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Sturdy Telephone Instances: Armor for Your Telephone

We lately accomplished a top-down assessment of the ruggedized Juggernaut sturdy telephone circumstances and mounting ecosystem, printed in Situation 53. Shortly after that article was full, Juggernaut introduced they’d be releasing a brand new, expanded line of telephone circumstances and mounts. Excellent news up entrance: Each circumstances and mounts are backward appropriate. When you have a legacy mount, all the brand new circumstances will nonetheless slot in these mounts. Likewise, if you buy considered one of their new-generation mounts, your present telephone case will match into it with out issues.

The outgoing IMPCT and SLEEV cases, pictured here, offered two levels of protection; the new ENDVR, ADVNTR, and OPRTR families provide three levels to choose from.

Above: The outgoing IMPCT and SLEEV circumstances, pictured right here, supplied two ranges of safety; the brand new ENDVR, ADVNTR, and OPRTR households present three ranges to select from.

Beforehand, there have been two Juggernaut telephone circumstances: the IMPCT and the SLEEV. The IMPCT was their “medium-to-hard” use case, with the SLEEV being up-armored even additional for extra-rough dealing with, and optimization for Juggernaut’s line of energy and knowledge switch cables. Their new line has expanded to incorporate three case choices, as a substitute of two, to cowl a wider vary of use-cases.

Juggernaut Case On a regular basis ENDVR

On the extra informal finish of the spectrum is their ENDVR case. The ENDVR is a front-load “snap on” case. Merely press the telephone down into the corners of the case till it stretches and snaps down over the physique of your telephone. That is how most business telephone circumstances work, however that’s just about the place the similarities finish.

Juggernaut’s new ENDVR case is slim and lightweight enough for everyday carry but is still compatible with the company’s existing belt clips, vehicle mounts, and other attachments.

Above: Juggernaut’s new ENDVR case is slim and light-weight sufficient for on a regular basis carry however remains to be appropriate with the corporate’s present belt clips, automobile mounts, and different attachments.

Optimized for EDC and weekend warrior adventures, the ENDVR doesn’t function a port sealing mechanism like its counterparts. It does, nevertheless, nonetheless lock into Juggernaut mounts. Whether or not you need a belt clip to your work pants, a PALS pack adapter to your weekend path pack, or a automobile mount for highway journeys, the ENDVR will nonetheless match securely into any present Juggernaut mounting interface — with one caveat. The ENDVR’s design is so glossy that you simply’ll have to go down one mount measurement.

The Juggernaut ADVNTR (left) and OPRTR (right) are top-loading designs with seals for the ports on the base of the phone. The OPRTR’s seal locks securely into place with two thumb screws.

Above: The Juggernaut ADVNTR (left) and OPRTR (proper) are top-loading designs with seals for the ports on the bottom of the telephone. The OPRTR’s seal locks securely into place with two thumb screws.

The pattern telephones used listed below are a Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Extremely. If I load the usual S22 into an ADVNTR or OPRTR case, it’ll want a medium-sized mount to experience in. However the identical telephone loaded into an ENDVR case, will use a small-sized mount. Fortuitously, Juggernaut marks each their mounts and circumstances with measurement icons, and the entire new circumstances are explicitly labeled with the required mount measurement for that case. In case you plan on switching your telephone out and in of the completely different circumstances, utilizing completely different case fashions for work and private telephones, or have members of the family or coworkers utilizing different-sized circumstances than you, you’ll must bear that in thoughts as you store for corresponding mounts. However this distinction solely applies to the ENDVR.

Excessive ADVNTR and Tactical OPRTR

The bigger ADVNTR and OPRTR circumstances are related in type issue. Each are top-load circumstances, versus snap on, with a hinged prime cowl. They each function a port-sealing mechanism on the underside. The ADVNTR seals with a pop-off rubber gasket, whereas the beefier OPRTR has a bigger, buffered backside plate that secures into the case with two screws. Both one may be utterly faraway from the remainder of the case and stowed if not wanted for each day use.

