, power button, touchscreen, data port or speaker); it was designed as a listening case (while shut) or to be used opened up (kinda reminds me of portable video game cases). There is a headphone jack for you to connect your headphones to it but unfortunately it doesn't support the microphone from your headphones. I think Pelican should have enabled that feature to make using the phone a bit more friendly.
Mr. Obvious will tell you that this case is definitely not for your average joes. Its really meant for professional grade outdoor activities. For those unfamiliar with Pelican, these guys are famous for their super tough storage solutions. This Pelican i1015 case certainly lives up to their name.