The Juggernaut Case ADVNTR offers more protection than the ENDVR, with a top-loading, slide-in design and removable rubber seal for the ports at the base of the phone.

Above: The Juggernaut Case ADVNTR affords extra safety than the ENDVR, with a top-loading, slide-in design and detachable rubber seal for the ports on the base of the telephone.

The ADVNTR and Operator each function extra materials constructed up across the fringe of the display, making a deeper offset for the telephone. That is excellent news if you happen to’re susceptible to dropping your telephone on its face, when that offset may prevent from a cracked display. Except for that, the OPRTR seems to be an even-more-up-armored model of the ADVNTR, barely taller with extra materials throughout.

The OPRTR is Juggernaut’s professional-grade model, with a heavy-duty top latch, thicker material on all four corners, and compatibility with Juggernaut Quick Disconnect cables and charging cradles that screw into the case.

Above: The OPRTR is Juggernaut’s professional-grade mannequin, with a heavy-duty prime latch, thicker materials on all 4 corners, and compatibility with Juggernaut Fast Disconnect cables and charging cradles that screw into the case.

Our pattern S22 did require extra effort to load into the OPRTR than the ADVNTR, which signifies using extra shock-absorbing foam on the inside of the case. However make no mistake, each of those circumstances are match for responsibility with regulation enforcement or navy items. Additionally, the ADVNTR and OPRTR use the identical measurement mounts — in our case, they each used medium mounts for the S22 and XL mounts for the S22 Extremely.

Design Enhancements

We have been massive followers of the previous-gen IMPCT Juggernaut telephone circumstances, with our editorial workers making intensive use of them within the subject, and the brand new strains provide some distinct enhancements. Along with scalability of safety stage, all three of the brand new case fashions make extra intensive use of texturing and rubberized grip materials across the edges of the case. We did discover that, on the older circumstances, as elevated put on smoothed out the untextured plastic edges, our telephones grew to become a bit extra susceptible to slippage and drops.

The Armband Mount is made from stretchy Lycra with a topo-pattern grip material on the inside to reduce slipping.

Above: The Armband Mount is constituted of stretchy Lycra with a topo-pattern grip materials on the within to cut back slipping.

Not so with any of the brand new case fashions. There’s additionally the SHLD display protector (not proven right here) out there. Along with the extra safety to your display, the SHLD is out there in blue mild blocking and privacy-protection variants.

There’s additionally extra consideration to element in design aesthetic. The massive military-style labels have been moved from the skin to the within of the case, which additionally function delicate art work resembling topographical strains on a map. The within of every case additionally incorporates a cheeky one-liner or film quote. You’ll solely see it as soon as, while you load your telephone into the case, however they’re good for a fast chuckle, and the mixture of colours and quotes provides a level of uniqueness and collectability to an in any other case utilitarian product.

The Forearm Mount features a ratcheting BOA dial for micro adjustment, ensuring it fits the wearer securely. 

Above: The Forearm Mount incorporates a ratcheting BOA dial for micro adjustment, guaranteeing it matches the wearer securely. 

Talking of colours, there are some extra choices in that realm as properly. The ADVNTR and OPRTR can be found in black, FDE, OD inexperienced, and Gunmetal Grey. The extra urbanized ENDVR case is out there in black, Stone Inexperienced, Gunmetal Grey, and a lighter limited-edition Tundra Grey. Pricing, like safety stage, is scaled to the person circumstances: $65 for the ENDVR, $80 for the ADVNTR, and $145 for the OPRTR. The SHLD display protector is a further $50 to $60 relying on mannequin. Even maxing out the costs, you’re nonetheless simply over $200 to not solely defend your smartphone to the extent of literal battlefield use, but in addition capitalize on the big range of mounting and carriage choices that may be built-in into nearly any conceivable use case — from belt clips and dashboard docks to skydiving harnesses and physique armor.

At time of writing, these new case strains have solely been launched for Samsung Galaxy S22 telephones, with restricted availability for S22 Plus and Extremely fashions. Juggernaut has instructed us that iPhone 14 fashions are coming quickly.



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